This topic was so appropriate for me this week because I found myself lacking courage. At first, I was stomped by the task of an “E-Organizer.” I did, however, recognize that it was a new process to me and a very creative way of sharing notes. I had learned so much in this program so far, that when I learned that there was still something else new, a new process (E-Organizer), I honestly became somewhat discouraged. But not for long. I welcomed this new learning opportunity.
Having strong “Clarifier” qualities, I have little or no tolerance for risk. Accomplishing tasks is always a high priority for me. The risks of not figuring out the E-Organizer weighed heavily on me. I courageously moved forward and took the experience head-on. I reflect on what I now consider to be this minor task, which felt enormous two weeks ago.
Puccio, etal. encourage us not to be shaken by complex tasks. Failures and setbacks are all part of the learning experience. One should have the courage to persevere and not give up.
Puccio, G. M. (2011). Creative Leadership: Skills That Drive Change. New York: Sage Publications.