Origin of Humanistic Leadership and Innovation
Over the fifteenth century, Florence turned into a dynamic city overflowing with inventive personalities. An image of the Renaissance and the support of humanism, the city placed man directly at the focal point of the scene. The city’s heads considered that the human was ability to do anything put forward. It was the home for identities, for example, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci or Raphael, all of whom were already preceded by different minds similarly as splendid, similar to Brunelleschi, Dante or Francesco Petrarch, to name just a few.
In the case of something like what happened amid those years in Florence can happen spontaneously. After spending some time investing about this, for this situation, as in other comparative ones, certain initial circumstances must be in place to support talent attraction, enabling it to prosper and convey what needs be uninhibitedly. After making it into this virtuous circle, probably it is only a matter of not hampering and simply exploiting advantage of the synergies generated.
Leonardo is irrefutably the epitome of the imaginative genius and the Renaissance man; an inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, philosopher, and poet among numerous different things. Born in a small town in Tuscany not far from Florence, he experienced the greatest years of magnificence in the Florentine Republic of those times. What might have occurred if Leonardo had been born in another age? Or born in else a lot further far from Florence? Would he still have been the genius he was?
Thus, what is more important, the individual or the conditions surrounding that persons? Maybe we have numerous Leonardo in our companies. In any case, in most of these companies is too hierarchical, traditional, and obsessed with controlling everything as to enable them to exceed expectations and emerge. We are running the risk that people with inventive ability go unnoticed if the right conditions are not set up for that inventiveness to be able to stream and develop inside our organizations.
Florence’s achievement was to a great extent due to Lorenzo de Medici, known as "Il Magnifico". Lorenzo was a politician, banker and poet, however he stood out first and foremost for his humanistic side and as the facilitator who created the right conditions for Florence to turn into the main hub for attracting innovativeness and innovation in his time.
To explore the Leonardo and Michelangelo living in or sometimes just surviving in our organizations, it is important to have more Lorenzo. The more magnificent they are, the better. Development must defeat numerous obstructions and that keep us from moving from words to actions. However, there is no uncertainty that one of the main barriers is the absence of leaders who are commit to creating the right conditions to boost and support imaginative ideas, which in some instances can even challenge the status quo.
Companies usually think that it is difficult to create a culture of constant development. The modern corporation, designed to accomplish peak efficiency, generally relies on structures, standards and processes that regularly unintentionally smother innovation or even execute it. Be it purposeful or not, the unexpected death of ideas and innovations is something that happens more than once. The logic behind suppressing innovation may even make sense. In settings where short-term goals are of great importance, high-level executives try to exert control over organizations and the people within, so that these critical goals can be reached. By doing so, however, key long-term benefits are often sacrificed.
To prevent form this, it is essential to have leadership who are able to ignite the spark that enables ability to break out. When discussing about leaders, I am not discussing superheroes, nor about charming characters blessed with the endowment of temptation and the capacity to prepare a large number of people. I am referring to ordinary, yet visionary people, who truly believe in their groups going beyond formalities and pleasantries. Such people are equipped for trusting in other. showing the objective, but let everyone picked his or her own way to achieve it.
Some managers are adaptable and confident enough, so they don’t have to control everything. They are also able to appoint and to give opportunity. They are humanist leaders who put people at the focal point of their organizations and enable them to develop their talents. just like the first humanists, that man is not here to only do small things.
Without them, innovations will remain an attractive word, but for the mostly part without substance. Companies will keep on to launch initiatives and programs to generate ideas, which often will never react to expectations.