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Principal Principles

“I think the principles of creative leadership apply everywhere, whether it’s an advertising company or whether you’re running a hospital.” – Ken Robinson

We can call them rules, policies, fundamentals, principles, ethics, axioms, dogma, maxims etc etc.

But I was once again struck by how if we pick different but similar skills apart we find the same underlying principles at work.

Skinner & Bart

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I recently finished the book “Talk Like TED” by Carmine Gallo and a smile came across my face. I realized that what I was hearing was not all that different from a book on songwriting called “Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting” by Ralph Murphy.

What we can take away from this is that what we learn in one field may be applicaple to not just that field but to a variety of fields. If the principles are sound we can use them almost anywhere.

Sure, the tools and formats may change but the principles stay the same.

Just like there are optimal ways to give a talk there are optimal ways to craft songs or make movies or write books or making a painting. If we take the time to analyze them we would find a lot of commonalities despite them being so different.

We would find the same guiding principles.

“There are three constants in life: change, choice and principles.” – Stephen Covey

“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” – Victor Hugo

“Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.” – John C. Maxwell

Carmine Gallo – Three Secrets All Inspiring Messages Share

Ralph Murphy – How To Write A Hit

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