With a lot of university graduations and commencements, it might be a good moment and pause to think about a degree that colleges and universities should be offering their students. That’s why I opined a number of years ago that we needed to prepare people for a fast paced future by letting them enroll in a Masters of Business Imagination Degree.
Grab the PDF to the right, and share it around. Here’s how it reads.
“In a time of rapid, disruptive change can be a death sentence – not only for organizations, but for the careers and skills of those who work there! It’s time to abandon the thinking that has had you anchored firmly to the past – and to shift your focus to the future, with enthusiasm, motivation and imagination.
You can do this by abandoning any pretense that the skills of yesterday will be important tomorrow. Figuratively and literally, it is time to move beyond the thinking that has led us to a world of MBA’s – Masters of Business Administration – and focus upon the critical skill that will take you into tomorrow. The world doesn’t need more administrators. It needs more MBI’s – Masters of Business Imagination!
What are the attributes? MBI’s:
- see things differently
- spur creativity in other people
- focus on opportunity, not threat
- refuse to accept the status quo
- bring ideas to life
- learn and unlearn
- refuse to say the word can’t
- accept challenges with passion and enthusiasm
- thrive on diversity
- challenge assumptions
- are solutions oriented