Great leaders, innovative leaders, don’t stand on solid foundations.
They stand on invisible foundations and build visible ones for their teams and enterprise to stand and build on.
Leaders, by default, should stand on the edge. The stand with their heels on the known and familiar and the rest of their feet in the “coming soon space”.
They balance the established with the “yet to be established” and are firm where they stand.
Leaders who are always on firm ground and completely in control are not likely to be leading in the real sense. They’re not leading innovation. Neither are they driving necessary change in reinventing their enterprise for relevance.
Leader, if your leading is to be one of significance you must stand on the edge. Teach your team to stand and act there and your enterprise will be characterised by relevance and innovation.
Be bold. Be /ˈherətik/.