When the leading domino falls, all of the other dominos follow as well. In a team, everyone is needed. Everyone is the leading domino because everyone has a different perspective and brings different ideas to the table.
When the leading domino falls, everyone loses. The result is scattered dominos on the floor that aren’t standing up. They’ve fallen.
However, as the leading domino falls, other dominos will try their best to prevent others from falling. In some cases, when the leading domino gets pushed, not all of the dominos get knocked down. Some are left.
Even when a team or business is crumbling, there will be people who try to keep the domino structure up and alive. Those are your true teammates or clients. The others are just dominos waiting to fall. Optimism beats pessimism, and optimism eventually beats adversity in the long haul.
When a domino structure falls, it’s time to start over. There are going to be some dominos that didn’t fall. Those are the ones you keep. The next step is finding similar dominos. Then, you form a new domino structure, and it is that structure that will be successful for a longer period of time than other domino structure.
Who are your leading dominos?