Creative Leaders don’t plan for what’s coming, they envision and create.
The all important, never fully seen , never fully touched – Future.
We try hard to see it. Try hard to avoid it. Try hard to plan for what it will be.
Try, but when it is here it is never the future. It is now, something else.
Still thinking on the future is one of the most uniquely human abilities we have.
Still more Creative Leaders are those that don’t plan for what’s coming, but imagine and create the future.
See this concept of the future can be thought of in three very different ways.
In one, we are standing still and the future is coming at us. It’s like we are standing in a pipe and the water of time is a never ending rush. Rushing at us, rushing past us.
In the second concept we are on a timeline flying forward to the future. Every successive moment the future becomes the present and we fly unendingly forward. Hurled at the future, grasping for what’s good.
In the third concept we are in an ocean. We have been given the boat of life. Time will move but we don’t have to. In the future can be a drift at sea or search for new lands. There are no guarantees but sailing is more fun then bobbing about – I promise.