episode 141 – don’t be a flip phone leader: what is innovative leadership?

Maureen Metcalf joins unsuitable again to talk about the importance of innovation and what that means for leadership at businesses.

Right now, the American workforce is undergoing a pretty massive change. Those who have been at the helms of our companies for so long are finally on their way out and a vastly different generation is moving in to take their places – and the customers that these businesses are serving are changing too.

Maureen Metcalf, CEO of Metcalf & Associates, joins unsuitable again to talk about the importance of innovation and what that looks like in terms of leadership. Given this shifting economic climate, what does a company have to do to stay on top?

Can your business afford to completely revamp itself to meet the demands of your changing workforce? Or, more importantly, can you afford not to? Why does leadership need to innovate?

Leaders have to continually change how they lead because who they’re leading and what they’re doing as leaders have changed – and changes continue to happen quite rapidly. It’s pretty much impossible nowadays to become an expert on a topic and then stay an expert on that topic in perpetuity because new information and ideas are constantly being put out there. So today, leaders have to acknowledge that they don’t know everything, admit that to the people they lead, and learn from the people around them.

If you are a leader in your organization, you will be interested in these other topics discussed in this episode:

  • How small business owners can be innovative leaders
  • The seven competencies of The Leadership 2050 Competency Model
  • Examples that show the positive outcomes of innovative leadership

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Since its inception, Metcalf & Associates has been dedicated to helping leaders evolve their leadership mindset and skills in an effort to create organizations that can continually innovate to achieve results in a highly-competitive and rapidly-changing environment. Check out their website to learn more about the company. You can also check out the links below to gain access to additional thought leadership and valuable tools.

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