Leading and coaching for connection: The ‘five percenters’ fallacy

Am I imagining it, or in organisations and in life is it harder and harder for people to find agreement? It’s Brexit – or stuff it.  It’s coal – or you are out in the cold; It’s Me Too – or too bad; it’s Black Lives Matter – or what’s it matter? Increasing complexity and a plethora of pressures seem to be attracting us to ideas and people at the extremes (the ’five percenters’ at either end) to find answers to seemingly intractable problems – or we just tune out.

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