Wake Up! Leadership, Optimism, and Innovation
Chris Trimble and I wrote an article in BusinessWeek about innovation, ambition, and optimism:
Innovation only sometimes ends on an upbeat. Failure is inevitably a part of the innovation game. Post-failure, some companies tear themselves apart looking for someone to blame. Others dig for the right lessons learned and move on to fight another day.
We face the same choice now: not as a company, but as an entire economy. We can be weak in defeat, or we can be strengthened by it.
What we're saying is that optimism, the ultimate intangible, has a powerful role to play in rebuilding the world economy. As we say in the article, we still have the same factories, the same workforce, the same talent, as we had before the crisis.
People are ready to chase dreams again, ready to innovate. Are you?
If you are a business leader, then your mood is the outlook. It's time to get up, stand up!