"Motivation is far more complicated that most people realize, but Linda Henman understands its nuances and complexities. In her incisive book [Risky Business], she explains why motivation lives at the heart of innovation — and how to tap that motivation in yourself and your team."
Too often leaders shy away from disruptive, high-stakes, pivotal decisions about the future.
And yet, moving forward requires prudent risk-taking.
If you make a move, you might choose wrong. You could fail.
And so you hesitate.
But by waiting, you’re not progressing.
Drawing on a rich trove of original, cutting-edge research and four decades’ worth of consulting, Linda Henman knows what it takes to succeed in the C-suite.
She dispels myths by presenting a clear and compelling summary of what she has observed―and in many cases, helped to create.
Her in-the-trenches experiences spurred her to arrive at this conclusion: Myths about leadership have blinded us to what leaders really do. Many leaders believe in the concept of creative disruption but remain skeptical about trusting it.
“Finally, a psychological explanation for why so many smart people won’t innovate. My research indicates that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident, creative, and successful. Dr. Henman adds that we also have a greater capacity for taking prudent risks. This book is chock-full of pragmatic sage advice that will put leaders on the right path.”
Take action before biases negatively impact your decision-making—especially in high-stakes situations.
Recognize that changes aren’t permanent; you can solve complex problems; and failures aren’t fatal.
Motivate yourself and those you lead, teach, and love to transform their lives and your own for the better.
See changes as opportunities to take dramatic actions that improve productivity and profits.