As promised in the introduction to this series of articles about Managers: The Good and the Bad, we’ll focus firstly on “The Innovator”.
Innovators are those leaders who can easily view the future and they will try to explain their view of the future to anyone who will listen. They challenge the status quo, think in terms of possibilities, and tend not to be encumbered by risks and ambiguity that hinder most people from embracing the future and change.
Characteristics of Innovators
|How to Spot:||Innovators tend to speak in the future tense|
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The people who follow innovators are either attracted to the future vision or to their passionate, often charismatic expression of what the future might be.
- How do innovators communicate vision to the masses?
- Must innovators Be managers? In fact, why wouldn’t we want to hire managers to help Facilitate the innovation. Aren’t Innovator and Manager jobs that compete with one another?