MaST Learning and Development Event - Leading Innovation - How can we develop Leaders and Teams to think critically and creatively? - Summary

MaST Learning and Development Event - Leading Innovation - How can we develop Leaders and Teams to think critically and creatively? - Summary

28th March 2017

 

In this event we shared how MaST consultants have worked with a variety of organisations on innovation and change.  In particular, we shared our observations of two striking patterns from a wealth of experiences with clients.  Namely, that leaders in client organisations often unintentionally either:

 

  • ‘Paralyse’ people with fear about the need for innovation and change using ‘hot’, emotive language and strategies

 

or

 

  • Bore people into lethargy using ‘cold’, ultra-rational language and strategies that fail to engage or motivate people

 

We then discussed ways in which leaders can break through this ‘Goldilocks conundrum’ so that innovation and change strategies can be ‘just right’ (i.e. not too hot and not too cold).  The Forum came to the conclusion that leaders who were successful at leading innovation practised collaborative leadership much of the time.  We explored what collaborative leadership looks and sounds like.

 

Finally, participants tried out a practical tool that leaders can use to collaborate with their teams in order to ‘rev up’ innovation, creativity and engagement.

 

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