So, I watched the season premiere of the AMC show, “Mad Men” last evening. If you’ve not watched it, I strongly encourage you to tune in. It’s a clever show about the advertising game set in the 1960’s using a fictitious ad agency as the main character. Okay, I know it’s really a soap but it’s a fun, guilty pleasure nonetheless.
Anyway, the role of creativity as the main currency the ad agency exchanges with clients and prospective clients is fascinating and I began to think about how this practice applies to government organizations. Too many leaders in government want guarantees and shy away from any thing remotely controversial. They worry about not wanting to lower the citizens’ expectations instead of working at recalibrating those expectations. Remember, playing it safe today is no longer playing it smart. It’s much risker behavior today to sit in the boat holding onto your oar not wanting to rock the boat. Baby, the boat is rocking and you better place that oar in the water and work towards finding a port in the storm!
The status quo has been blown to shreds and the resetting is happening every hour of every day. What are you doing to shape shift your organization? What creative thinking are you applying to consider yourself a game changer? It’s my personal mission and consistent with Mejorando, Spanish for “getting better all the time,” to work everyday to better myself, expand my knowledge and bring new ideas to government leaders so progress is continued. Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll reply with a practical and powerful Creative Workout Plan entirely for Free!
William Jennings Bryan said “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” Come on, join me as we continue our journey in helping you and governments get better all the time.