Forgotten Fundamentals: The Answers are in the Box
Author: Daniel M. Clark
The most visible creators are those whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the inexpressible without brush, hammer, clay or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt. Their medium is being. Whatever their presence touches increases life. They see and they don t have to draw. They are the artists of being alive. J. Stone For decades we have heard corporate trainers tell us, Think outside the lines, you've got to think outside the box. What if the answers are still in the box? Most attend meetings and read books in search of new answers when what we should be looking for are the right answers. Too many suffer from the paralysis of analysis, over-thinking the simple until it is complicated. You Will Discover: Some things are true whether you believe them or not. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but nobody is entitled to the wrong facts. Change from the outside-in is reactive and creates pressure. Change from the inside-out is proactive and creates power. We must stretch before we strengthen and all the strengthening occurs in the area past the point of discomfort. Potential is never exceeded, only misjudged. Competitive advantage comes not from doing more than the competition is doing, but from doing what they are not willing to do. A humanitarian approach to leadership is best. A meaningful organization does make a difference to the bottom line. The purpose of a leader is to grow more leaders, to teach correct principles and let your people govern themselves. It's not what you do, but who you do it with. You will learn secrets of greatness from Fortune 500 CEOs, Tiger Woods' golf coach, 4-star generals, and the staff at Mayo Clinic.