Monday, April 9, 2012

Disruptive Thinking

We need critical thinking that starts with new ideas and we need to develop those into innovative solutions that are researched and workable.  Just pointing out problems doesn’t get us anywhere.

So where do we go from here, whether we’re talking about disruptive thinking or contrarian ideas?

First, we need to know what we’re getting ourselves into.  

Second, we need to develop our ideas properly and do our homework.  This includes figuring out how to best introduce them.  Writing for professional journals is frequently a great way to launch innovative ideas and solutions.

Third, and finally, we need senior leaders who believe what they are preaching.  If we are going to “start thinking” what that really means is that leadership has to “start listening.”

Check out the rest of LCDR B.J Armstrong's blog post HERE at USNI.

1 comment:

H.G. Underway said...

Frankly, I would be happy if my bosses did any thinking at all.