When I opened a window in my schedule last February, I was thinking of warm weather, a different culture and learning Spanish. Events led me to Ecuador.
“I don’t know much about that country,” said more than one colleague.
“What are the parts of yourself you are willing to give up in order to be who you wish you were?”
Innovation is born of new perspectives; of fertilizing one way of thinking with another. Organizationally this happens when different people, who have different information, come together and use what they know in new ways to serve common goals. Individually this happens when each person understands, and goes beyond, the limits of their own thinking.
Come Together Right Now
The grief is relentless. The holiday season and our sense of ourselves have been upended by the slayings at Sandy Hook. The response must not be a pendulum swing. It must be the end of the cycle.