5 Things Mark Shuttleworth Has Learned about Organizational Change
Jan 29, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."