September 21, 2015

Catch the ball


Some of the best innovators are fast and loose with the facts. They don’t accept what they’re given, they squish things together, ignore received wisdom, build towers of cards and blow them over. Not because they want to, they can’t help themselves. Bending and twisting reality until the warping snaps or they find something new. Nya ha!

It’s a good kind of creativity you want to have around.

Not so welcome: a loose relationship with the facts that matter – like work done and cash consumed and promises kept and truth honoured.

Nurture the one – and get ready to catch the baby.

Eliminate the other – or get ready to catch the ball.

Skippy Strategy: Don’t let a born tower-builder take responsibility for checks and balances without expecting things to topple.