Monday 16 June 2014

Are you a connoisseur of candor?

I'm currently studying the book Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. It's a book that will definitely make my recommended reading list and probably my top 21 list.

I was inspired to get the book after watching an interview with Ed as referred to in this post.

The interview and now the book have intrigued me because of Ed's insights into and work with candor, a key to the huge success of Pixar and Disney films created through the leadership of Ed and many other people.

Being a connoisseur of candor (a constant work in progress) is a key to my No BS mentoring work. People are sick of spin and BS. Being able to cut through the crap gives my clients and myself an edge.

Being a connoisseur of candor is a key component of 'Change Champions and the roles they play remarkably well' which is the working title of a book I'm currently writing that is the sequel to my Changing What's Normal book published 3 years ago this month.

Are you a connoisseur ("A person with expert knowledge or training, A person of informed and discriminating taste") of candor?

Here's some of my insights into candor.

If these resonate with you and you have insights of your own you'd like to share, then please contact me on +61 418 807 898 or email You might end up in my new book, with proper acknowledgement of course.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.

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