Everyone needs a provoker. Someone who questions everything, is never content with the status quo, is impatient to see action…
‘Have you seen the article about…?’
‘What do you think about this idea?’
‘I think there is a better way to…’
‘Are you free to talk about something?’
‘Could we change the way we do this?’
‘How do we make this happen?’
I receive these sorts of messages from my provoker at all hours of the day, sometimes when she’s in meetings with other people, sometimes while she’s out for a walk. She has what George Couros calls an innovator’s mindset…
‘Innovation is a way of thinking . It is a way of considering concepts, processes, and potential outcomes.’ That’s how my provoker functions. She looks at everything through a fresh lens and asks ‘Is there a better way?’ (She sometimes upsets those less eager to question and be questioned).
She never lets me rest. And I love that.
Who’s your provoker?