Innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche isn't afraid of bold changes or chaos. The dot com world demands constant adaptation and a keen eye for opportunity spotting, but so do most other industries as well. Moving quickly, according to Gutsche, should be a higher priority than achieving perfection.
In Gutsche's business strategy book Exploiting Chaos, he uses an insightful quote from Colin Powell that illustrates why pissing people off is not only inevitable, but necessary. Powell states,"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions. It's inevitable, if you're honorable. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity."
Transformational change will make people uncomfortable, but making the right changes will ultimately lead to both success of both the team and company.
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