In her work at the flexion point of change for major companies, she notes that fear, chaos, lots of unknowns, and big stakes have been the components of companies that have to reimagine themselves.
She consistently found that the key to the shift was the emergence of a vision that was greater than the individuals in the group, no matter how important they might be.
In the book "Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration" by Warren G. Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman, the authors found that great groups are groups that come together for a moment in time and impact the universe. The foremost common denominator for great groups is that they recognize that they've come together for something greater than themselves.
These groups, she's found, are composed of people that can be likened to eagles. People with big wingspans that are used to having their own table. The first thing that teams of eagles, when they come together, have to learn is how to share the sky.
Kimberly contends that if all it took was to be bright and smart and in the same room, we'd have 'already done it.' The enemy is that fear that keeps us separate.
She ends with the African proverb 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.'