The Beginner’s Mind
i.e. other 10 (minor) HERESIES for the INNOVATOR
Non-conventional thoughts in the realm of what is possible:
Minor HERESY No. 1
There is only one Almighty . At most, you have been very skilled and capable, but remember that you too can make mistakes and that above all you are human!
Socrates was considered the wisest of men, because he “KNEW THAT HE DID NOT KNOW.”
Minor HERESY No. 2
What brought you to success may not be what you need in order to improve and grow. It may not work in times of crisis or major changes.
Minor HERESY No. 3
The leader’s agenda betrays his/her true priorities.
Minor HERESY No. 4
Hubris: arrogance, self-righteousness. To be avoided.
Humility and Beginner’s Mind: to be pursued.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
Minor HERESY No. 5
The “carrot and stick” principle is based on the same evidence as believing that lightning is caused by Jupiter’s fury.
Minor HERESY No. 6
Take care of your people, help them grow, develop their potential and they will take care of your business and will make the difference for customers.
Minor HERESY No. 7
Human Resources: CAPITAL, LABOUR and LAND are a firm’s resources according to classical economic theory.
INNOVATION, PASSION, and PEOPLE is what is really needed today.
Minor HERESY No. 8
Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.
Minor HERESY No. 9
There is a right way and a wrong way of doing things.
If you stretch yourself and try, you’ll find it!
Minor HERESY No. 10
You can really change and act differently if you are motivated to do so.
Heresies, of course, are not for everyone. They will not meet the approval of all.
They are for the “CRAZY ONES”, those that really change things.
Have a good week