Imitate Don't Copy (Find Your Own Voice)

This was a draft that was posted by mistake... in that it was incomplete thoughts... I did a quick touch-up on it... still not as finished as I would like, but use it as a starting point...


Imitation means you learn from the example of others as they model the way, but don't make yourself a "cheap copy" of someone else.


Borrow the best you can find, but process it deeply and allow your processing and life experiences to morph what you find.


Piece together in new creative combination, differnet best ideas/methods/models from others. There are very few leaders who are truly original. Most of our "originality" is really a creative rearranging of the best we find from others. That itself is an act of originally.

A Fun Article on Personality Types and How to Lead Them

There are many ways to think about personality types (it is really a kind of work style/habit approach) and how we work with and lead those different styles.

Here is a fun (and short) article with a differnet categorization scheme to think about how to lead different personalities. The author uses creative labels to describe the work habits and results produced.

Well, maybe it isn't fun, even if it creatively labels problem work habits/styles.

It is from Fast Company.


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