3. Clear the "WHY"

The "why" is often difficult to define but it's important that we know our "why" because when we do, the rest becomes so much easier. 

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Improved listening leads to better understanding of ideas. As a leader, we must focus on listening intently and comprehending as much as we can understand in order to better guide and identify the spaces that needs focusing. 

Remember: Your team knows you and your company the best, therefore it's only right that we give them the space to be heard and ask questions.

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Heptagon Thinking

This is a seven step system that's been developed to guide collaboration with customers that allows them to make major changes that disrupts industries. 

Althought the change won't be instant since it takes effort, communication, and commitement, but it will ultimately provide the capacity to innovate faster and drive better success. 

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It is dire that we move quickly in every aspect when it comes to innovation. Early ideas should be shared to provide the ability for people to contribute.

We shouldn't wait for the perfect report because failure is OK as long as we're pushing the boundaries of innovation because it won't always work. 

In technology, we call this 'fail fast' because even if it fails it's become a great benefit to learning and continual innovation.

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It's important to build in time and space for stakeholders to think and reflect. Often, it is the uninterrupted space that allows many of us to reflect, to each their own. 

When we have a team with diverse perspectives, it is often the space that allows for the best discussions to take place and of course, creativity to take place. 

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Innovation will continue to have its greatest impact for an organization if we remember "what are we famous for?"

Focus on the specifics and make it something simple.

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Often there will be friction between managers and members and removing friction is the first step to disruption. We should remove the bias which provides the bandwidth for people and resources to focus on changing things for the future.

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Provide a platform to empower people as equals in addressing innovation. As they say, "the best innovation often comes from withint an organization" which are usually sparked by comments such as "why do we do that?"

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Is a collaboration document and ongoing process used to mindfully custom design business and personal relationships. 

It captures what draws each individual to the situation, enables you to let others know how you work best, helps you mindfully design the framework of the collaboration, and provides a path back to peace when the need arises. As an ongoing collaborative process, it wires your brain for more connection and compassion and enables groups of all sizes to continually find clarity. 

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3 Approaches To Collaborative Leadership

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Organisations face 3 types of challenges during a pandemic:

  • Traditional Demand: The need to satisfy the same customer demand as before but with a modified approach. 
  • Emergent Demand: The need to satisfy a new customer demand that emerged from the pandemic
  • The time period of changes: Forecasting how long these changes will last, whether temporary changes are likely to disappear once the pandemic is over or sustained changes that will become a regular part of your organization’s operations going forward.

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Cases of Innovation in the COVID-19 Era

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Talent Spotting

Digital leaders don’t have to do everything themselves, but they must be able to spot the areas of their organization that need improving. Moreover, they need to be able to hire and develop the best talent to not only fill roles but also drive the business forward to greater success.

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