Many companies cultivating entrepreneurial mindsets among their teams focus on hiring employees who demonstrate characteristics they associate with entrepreneurship, such as creativity and resourcefulness.
But a study we completed last year revealed that it's far more critical to focus on employees' derailers than it is to focus on their positive traits.
Derailers are unconscious counterproductive habits. These often unintentional habits fly under the radar and chip away at a team's effectiveness little by little. While they're fairly unobtrusive on a small scale, derailers can snowball into an avalanche effect.
In her latest article in the Harvard Business Review, Kerry Goyette shares research-based steps to mitigate derailers that hijack individual and team success.
Read the full article in the Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2019/10/5-things-leaders-do-that-stifle-innovation