Leaders, innovate please!


Leadership vs management (Credits - ocd007 / FlickR)

Leadership vs management (Credits – ocd007 / FlickR)

Enough!

Enough ‘do what I say, not what I do’!

Enough ‘we aspire to be a centre of excellence’ bla bla bla but we don’t put our heart and money to it!

Enough old potions in new bottles!

Enough 20th century management in 21st century networked leaders’ age!

LEADERS, IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE!

I realise starting this year with a rant may not be the most appropriate debut in a new year full of exciting opportunities.

But somehow I’ve just had enough of…

Leaders, if you want to innovate, do it properly! Start with your staff’s ideas; consider their connections and their networks; see them as the DNA of the company – one that keeps reforming and offering opportunities; allow people to try things out / reflect / report / reframe and reinforce their initiatives; open your circle, heart, mind and soul; and: lead the way, pave the way for all the leaders-to-be that you say your company holds but that your actions implicitly deny…

There are various examples out there. This is just one more way to open up:

The ball is in your court, and the clock is ticking. Dinosaurs go extinct, so in front of that swimming pool of change, risk, unfamiliarity and innovation, your precious company has to just dive or die. The choice is yours, and a lot of people are ready to help!

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3 thoughts on “Leaders, innovate please!

  1. Thank you both for your reactions,

    I’ll check these ‘How Matters’ posts very soon – rants can be good, not only for you to release frustration but also for others as they reveal interesting insights that are related to deeper emotions and as such less likely to surface up easily.

    On a similar topic (leadership in complexity) see Harold Jarche’s recent blog post: http://www.jarche.com/2014/01/connected-leadership-better-decisions/ and Aid on the Edge’s 2010 write-up: http://t.co/dy79ObUqYW

    Cheers,

    Ewen

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