Leadership for Innovation

Three monkeys were caged with a bunch of bananas on the ceiling and a ladder to conduct a study...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It is vital for companies to have strong leadership, but it’s probably not enough. In times of crisis like the current ones in which innovation can be the key to survival, leadership must be accompanied by the culture necessary to generate and accept the changes.

David Fischman made an excellent analysis of the topic in his article in Prensa.com: "During a study, three monkeys, a bunch of bananas hanging from the ceiling and a ladder were put in a cage. Every time a monkey tried to climb the ladder to reach the bananas, the researchers would shoot a stream of very cold water at it..."

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