What does it take for a team to produce consistently brilliant creative work? Just talent? A fun and vibrant culture? Sheer will? Actually, in “create on demand” organizations the answer is often something else. Something surprising.
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I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for over two years. It’s with (barely contained) joy that I get to announce that my new book Herding Tigers: Be The Leader That Creative People Need is just two weeks from release.
Controlling behavior never leads to results beyond your own grasp. However, when you are able to achieve influence, you multiply your efforts and reproduce your values and principles in the lives of others.
One of the more concerning dynamics of the “everything is on the record all the time” world is that changing your mind – especially in a highly public way – has become Sin #1.
Your legacy is not just what you do, but also how you do it. It will be determined by a series of choices you make over your life about how to spend this moment – here, and now.
When the pressure is on, and uncertainty is rearing its ugly head, there are traps that even the most experienced leaders fall into.