It’s similar to American Football or Rugby. You can tackle the biggest guy on the team using superior strategy (targeting weaknesses and vulnerabilities) or you can tackle him with a buddy.
Many of the challenges we face are systemic and historic. Many have tried and failed over the years to resolve or improve the situation. Sure, we have seen some progress, but not nearly enough. Perhaps your approach is so unique and successful that it makes the big impact.
More likely, we will improve our chances of success by tackling it with a buddy. If any challenge is worth solving, it’s worth getting the best team involved. It’s worthwhile to consider all the angles by expanding the perspectives in the room.
Perhaps these big challenges illude us because we have to learn to work together.
What could we accomplish when we do?