10 Principles of Innovative Leadership

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Innovative Leadership
An internal innovation programme or creativity drive is only as good as the people leading it. Encouraging employees to engage in adding extra value to the business will pose quite a challenge without management leading the way with a positive example. That famous phrase “eat your own dog food” springs to mind!

With this in mind I’ve created a list of the 10 principles of innovative leadership:

  1. Executives and managers are the soul of the company or brand they lead
  2. Amplify the innovative thinking and creativity in everyone they work with
  3. Continually distort reality and make the impossible seem possible
  4. Be relentlessly optimistic, exuding positive, infectious energy
  5. Create a culture of curiosity, never stop asking or learning, and have the best questions
  6. Establish trust, honesty and belief by giving away credit
  7. Empower employees
  8. Make unpopular calls to do the right thing by the work
  9. Inspire risk
  10. Celebrate success and failure