I lead teams with an open ear and encourage bravery, debate, and challenges. I'm not fearful of doubt from my constituents, but rather, I appreciate it and see it is an invitation to find ways to test the initially intuitive idea.
This sets an example that fosters creative ideas and solutions that are more objective. By testing ideas and proving viability, we inspire support, advocacy, and drive.
True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.
Big Decisions Start Small
Too much time and energy is spent making decisions that are easy vs. making easy decisions.
In a world where opinions and intuitions can easily be tested, we should spend less time selling out ideas and contemplating every choice; and more time moving, testing, trying, working, and operating with a lean approach.
It's better to go ahead and start small, than it is to jump in too fast or to wait for perfect timing.
Mine for Creativity
I'm more interested in what is real and true for the people I work alongside every day than I am frightened of going unheard or being wrong. In the quiet presence of your attention, respect, and ease, important things can happen: fresh ideas can emerge; confusion can dissipate; courage and openness can flourish and creativity can explode!
To be interrupted is not good.
To get lucky and not be interrupted is better.
But to know you will not be interrupted allows you truly to think for yourself