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Talented People, Your Most Valuable Resource

The Harvard Business Review has a feature story written by the Creative Director of Pixar (Ed Catmull) entitled How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity.

The article begins by a response to a conversation Catmull had with the head of a major motion picture studio, who told him that his problem was not finding good people - it was finding good ideas.

His response, "The view that good ideas are rarer and more valuable that good people is rooted in a misconception of creativity."

Check this quote out!

“We as executives have to resist our natural tendency to avoid or minimize risks, which of course is much easier said than done…this instinct leads executives to choose to copy successes rather than try to create something brand-new…if you want to be original, you have to accept the uncertainty, even when it is uncomfortable, and have the the capability to recover when your organization takes a big risk and fails. Whats the key to being able to recover? Talented people!”

Talented people are your most valuable resource. Therefore you must attempt to try to find the most talented people for your organization as well as create a working environment that fully leverages and cultivates that talent.

Part of that working environment is one that is willing to take risks. In a church, taking risks may be one of the hardest things you do.

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(ht: Jeff)


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