Leading Innovation: Combine The Best Ideas (Week 22)

A lightbulb made up of difference pieces of fruit - concept of integrated decision-making

Creative resolution is the third capability leaders need to nurture for leading innovation. It requires working through differences, exploring ideas, and integrating the best of them into a solution. It gets powerful results.

Leading Innovation: Combine The Best Ideas (Week 22)

Traditional leadership:

When it comes to innovation, conventional leaders focus on compromise, or they bet on “one horse.”

A fresh approach:

New-era leaders focus on combining the best of different ideas. They don’t let fatigue or the prospect of conflict dictate decision-making.

Bring it to life:

  • Encourage employees to work through differences and push for the best option.
  • Allow exploration of ideas and call for resolution only when necessary.
  • Evaluate the merits of each idea and highlight the best aspects of each.
  • Seek solutions that combine the best of different ideas.
  • Ensure that decision-making doesn’t leave people feeling like winners or losers or mask underlying disagreement.

This concludes our series on leading innovation. You can revisit the entire series on our blog. Contact us to learn more about how our Collective Genius simulation and learning journey can help you put these concepts into action for your organization.