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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 28 2011: I'd go with "ratings are overrated" and then vanish in a paradox ;-). But really, measuring creativity or leadership, is just a little to difficult to be of any practical use.

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