23 week ago — 3 min read
Before the new week begins, I want to leave you with a powerful piece of advice from all of the change-makers I know, those featured in The Change Maker’s Playbook, and those whose accomplishments to which I am exposed every day:
1. Connecting with a broad and diverse network of people, especially people who are, well, just great people. No agenda. No immediate ask. People to whom you feel you can bring value.
2. Connecting with new sources of insight, in any channel or media. You will stumble upon answers and ideas that would otherwise go undiscovered, be a better anticipator, and have more knowledge at the ready to solve the daily challenges of being a changemaker.
Changemakers don’t succeed at executing innovation because they are tech-heads or financial wizards or crazy geniuses. Changemakers execute innovation because they are fabulous connectors.
3. Connecting user behaviour to your business model innovations, so you can move quickly from “cool idea” to finding and moving the levers allowing your concepts to be viable, not just operationally and technically, but financially, and at scale.
Changemakers don’t succeed at executing innovation because they are tech-heads or financial wizards or crazy geniuses (although those characteristics don’t hurt). Changemakers execute innovation because they are fabulous connectors. They connect to people with empathy and authenticity. They connect to knowledge – they chase it and are fueled by it. They connect the dots from concept to reality and encourage those around them down the path of their vision.
Enjoy trying out your connecting superpower in the coming weeks!
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Posted byAmy J. Radin
Pathfinder, Catalyst, Change Maker
40 week ago