As I was listening recently to a leadership session put on by Simon Sinek, he used the term "curious" when describing his theory on "The Infinite Game."
For those unfamiliar, an infinite game mentality is predicated upon the fact that if you intend on remaining relevant and excelling (professionally and personally), you must adopt a long-game mindset. The magic of this thought process is that we get to choose how we play in this game called life. I jotted down the word "curious" in my notebook as I continued to listen in, making a point that I wanted to bring this forward as what I believe to be one of the most valuable strengths we may behold as professionals.
I vividly recall as a first grader being called out by our teacher for coloring outside the lines of what was given to us in a "paint by numbers" jungle image. Read more.