Most of us understand the importance of innovation in driving growth and maintaining a competitive edge. But, it's easy to get too comfortable and stick to what's always worked.
The reality is that innovation requires risk-taking and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zones. The best executives in my opinion are those that are committed to fostering a culture that encourages, empowers and rewards innovation.
I've always been an advocate of empowering your team, but I would go as far as to say that driving innovation should be a key priority for leaders.