Making Innovation Personal: Resolutions For 2018, Part 1
Want to be part of an innovative organization? Change yourself first!
It’s hard for me to believe that any leader can inspire a more innovative organizational culture without themselves becoming a role-model for innovative behavior. This does not mean being “the source of ideas,” but, rather, being a supporter of innovation as a verb, characterizing the way we behave, rather than a noun, which typically applies to somebody else who is “responsible” for innovation. When innovation is thought of as a verb we are all responsible for it, no matter who we are, or what our role, or title. In short, it’s not enough to speak of innovation as if it were solely a strategic or organizational attribute; we need to make innovation a personal responsibility as well. Read more
This originally appeared on Forbes.com on December 25, 2017