Ted: Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

A fantastic Ted Talk combining ideas that sparked through a few books and courses I was lucky to enjoy already.  Managing for innovation is different from “visionary leadership” where the leader sets the vision and everybody is called to execute.

Leading innovation is creating a space where people are willing and able to do the hard work of innovative problem solving

Our role as leaders is to set the stage, not to perform on it…

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Innovative companies allow arguments – it is beneficial in the process of innovation.

Hire people who argue with you

Experiments rather than pilots. The only objective of the experiment is to learn.  The pilot is a trial; if it did not go well, somebody is to blame.

Innovation takes a willage