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5 Things Mark Shuttleworth Has Learned about Organizational Change

Jan 29, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esther Schindler)

[ Thanks to Esther Schindler for this link. ]

"Many of the best ideas, concepts, prototypes and innovations come from a single person's insight. You get these amazing bits of work from inspired individuals who have the freedom to act, when they have the tools and knowledge they need.

"But to scale any operation takes the work of teams, and more often than not, teams of teams. Leaders inspire that flash of genius and also make those individuals want to work together. Great teamwork is a real skill.

"Finding a way to nurture individual passion and pride while at the same time creating a spirit of teamwork is a hallmark of the leaders I admire most. Pulling off both of those in the same organization is magical but essential."

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