Innovation is essential for the success and growth of any organization. The ability to come up with new and creative solutions to business challenges is what separates the best from the rest. The world is changing faster than ever before, and leaders must be able to drive innovation in order to stay ahead of the competition.
I remember when I was you there was a TV commercial that had the message of “Reading is fundamental.” I’ve always been an avid reader, always liked to consume knowledge since I was a little kid. Today, I read at least 3 books per month; I aim for 4. How? I prioritize learning, and reading books is one way I learn.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a great book on making better decisions; Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke. Today, I want to introduce you to Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition by Michael J. Mauboussin.
What drives your leadership behavior? If you were to write a list of principles that drive you everyday what would you write? I did this exercise over a decade ago and came up with a list which has since been updated to be more simple.
Do you often come to the same answer as most people? The same conclusion? Most people do. This is because they read the same stuff, talk to people who are similar to them and don’t question their assumptions. Social media has created a bubble devoid of critical thinking which drives people to the same conclusions.