I participated in two meetings today; a strategy session with an existing client and touched base with a potential new client. Both were incredibly powerful experiences due to open feedback and a mutual interest in finding truth.
In the first, we reflected upon recent successes and few recent challenges, yet to be solved. As we interrogated reality, we began to see a new vision forming and a new sense of urgency. We owned our successes, we owned a few failures, and now we own a new vision.
In the second meeting, a vision for solving some pain points is still a bit distant. It’s not clear that I can offer a solid “fit” and solution for this client. Nevertheless, the open and faithful pursuit of what’s best for this organization was evident in our conversation…its stakeholders are truth-seeking pros, so refreshing.
Today (and all days), truth was the best constraint for creativity.