Leadership that enables innovation through safety
The complex and complicated world in which we live requires leaders who can foster group learning not just individual learning…to tap into the collective wisdom and capacity of the group. As the saying goes “no one is smarter than all of us”. To thrive going forward, organizations will need to create psychologically safe workplaces where all staff genuinely care, share, accept and risk so they can offer their ideas, gifts and talents. That starts with leaders modeling and reinforcing the desired behaviours. Staff do not listen to what their leaders say, but take their cues from the way their leaders act. How leaders act sets the stage for how the organization acts and conducts its business. So how do you do your business? Would your staff say you as a leader embodies your expressed principles and values with integrity and humility. Without the kind of environment where staff feel safe to speak up, ask questions, challenge the status quo, and take the initiative within the scope of their roles, how can you get the very best your people have to offer?