Dissent – The Transformational Lubricant

Leaders need to better appreciate the fact that while we are in the process of trying to resolve a problem or invent a new solution, dissent is the powerful lubricant that expands the creative potential but only if we embrace it, rather than shy away from it. Leaders must be willing to create a wild and exciting environment where good ideas come from a wide variety of different sources and are allowed to accidently bump into other good ideas. We need to create environments where, to quote British Lord, author and scientist Matt Ridley, new ideas are encouraged to have sex with one another.