Every organization has fossilized processes and procedures. The process that your organization’s Complication Committee got that bonus award for developing. The once-simple procedure that is crusted over with extra forms and approvals like barnacles on a ship hull. The “we’ve always done it this way” process which everyone agrees is a chronic headache but can’t be changed because Bobby Bureaucrat thinks it’s perfect. The procedure we’re still doing quarterly even though no one can remember why, or figure out who is using the results. [Read more…] about Fixing Fossilized Processes and Procedures
I’ve already provided you with 27 ways to increase creativity, but I also wanted to let you in on the 6 biggest creative blocks that everyone encounters. And here they are: [Read more…] about The 6 Biggest Creative Blocks That Everyone Encounters
Want to influence more people through your work? Go first. That is why bravery and creativity are such important subjects of focus. You have to go where no one else will go and create things that others aren’t creating to stand out in the crowd. You cannot lead without first producing innovative products so that people will follow.
Think of the biggest businesses in the world right now in 2017 — Apple, Amazon, Facebook — they all built something first, giving others the option to follow later on. Apple built amazing computers and phones and now the world gets to enjoy them on a daily basis. They even have multiple companies imitating them, but people know who the original is. As long as Apple continues to become better, their results will attract even more people. Same for Amazon and Facebook. They continue to innovate, attracting even more people to use their products.
So how can you begin leading in your area of focus? Here are five steps that anyone can implement in their lives and in their work to lead in work and in life: [Read more…] about #125: Lead and Influence More People