Business organizations are looking for the next breakthrough. As a leader, they’re looking to you to be an innovative leader.
The big question is: How do I become an innovative leader?
That’s what we’re going to look at today. We’re going to see where innovation comes from and how you can use innovation in your leadership.
What Is Innovation?
At its core, innovation is a new method, idea, product, etc. Innovation is bringing something new to the table.
This means you’ve got to be thinking of new ways to do things. How can you look at the current methods of work and take a better approach to getting things done?
Now, innovative leadership doesn’t mean you have to think outside of the box. Innovative leadership means you’re always looking for ways to improve. Read more...
Great leaders will embrace their pain. Great leaders know there will be danger ahead. Great leaders see challenges and run towards them.
Do you know what each of these traits have in common?
They are the epitome of a courageous leader.
What Is Courage?
Webster’s Dictionary defines courage as:
The ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
Courage means you face the tough trials in life. When there’s pain, you embrace or face it. When there’s danger, you confront it. When you’re challenged, you don’t back down.
These actions are courageous.
They take chutzpah. They take guts. They forge ahead!
How To Become A Courageous Leader
I believe courage is an integral part of a leader. You can’t beat new paths or cast vision without a little bit of courage. Read more...
Management loves to play it safe. Systems are in place to keep the machine running effectively and efficiently.
Leaders don’t have this luxury. They’re heading into the unknown. No, wait… You’re heading into the unknown.
Real leaders, not managers, are looking for the next breakthrough. Keeping an eye out for the next mountain to summit.
Think about major league sports. A lot of it’s played safe until it’s crunch time. Then the team leader has to make a choice.
Do they take easy score or do they go for the risky extra point?
Your leadership will require you to take risks.
Leaders head into the unknown
There’s always the risk that there are unknown unknowns.
— Nate Silver
As you move towards your goals and purpose, the road will get cloudy. Situations you didn’t foresee will arise. You won’t know what the next step will be. Read more...
Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Jumping out of an airplane. Moving out the state. Creating a movement that changes the world.
Serving your country. Pursuing your dream. Trying out for the Broadway play. Asking for your girlfriend’s hand in marriage?
What do you need to start these events?
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You are probably thinking it requires money, time, commitment, etc. Some great hurdle to overcome.
Yet it doesn’t require much to get started.
It only requires a brief few moments of courage.
Just enough to push you out of your comfort zone and into an adventure you haven’t known before.
Don’t believe me? Let us break down a few of these events and see what could get them started. Read more...