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Leadership and Innovation

‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins is an essential read for anyone interested in how organisations can perform outstandingly.  I am sure we will return to this book in future Blog items. For now we would like to reflect on two points that are made that would seem to impact on the likelihood of success for an organisation in embracing innovation.

The first is the ‘leader’.  Following substantial research Collins observed that: “the good-to-great leaders never wanted to become larger-than-life heroes. They never aspired to be put on a pedestal or become unreachable icons. They were seemingly ordinary people quietly producing extraordinary results.”  

The second reflective point is that the leader has to get ‘the right people on the bus (in the team) and the wrong people off the bus’ before the journey starts and get ‘the right people in the right seats’.  This can be a tough call but with a team in place who are self-motivated and trusting of the leadership the journey for transformation will continue even when changes of direction are necessary to adapt to changing conditions.

Are the people on your innovation ‘bus’ happily making the journey with the driver (the leader) in taking your organisation to a higher performing place? Is your leader someone who staff want to follow?  If the answer to both of these questions is ‘yes’ you should be set to experience great things!


Sep 17th 2015, 11:15am

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