He was born out of wedlock, raised by his father, but received no formal education. This painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer was possibly the most diversely talented person in the history of man.
Da Vinci’s success can easily be attributed to his passion for knowledge and curiosity about everything he experienced. These same qualities serve as a road map for successful leaders, teams and organizations.
Developing a culture of curiosity may be one of the most difficult paths for leaders and teams to develop. Da Vinci’s level of natural curiosity is rare, but Mitchen’s Constant Curiosity™ program develops and harnesses this trait so organizations can drive change, increase innovation and enjoy higher staff performance.
Mitchen spent years studying groups and teams to discover – and instill – the qualities of innovation. The result is Constant Curiosity™. A program that inventively trains participants to significantly increase high performance leadership and team discovery. Its engaging exercises explore the components of an active curiosity and show the path to discovery and innovation.
Constant Curiosity™ is one of six elusive components of leading at a high performance level. Curiosity is fundamental for sustained high performance and innovation; it is also a component for The Elusive Leadership™ system.
— Valorie McAlpin, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, UNC Charlotte