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From the Ted Talk by Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

Unscramble the Blue Letters

How did Bill think about what his role was? Bill said, "I lead a volunteer organization. Talented people don't want to follow me anywhere. They want to cocreate with me the future. My job is to nurture the bottom-up and not let it degenerate into chaos." How did he see his role? "I'm a role model, I'm a human glue, I'm a ceonocntr, I'm an atrgeagogr of viewpoints. I'm never a dictator of voteinwpis." advcie about how you exercise the role? Hire people who argue with you. And, guess what? Sometimes it's best to be deliberately fuzzy and vague.

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How did Bill think about what his role was? Bill said, "I lead a volunteer organization. Talented people don't want to follow me anywhere. They want to cocreate with me the future. My job is to nurture the bottom-up and not let it degenerate into chaos." How did he see his role? "I'm a role model, I'm a human glue, I'm a _________, I'm an __________ of viewpoints. I'm never a dictator of __________." ______ about how you exercise the role? Hire people who argue with you. And, guess what? Sometimes it's best to be deliberately fuzzy and vague.

Solution

  1. aggregator
  2. connector
  3. viewpoints
  4. advice

Original Text

How did Bill think about what his role was? Bill said, "I lead a volunteer organization. Talented people don't want to follow me anywhere. They want to cocreate with me the future. My job is to nurture the bottom-up and not let it degenerate into chaos." How did he see his role? "I'm a role model, I'm a human glue, I'm a connector, I'm an aggregator of viewpoints. I'm never a dictator of viewpoints." Advice about how you exercise the role? Hire people who argue with you. And, guess what? Sometimes it's best to be deliberately fuzzy and vague.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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creative abrasion 2
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Important Words

  1. advice
  2. aggregator
  3. argue
  4. bill
  5. chaos
  6. cocreate
  7. connector
  8. degenerate
  9. deliberately
  10. dictator
  11. exercise
  12. follow
  13. future
  14. fuzzy
  15. glue
  16. guess
  17. hire
  18. human
  19. job
  20. lead
  21. model
  22. nurture
  23. organization
  24. people
  25. role
  26. talented
  27. vague
  28. viewpoints
  29. volunteer