PostHeaderIcon Passion, Creativity, Excellence

What gives meaning to accomplishment? In the end, it is the journey that often matters more than the destination. How we get there and most especially, how we are led there, is what instills color in our memories – and most notably in our project and organization experiences. Superlative leadership inspires, motivates and brings meaning to what we do. As individuals, we also find our own way of facilitating a meaningful journey.

I live my working life by three themes, whether leading or contributing. Steve Jobs illustrates how these mattered at Apple:

Passion

My passion has been to build an enduring company where people were motivated to make great products. Everything else was secondary.

Creativity

Our job is to figure out what they’re (the customers) going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, ‘A faster horse!’” Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.

Excellence

I figured it was always my job to make sure that the team was excellent, and if I didn’t do it, nobody was going to do it.

I believe each of these themes are vital to every project and to every organization.

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2 Responses to “Passion, Creativity, Excellence”

  • Kendra says:

    I found that excellence would only be working if one had passion and creativity at once. Without passion..one’s effort would be aimless and without creativity, it would lose the chance to stand out.

  • As mentioned in the above post, I also agree that passion and excellence go hand in hand. But I don’t think creativity is as important as passion. If a person has passion for something, then he or she will make it sure that there is creativity also put in by them while doing that job. But if there is no passion only creativity, then all their efforts will be fruitless.

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