We've identified four such talents that are essential in establishing the values and practices of a sustainable innovation culture. We call them The Four Aces:
- Face signifies the desire and ability of the leader to provide personal support and cover for those who risk creative work, in recognition of the career and business dangers they will encounter.
- Grace signifies the desire and ability of the leader to foster an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, and mercy that gives participants the nerve to create.
- Pace signifies the desire and ability of the leader to sustain momentum so creative work can be viable as well as fulfilling.
- Place signifies the strategic instinct and effectiveness that permits a leader to choose the right opportunity to assert creative leadership.