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Leading Innovation: Creating an Environment Where Creativity, Invention, and Change Can Flourish

July 30, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The difference between stagnant organizations and dynamic ones is clear: In dynamic organizations, ideas are readily surfaced, developed, and implemented—and leadership makes all the difference.

Innovation is a hot topic these days; however, before we explore the practices of leaders who excel at this critically important competency, we must dispel one myth: the myth of the lone genius.

Too often, we equate innovation to the efforts of solitary individuals toiling away in a garage or lab somewhere—individuals like Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs. It is true that these were brilliant men, but a detailed examination of their work reveals that all their major inventions were the product of collaboration; teamwork; and, most surprisingly, organization-wide efforts.

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