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Steve Sherlock

Yes, one must also foster an environment where there is a willingness to honestly discuss the options and then to allow for the failure, learn from it and continue on. Too many times, thoughts other than the "approved" ones prevent creativity and innovation to begin with, never mind allow something different to be tried. It requires a real strong person to be able to lead in that way.

Craig Hoeferkamp

I just started blogging by request of some of my peers and direct reports. It is great to see this type of discussion occurring in the blogisphere. I agree with Steve as well on this; it's OK to be wrong at the beginning. There certainly needs to be a balance between speed vs discipline, innovation vs bullet-proof work product, visionary leadership vs delivering output without fail, enable & initiate vs control & enforce. Innovation is, all too often, killed by red tape and bureaucratic politics in many organizations in the US.

Craig Hoeferkamp

I just started blogging by request of some of my peers and direct reports. It is great to see this type of discussion occurring in the blogisphere. I agree with Steve as well on this; it's OK to be wrong at the beginning. There certainly needs to be a balance between speed vs discipline, innovation vs bullet-proof work product, visionary leadership vs delivering output without fail, enable & initiate vs control & enforce. Innovation is all too often killed by red tape and bureaucratic politics in many organizations in the US and that must be addressed.

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