We live in a rapid state of change. Everything is in constant flux. This is not something new, it is just that the speed in which is it occurring is increasing. Successful business people need to stay in front of change, and the most successful actually lead it. I have spent a lot of time with Business Leaders, and what I have found is that those best able to lead change, share three common traits. They embrace creative conflict, they are nimble and they are adept at building bridges of understanding. Let’s take a look at each of these traits.
Conflict is often viewed as a negative in the workplace. That is why I add the word creative as a qualifier. This form of conflict emanates from people with diverse thinking who are assembled together to find a solution or exploit an opportunity. This is about leveraging the collective intelligence of a group.