Chapter 3. The Creativity and Commitment Connection
Some people are good at implementing new ways of doing things, regardless of whether or not they work in a place where the culture is "innovation friendly." The ones I've worked with are different from each other in many ways, but they all have one thing in common: the ability to create the right kind of buy-in for new ideas. By "right kind" I mean buy-in that transcends turf issues and that motivates people to put in the extra effort almost always needed to implement a new or better way of doing something.
Why do they all share this ability? Because in any organization with more than a few dozen people—with the possible exception of startups—it's a lack ...