Here is a counterintuitive thought … surround yourself with like-minded individuals.  I know, I know we all have been told great leaders build a team of diverse individuals, who are ready to challenge the status quo.  And yes … I agree,  but these diverse individuals also need to be like minded.  What do I mean?  Well let’s say, for example, you believe your customer base is moving towards online purchasing and others think “our business is different.”  This clash of world views will dramatically slow needed change, transformation and innovation.  So … once your strategy is set, for innovation and change to occur … surround yourself with like-minded individuals. 

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