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Leadership / Management Tip
Quote by Thomas Edison

"I have not failed. I've successfully discovered 10,000 things that won't work."

— Thomas Edison

Keep experimenting with new ideas, strategies, and protocols. A leader can drive beneficial change through fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation. A key part of this culture is to encourage creativity, support employee-initiated ideas, and to emphasize that failure is a necessary and critical part of making progress. But first, do not harm! Remember that change for the sake of change is not a good use of limited resources. Be sure an important goal and desired improvement is driving the change pursued. Be open to ideas, but also be wary of cute ideas presented as the latest panacea. Plan carefully and break the problem into small parts to maximize the benefit gained and minimize unintended negative consequences. The goal is to foster a culture of continuous improvement through implementing controlled discrete changes without causing harm to clients, employees, systems, brand, and reputation. Above all, always include your team and get as much input as possible before moving forward with any plan.

Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2023