Spanx CEO Sara Blakely: Workarounds, Questions, Observation – Info Decision Make
In the video below, take special note of how she talks about always observing and asking questions. She says, “I think of a lot of ideas at traffic lights. I pay attention to things that haven’t evolved and why. I ask myself questions all day, every day. I could be looking at a table and be like, ‘Why is the table like that? When was the table first created? Is that the actual best design for a table? Or could there be something different?'”
Blakely also discusses her philosophy about failure in this video, something I write about in my upcoming book on creativity. From identifying workarounds to asking questions and sharing failure stories, Blakely’s approach to leadership and innovation bears close examination.
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