Where do you thrive? Some people thrive under pressure, others don’t. Personally, I like the intensity of pressure and uncertainty; I naturally look to put myself in those situations. And, when I was younger I thought everyone else should too. But, it doesn’t work that way. Some of us thrive in situations where we have to turn shit into sugar while others don’t.
Leadership is about enabling others to be great. The best leaders do this by creating an environment, a culture, where people can thrive. The best leaders know a strong team culture is a powerful asset that can propel a group of individuals to achieve remarkable results. It fosters collaboration, enhances communication, and cultivates a sense of belonging.
Yes, I’ve got another post about culture for you (actually two, incoming in the next post after this one). A strong team culture is the foundation of a high-performing and harmonious team. However, certain negative behaviors and attitudes can slowly erode that culture, leading to dysfunction and a decline in productivity.
Innovation, that mythical activity that results in both incremental and exponential progress gets a lot of attention in the business press. From small business leaders to corporate leaders, they all want it in some way; but most don’t know what it is and how it actually happens.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. An often misunderstood saying that gets thrown around freely in the startup world. Truth be told, culture does indeed eat strategy for breakfast when an organization’s strategy is clearly defined and its culture thrives.
A few years ago I read Think Like a Rocket Scientist, which is very practical and bursting with insights on how to think better in order to solve problems and achieve your goals. The author, Ozan Varol, is a former rocket scientist. Varol’s insights are based on his own personal journey as well as his extensive research on problem-solving and creativity.
The question of whether AI can truly exhibit creativity is a topic of ongoing debate and exploration within the field of artificial intelligence. While AI systems have demonstrated remarkable capabilities in areas such as language processing, image recognition, and game-playing, the concept of creativity remains complex and multifaceted.