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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 21 2011: Thomas Jones - I love this statement from your post:

    "Vision without action is an unfulfilled dream. Action without direction is a road to nowhere. Enterprise without creativity leads to stagnation and death."
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      Nov 22 2011: Hi Hardip,

      Thanks.

      I collect quotes and even though I wrote that, I didn't consider it "a quote" until you mentioned it. Now, it is in my quote file.

      I also have a modified version:

      "Vision without action is an unfulfilled dream. Action without direction is a road to nowhere. Enterprise without creativity leads to stagnation and failure."

      Failure is a little less extreme than "death" and might be more appropriate in some cases.

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