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Hot Spots by Lynda Gratton

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CHAPTER 5THE THIRD ELEMENT: IGNITING PURPOSE

Hot Spots = (Cooperative Mindset × Boundary Spanning × Igniting Purpose) × Productive Capacity

ACOOPERATIVE MINDSET sets the stage for performance. Boundary spanning increases the probability of innovation through exploration. Both of these elements are fundamentally stage setters. They lay the foundations for Hot Spots, but they do not by themselves spark Hot Spots. In a productive Hot Spot, there has to be a point of ignition. It is at this point that all the latent energy contained within the cooperative mindset and the cross-boundary working is released. It is at this point that the thermal goggles lens referred to earlier reveals a bright red Hot Spot in the midst of green and blue. Recall ...

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