If you are looking for Innovative leadership then this will inspire you onwards and upwards. Shared by one of South Africa’s most
Having just left the football field with my 5 year old son I was finally motivated to write this blog. Why? Trying to teach him to kick the football in the correct way, it dawned on me in that moment I was doing to him what every organised structure is designed to do.
As I caught myself I paused, looked at him and said, “My boy, you figure it out, play, have fun, and find new ways to kick a football.”
- Be the doctrine of the how and the why.
- Be the standard of the where and the when.
- Be the one and only way.
- Have the right answers!
The dawning of that realisation underpins why innovation is so important to me. Innovation should by definition not be
This is the need to ask ourselves ‘why?’. Why
A spirit of innovation is not technology or wonderfully bombastic ideas, but the courage to question our education, rules, bonafide truths and all so-called absolutes in between. Know that your bravery will be rewarded with knowledge; am I. Know you were courageous enough to acknowledge you were wrong and move forward.
In the future when you find yourself saying or even thinking thoughts like this is how it’s always been; this is the way we do things; there is no other way; this is impossible; these are the rules; some things can’t be questioned, stop, take a breath, and find a new way to kick a football.
Footnote (from Steve)
So go find that ball and a new way to score for your team!
You can reach Roland at: Roland.Naidoo@multichoice.co.za