Want game-changing ideas and execution? Hire misfits, weirdos, black sheep, difficult people who don’t fit into traditional roles because they are just brilliant. This isn’t a new idea, but when CEO’s say they want innovation, they don’t walk the talk by themselves; nor does human resources.
Boss as CEGO-Chief Error Generation Officer. People learn ONLY from screwup-and-adjustment cycle; your role is to accelerate the process.
— Tom Peters (@tom_peters) March 18, 2012
Awesome tweet by Tom Peters. It reminded me of the movie K-19 Widowmaker.
There are a few scenes in the movie K-19 The Widowmaker, which stars Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, where Ford (the captain of the submarine) starts a number of drills to test the crew’s ability to execute under pressure. These drills, simulate situations that might go wrong. How about starting a fire in the crew’s sleeping quarters? How about shutting down the torpedo bay? How about jamming the sonar? All at once. What do you do?
The thinking goes, if you can test your edge, you can execute under extreme pressure.
This is what Tom Peters is referring to. Not someone who just wants to make people feel uncomfortable (although that’s true too) just for the heck of it, but a more strategic role of accelerating learning.…
- GE’s Beth Comstock on What Design Can Do For Your Company
- Ten Innovation Myths – Scott Anthony – HBR
- Tom Peters – Innovation Comes from Dissatisfied People – Innovation Excellence
- Stop the Reckless Brainstorming and Focus your Creativity! – Innovation Management
- Booz: corporate culture is a key factor in successful innovation – Smart Planet
- If risk-taking is adaptive, why aren’t people smarter about it? via @ralph_ohr
Twitter is vast repository of information, conversations and individual thoughts. It’s hard to keep up and make sense of all of it but sometimes you get some concrete insights from people like Tom Peters telling you he’s underserved: