212 degrees

By March 22, 2010Leadership

When I worked as the ecommerce manager for Blue Haven Pools and Spas Supplies Direct, our customer service manager turned our leadership team on to a book called “212°” (that’s 212 degrees).

Here’s the basic concept of the book:

“At 211°, water is hot.  At 212°, water boils.  And with boiling water, comes steam.  And steam can power a locomotive.  The one extra degree makes the difference.”

We often think that transformational change (or success) is a matter of making a major overhaul.  Could it be that the difference between where you are now and where you want to be is simply a matter of one degree?