Stephen Covey addresses the need for leaders to tear down walls that exist in organizations. These walls serve as barriers to interpersonal effectiveness, organizational collaboration, effective communication, and ultimately organizational productivity. To tear down walls effectively, leaders must master three of his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
- Think "we" not "me";
- Listen to understand, not to reply;
- Believe in third alternatives.
MORE HELP WITH REMOVING BARRIERS TO INNOVATION
Five Tools for Innovative Problem Solving
As you work to remove barriers to innovation, you'll need the help of your most critical allies - your employees. Getting them to work with you to tear down walls requires you to think and act differently in your everyday interactions. This book with its accompanying workbook can give you five simple tools to help you work with your team to develop innovative solutions to organizational problems. Available in ebook and paperback formats.