“How can we take an initial bit of creative inspiration and turn it into a real solution that makes a real impact?” This Lesson to Remember is about process thinking—how we use it and how it can help us create meaningful solutions.
“How deep should a change go?” If you’re like me and you’ve hit your threshold of change this year, and you’re struggling with feeling a misalignment that you can’t quite pinpoint, maybe examine your process for evaluating the depth of a change. Is it from the outside in or the inside out?
“How do I know our solution actually solves our problem in the best way possible?” There’s a lot that goes into the professional process of understanding and answering the questions we face. This Lesson to Remember shares how making everything an experiment can give us freedom and permission to find the best solutions possible, instead of settling for the first ones that work.
“How do I find the inspiration to create something that matters?” Answering this question became so much more difficult while battling the challenges of a pandemic in the last year. But in that fight, I found a source of creative inspiration that has held steady. It’s a lesson I don’t want to forget.
Fear is a part of every creative process. But if you don’t keep it in check, it can take over. This Lesson to Remember is about how to notice when fear has your creativity stalled and what you can do about it.
COVID has been teaching every organization about the facade of control. If you have a long history of being good at what you do, it can be easy to believe that your good work is what controls the outcomes. But when COVID hit, a lot of that good work didn’t matter anymore and it become obvious how much trust we put into that facade of control. For our organization, it left us questioning whether we give up or find a way forward with this new revelation.
If you want a revelation or an idea to stick, find ways to share it with others. That’s what “Lessons to Remember” is for. This space is dedicated to hard-earned lessons about creativity and leadership that I don’t want to forget.