Sticking to traditional ways of doing things is fine if you're planning a Thanksgiving menu, writes Josh Linkner, but it's a lousy strategy if you're trying to run a company. Instead, try to create a corporate culture that spurns rituals and that focuses on challenging tired conventions. "Great leaders are advocates for change. While they respect the past, they win by adapting to the present and architecting for the future," Linkner writes.

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