Want to kill creativity and innovation in your organization? Most organizations are creativity and innovation inept, and it’s mostly out of their own doing. Why and how? As organizations become successful, their approaches are reinforced and they become even more resistant to change.
Who are your enemies? Do they have names? How often do they show up in your life? External and internal, we all have enemies; the worst are internal. My three biggest enemies are my inner critic, self confidence and temperament.
Focus is power. When decided, committed and executed relentlessly, it leads to strategies that define new industries and new standards. It leads to memorable products and services that redefine or create new categories, while also enhancing people’s lives. Yet, focus is a very rare skill.
Most of the significant problems in society involve people, so making progress on these problems requires a deep understanding of people. However, it is very easy to be wrong about other people’s motivations. Specifically, how the act and why they do so. We make assumptions based on how we see the world and so we’re often wrong.