RETHINKING THE WAY WE DO THINGS AROUND HERE
Just as it has become increasingly important to rethink conventional wisdom, it has become increasingly difficult to do so. The growing complexity, volatility, and ambiguity of business and competition constantly demands new perspectives. This environment, however, is uncertain and filled with risk, and it is human nature to cleave to tried-and-true methods in unpredictable times. Faced with this paradox, many leaders opt for the latter—the traditional—course, especially in successful companies with strong cultures.
The ability to rethink is not something you find listed under leadership traits, at least in most traditional definitions of leadership. Yet like many of the traits discussed in this ...