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Be in Shape to Innovate

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on August 21, 2008

Innovation—whether in your own life or as a leader of others—requires purpose, curiosity, exploration, and receptiveness to discovery. Many entrepreneurs have rejected tremendous opportunities because they lacked (or shied away from) one or more of these factors. Such resistance is understandable—after all, transformative change upsets our sense of normalcy. Yet this need not be you. How present are these four key ingredients in your world? Make any necessary changes to get yourself and your team in shape for innovation.

David Peck
Leadership Unleashed
Palm Springs, Calif.

Reader Comments

Dr. Wanda Bethea

August 22, 2008 1:44 PM

Thank you for your input regarding innovation. I am reminded of Peter Drucker's thoughts on innovation. Also, Positive Psychology principles, especially C. Peterson's & M. Seligman's six core strengths (wisdom & knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, transcendence and temperance, address how trtansformative change can be paths to authentic happiness, not resistance. I believe the Gallup organizations work (34 themes)would suggest how playing to our strengths certainly would get self and others in shape for innovation. I appreciated your tip and its title. Keep writing because your words are uplifting!

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