"We're not just one person with one set of skills.
We never are.
We are the ones that are needed at this very moment."
This moment could be a meeting, workshop, conversation or just walking in the park. Remember that you will have different strategies, ways of acting and tools at hand for that different kind of moments. This thought was inspired by my participation at @EUVIZ2018 in Denmark
Is there a way to work visually and tangibly without needing to draw something? Can a mental approach increase creativity? How do I decide as a leader what kind of tools and methods to use in a workshop? These are the questions I've pondered for more than two years.
A mental model is defined as being a set of rules or a structured thinking process, and it can help to navigate through complex issues. This has shown to be true with many leaders of the past and the present. Elon Musk is famous for utilizing diverse mental models. One of them is “Design from first principles” - at its core, this model declares, that you approach projects as if nobody ever before had done something similar. For example, Musk approached the first space rocket design of Space X as if nobody had built a rocket yet. This thinking clears of assumptions and lets you plan on a fresh plate. With this mental model in mind, Elon Musk approaches every creation project.