Keep creative ideas flowing

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in Best-Practices Leadership,Leaders & Managers,Leadership Skills

A great idea is hiding somewhere in your organization. Can you find it and put it to use? If you have no clue how to uncover that idea, some of the reasons might include:
  • An overly rigid chain of command where middle managers stifle the creative people they supervise.

  • A leadership style—perhaps yours—that seems to place little value on creativity or big thinking.

  • An entrepreneurial culture where employees keep their best ideas to themselves, hoarding ideas until they can start companies of their own.

  • A stodgy corporate culture where people doubt that you value creativity.
People stifle their creative impulses for many reasons. Identifying those reasons is a step toward discovering the best ideas residing in the ranks.

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