How To Be An Innovative Leader


How you can be an Innovative Leader

Friday 7th April 2017
Amy Turk

Strong leadership is critical, and every manager should be cultivating certain behaviours and skills to maximise innovative thinking.

The core ingredients of leadership are universal:

– Good judgment
– Integrity
– People skills

According to an XBInsight data survey, there are five skills that innovative leaders have in common. These skills include:

1. Managing Risk
If you identify risks that are present in your project early on, it leaves you with an open mindset, and you will be able to spot mistakes easier in future scenarios. Communicate about risks with your employees in team meetings – they may have noticed some that you’ve missed. Tackle the risks in the correct order! Prioritise them, so you overcome the more dangerous risks first.

2. Demonstrating Curiosity
The power of interest in Leadership allows you to keep an open mind by suspending any assumptions, get to know what employees are thinking, gain a better understanding of the critical thinking process that goes on in other people’s minds, strengthen the relationship and acknowledge a person’s self-worth.

3. Leading Courageously
“Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there’s nothing to lose. There’s no wrong you can’t make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.” -Jewel

4. Seizing Opportunities
See the advantages in changing situations and take them in your stride! Examine setbacks related to creating new opportunities and overcome them!

5. Maintaining a Strategic Business Perspective
Ensure that the time you’ve given yourself is possible to get everything done!

Leadership is helping you and others to do the right things. Leaders set direction, create a realistic vision and create something new. It isn’t about taking control or winning; it is about being innovative and creative and enforcing knowledge onto a team.


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