Stuart Knight—a name you must be familiar with if you have been following our Twitter feeds—shared yet another jewel on leadership during the CIO 100 2016 summit.
Knight believes in the fact that the key to finding challenging solutions is to change the way you approach it, and this can be achieved when you start right at the bottom of it all – your mindset. “Using a creative solution to a problem you’re facing is the key to the castle here,” opined Knight.
Having gone through the wringer himself, Stuart cited his own example of moving into a theatre when he wanted to work at a place he lived. Coasting along the same train of thought bagged him a contract with Coca-Cola several years later.
“Creativity is not something you’re born with, it’s something you choose to use,” said Knight.
Knight added that this approach gives people a chance to explore their creativity and come up with a solution of their own – a novel, fresh idea that could offer the solution.
Stuart winded up by saying that, to be great leaders, you need to raise the bar. “Regular leaders never ask themselves great questions. To be a great leader, you need to ask yourself great questions.”Watch the complete session below.