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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 29 2011: Creativity and leadership are just only tools that help people achieve goals. Before people use the tools, they have objectives set to be the goals. If we focus on a single part of the process, then our actions seem to be meaningless.

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