Sticky Leaders: The Secret to Lasting Change and Innovation (Leadership Network Innovation Series)

  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (August 16, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing


Most books on innovation make it sound as if successful innovation is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on.

Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both stability and creativity to organizations, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, creativity, new ideas, and problem-solving. Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization.

In Sticky Leader, you’ll learn:

  • How to foster innovation’s most powerful igniters and accelerators while avoiding the most common killers of innovation
  • How to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competency
  • The six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid them
  • The three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor
In Larry Osborne’s new book Sticky Leaders Osborne provides a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in navigating innovative leadership. While reading through this book I was reminded of lessons I have been learning from other authors and books I have read this year. Osborne found a way to encapuslate key learning and understanding from books I have read such as Team Genius, That’s Not How We Do it Here, Originals, the Fifth Discipline, Good to Great, and more. You would have to read at least 5 other books to gather the collective wisdom presented in this one book. If you have time to read only one book on leadership that breaks out of the traditions of the past, this is the one I would recommend. This book is much more than a book on innovation alone. In it you will learn a ton of helpful principles such as:
  • Why your biggest problems may be your greatest blessing
  • How to recognize a serial innovator
  • Why an exit strategy for innovation is more important than the game-plan
  • How clarity accelerates innovation
  • Why you shouldn’t rely on polls and surveys when seeking to be innovative, why the first to the market with a new idea does not have an advantage
  • Why learning outside your “tribe” is essential to innovation
  • Why compassion and authenticity matter more than excellence
  • The damage groupthink can take on innovation
  • Why inviting too many people into the decision making process is damaging
  • The difference between a mission statement and a vision statement and how to leverage both to help your church or organization become clearer and better at what matters most
  • Learn why jargon may be keeping your clear vision from being clear
  • Learn the difference between a “gameplan” and “blueprint” organization
  • How yesterday’s success can sabotage tomorrow’s innovation
  • How to change traditions and remove unhealthy structures
  • and how to leave a legacy of innovation that empowers the next generation of leaders

Grab a copy and challenge your leadership potential this year!