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Sometimes we lead creatively, being fully present and vested in advancing a cause. Other times, we just press on, following our routines, not giving things a second thought. Does the way we approach leading matter?
As small children, all of us used our imagination and unconstrained creativity to capture the world as we wanted it to be – in drawings, free play, or daydreams with an imaginary friend. Then in school, we learned to look for the answers that our teachers said were right. Many of us found ourselves in jobs that came with a predefined scope, a boss, and policies that set boundaries around who we can be at work.
We are more knowledgeable, and in many aspects more capable, than are children – yet we often forget the charming, imaginative way of looking at the world as we want it to be. When was the last time you went through your whole day thinking and acting creatively, acting passionately and with the lightness of obvious purpose? Those among us who practice the art of seeing reality not as it is but as it should be – and who live to actually create it – are not only the most inspiring leaders but also the most effective ones.
So how can we nurture this spirit of purposeful creativity in what we do every day? Start by pondering these questions a couple of times a day: