A life lesson from crossing two century-old pedestrian bridges.
We often seek guidance from a mentor or expert who can direct us to the right answer. But expertise has its limits. The antidote to expertise is experiments.
We live in a culture of experts. We are encouraged to become experts, and we are bombarded by experts who want to tell us the way to do things. But expertise has its limits.
It’s a common misbelief that if your clients are unique that you cannot have systems in your business. The two are not mutually exclusive. Even Mother Nature has a system for creating snowflakes.
There’s a misconception that systems limit creativity and are confining. To the contrary, systems can give you the freedom to focus on what you do best. And they can inject confidence in your prospective clients.
Lots of experts are eager to sell you their productivity systems, backed by bold claims about how great it is. And perhaps you have followed their advice or invested in their systems only to find that they weren’t so great, for you. Here’s why.
“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is a mindset harbored by ineffective leaders. Here are 4 ways it fails organizations and how to transform it.