I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. -Mohandas Gandhi I finally watched The King’s Speech last night. It is an absolutely fantastic movie about a man who had to overcome a stammer and see himself as the leader he was meant to be. Many of the tactical exercises he used to build himself up were creative exercises many actors use. If you haven’t seen it, then I recommend curling up and renting it. But the movie was really just a part of an on-going question that kept reoccurring throughout this past weekend. After a random two-hour long conversation with a group of elementary school teachers; a run in with an old friend who is an executive director, and dinners with friends over a good glass of wine. The question has consistently shown up is : How do we grow today’s leaders? Based on the eye-opening conversations I have had over this past weekend, here are some suggestions: Creative Time The group of teachers told me how playtime had almost been completely eliminated from the day-to-day routine of their K-5th graders. One teacher stated, “If we cannot use playtime to instill creative [...]
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When you think of video game heroes, you usually think of big swords, big hair, huge attitudes, and rippling muscles. You don’t think of a middle-aged knight who has gone soft in the middle and thin on top after some 30 years of the post-quest castle good life. But for Adam Rippon, creator of the RPG fantasy game, Dragon Fantasy, his knight is not only larger than life, but drawn from deep in his heart. Our hero knight, Ogden Thomas is returning to questing after a long hiatus. Once the RPG-game equivalent of the high-school superstar, Ogden is now finding his armor fitting tighter and his shield a whole lot heavier than it was in his youth. Called out of retirement by the hijinks of the Dark Knight, he must rely on the greatness of his past and the abilities of his new band of travelers. Ogden’s adventures break from the traditional hero-arc and instead find someone later in life, way past the glory days. Settled and stagnant, he must reinvent himself by getting back out there and returning to his former gallantry, albeit with a lot less hair. Dragon Fantasy is the culmination of a lifelong dream and a [...]
Imagination is the key ingredient to innovation. Without it, creativity and possibility would not exist. A conversation with one of my coaching clients inspired this video. Take a look!