Tag Archives: Leadership

Still Searching for the Illusive Magic Leader

Being an artist lets you see things differently.  I like that.  Thinking like an artist let’s you pick complicated things up and view them from different angles, noticing the aspects that are mostly out of sight, ordinarily.  You can get … Continue reading

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Rules

Why do we, as artists and as a species, like rules so much?  We’re mad for them.  Give us rules to follow!  If we have enough rules, we think, then everything will be under control and chaos will be averted … Continue reading

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How to be First

It’s a characteristic of creative and artistic people that they are often highly capable of intuiting what will come next, what should come next or what people will want next, then making that into reality.  They sense the future and … Continue reading

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An Antidote for Over Ambition

Maybe you do this too.  It’s sometimes very tempting to become so enamoured with your goals and projects that you allow them to inflate in an uncontrolled, unconstrained way.  They grow in ambition, through successive revisions, made in your own … Continue reading

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Why Is Creativity Undervalued?

The statement “creativity is undervalued” might seem self evident.  We glibly accept that the life of a creative person is financially insecure and poorly paid.  Most creative people get day jobs that do not stretch their creative powers and leave … Continue reading

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Bad Social Habits

This is an interesting and thought provoking idea: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/01/the-first-thing-you-do-when-you-sit-down-at-the-computer.html My daily routine consists of waking up around 6AM, listening to the news on Radio 4, and then going to run a bath.  While the bath is filling, I usually start … Continue reading

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