Neil Young: Waging Heavy Innovation - Forbes
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From Neil Young: Waging Heavy Innovation - Forbes by Henry Doss:
Innovation is not for the faint of heart, nor for those who lack the capacity for joy.Full article on Neil Young: Waging Heavy Innovation - Forbes.
Leading an innovation culture means living inside of chaos, while maintaining a focus on cardinal points; operating within demanding goals and financial requirements while remaining open to diverse and contradictory points of view; sometimes “losing your way to find your way.” Above all else, though, authentic leadership is about experiencing and celebrating the joy of innovation. And if you are looking for a good role model — someone who best exemplifies all the traits of innovation leadership — you need look no further than Neil Young.
There are countless books, monographs, studies, articles and blogs addressing the issues of leadership and innovation, and more coming every day. But Neil Young’s recently released autobiography, Waging Heavy Peace, may serve as the best innovation case study out there. For those who study the “how” of innovation, and in particular the often mysterious challenge of leading innovation, Young’s life story captures it all in one compelling read.
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