Experiment, Endure, Experiment
Leadership of organisations big or small can be frustrating if it is attempted in Closed User Group (CUG) environments with low appetite for risk taking. Such organisations at best break even and are no fun to be part of. The moment you find yourself in such a bind where creativity is subject to hide bound rules and regulations, I recommend it is time to pack your bags and quit.
For one, if you are a creative person with an innovative streak, these CUGs will kill it first before you realize it.
Second, they are averse to change and believe in the magic of “don’t fix what ain’t broke” – status quo rules supreme here within the ambit of their rules.
Third, they will not allow you to experiment and would want better results following the same archaic rules that govern them. If you walk on the edge here, they will be the first to push you over.
Fourth, Ideas die fastest in such environments, frustrating all your baby steps at change management. These organisations normally are happiest chasing change along well beaten paths.
Fifth, Creativity is a dirty word here..using it can muzzle you faster than you can imagine.
If you are serving in an organisation which bides its time within the status quo..time you moved on.
To be a happy and successful leader, accept lower remuneration but an environment which enables you to experiment, explore, endure and then experiment some more.
Try it…it will make leadership fun!!
- How to Generate Creative Ideas? (socyberty.com)
- Bare bones TOGAF (blogs.cetis.ac.uk)
- Change Management – Change Processes That Work For People [Stephen Warrilow] (ecademy.com)
- Ten Tips for Managing Change Successfully (brighthub.com)
- “Values” (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- Test of endurance: McDonald’s burgers vs 7-ELEVEN sandwiches (beijingboyce.com)
Posted on October 19, 2010, in Leadership and tagged Business, Change management, Consulting, Creativity, Leadership, Management, Organization, Organizational Change, Risk. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.