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great-questions“What would have to be true for that approach to work?”  Or, “for the idea on the table to be a fantastic option?”

I love these two questions from Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management (p. 12, The Design of Business).

Here are some additional posts that might be helpful:

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innovation“Pure pragmatism cannot imagine a bold future. Pure idealism cannot get anything done. It is the delicate blend of both that drives innovation.” Simon Sinek

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Goals

“To achieve a goal you’ve never achieved before, you must do things you’ve never done before.” Chris McChesney, The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals.

You can read more from my Quotebook right here.

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“Nothing is more counterintuitive for a leader than saying no to a good idea, and nothing is a bigger destroyer of focus than always saying yes.” Chris McChesney The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

You can read more from my Quotebook right here.

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trust“The idea that you can trust Christ and not intend to obey him is an illusion…. In fact, you can no more trust Jesus and not intend to obey him than you could trust your doctor or your auto mechanic and not intend to follow their advice. If you do not intend to follow their advice, you simply do not trust them.” Dallas Willard

You can see the rest of my quotebook right here.

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together“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

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Simon Sinek on Curiosity

curiosity“Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there’s room for improvement.” Simon Sinek

Further Reading:

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Simon Sinek on the Value of Experimentation

experimentation“The value of experimentation is not the trying. It’s the trying again after the experiment fails.” Simon Sinek

I don’t know about you, but I love this line from Simon Sinek.

I’ve said before that one of my proudest moments was when my prospective boss at Parkview was told “if you’re okay with a mad scientist…Mark will be a good hire.”

Let me say this to you. Sticking with the same design year after year guarantees you will not escape the gravitational pull of the status quo. Breaking free of the status quo requires experimentation and that means trying again when the experiment fails.

See also, 5 Ideas You Ought to Be Testing This Fall.

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dancing“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”  Angela Monet (quoted in On the Verge by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson)

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Quotebook: Bill Taylor on Imagination

imagination“How do you make sure that what you know doesn’t limit what you can imagine?” Bill Taylor, Simply Brilliant

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