Kaveh Naficy: How can a leader affect and change innovation?

You need to pull–not push–new ideas out of your organization. Kaveh Naficy, founding partner at Philosophy IB, recommends that leaders who want to innovate check their egos and remove barriers to creativity.

FAST COMPANY: How can a leader affect and change innovation?

KAVEH NAFICY: This is a very special kind of leadership. It has to do with pull. Pulling ideas out of the organization, not pushing. So it means that you manage your own ego, you manage the ego of your leadership team, that you use your position power to remove barriers in the way of innovation and that you really lead the communication, the celebration, around those great new ideas and the teams the people that were behind them.

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