Sunday, March 20, 2011

What's Cookin'

What I Do
"Enough about the bad guys. Lets talk about who is going to replace them.

"A keen sense and the motivation to reward that sense is key to performance in the kitchen (and other creative venues).  One is not measured by training, only outcomes.

"If creativity is controlled by managers it withers. If creativity is controlled by formulas, it is production not creativity.  Formulas are the nemesis of the new. The biggest challenge for a leader in a creative enterprise is suppressing but not extinguishing the urge to control. The 'boss' would be well advised to focus the urge to command on her/his ego."

One cannot really eliminate a bad behavior. A better outcome is achieved by replacing it instead. Perhaps it was the problem (as the engineers would call it) all along - a bad behavior. Instead of reducing it to rubble with overwhelming force, replace it with something better.

Start by marshaling the natural creative instincts of the majority. Native to all children and subordinated in most adults it can be brought  to the fore by some ancient sorcery (a fancy word, simple concept?)

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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