Only if most of your thoughts are original

Disney Innovation Speakers
Preparing for a 45-minute Keynote Speech.

If most of your thoughts are original and you’re thinking for yourself about what to do next and in the future, you’re a leader.

If most of your thoughts are, “How can I find somebody to tell me what to do and what to think about next?”, you are functioning as a manager.

Are you a manager who is afraid to do your own thing because you’re not spending time thinking about the future?

This defines the difference between a manager and a leader.

Managers are not thinking about how to make things better now.

Managers are thinking about the status quo – how to maintain the current level of output.

In essence, managers are waiting to be told by someone.

Managers are waiting on someone who has a guarantee.

Managers are waiting on someone who will get blamed if something doesn’t work.

Managers don’t want to take a risk.

What if fails?

What if i get in trouble?

To do something that has never been done before and goes against conventional wisdom…this is not the thing a manager signs up for.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.