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.
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