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Innovative Change - Rethinking the Rules: 
4 Leadership Patterns Which Hinder 
Innovative Change 
March 2014
WWW.WISERCHANGE.COM 
Innovation drives the heart of every exceptional 
business, and successful innovative change 
relies ...
WWW.WISERCHANGE.COM 
Leaders must be open to new opportunities, 
find ways to be innovative and be willing to 
change thei...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Unfortunately, leaders often hold themselves and 
their organisation bac...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
What blocks these leaders from rethinking the 
rules and making innovati...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
A Harvard Business Review article - Stop 
Holding Yourself Back - identi...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Pattern #1 – 
Not understanding the definition of leadership. 
Leading i...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Failing to understand that leadership is about 
making others better and...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Pattern #2 – 
Being distracted by your personal or public image. 
Acting...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Falling victim to a self-serving image (i.e. The 
need to look smart.) g...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Pattern #3 – 
Turning competitors into enemies. 
Filtering data to serve...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Misperceiving behaviours or motives of others 
limits leadership, silenc...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Pattern #4 – 
Overly waiting for permission from others. 
Failing to act...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
Stalling in order to always seek permission from 
the organisation, seni...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
How do leaders break free from these patterns, 
help their team members ...
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE 
SURVEY TEMPLATE 
We’ll share those answers in our next 
presentation - 4 Strategies to Br...
Want to give your change initiatives a better 
chance to succeed? 
Download Your Free Change Pulse Survey Template 
to hel...
Questions? Contact WiserChange™ 
If you have questions about innovating change 
in your organisation or change management,...
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Innovation drives the heart of every exceptional business, and successful innovative change relies on effective leadership. In this presentation, we identify and discuss common patterns seen in leaders who hinder innovative change in their organisations.

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  1. 1. Innovative Change - Rethinking the Rules: 4 Leadership Patterns Which Hinder Innovative Change March 2014
  2. 2. WWW.WISERCHANGE.COM Innovation drives the heart of every exceptional business, and successful innovative change relies on effective leadership. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 2
  3. 3. WWW.WISERCHANGE.COM Leaders must be open to new opportunities, find ways to be innovative and be willing to change their own mindsets and behaviours. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 3
  4. 4. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Unfortunately, leaders often hold themselves and their organisation back when it comes to making innovative change. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 4
  5. 5. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE What blocks these leaders from rethinking the rules and making innovative change? © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 5
  6. 6. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE A Harvard Business Review article - Stop Holding Yourself Back - identified 4 common patterns seen in leaders who hinder innovative change. We summarise those patterns in the following slides. (*Read the HBR article here ) © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 6
  7. 7. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Pattern #1 – Not understanding the definition of leadership. Leading is not about you, your personal goals or charisma. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 7
  8. 8. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Failing to understand that leadership is about making others better and unlocking innovation in those individuals is a formula for failure. This pattern reflects a basic misunderstanding of the role of leadership. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 8
  9. 9. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Pattern #2 – Being distracted by your personal or public image. Acting like a leader can get in the way of leading. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 9
  10. 10. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Falling victim to a self-serving image (i.e. The need to look smart.) gets in the way of learning, taking risks, and asking for or accepting help. This pattern limits a leader’s choice of tools and actions to influence others. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 10
  11. 11. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Pattern #3 – Turning competitors into enemies. Filtering data to serve personal needs hinders decision-making. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 11
  12. 12. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Misperceiving behaviours or motives of others limits leadership, silences open conversations, and inhibits employee engagement. This pattern creates an environment of distrust which results in leaders making the wrong decisions. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 12
  13. 13. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Pattern #4 – Overly waiting for permission from others. Failing to act without complete buy-in from stakeholders. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 13
  14. 14. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE Stalling in order to always seek permission from the organisation, senior team or the Board before acting on what one believes is the right thing, shows a lack of character and audacity. This pattern leads to missed innovation opportunities or never embarking on innovative change in the first place. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 14
  15. 15. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE How do leaders break free from these patterns, help their team members flourish and support their organisations successfully with innovative change? © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 15
  16. 16. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHANGE PULSE SURVEY TEMPLATE We’ll share those answers in our next presentation - 4 Strategies to Break Leadership Patterns that Hinder Innovative Change. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 16
  17. 17. Want to give your change initiatives a better chance to succeed? Download Your Free Change Pulse Survey Template to help you and your team prepare for successful organisational change. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence
  18. 18. Questions? Contact WiserChange™ If you have questions about innovating change in your organisation or change management, please contact the WiserChange™ team. info@wiserchange.com P: +61 2 99551212 www.wiserchange.com Facebook.com/WiserChangeConsulting Linkedin.com/company/wiserchange @Wiserchange Like us on Connect on Follow on © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 18
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