TRIPLE III TIME: “If You Have A Better Idea…?”
TRIPLE III TIME message ideas often show up because of situations I never saw coming! Just a few months ago I was asked to help conduct interviews with young adults to offer them insight and perspective about the interview process, questions often asked and the “behind the scenes” purpose of many topics that may be brought forth. It was a fun, interesting time…but the REAL new life experience for me came at the end of the session when five of my interviewees asked if they could now interview me?!
Of course, I say YES…and although the questions they asked were pretty basic, one stood out and has generated the topic for this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message.
“What was your main philosophy as an innovation leader?”
I know I had a very puzzled look on my face. Plus, as I searched my mind-history for a good answer, I couldn’t think of any MAIN philosophy that drove my innovation leadership style.
But then out of nowhere the absolute, true response to their question came out very naturally. I told the group that as I developed an innovative idea, project or program and naysayers regularly had all kinds of challenges to moving forward on the concept…my leadership philosophy was (and still is): “If you have a better idea…put it on the table. But if not we are going to get GOING!”
By my voice tone and strong delivery of this statement, the group understood my philosophy very clearly. There were no additional questions about the philosophy…rather lengthy discussions on the innovations I was privileged to be part of.
I recommend that all reading this TIRPLE III TIME message look inward and discover YOUR MAIN LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY! Think about what you stand for and what you consider a personal/professional growth philosophy. It is a wonderful, revealing action. Let me know what your philosophies are!