Pro Tips / September 11, 2018

TEDTalk Tuesday: Linda Hill and Rethinking Innovation

In her talk “How to Manage for Collective Creativity,” Linda Hill argues that our traditional notions of good leadership do not inspire innovation. After conducting a study on almost twenty innovation leaders around the world, she found that innovation does not come from executing a single leader’s vision.

Exciting change and innovation come from multiple people having the opportunity to share their ideas and participate in the process as equals. One of the keys here is that team members have different expertise. This conception of innovation is important. We often think about everyone on a team except for the leader as minions working toward a singular goal defined by the leader. Hill’s ideas give team members the opportunity to start thinking about themselves as essential parts of the innovation process.


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Mona Beydoun
I am a graduate written communications student. In addition to writing for the Holman Success Center blog I also work as the graduate assistant for the Eastern Michigan Writing Project and Campus and Community Writing. I enjoy reading and watching period dramas in my free time.

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