"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one"
Imagine/ John Lennon
Imagination according to the TIM model is based on 21st century abilities:
· Digital expert
· Global awareness
Leaders with imaginative personality are often described as odd or eccentric. When they become leaders they find out how relationships form or the impact of their vision on others. They may also interpret others' motivations and behaviors throughout their vision and develop significant trust of others.
Their Imagination is based on:
Digital expert: a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully the digital tools and media. While using the digital media we develop our imagination and can express our thoughts without limits.
Global awareness: a conceptual understanding based upon an applicable knowledge of global and cultural perspectives. The understanding of concepts that impact the world encompasses, but is not limited to, environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic relations. This understanding reflects our imagination. Our perception becomes wide open and we can imagine behind the physical boarders.
Creativity: the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns and relationships, and to create meaningful new ideas; the ability to make new things or think of new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations, while using the digital media. The ability to make new things or think of new ideas, combining the global awareness and the digital options.
Imaginative Leaders signs and symptoms can include:
· Being a loner and lacking close friends outside of the immediate family
· Unique interpretation of events, including feeling that external events have significant meaning
· Uniqueness, eccentric or unusual thinking, beliefs or behavior
· High integrative point of view
· Suspicious ideas, hypersensitivity, and doubts about the truth
· Limited emotional responses
· Increased interest in solitary activities
The TIM model is based on seven 21st century abilities:
Truth- Problem solving & Critical thinking
Imagination- Digital expert, Global awareness & Creativity
Morality- Communication & Collaboration
The TIM model offers the opportunity to design leaders thoughts by searching the truth, developing their imagination and morality. We can use the TIM model to move from conformist leader to imaginative one.