There used to be one reality show about the Roloffs, a family of little people, somewhat educational and probably a good offering at a good time.

Now, there are three or four reality shows about little people. What’s up with that? Looks like a rather unimaginative and straight forward replication of a past success.

Isn’t it what we often see in organizations? Something that worked well in the past: an approach, a service or a product, gets carbon copied and thrown into production.

It just does not work. The real value and spectacular breakthroughs come from innovation created by inquisitive and creative minds committed to lifelong learning and discovery.

Do you have people like that in your organization? Do you hire them readily or settle for more predictable types with years of experience in your industry? How many shows about little people can you possibly want to see?

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