“Where creativity goes leadership follows – as long as you are inspired.”
~ Maria Lehtman
#photography #inspiration #leadership
I have always found that creativity leads to new areas of leadership – not the other way around. People recognize creativity and they follow inspiration when they see it. I never thought I would spend nearly 20 years in the technology field, but I realized that people knew exactly where I fit: leading and motivating others to succeed, finding the right talents and connecting them to the right people/customers and partners, and positioning people and programs to stakeholders in all sides.
Where others were consumed by worry about keeping their management positions, I was too busy to think ahead and make my teams feel proud of what they were delivering. I posted thank-you notes regularly as we reached milestones, and ensured top performers received personal recognition, coaching, and guidance.
I did it because I cared. And because I cared, I received new opportunities and my career evolved on its own volition. Naturally, I wanted to keep a high quality, and I worked hard. I didn’t expect from anyone anything more than I expected from myself. But I kept artistic creativity always as part of my repertoire. The combination opened doors to new programs and new opportunities. And so I could only conclude that creativity leads the way, and leadership follows as the skills evolve.
I am sure you have had similar experiences when you allowed your talent to evolve in addition to areas otherwise considered as “core industry” skills.
“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.”
~Robin S. Sharma
#leadership #passion #influence
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I am really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A couple of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?
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Hi Tanesha, thank you so much for your encouraging words! Lately, I have received some comments about IE. I assume it is a WordPress related issue because I run a very low utilization on my site bandwidth and low-resolution images in order to cater to different types of readers and devices. I need to check with WP myself as it was only recently I learned there is an IE issue. If you are using WP they have a chat service that can usually support issues quite well.
The following time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to learn, but I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you would fix should you werent too busy looking for attention.
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Thank you for your feedback, Chung. I’m sorry if the blog disappointed you – it has been quite popular and published also on other sites. A micro-blog, like the one you refer here, is not meant to be a full analogy of leadership principles. It is an inspirational blog built around the photograph. If you are not afraid of change but are one of the people who express yourself creatively, that’s wonderful! Others may focus on operational career building and be more afraid of change. I was never that. So I am quite happy about the way I built my career. You are more than welcome to guide me to one of your blogs on the topic.
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