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Companies, teams and individual achievers are sharply focused on achieving goals. But this focus on completion often limits the scope of the results and stifles innovation.
There is a time and place for problem-solving efficiency. But the regularity and pervasiveness of expansive thinking will actually solve problems you haven't yet identified, bringing greater efficiency, and giving you more time to execute big ideas.
Bring facilitation techniques to encourage participation.
By giving team members time and resources to grow, learn, and explore you get a better quality and wider brainstorming.
To better attract and maintain expansive thinkers, track the results of all progress made from expansive thinking sessions. Reward the teams and celebrate the accomplishments emphasizing the process and its benefits
Great leaders acknowledge there is a problem and demonstrate the severity of the problem and the benefit of the solution to stakeholders, partners, and shareholders.
This way, the leader not only takes responsibility for making the problem transparent, but he or she also explores different dimensions of the problem, consequently benefiting from others’ ideas.
Large corporations seem to lose their ability to innovate, something that they could do when they were small and nimble.
These big companies buy smaller companies, who are innovative despite struggling and being low on resources and finances.
Innovation, it seems, requires constraints and struggle.
Leaderships is one of the most misunderstood responsibilities in business.
Many people confuse leadership with rank or authority.