Creativity is the practice of making progress

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Creativity

We’re desperate for creativity—our industry, your organization, your next organization, your boss, your boss’ boss, the teams you lead, the teams you’re on, patients and consumers, and yes, perhaps even you yourself …

So it’s of course a good thing that anyone with any authority on the topic all agree: Anyone can be creative.

“Wherever you find a way of doing things that is better than what has been done before,” Monty Python founder John Cleese tells us, “you are being creative.”

The way Mr. Cleese sees it likely means you’ve already employed your creativity today. Yes!

The career-altering choice, then, is to apply your creativity as often as possible.

Because creativity is the practice of making progress. And wow, if there aren’t opportunities for progress everywhere you look in our industry, with more arriving by the moment.

So if you desire … progress … in your job, on your team, at your organization, throughout our industry … and hold the courage to bring it about (you do) … creativity—more creativity!—is how you’re going to make it happen.

Through The Work is a creativity development studio for healthcare pros embracing The Transforming—the always-happening, always-unfolding state of change in your job ... and using it to make more of the change you know should be happening, happen.

The Transforming is the most important professional opportunity of our careers—one that will lead to new job opportunities, real change, and a transformed industry for all of us and everyone else.

My name is Drew Weilage and I work in healthcare, too. At Through The Work, I help people like you make develop a creative practice to do your best work.

Oh, and pep talks! Get a pep talk when you need one: big day, bad day, or any day at all. Text me at 646-450-2465 or send me a note.

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