Tip 1

Resist the Instinct to Kill a New Idea

CCL research shows that self-awareness is a critical competency for any leader and a key determiner of how effective you will be throughout your career. That’s especially true when it comes to nurturing new ideas. If you want to embrace innovation, it’s important to recognize what your likely first response will be when you are faced with a proposal that is new and innovative.

For most of us, like it or not, our first instinct will be to kill the new idea out of hand, without stopping to give it proper consideration. When we try to align a new idea into our existing mental framework, we notice the sharp edges. We focus on what doesn’t fit instead of what does. Rather than embracing and nurturing the ...

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