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Anneke Zwart
Student (University), Netherlands

Leadership Skills / Approaches for Successful Innovation

Innovation leadership requires other approaches than general leadership for the core business. Furr and Dyer (2014) outline some unique leadership skills/approaches required for successful innovation: 1. RATHER THAN DICTATING A VISION, SET A BIG CHALLENGE In traditional approaches to leadership, creating a vision in the sense that the strategic priorities of the company are outlined implies that the leader is the decision maker and directs the company to comply with those priorities. In order to be a successful leader in innovation processes, it is important to “carve out the metal space within which the innovation process can be carried out” (ibid.). This means that a leader first need to set the expectation that the particular innovation will push the limits, which means that you transform some of the most important assumptions about your company’s goods, clients and business models. This can be a difficult task that can be shocking for people as it brings uncertainty, therefore...
 

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John Geurts
Consultant, Netherlands
 

Approaches for Successful Innovation

First it's assumed that it's about innovation in an existing company and it's about disruptive innov...

 
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Glover
Business Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Leadership Skills & Approaches for Innovation

Some nice points but I have to side more with John. I think you need a leader with strong vision to...

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Leadership Sklls & Approaches for Innovation

A. A good Leader has to be GREAT ACHIEVER: Innovation will be in the field of (a) 360 Personal Succe...

 
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Zaddock Oguta
Consultant, Kenya
 

Innovation Management Skills

1. Leadership and people management skills: attract, retain, coach, motivate, develop team members. ...

 
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John Geurts
Consultant, Netherlands
 

Focus Areas for Innovation Managers and Leaders

Leadership should do the following: 1. Think about arenas, not in industries 2. Set broad themes a...

 
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Jos Kok, Netherlands
 

Disruptive Change Management

Why is the gap between theory and practice this big? The last 20 years I worked in companies and ins...

 
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Ali J. Boru
Student (Other), Kenya
 

Innovative Leadership Should Motivate Organization

I agree with recommendation #3 that leadership should focus internally, build on existing resources ...

 
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Kurt Ludikovsky
Consultant, Austria
 

It Depends on the Organization

I can agree to most what has been said here and disagree at the same time. - Let me ask a question:...

 
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ramos
Manager, France
 

An Innovation Leader Should not Be Alone, from Experience

Practice and theory are still not compatible! From experience in companies from 100 employees to sev...

 
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Davor Markota
Management Consultant, Croatia
 

The Context of the Innovation Leadership

I agree fully with Mr @Kurt Ludikovsky, what matters is the context of the situation. The art of man...

 
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Paul D. Wilson
Manager, United States
 

Innovation Leadership Must Demonstrate Need to Change

While I believe that Furr and Dyer are "spot on" with their observations, I believe that it is also ...

 
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Greenhow, Sweden
 

Innovative Leadership or Leadership for Innovation?

Like Ludikovsky and Markota, I feel that the discussion requires a more specific description of the ...

 
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CALLIGARO
Management Consultant, France
 

Innovation Types

At first many thanks for your work, from my part I think that there are 2 main ways of Innovation: ...

 
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m fransson
Manager, Sweden
 

Innovation Leadership Skills

In my opinion such leadership must set the vision and direction. Leader must also point out importan...

 
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John Geurts
Consultant, Netherlands
 

Leadership and Followership in Innovation

Innovation is a growth strategy. Also a broad concept, there are many types of innovation. From low ...

 
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CALLIGARO
Management Consultant, France
 

Innovation Leadership

At first, I may thank you for your explanation, and I may add the following ways to prevent a single...

 
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John Geurts
Consultant, Netherlands
 

Leadership & Innovation

@Kurt Ludikovsky: Dear Kurt, I disagree with you. Being involved in day to day business is not leade...

 
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janekariuki
HR Consultant, Kenya
 

Innovative Leadership and Vision

@m fransson: Coming up with a vision should be a corporate decision where all stakeholders are invol...

 
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Pablo Illingworth
Business Consultant, Ecuador
 

Cultural Aspects in Leadership Skills in Innovation

The 4 Areas mentioned sound really interesting but it is important to consider the culture when appl...

 
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CALLIGARO
Management Consultant, France
 

Leadership and Innovation,

Many thanks for your comments, the normal way in developed nations is to increase the budget to incr...

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Into the Unknown is a Different Paradigm

When dealing with the unknown and I also include unknowables and unimaginables, deploying traditiona...

 
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CALLIGARO
Management Consultant, France
 

Leadership and Innovation

At first many thanks to Gary Wong, for this point of view, positioned as a disruptive and original w...

 
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jorge anibal hoyos hoyos
Manager, Colombia
 

Innovation as a Core Business Philosophy

I think the innovation could not be something to get around to when it's convenient nor should it de...

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Leadership and Innovation

Thanks Mr. Calligaro, good day. Since we we were discussing about Disruptive Innovation in the Trans...

 
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m fransson
Manager, Sweden
 

Innovation Leadership Skills

@Janekariuki: I agree, the board have to sign off the vision. But to make it real is the company lea...

 
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abedmadi
Coach, Palestine, State of
 

Effective Innovation Leadership

To be an effective innovation leader, you should make the others innovate themselves, by making the ...

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Leadership and Innovation

Agreed with @abedmadi. But then a discussion is needed between the organization's vision and goal an...

 
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Anneke Zwart
Student (University), Netherlands
 

The Leadership-Innovation Relationship: Ambidexterity Theory (Rosing)

Although many studies have researched the factors that are needed in a leader to encourage innovatio...

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Leadership Innovation Relationship- Ambidexterity

@Anneke Zwart: Ambidexterity is the state of being equally adept in the use of both right & left app...

 
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CALLIGARO
Management Consultant, France
 

Leadership Innovation...

@K.Narayana Moorthy: I have read your comments about leadership and ambidexterity. My first reaction...

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Leadership Innovation and Ambidexterity

@CALLIGARO: Earlier I said a good leader has to be an Achiever- with knowledge of personal & people ...

 
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CALLIGARO
Management Consultant, France
 

Leadership Innovation...

@K.Narayana Moorthy: Many thanks for your reply and the details that you precise, I agree with your...

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

The Brain is More Interdependent Than Once Thought

For years I believed that a left-brained person is more of a problem-solver, more linear, logical wh...

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Manage the Evolutionary Potential of the Present

@Anneke Zwart: I am intrigued by the concept of Ambidexterity. When working with complexity, the key...

   

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