As many of you may be aware, there is a secret, sixth Dimension not usually discussed in MBM Academy or The Science of Success.
That Dimension, of course, is Brute Physical Force.
Yes, in addition to the importance of a clear goal, hiring good and talented folks, defining who does what, measuring, and motivating employees, having the physical prowess to move large objects is a fundamental concept we should all master.
The benefits of this Dimension on the day-to-day level are obvious. For example, if a heavy filing cabinet is blocking value creation, are you going to use “decision rights” to move it? Will “vision” open that obstinate pickle jar for your lunch power meeting? And don’t try and convince me that KP will help you PL (power lift) 350 lbs of iron during your morning and evening pre-and-post exercise routines….
Yes, these daily benefits are obvious, but what about the underlying principles? For example, the Virtue & Talents Dimension—looked at holistically—would suggest that:
- at the individual level, it’s beneficial to strive to act in accordance with the Guiding Principles;
- at the organizational level, it’s helpful to hire virtuous people with the needed talents; and
- at the societal level, prosperity is generally increased with stable laws that guide productive behavior.
The Brute Physical Force Dimension, as I understand it, follows this basic pattern:
- At the individual level, it’s beneficial to pump iron daily;
- At the organizational level, it’s helpful to strive to have a workforce whose average shirt-collar size is in the low 20s, at least; and
- At the societal level, prosperity is generally increased with…. Well, we’re still working on that part.
Now, many of you will argue, “Aren’t ‘strength’ and ‘musculature’ and ‘physical perfection’ just different skills and virtues, and hence isn’t this just a subset of the Virtue & Talents Dimension?” Or, “This sounds like you just made up a Dimension and are lying to me.”
My answer to you is THIS: [Flexing my biceps at the screen right now!]
[ht Brian B, of course.]