We have new roundabouts in the city and I am still trying to get used to them. When I paused to consider why they were challenging to me, I realized it is because roundabouts violate the standard protocols allowing drivers on the right to have precedence. In this case, drivers approaching from the left have the priority.

Right-of-ways work in many situations, but, like with the roundabout, is there a case where “left-of-ways” work more effectively? Maybe your organization needs to rethink one of its processes and reverse the conventional way of doing things. In order to efficiently go with the flow, you may actually have to first go against it.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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