One Size Does Not Fit All.

About half of all the bananas consumed worldwide come from the same tree. Not the same type of tree. The very same tree. The Cavendish, which has no seeds, is propagated by grafting or cloning. Which means that they’re all identical.

If you’re a micro-leader of people, expecting everyone to respond the same with no variation and no resistance, then this is great news; Until (and it will happen) a fungus comes along and wipes out the entire grove!

It’s tempting to want all your bananas to be the same; to have all your employees be clones of you, each conforming to the dominant narrative you provide.

Truth Be Told, however, variation brings resilience and innovation and the chance to make a difference.