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Many Facets of Leadership, The by Albert A. Vicere, Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly Kaye, Vijay Govindarajan

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Chapter 3. The Creativity and Commitment Connection

Amarjit Chopra

Unblocking Innovation

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 ...

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