Procrastination at its finest.

As you can see, I have turned my website into my posting area for my masters coursework for the class I am currently taking. I have to say that I am really enjoying the creativity that is unloading from my brain with these assignments.

This assignment – “Innovative Leadership” is right up my alley because it required me to record a podcast and well…I love talking!

Hopefully you make it past my bad jokes and really see the point of the recording. In this podcast I am reflecting on a video that I chose called “The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers” presented by Adam Grant.

I truly enjoyed this TED talk and I hope you enjoy my thoughts.

The Original In Me (Elaina Hamilton – podcast)

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  1. I really enjoyed your podcast. I hadn’t thought about the concept of procrastination as original thinkers before. But I agree with you. There are many traditional procrastinators that share many traits with what we think of as innovators. I found the statistics you provided to be interesting. The “not quite 50%” failure rate seems like a high number at first glance, but I think that mostly stems from the fact that innovators like the challenge of throwing around new ideas. Compare that with the “improvers” failure rate at 8%, and the two categories make a lot more sense. The improvers spend more time thinking about the logistics of what didn’t work, and they only move forward once they are positive that their ideas are going to move the needle. Most of the innovators that I have been familiar with don’t care as much about having the details worked out, and just need to get their ideas out. I think I tend to fall into that later category of having too many ideas spinning around in my head. They can’t all be winners, but if we’re hitting at least 51% success rates, those successes are still in the majority.

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