[FLR] Why you don’t need a clear path to be successful

Happy Friday,


From the outside things seem really simple: 


1. Leader creates an idea


2. Idea gets funding


3. Idea comes to market 


4. Product is a success


5. Leader is promoted


As leaders know, it may seem like it is very simple to execute an idea successfully. In reality, the leadership has to make complex decisions that are much more nuanced with challenges, options and changing market conditions.


Rather than fighting the reality of a world that is nonlinear, leaders need to recognize and approach leadership in the context of that reality. 


There truly is beauty in complexity.


Most entrepreneurs I know didn’t follow a script. Instead, they found a different way to approach a problem and managed to create a better solution than anyone before them.” – Brian D. Evans


Why you don’t need a clear path to be successful | Fast Company


Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World | HBR


A Pretty Good Organizing System for Non-Linear Thinkers | Psychology Today

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED


Leading along the road with you,




P.S. Looking for ways to develop your leaders as well as your own leadership skills? Reach out to Jason Parks, VP of Business Development to start the conversation about Leadership Coaching and Development at 1-877-256-2569 ext 600 or jason.parks@careerjoy.com.


P.P.S. Speaking of non-linear thinking, read our throwback article about the 100% better to think at work to think more like a top leader. Wanting some support to do this? Reach out to Cynthia Hannigan-Thaw at 1-877-256-2569 ext 4 or cynthia.hannigan-thaw@careerjoy.com to get started.