Nice little clip of rebels, creatives, geniuses, leaders, from Buckminster Fuller to Picasso, Gandhi to MLK, Lennon to Ali, courtesy of Apple. Er, Think Different is the lesson, I guess. Or, as the marketing guru David Ogilvy once said, cherish the non-conformists because "The cracked ones let in the light".
I have a couple of open events coming up:
HR Network Scotland 14 Feb, where I present 'Myths and Riffs of Leadership' - an exploration of Leadership and Learning in organisations from the twin perspectives of business and rock music - more at http://www.hrnetworkscotland.co.uk/conference/programmeDay2.html
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
We need to rethink failure - in ourselves and the people we work with and aspire to lead.
'No mistakes' does not equal success. Absence of failure is not success.
Too often, no mistakes simply means not trying new things, a lack of creativity, a lack of leadership in stretching people into new, untested territory.
I love this. It's Robert Redford talking about Sundance. Doesn't his language soar as he talks about what he's passionate about! Inspiring stuff...I particularly like his point on 'failure as a step towards growth rather than the destruction of a vision'. In setting up Sundance, Redford was committing, it turned out, a great act of leadership for the world's independent movie industry. His opening sentence, below, sounds like a central role for all leaders:
Link to the HR Network Conference attached where there will be a brief exposition of 'Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll'
by Jim Taggart
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