The proposal "A Vision of Leadership" (now Leadership for Collaboration and Innovation) demonstrates that implement is one of four fundamental leadership values and that it drives the three leadership practices of :
- Structuring our visualization of what we want and the organization to accomplish it.
- Conforming to the requirements of the organization and the needs that define a contribution.
- Realizing our visualization of what we want and our contribution to accomplish it.
When we over focus on implementation those three practices tend to dominate and the other practices, respecting, responding and improvising can sometimes be allowed to take a back seat. We may not see much need for collaboration when we're busy implementing. However, it was through collaboration (the base of the tetrahedron when implement is at the top) that we improved or developed a process to implement and when a new or improved process is needed, collaboration is required again. In a culture of learning and continuous improvement, in a lean culture, collaboration never takes a back seat - it energizes implementation.
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