I have been thinking a lot lately about the fact that how I approach my work can actually be more important the work that I am doing. I need to be focused as a leader on how I approach my work and the people I work with.

There are some traits that I am noticing are vital in the approach that creative leaders I admire. Here is a list I have made:

    • Not Satisfied With Cut & Paste Solutions
    • Filled With Grace
    • Willing To Challenge the Status Quo
    • Audaciously Curious
    • Am I Praying As Much As I Am Trying To Strategize?
    • Relentless With Question Asking
    • Self-Motivated
    • They Understand Vision, Connection, and Innovation
    • Strive For Great not Good
    • Embrace Change
    • Take Risks
    • Mobile
    • Reflective
    • Never Stop Learning
    • Trust Intuition
    • Respect Data
    • Respect Others
    • Respect Push Back
    • Understand the importance of collaboration
    • Resilient
    • Willing To Be Wrong But Not Willing To Give Up
    • Forgiving
    • Desire To Make Others Not Just Things Better
    • Never Satisfied. Ever.
    • Humble
    • Approach Life With Hustle
    • Always Wondering What Could Be Next

I want to be able to read this list and say “YES! Thats Me.” To often I would have to be honest and say there is a lot of room for me to improve in all of these areas. But that is why we are here…we are on a journey…What would you add to this list? What do you think is important in the approach of a creative leader?

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