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Let your company's idea monkeys run wild

But use your ringleaders to bring ideas to fruition

Mike Maddock is founding partner of innovation agency Maddock Douglas.
Mike Maddock is founding partner of innovation agency Maddock Douglas.

In every office — no matter what industry or region — managers must deal with differing personalities. Whether it's the kiss-up, the slacker, the negative Nelly, workaholic, the "idea monkey" or the "ringleader," personality differences are commonplace in modern American offices. 

But according to Mike Maddock, opening keynote speaker at this year's NAILBA conference in Dallas, it's how a manager finds balance between an idea monkey — one who is teeming with energy about new ideas and innovations — and a ringleader — one who makes the ideas come to life — that can lead a company to long-term success. 

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