Ambidextrous Leadership: Science to Practice & Business
Ambidextrous leaders can engage in opposing behaviors when needed. On one hand, they need to be able to generate possibilities, brainstorm, and encourage tangents, mistakes and risk. On the other hand, these same leaders also need to be strong on implementation by carefully tracking progress, holding people accountable and having them adhere to rules. One or the other is not enough to predict their capacity to lead innovation.
What behaviors open up possibilities? Then exactly how do you tip the balance and move toward making decisions, throwing out options and moving forward to deliver? What other balances are key?
Are you equally strong in opening up options and exploring as you are in narrowing down and challenging your client turn dreams into reality by being a tough advocate?
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