Exploiting Chaos

150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change

150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change - an award-winning business innovation book by Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter

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CULTURE OF REVOLUTION · Intentional Destruction Pis s people off CHAOS REQUIRES organizations to make bold changes. But people tend to become complacent, so transformational change will cause resis- tance and discontent. Don't let this be a barrier to change. As Colin Powell puts it: 142 "Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. Good leadership involves responsibility to the wel- fare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions. It's inevitable, if you're honorable. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity." When leaders avoid making these bold changes, the organization fails to adapt, and the most creative individuals will go elsewhere. Powell expands, "Ironically, by procrastinating on the difficult choices, by trying not to get anyone mad, and by treating everyone equally 'nicely' re- gardless of their contributions, you'll simply ensure that the only people you'll wind up angering are the most creative and productive people in the organization."50 Pursue the welfare of the group by making difficult decisions.

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