Are you as intentional as an artist?

Note: This posting is based on my weekly “Thank God It’s Monday” which is offered to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: business execution

My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing the Spring 2012 art exhibition for The Academy of Art University in San Francisco–an institution founded by artists for artists in 1929.

Everything you would expect to see in a exhibition was there: paintings, photographs, pencil drawings of architectural concept drawings, interior design renderings, videos, animations, product labeling, web site design, sculptures, jewelery, clothing, etc. It was a remarkable collection.

The thing that struck me is how intentional everything is, how ubiquitous the things are in the collection yet we tend to take everything for granted until we stop and take a closer look. There was genius in the work. Yet, outside the context of the show, we take much for granted not realizing the enormous talent behind the final output.

How intentional is everything you do? The more intentional you are, the more likely you are to thrive and win as a few of these artists did.

Thought for the week:

“Today’s “wow” is tomorrow’s “huh? What are you doing to maintain your relevancy?” – Dave Gardner

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting

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