Too often, our business culture encourages us to play it safe- don’t speak up if you think the team is going in the wrong direction, avoid confrontation, don’t discuss your ideas for fear of them being seen as “too crazy”. But I say, be brave people! It is the only way to let innovation and creativity flourish.
Creating a culture of bravery requires creating a great team dynamic from the top down. Leaders must be the first ones to demonstrate bravery. But how do you do that if it doesn’t come naturally? Read Mona Patel’s article, “The Business of Business Culture: Shift From Blame to Brave” for some insight.