Leadership teams often find themselves in a vicious cycle of launching a “transformation” every three to five years. All too often after some initial gains, old habits creep back in, the impact is lost, and the transformation is deemed to have failed—resulting in teams losing faith in future efforts.
How do you become a leader of people? The best training for up-and-coming leaders is a degree in the humanities and a degree in business.
The best leaders are willing to listen to their employees. They should accept ideas, provide funding, follow up and give credit to employees’ suggestions.
Building an innovation mindset within a team is similar to building a muscle; it needs practice and more practice. "Visual diversity" is no longer enough, "cognitive diversity" is the game-changer for high performing organizations.