Understanding the Link Between Leadership and Innovation

Lead Change Blog

With this in mind, the Coronavirus outbreak arguably represents an opportunity for growth and innovation, and good leadership will be central to ushering this in. But what’s the relationship between leadership and innovation and why exactly should you care? The Link Between Leadership and Innovation – The Key Considerations. How Can Leaders Successfully Innovate in Their Companies.

WEadership Practice #4: Encourage Experimentation (and, of course, experiment yourself)

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WEadership Practice #4: Encourage Experimentation (and, of course, experiment yourself). Leadership Development boldness constraints experiment ideas incentives Innovation innovative lead Leadership management risk testingPosted in Leadership Development This post is the fourth in a series that began here summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership.

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Innovating Higher-Education

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Resources [link] MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are a very hot topic in higher education and corporate training. Leadership Development Resources Coursolve Online Courses Student Leadership Nabeel Gillani started Coursolve.org to connect organizations using MOOCs with students around the world to solve real world problems.

How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

There’s increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, and leaders need to have the right skills to influence employees’ innovative behavior. To encourage employees to become more innovative, leaders need to pay attention to a number of issues. Creativity & Innovation

Finding Executive Education Courses that Provide Networking Opportunities

Great Leadership By Dan

By Richard Moy Reprinted with permission If you are searching for an executive-education course that will foster networking opportunities in addition to the actionable knowledge you are seeking to build, ask yourself these three questions as you sort through all your options. Does your course foster a group-based learning environment? Typical executive education courses operate on some combination of lectures, exercises, and an interactive group-based learning environment.

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Transformational Leadership Course

LDRLB

Being a fan, I have to give an obligatory post to Dr. Roberto’s new course called “ Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies and Organizations &# recorded and distributed by The Great Courses. He is now the Trustee Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Program Innovation at Bryant University. I’m a fan of Michael Roberto’s work as a scholar and blogger.

How to Ignite, Scale & Sustain Innovation

Skip Prichard

How to Ignite Innovation. Innovation is one subject that each and every one of us should study because its powerful force is available to us if we know how to tap it. It’s no surprise that Tamara Ghandour’s book interested me because I read all I can about innovation and creativity.

Our Crash Courses are the Way to Go

First Friday Book Synopsis

We call these Crash Courses, and you can look for the first offering, focusing upon Change and Innovation very soon. Karl's blog entries change Crash Courses Creative Communication Network creativity first friday book synopsis IDEO Inc. innovation Kelley and Littman R.I. Sutton The Art of Innovation The Creative Habit The Ten Faces of Innovation Twyla Tharp Weird Ideas That Work

Transformational Leadership Course

LDRLB

Being a fan, I have to give an obligatory post to Dr. Roberto’s new course called “ Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies and Organizations ” recorded and distributed by The Great Courses. He is now the Trustee Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Program Innovation at Bryant University. I’m a fan of Michael Roberto’s work as a scholar and blogger.

Innovation Begins (and remains) at the Top

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By John Sweeney: Innovation is foundational to business leadership. We empower individuals across disciplines to evaluate, orchestrate, strategize, create and hire, but most importantly, we empower others to innovate. But for innovation, responsibility begins and remains at the highest levels of leadership. Empowering innovation begins with our everyday behavior, outlook, commitment and openness to new thinking. empowerment innovation John Sweeney

Innovation at Bell Labs

Leading Blog

In The Idea Factory , author Jon Gertner brings back to life not only the story of Bell Telephone Laboratories through the people that worked there, but the story of innovation—how it happens, why it happens, and who makes it happen. While the Bell Labs story is a fascinating read on its own, Gertner’s The Idea Machine has much for leaders about designing a innovative environment and the management of creative people.

6 Rules for Defense Start-Up Innovators

Strategy Driven

For years now, huge corporations such as British Aerospace Engineering and Raytheon have completely dominated the market and swooped in to poach promising innovators. Try not to get carried away with too broad a range of innovations. Innovate in Information Defense.

Worst. Innovation Quote. Ever.

LDRLB

Here’s my candidate for the worst innovation quote ever: Now, to be fair, it’s actually a paraphrasing of Emerson. Nevertheless, it reflects a very common innovation misconception – that it’s all about the idea. The mousetrap story has several important implications: There’s much more to innovation than ideas. Innovation is the process of idea management. All of these skills are necessary to innovate successfully.

Leaders, Want To Master Innovation? Then Get Funny!

Tanveer Naseer

So to get the most out of innovation processes such as design thinking, truly creative leaders also need to master the social dynamics of… [wait for the punchline}…humor! We have witnessed that skilled leaders, those we call “Stand-Up Strategists”, understand the utility of humor to boost innovation. Of course, humor can be highly subjective and what one person finds hilarious another person may not – so knowing your audience is paramount.

7 Ways Young Leaders Can Be More Innovative

Joseph Lalonde

Young leaders are innovative. Young leaders are innovative. But young leaders can be even more innovative (and influential) with a few tweaks. But even before the light bulb people couldn’t say Edison wasn’t innovative. He was innovative. We can see with Edison that even though he was an innovator, he always found ways to be even more innovative. So, let’s see how young leaders can be more innovative than they already are.

What a Mechanical Shark Can Teach Us About Leadership and Innovation

Leading Blog

As I watched the documentary, I was struck by how closely the story mirrored case studies from the business world, and how perfectly it illustrated the points I try to emphasize in the leadership and innovation class I teach at MIT. In business, we tend to mythologize innovative leaders as those who have a revolutionary vision and stick with it, no matter what. In fact, an original, revolutionary vision isn’t innovation at all (and it certainly isn’t leadership).

212: Building a Courageous Culture that Facilitates Innovation and Problem-Solving | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. Online course: Results That Last: 7 Roles Every Manager Must Master.

Leading a Culture of Innovation

LDRLB

All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.” The most innovative companies pull the right levers to create a culture that leads to exploration, experimentation, and the innovations that positively surprise the market, create competitive differentiation, and drive growth. Entire books, courses, and graduate school programs have focused on the topic. That’s the source of real innovation.

Your Business Needs To Embrace Innovation!

Strategy Driven

This means that there is one thing that your business needs to be willing to embrace in order to succeed: innovation. If you’re not willing to innovate, your business is just going to end up getting left in the dust by your competition. With that in mind, here are just a few areas of your business that could use a little innovation. The most obvious place for innovation is most certainly the realm of technology.

Making Sense of Speed, Agility and Innovation

Leading Blog

Of course. Or, think about innovation. Everyone knows innovation is important. But again, if you can innovate successfully, is that enough? In our book OutManeuver we detail a new competitive strategy that leverages speed, agility, insight and innovation to win the most at the least possible cost. In truth, factors like speed, agility and innovation aren’t all that valuable by themselves.

Breaking Away - Innovation

CEO Blog

I read a great book yesterday by Jane Stevenson and Bilal Kaafarani called Breaking Away - How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail. I loved the title (although perhaps not the part about failing) since I think a large part of leadership is fostering innovation. I am, of course, a great believer in innovation. I also see success as being tied to those that can innovate and that involves openness to change.

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are a very hot topic in higher education and corporate training. You can read more of his thoughts on MOOCs in Stanford Social Innovation Review as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Coursolve is a platform that connects organizations with courses to empower students to solve real-world problems. BIF Brown University Education Higher-Ed Innovation Leadership Student-Led Education

Top destinations to pursue accounting courses

Strategy Driven

Australia – Australian accountancy courses are tailor-made to give international students the opportunity to pursue promising careers in industries at the core of the global innovation economy.

Innovate and Leapfrog the Competition

LDRLB

Leapfrogging starts with a simple idea: that the biggest innovations come as a surprise. I’ve always held this belief, perhaps best summarizes by Isaac Asimov, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka’ but ‘That’s funny…’” When an innovative idea is generated, it surprises even its creator. The process of innovation is inherently messy and filled with uncertainty. Innovation book review innovation

A Lesson In Innovation From The Red Planet

Tanveer Naseer

In the past week or so, there’s been much discussion and debate over the merits of disruption and with it, how we view and understand what it means to innovate. Even if you’re not a space enthusiast like myself, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story and insights Rod shares in this piece, as it reminds us not only of what true innovation looks like, but of our ability to transform the seemingly impossible into our new reality. * * * * * “EDL!

The Culture of Innovation and People Dimension: #IHRChat

QAspire

Yesterday, I managed to get back to favorite social learning platform – #IHRChat to learn and contribute my insights on the all important topic of building a culture of innovation and the people dimension. The guest on the chat was Steve Shapiro who is a leading keynote speaker, author and innovation advisor. Q1: How do you define innovation ? Innovation is not always about new, but about value addition in meaningful manner – Dr. Tanvi Gautam.

Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing

CEO Blog

I am sure my blog readership mostly reads this for my gardening tips (or will now) + I read a great book - A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing. The blog with me at World Innovation Forum. Not surprising they would write articles on innovation. First we need to define Crowdsourcing (even though the book defined open innovation first which is the flow of ideas in and out of the organization as opposed to just within it).

The New Age of Innovation

CEO Blog

He is the author of The New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks. His view is the increasing communication is changing the way innovation happens. Trends change the way innovation happens. Larry Huston , Wharton fellow and former innovation officer of Procter and Gamble spoke on innovation (like the rest of the speakers). Put your data out there and use open innovation and crowd sourcing to reduce cost and speed development.

When in the Course of human events… a nation was born

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading When in the Course of human events. The post When in the Course of human events… a nation was born appeared first on StrategyDriven. The Business of Innovation – The Human Element. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

How do you stifle innovation?

CO2

How do you stifle innovation? What roadblocks has your organization put in place to ensure that innovation is stifled? Whether you know it or not, you have put in place, by design or circumstance, roadblocks to innovation. The fact is, these roadblocks to innovation exist. Most leaders understand, of course, the importance of learning all they can from those who develop products or serve customers. The result is more status quo and less innovation.

World Innovation Forum - Clay Christensen

CEO Blog

Today I am blogging live at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). Attending and listening to speakers helps plant the seeds of innovation in my mind. Of course he spoke about disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation often happens at the low end of the market. Not Dell's core competence - so of course. I have blogged before at this event. I love the stimulation I get from going to seminars like this.

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #17 – Whitney Johnson On Using Disruptive Innovation To Drive Growth

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to disruptive innovation, the common and natural tendency is to view it from the lens of organizational growth and evolution. But can the power of disruptive innovation also be applied at the individual level to drive personal success and growth, and if so, how exactly do we go about doing that? Whitney is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm she co-founded with renowned innovation thinker Clayton Christensen.

Innovating The Brick-and-Mortar Injustice Infrastructure

Mills Scofield

This week''s post is by Andy Posner , Co-Founder & Executive Director of Capital Good Fund ( CGF ), a non-profit microfinance organization targeting the root causes of poverty through innovative micro-loans and personal financial coaching. In a world filled with Pay-Day lenders that ruin lives, CGF is starting to making a difference by innovating the basic business model. Business Model Innovation Capital Good Fund Innovation Leadership Micro Loans Microfinance Poverty

Five ways to create a culture of innovation

Strategy Driven

Does your business have a culture in which innovation thrives? Building a culture of innovation is hard work. However, the scientific research into how to create a culture where innovation thrives is both plentiful and precise. Following are five of the most impactful drivers of an innovation culture. Research has shown that feeling a strong sense of challenge in one’s work is a critical driver of innovation.

Leadership Biz Cafe #6 – Andrea Kates on Fostering Innovation

Tanveer Naseer

These days, everyone is talking about the importance of innovation to an organization’s future, but what exactly does it take to be innovative and how do we start? Andrea is the founder of the Business Genome project and has led more than 250 business innovation initiatives with a variety of organizations, including Royal Dutch Shell (Asia-Pacific), Audi, Allstate, Continental Airlines, KPMG, and OnStar.

SPECIAL EDITION-Frontline Festival – Thought Leaders Share about 7 Roles That Lead to Lasting Results

Let's Grow Leaders

This Festival is also a celebration of my new multi-media e-course that is launching October 27th. John Manning of Map Consulting reminds us that if you trust your team you’ll not only foster employee morale, growth, and productivity but also attract the best and brightest talent throughout the course of your leadership. By burning the script of “we’ve always done it this way”, organizations can start to move forward towards faster innovation and growth.

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Think Create Share – Team Building and Innovation Activity

Mike Cardus

Planning for ‘ How to Think Differently to Drive Results ’ … a four-day creativity & innovation program that provides participants with a toolbox of methods and skills for creativity and innovation that are instantly transferable to their work. Sharing Think :: Create :: Share as a sample of what we will do & one of the many innovation tools you will gain. In the course we will dive deeper into a Structure Innovation Process.

082: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability | with Faisal Hoque

Engaging Leader

The post 082: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability | with Faisal Hoque appeared first on Engaging Leader. Serial entrepreneur, thought leader, and author, Faisal Hoque is the founder of SHADOKA and author of several books, including his newest book: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability.

Thinking Through Innovation With Canisius College

Mike Cardus

Thinking Through Innovation. A highly interactive skills course transferring creative ideas into innovative practices. Organizations that wish to remain competitive in the business environment must develop their capacity to generate creative ideas and then use their talent well to transfer these ideas into innovative practices. Three out of the five days will be held at an organization where innovation and creativity is happening in real-time.

Leadership and Innovation

You're Not the Boss of Me

Steve Jobs once said, “ Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower ”. There is a huge role for leadership in creating and living a culture that values innovation. In this culture, innovation becomes everybody’s job, with all brains engaged in the pursuit of what now and what’s next. So, the question is, what must be present and valued in an organization in order to create this innovative culture? Those who embrace innovation, also embrace change.

Gijus van Wulfen on “10 Practical Innovation Lessons from Great Explorers”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In The Innovation Expedition, Gijus van Wulfen identifies and discusses lessons to be learned from great explorers such as Roald Amundsen, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Yuri Gagarin, Edmund Hillary, David Livingston, Ferdinand Magellan, and Ernest Shackleton. All of these them were members of a team or crew, of course, but that fact in no way […].

Great Quotes: Luc de Brabandere on Change, Innovation and Perceptions

QAspire

Narayana Murthy being re-instated as Infosys Executive Chairman , where he quotes Luc: “We believe that to really make change happen, changing the reality is of course necessary – this involves developing novel ideas for change, and the implementation of those ideas via project management and measurement, templates and the like. Great Quotes Improvement & Development Leadership Leading Change change change management Innovation managing change Perception

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How to Think Differently to Drive Results–Creativity and Innovation Learning Series

Mike Cardus

I am really excited and proud to be offering this Design & Innovation thinking series of workshop through Canisius Colleges’ Center for Professional Development. A highly interactive skills course transferring creative ideas into innovative practices. "How to Think Differently to Drive Results" is a four-day program that provides participants with a toolbox of methods and skills for creativity and innovation that are instantly transferable to their work.