Companies thrive on smart, careful risk taking, and leaders have a key role to play in making that happen, Julie Winkle Giulioni writes. Workers will only embrace risk taking if they know their bosses will have their backs when things go wrong, Giulioni writes. "Constant, predictable reactions and support -- despite the outcomes -- is the only way to ensure the significant individual and organizational shifts required to institutionalize innovation and achieve long-term, sustainable growth," she writes.

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