Since I’ve always been one of those “Lead, Follow, or Get out of My Way” kind of person, I tend to think differently from the average bear. When someone says “think outside the box”, my mind will wander to places that some people will think is a bit unusual. Those of us who are creative are used to being misunderstood. I can appreciate the people who have the discipline to do the daily repetitive tasks that keep the business world operating properly. But I am not one of those people. I was once asked if I preferred freedom or security in a job and my answer was freedom! I hope you can hear the soundtrack playing in the background behind that word. It’s probably from the 70’s. Back to the box. My box is colorful, and a bit abstract. I like to understand the big picture and how all the components fit together to make everything work. I don’t have to do every little task, I just want to know how each piece is essential to the big picture.