Amongst current organisational terminology of lean, agile and service or human centred design, there’s a missing piece: audaciousleadership.
That is, believing in and having conviction on a seemingly impossible idea, knowing that the context around the idea may change in time towards the idea being possible, trusting your gut instinct that drives you, and having the courage to take inspired action.
I’ve often seen the result of these activities: surprise, delight, shock and awe that something that seemed impossible was… indeed… possible.
Elon Musk attracts many world-wide fans. So many of his plans seem audacious.
What’s your audacious idea?
Get in touch if you want help planning how to make it a reality. It’d be great to see you fly.
Most end of year cards I saw this year were wrapped in thick, unrecyclable plastic so I ordered recycled paper postcards and got out the watercolours.
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I’ve had a great surprise this week: a bird’s eye view of a new, massive street art being painted and seeing focused artists Fintan Magee and Jason Parker. They’re painting in all kinds of weather, up and down and across in the cherrypicker (effortlessly working at heights) and their iPhones are getting workouts to check their plan. Seeing them write the original grid with numbers on the empty cement wall then filling in each section with such attention to the shading and colours has been so inspiring. Imagine doing a paint by numbers of this size, to this level of detail and with such success. Whoah! Talent!
Great to see they’re supported by Taubmans (I enjoyed reading links to street art and their history) with loads of paint rollers, brushes and sooo much paint.
If you’re in Melbourne, head down Little Bourke Street, just before Spencer, to see this and others painted. Otherwise, here are the photos as it comes to be (I plan to add photos to this link until the art is completed).
Thanks to Juddy Roller & crews for bringing this to be and to Sarah Moran for helping me track down the artists’ names.
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Once again Cal Newport (author of “Deep Work”) has me captivated. In “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” he shares his observations of the 3 core traits in people he’s interviewed that love doing exceptional work:
(1) Impact Creativity (2) (3) Control
He debunks the passion hypothesis (that you need to follow your passions to find work you love) and courage culture (that you need to be emotionally brave too) and instead highlights people who have developed their experience and skills (career capital) prior to using it for greater autonomy, income, flexibility and more.
These summarised notes are worth a scan if you’re not going to read the book (the Audible version is short & engaging).
It’s a fascinating time as always. I’m curious to see what happens with Facebook’s Messenger for Kids and will be looking on to see what the main character in this street art has in his left hand (will let you know)! Haven’t yet mentioned anything about the Apple Watch 3 – after a couple of months I’m a fan!
That’s all from me for now. As always, shoot me a reply with topics you’d like to read – they add extra spark.