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Creativity: Walking Out Beyond Your Know-LEDGE

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here is an idea to strengthen your strategic planning. Reading time: 3:27

         Seascape artist Joseph Turner took his research personally.  He once had himself tied to the mast of a ship during a storm so that he could feel the power of the angry sea lashing out at him. No wonder he was known for realistic emotion in his art.


        I can sense the fury and fright oozing out of pores through his brush and on to canvass in his 1842 piece titled Snow Storm Steam-Boat.

      When you take your research THAT personally, you invest in a plan that seems to take on a life of its own.  Your plan then becomes MORE than something you draw up. Your plan then becomes Some THING that draws YOU in—much like a magnet that  electrifies, energizes and engages you to think more broadly, to act more boldly.

      Now I don’t advise lashing yourself to a ship’s mast during a storm but I am impressed by those leaders who seek more than speak. I am impressed with those leaders I have met who are more than willing to walk out –way out on a plank –well beyond their own Know-LEDGE  (a.k.a  knowledge) to find something NEW not confirm or refute something they already knew. Continue reading