Nice guys don't innovate

04/17/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

If you want to spur innovation, you should dial up your tolerance for unpleasant, abrasive people, Simon Rucker writes. People who come up with truly great ideas seldom have time to worry about treading on toes, Rucker explains. "Collegiality may make the process more pleasant and more fun, but that's a recipe for becoming an innovation also-ran," he writes.

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