I have always said that whoever wins innovation, wins the future. This article in Forbes has some great tips on how the leaders of tomorrow can increase their innovative intelligence.
The four tips Forbes lists are the following:
1. Develop an appetite for risk. Chances are, you’re risk averse because you’re afraid of making mistakes, looking bad in front of your peers, wasting resources or failing. But if you want to be more innovative, you must conquer this fear and increase your tolerance for risk-taking.
2. Build your cultural competence. Building your own cultural competence amplifies these abilities and gives you even more tools to create highly inclusive teams with meaningful relationships.
3. Fail fast. Failing fast not only saves time and resources that would otherwise be wasted on pursuing a flawed idea, but it gives you and your teams a better understanding of what does and does not work, which will ultimately help your business be more successful in the long run.
4. Get curious. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people close themselves off to new ideas before even giving them a chance.
You can read the article in its entirety here: Leading The Way With Innovation: Four Ways Anyone Can Be More Innovative (forbes.com)