Monthly Archives: September 2012
Talent is the source of creativity
Creativity produces Design
Design produces great Product
Product that needs to be shipped
Products that no one knew they wanted but when they see it they cannot live without it
Talent drives strategy
Strategy drives organizational positioning
Organizational positioning defines marketplace
Marketplace identifies customers
“Exquisite Customer imagination satisfaction” derives a platform for future creativity
Creativity demands that employees are artistes
The ONLY role of a LEADER is to develop and nurture the artist!
There is a fundamental logic to this being THE most fundamental of core leadership competences.
Without it there is:
- No desire to learn
- No desire to do anything new
- No desire to do anything different
- No desire to wanna be…
- NO desire…..
The list goes on and you can add much more.
The problem also is that much of life depends on the need to have a mind that wants to know more not less. To create more to be more. I have never met anyone who in every way of their being wanted to stay where they are. There is always something.
A GREAT leader I have found needs more than anything to want to know the what, how and the when, and in doing so they know that they need more than themselves to achieve and deliver.
Curiosity without the “doing” simply gives learning.
Doing without “learning” makes for more of the same.
“More of the same” defines a life that does not teach.
“Lack of teaching” creates a long life of sameness.
“Sameness” is not what we want for our children.
We all want the very best for our loved ones.
There are those who simply want to be who they are no more, no less. That is ok for them.
Everyone has something to offer, GREAT Leaders continue to develop everything and everyone around them continually and always.
GREAT leaders know it is their mission to develop and create, nurture and flourish, develop and ignite passion.
GREAT leaders understand that developing the mind and soul and heart is what they need to do.
Is that not the gift we were all given? Is that not the gift we cannot waste?
People are too important….. GREAT Leaders know this
The story struck me in that I continue to think there is still too much conversation in the HR coffee houses about the need to be an “executive” without having done the grunt work.
How many HR folks have run anything. Like the guy with the big hat, probably never had run a cattle farm, but that hat looks Oh so cool!
Is this why most HR folk continue to “hide behind” the safe practices of working on being “employee” compliant and handling day-to-day administration?
Its solid work of that there is no question. It always was and always will be.
It is a sucky role and will never be of significant value.
It will not develop a business strategy or make your business or people grow exponentially.
It will not make you a leader and it will never make you the best in anything.
Too many conversations are about HR wannabe conversations and expectations without earning the right through having done the “grunt” work.
Or of actually having done the job themselves, too many HR folk continue to want to tell other people what they need to do and yet have never done it themselves!
It’s not about expectations to be in the executive role it is about earning the right!! When you do that you never have to apply for the job or even ask!
Stop talking policies and procedures – Talk about spirit and energy
Stop talking about rules – Talk about creativity without boundaries
Stop talking about benefits – Talk about heart and soul
Stop talking about leadership programs – Develop new thinking and doing
Stop talking about drama – Talk about a life without comfort zone
Stop talking about reality – Talk about new possibilities and new realities
Stop talking corporate speak – Talk Soul speak
Stop talking about stuff and stat talking about trust and developing memorable and lasting relationships
Paint new pictures
Design new things
Create new designs
Ship faster and further
Climb and keep climbing
Create new relationships
Fire up the spirit
Talk about stretch
Do all these things
Only then will you become an artist! Only then can you inspire!
There is no other purpose