Do you want an innovative organisation – a creative workforce?
If so, think about when you last had an original (or half original) thought. Not recently?
Well, if you can’t think originally, why and how do you expect your staff to do so?
You need to be disciplined about thinking – and about adopting approaches and techniques that encourage creativity. You need to work at it – to practice those techniques and force yourself into situations where you have to think. (I recommend looking at TRIZ – look it up!)
When you start thinking, you can start encouraging your staff to do so.
What’s it like being a role model? You are about to find out.