Stumbled across this in my Twitter feed last night and thought it would give us some good discussion points.
I very much like the idea of challenging and two of my favourite quotes sayings are
If you always do what we've always done - we'll always get what we've always got
Ask for forgiveness and not permission
Of course it makes sense to challenge the status quo but is this different to being a rebel?
Take a read of this post here How Rebellious Leadership Leads to Success
There are a lot of things in here I agree with and the examples that are used such a Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs are two iconic leaders that have made massive changes to society & attitudes and how we 'think differently'.
But what about in the 'real world' is having a rebellious streak a good thing, what if everyone was a rebel and all rules were broken. Would this lead to anarchy and commercial chaos.
Does your organisation culture encourage challenge or do people follow the rules as they are there for a reason?
I do believe that in order for us to progress, change and evolve we must always be prepared to challenge what has been before but it must be measured. We can't have a load of mavericks running around disrupting things so how can this be encouraged but done with minimum risk to business and people. Some business decisions could be classed as rebellious and challenging but have ultimately led to the downfall of organisations.
More questions here than answers but I'd be interested in your thoughts on the subject.
Do Rebellious Leaders Lead to Success?