Creativity for me happens many different ways. The most important thing, and it relates to Level 5 Leadership, is to get your ego out of the way. It's about listening to clients and truly hearing what they are saying and knowing what their customers seek from them. In my writing, it's about hearing that one line or paragraph and knowing that this group of words has never been put together in this way. Poems are one of those amazing experiences for me where I get a line and a feeling and I know it's time to write. And it even happens in the kitchen (you were worried I was going to say bedroom, weren't you?), when I get a feeling that I need to put a few ingredients that don't seem to go together, together and wah-la, magic. Creativity can truly be magic.
I've always seen things a little different than most peo ple, and whenever there is a problem the solutions and ideas just happen naturally. Sometimes, I can't explain how I know certain things or where solutions come from, but I just trust the process and focus on the next step. My creativity extends into my sense of humor and I've always been able to make people laugh and have a funny comment about anything that's going on. Again, it's about being connected and trusting the process.
And yes sometimes it's about hard work. Lots of time and effort, brainstorming, trying and failing, and trying again, and again, and again. But for me mostly it's about connection, listening and having the courage to share your ideas. I think of it as a gift and that my job is to share it. And as a level 5 leader, it's for the benefit of all.
Here is my current 2015 Resume and Cover Letter.
Project Management and Support. I've led many cross-functional teams throughout my career. Effectively communicating and motivating others toward a common goal have been two of the keys to my success as a project manager.
Change management. I love working with teams to develop and implement new programs that lead to long-term positive organizational development. Developing new programs and procedures to help create a better future for everyone.
Dietrich Designs And Solutions - we do almost everything. Marketing, Advertisting, Organizational Development, Project Management and Suppport, Business Strategy and Development. I love bringing my experience and insight to new clients to help them succeed.
Balancing the big picture with the details, the short-term crisis with the long-term impact. Integrating business with technology, marketing with engineering, research and development with manufacturing. Being able to look at the market and see opportunities. Understanding what is and creating a Vision of what can be.
A Level 5 Leader is a person who focuses on the team, on the project, not on their potential gains from taking on a leadership role. Someone who puts the project, the team, before themselves. These types of leaders produce the best results not only in terms of output, but in terms of team performance and employee job satisfaction.
Positive Psychology is a passion of mine. Helping people to be happy and to flourish and to see things in a different life is the most rewarding work I do. My positive attitude is contagious and I'm always looking focusing on solutions, not problems, because what is most important is not what happens to us but how we deal with it.
Can Creativity and Intuition be taught? Creativity can be your greatest resource. You must hire and nurture every talented and creative person you can find. Creatives will drive your business. They will see things that others can't, and create solutions when things seem impossible. This is an organizations most valuable asset.
Working with Research and Development, Manufacturing, Field Service. Effectively communicating with Scientists, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Industrial Engineering to Design, Evaluate, and Develop the Advia:Centaur at Bayer. I completed the Risk Analysis (FTA/FMECA) on the blood analyzer for the FDA.
Fully Customized Responsive Websites. For many of my clients I develop WordPress websites and train them how to update and maintain them. For some it's fully customized, programmed HTML5/CSS3 websites with SEO.