In "Ten Top Tips for the Innovative Leader", Paul Sloane gives valuable recommendations to everyone who wants to be more of a leader than just being some levels above in the org chart.
- Have a vision for change
- Fight the fear of change
- Think like a venture capitalist
- Have a dynamic suggestion scheme
- Break the rules
- Give everyone two jobs
- Welcome failure
- Build prototypes
- Be passionate
Many of his tips remind me of the concepts explained in "First, Break All the Rules", a great leadership book I read recently (and have to review here ASAP). And looking at the fifth point, this doesn't seem like a coincidence.
Especially the first two points resonate with me at the moment because I'm going to undertake a big change effort myself with my department.
Thanks to Paul for his great summary of important leadership qualities and practices!