“My observation is that the doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person. And if we really go back and we examine, you know, did Leonardo have a guy off to the side that was thinking five years out in the future what he would paint or the technology he would use to paint it? Of course not. Leonardo was the artist, but he also mixed all his own paints. He also was a fairly good chemist. He knew about pigments, knew about human anatomy. And combining all of those skills together, the art and the science, the thinking and the doing, was what resulted in the exceptional result. And there is no difference in our industry. The people that have really made the contributions have been the thinkers and the doers.”
Are you willing to be the person Steve Jobs talks about in this line from the above quote,” The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person.”?
It is not going to be easy. You need to be willing to show up every day and do the work. You need to be willing to ignore the skeptics and the cynics who will try to convince you of all the reasons it will not work.
You need to be willing to look at changing culture and enhancing training as a long-term project that will never be “done”. Along the way you need to build the tribe of thinkers and does in your agency. Not everyone will be both, and that is ok. Embrace the thinkers and work with the doers to find ways to implement the new ideas.
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