In theory, curiosity is an essential leadership behavior. We lionize the Steve Jobs and Thomas Edisons of the world. The business journals regularly proclaim curiosity’s value. But in practice, who has time? Sure, we can perhaps let the folk in R&D or marketing indulge their curiosity every now and then. But the rest of us? We’ve got strategies to implement, KPs to I, Os to KR, and oh so much email. Who has time for curiosity? And, quite frankly, would it even be worth it if we did?
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