Breakthrough Innovation and Diversity Leadership #6 of 10

By October 31, 2014 No Comments

6- Let other people share their expertise, talent and experience, even when their ideas differ from yours.  You may find their idea is better.

It’s easy to talk about being open to other ideas, but it’s not that easy to do it in practice.

Smart leaders know what their strengths are and they know how to find people who are smarter than them in areas where they are not.

Breakthrough innovation occurs when a good leader knows how to bring together a diverse team with different experiences, skills and ideas. Just having a diverse team isn’t enough. It takes that smart leader who knows how to bring out the genius in others, and isn’t afraid of that genius.