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Stop Workplace Drama: Train Your Team to have No Complaints, No Excuses, and No Regrets by Marlene Chism

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Chapter 8. Become a Creator

 

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

 
 --Albert Einstein

Always seek out and encourage creative employees who see choices even in difficult times. A key distinction of a creator is someone who recognizes choice. Great employees are the ones who believe in free will.

Dr. Roy F. Baumeister, professor of psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, said in a letter to me on this subject that a belief in free will predicts better job performance. We are not arguing the point whether free will exists or not; we are discussing the belief that it's beneficial to act on it. What if there was one question you could ask during job interviews that would determine who would be a responsible worker?

My interpretation is that our belief in choice allows us to create a better workplace.

The Premise of Becoming a Creator Is This

The path to developing a great team and positive workplace is empowerment. Leaders must be able to develop other creators. Creators take responsibility and see opportunity. They don't blame the economy, another person, or a situation. They live life in the flow and from the field of possibilities. "Become a creator" is a fancy way of saying take responsibility.

According to The Power of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic) author David Emerald, creators concentrate on the outcomes they are committed to achieving. Rather than merely reacting to problems and focusing on what they don't want, they focus their vision ...

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