I occasionally helped my grandfather prune rosebushes as a boy. I vividly remember my shock the first time I saw how much he cut them back. His kind but firm response: “If you ask the rosebush, it doesn’t like to be pruned.”
Unpruned rose bushes will not produce as many flowers the next season. They’re limited by the spent flowers and dead tissue that accumulates.
It’s not only roses which benefit from pruning. Most fruit trees also need annual pruning. Most living things have seasons of pruning, shedding, and reducing.
Your organization needs occasional pruning, as well. Here are six things you as a leader should consider pruning: [Read more…] about What Needs Pruning?