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What is the THEME?

For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

Great article in Harvard Business Review about Francis Ford Coppola, who has produced 72 movies and directed 33, including The Godfather and Apocalypse Now!

In answering a question about how he gets creatively unstuck, he says his “little exercise” is to ask:

What is the THEME, in a word or two?

While Coppola uses this to get out of an impasse or break a roadblock, I would encourage everyone in our For Impact World to relate this to the Vision word, the Message and the Story. If you know your theme (in a word or two or three!), it will help you run your organization, hire great talent, deliver amazing solutions and impact, and much more!

Thought for the Day: What is your THEME?