“Both are necessary. Both are important.”

You need people who can hold the line. And you need people who can get things done.

John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, gave me specific language for a common dynamic in organizational behavior.

In words he shared on Rich Roll’s podcast, the purist and the pragmatist are at the heart of a valuable tension in businesses, organizations, and movements.

I expect you’ll recognize it.

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