Want to kill creativity and innovation in your organization? Most organizations are creativity and innovation inept, and it’s mostly out of their own doing. Why and how? As organizations become successful, their approaches are reinforced and they become even more resistant to change.
Who are your enemies? Do they have names? How often do they show up in your life? External and internal, we all have enemies; the worst are internal. My three biggest enemies are my inner critic, self confidence and temperament.
I get asked about book recommendations all the time. In terms of leadership, which one book would you recommend? There are many leadership books out there, but there’s one that will definitely make you think differently and question yourself.
Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin wrote one of the greatest leadership books of all time: Extreme Ownership – How U.S. NAVY Seals Lead and Win.
Focus is power. When decided, committed and executed relentlessly, it leads to strategies that define new industries and new standards. It leads to memorable products and services that redefine or create new categories, while also enhancing people’s lives. Yet, focus is a very rare skill.
The are many incompetent people in leadership positions. People who were star performers before but suck at leading people. Yet, there they are in a leadership position. Then there are people who have the potential to be great leaders, who set the example, own the outcome and bring out the best in others.