The key is not being afraid to make mistakes, but to feel safe making it and quickly move on—we all know that, but what we forget most of the time is to know when we make such mistakes and how to fix it. Apple has Steve Jobs, and Disney Pixar has John Lasseter. What about you?
Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich:
The project “wasn’t working at all,” he says, until Lasseter stepped in at the 11th hour, tore up what was there and rebuilt the story to resonate with audiences, pulling off what many at the studio consider Pixar’s best film. (And that was hardly an isolated case. “Ratatouille” was repaired much the same way, with “Incredibles” director Brad Bird overhauling the project late in the game. Lasseter even allowed director Andrew Stanton to “reshoot” a couple scenes on “Wall-E” — a costly fix rare in animation.)