Sometimes within an organization, condensed periods of growth and innovation occur. For a short period of time, new ideas flow freely and cooperation and success attain levels that exceed all expectations. These periods are called " hot spots." This book takes a detailed look at how and why hot spots happen, and shows that it's possible to create them. In order to do so, entrenched rules about command and control must be discarded, since hot spots can't be commanded, nor can they be controlled. Instead, they are a naturally emerging phenomena. But, that doesn't mean that organizations have to wait for them to arise. Gratton offers techniques and strategies that can create a more productive environment, one in which hot spots are anticipated, recognized, and embraced -- an environment that carries the organization beyond its pre-set goals and boundaries and to new levels of growth and energy.