One of my lifelong goals is to stay curious, ask more questions and to learn how to ask more beautiful questions.
Whether you are an artist, parent, pastor, creative team leader, or simply a good friend to someone else, learning how to ask more beautiful questions can lead to breakthrough ideas in your own life and the lives of those around you. What can asking a more beautiful question lead to?
Krista and I were driving home from Las Vegas. As we left the artificial glitz of Vegas in the morning, the clouds and rain ahead were dark and ominous. We were headed into a storm and in for a wild ride. The dry brown scrub of rock and sand, yucca and Joshua Tree contrasted with deep greys and black skies overhead.
Catherine Winder, president and executive producer of Rainmaker Entertainment, an animation studio, says employees should be able to pitch ideas quickly. If you’re concise, she tells them, “it means you’re onto something.”
Tell me your best idea pitch! Good ideas and bad ideas included! What was the creative process you went through? How did you prepare? Were you successful? What did you learn? What did you learn about pitching ideas? Scan the article below and tell me about the best idea you ever pitched. The Top 3 Ideas (and/or comments) win a Free Copy of my book, The Longing: Embracing the Deepest Truth of Who You Are. (This idea contest will end on Wednesday, January 15, 2011.)
A friend of mine in Chicago sent me this great article that recently appeared in Saturday’s New York Times. This interview with Catherine Winder on Vision at Rainmaker Entertainment offers a challenging perspective on pitching ideas, creative leadership and the creative process. Winder challenges creatives and executives alike…