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Thomas Brucia

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Are creativity and leadership overrated?

Isn't the ability to follow instructions equally important as being creative? The world is dependent on millions who do things over and over again: accountants, repairmen, farmers, and so on. The wages of innovation can often be dismissal or disaster -- whereas the rewards of doing one's job are significant. So too with 'leadership': leaders must always be a tiny minority, because without followers, they are nothing...... Or am I missing something?

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    Nov 16 2011: Leaders are and will be the tiny minority. Beeing a leader is a talent, you're born a leader..... or not.
    That doesn't mean everybody else is a loser. This doesn't mean either that ALL leaders are intelligent, creative or goodwilling .... looking around I would say it's the opposite.
    This world depending on millions who do things over and over again ... well, what if we would have millions and millions of creative accountants, repairmen, farmers ans so on? Probably chaos, but who really knows?
    I believe creativity is a skill that can be developed and a way of live. A creative person does what? Creates? What's wrong with that?
    Getting back to you - What if ALL our leaders would lack creativity, doing just their jobs because the rewards a r e significant? Whose contribution to humanity is most important - creators or leaders, or followers? From where I stand, it is obvious - everybody has it's role but creativity is king.

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