Leading innovative teams

I try to cultivate organizations so that team members feel a sense of pride and identity, leaders learn and develop, and unexpected new ideas emerge.

As a leader, the recipe for a great innovative team isn’t surprising or secret:

  • Focus on hiring people who are curious, smart, creative, and kind.
  • Encourage curiosity and development of deep expertise.
  • Create opportunities for shared wins.
  • Give and receive feedback graciously and with compassion.
  • Ensure a meaningful mission.
  • Communicate simply and clearly.
  • Maintain humility and a sense of humor.