Qualities of Creative Leaders/Lovers

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Another list for you list-lovers out there.  Here’s a great one from David Ogilvy, highly revered in the advertising world, of qualities he looks for in creative leaders :

High standards of personal ethics.
Big people, without pettiness.
Guts under pressure, resilience in defeat.
Brilliant brains – not safe plodders.
A capacity for hard work and midnight oil.
Charisma – charm and persuasiveness.
A streak of unorthodoxy – creative innovators.
The courage to make tough decisions.
Inspiring enthusiasts – with trust and gusto.
A sense of humor.


I was thinking this list might be good information in a dating site profile.  You know the question about “what are you looking for in a mate”?  Do you think anyone would dare respond to a set of criteria like this?  Just wondering.


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