There is innovation; and there is trust. There is the freshness of thought in true innovation. There is the confidence of fearless trust. What do we have when innovation and trust join?
In this young 21st Century, we experience the impact of innovation vividly in our daily lives. Unfortunately for us, both individually and collectively, we do not consistently experience the impact of trust with the same regularity.
Innovation can be strangled when we are imprisoned in a perpetual reactive structure. True individual innovation is achieved only as one gets calm and thinks. The currency of relational trust is embezzled by the reactive behavior encouraged in the same strangling structure. Fearless trust is achieved by the same practice of calmness and thought.
The combination of calmness and thought is a gift to one’s self and a commitment to those led, influenced, and served. From this gift, and through this commitment, you are able to join innovation and trust for a transformational confidence.
So, what do you have when you allow innovation and trust to join?
To remain calm, collected and clear in the midst of collective anxiety is to be a leader. -Jeffrey A. Miller in The Anxious Organization