This afternoon I was craving a salty snack so I threw some chips in a bowl (salt and pepper, always with ridges!).
I tried to be intentional and eat them one at a time.
I picked up a chip, put it into my mouth and focused on tasting it. Then I would go back to my work before repeating the process a minute or so later.
The bowl of chips lasted a surprisingly long time, but I noticed something interesting.
I received the same enjoyment from the big chips as from the small ones!
So, if I had broken a few big chips into many smaller ones, would I have prolonged and increased my enjoyment?
How is this related to leadership?
We naturally gravitate to the biggest chips, just like we look for the most complex changes to solve our issues.
In reality, smaller steps may satisfy us just as well as a more complex solution.
Small and simple, or A-B, is like a bowl of small chips. The same amount of satisfaction, but fewer calories (and less effort).