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Dec 17, 2013 | Post by: regangossett No Comments

Thinking and Mousetraps

My pal David Houle is a futurist.  That means that during the hours that you focus on and do what you do, he is focused on divining what’s next and what’s next after that.  He passed along something recently that made me sit up and think about another angle of leadership.

So, here’s the program.  Have a look at this short video on his FutureWOW! site.  Then come back here and read the three short paragraphs below.


These two women are remarkable, not as much for their clever invention, but for their thinking.  The key is their refusal to be stereotyped or let past circumstances or historically limited thinking dictate their future.

There is always a better mousetrap awaiting someone with an open, fertile and creative mind.  Remember that Post-It notes were created from a failed experiment at 3M.  All it took to shift the failure to a worldwide success was different and creative thinking.

You are the leader, so it is your job to remove the limitations, the assumptions and the sclerotic thinking from the path of your people so that they are the ones who create that better mousetrap.

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