(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

There are people who are terrific creators. They may or may not be equally good at implementing and managing their creations. Think ‘starving artist.’

There are others who aren’t particularly good at creating but who have the job of allocating that which has been created by others. Think ‘siloed subject-matter expert bureaucrat.’

Are you your happiest popping up ideas in bursts of creation? If so, delegate the getting-things-to-work part to people and systems good at it.

Or are you your happiest taking something created elsewhere and allocating its use or distribution in ways you see fit within the guidelines you have? If so, make sure you are yoked up to a good creator.

Coaching Point: Create or Allocate? Which draws you the most?

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