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Leadership Skills / Approaches for Successful Innovation
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
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...Sign up
 

 
Approaches for Successful Innovation
John Geurts, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
First it's assumed that it's about innovation in an existing company and it's about disruptive innovation! A terrible combination.
1. You must ha...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Skills & Approaches for Innovation
Glover, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Some nice points but I have to side more with John.
I think you need a leader with strong vision to launch the initial idea(s) and build enthuse ...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Sklls & Approaches for Innovation
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
A. A good Leader has to be GREAT ACHIEVER: Innovation will be in the field of (a) 360 Personal Success; (b) Aware of People skills.
B. A good Lea...Sign up
 

 
Innovation Management Skills
Zaddock Oguta, Consultant, Kenya, Member
1. Leadership and people management skills: attract, retain, coach, motivate, develop team members.
2. Communication skills: communicate, assert,...Sign up
 

 
Focus Areas for Innovation Managers and Leaders
John Geurts, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Leadership should do the following:
1. Think about arenas, not in industries
2. Set broad themes and let people experiment
3. Change me...Sign up
 

 
Disruptive Change Management
Jos Kok, Turnaround Manager, Netherlands, Member
Why is the gap between theory and practice this big? The last 20 years I worked in companies and institutions that were forced to change by politics o...Sign up
 

 
Innovative Leadership Should Motivate Organization
Ali J. Boru, Student (Other), Kenya, Member
I agree with recommendation #3 that leadership should focus internally, build on existing resources and motivate. This will bring out the much needed ...Sign up
 

 
It Depends on the Organization
Kurt Ludikovsky, Consultant, Austria, Member
I can agree to most what has been said here and disagree at the same time.
- Let me ask a question: "Is it important that a ship's captain can re...Sign up
 

 
An Innovation Leader Should not Be Alone, from Experience
ramos, Manager, France, Member
Practice and theory are still not compatible! From experience in companies from 100 employees to several thousand employees, the approaches differ.
 

 
The Context of the Innovation Leadership
Davor Markota, Management Consultant, Croatia, Member
I agree fully with Mr @Kurt Ludikovsky, what matters is the context of the situation. The art of management is abou...Sign up
 

 
Innovation Leadership Must Demonstrate Need to Change
Paul D. Wilson, Manager, United States, Member
While I believe that Furr and Dyer are "spot on" with their observations, I believe that it is also critical to help the people of the organization to...Sign up
 

 
Innovative Leadership or Leadership for Innovation?
Greenhow, Consultant, Sweden, Member
Like Ludikovsky and Markota, I feel that the discussion requires a more specific description of the scope of the subject matter. Are we talking about ...Sign up
 

 
Innovation Types
CALLIGARO, Management Consultant, France, Member
At first many thanks for your work, from my part I think that there are 2 main ways of Innovation:
- One is an occidental point of view: It consi...Sign up
 

 
Innovation Leadership Skills
m fransson, Manager, Sweden, Member
In my opinion such leadership must set the vision and direction. Leader must also point out important areas of focus and challenging goals for the com...Sign up
 

 
Leadership and Followership in Innovation
John Geurts, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Innovation is a growth strategy. Also a broad concept, there are many types of innovation. From low amplitude innovation to high / disruptive amplitud...Sign up
 

 
Innovation Leadership
CALLIGARO, Management Consultant, France, Member
At first, I may thank you for your explanation, and I may add the following ways to prevent a single way that you may put as the only one possible. Co...Sign up
 

 
Leadership & Innovation
John Geurts, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
@Kurt Ludikovsky: Dear Kurt, I disagree with you. Being involved in day to day business is not leadership but manag...Sign up
 

 
Innovative Leadership and Vision
janekariuki, HR Consultant, Kenya, Member
@m fransson: Coming up with a vision should be a corporate decision where all stakeholders are involved from the on...Sign up
 

 
Cultural Aspects in Leadership Skills in Innovation
Pablo Illingworth, Business Consultant, Ecuador, Member
The 4 Areas mentioned sound really interesting but it is important to consider the culture when applying them. Sometimes leaders try to be focus on ne...Sign up
 

 
Leadership and Innovation,
CALLIGARO, Management Consultant, France, Member
Many thanks for your comments, the normal way in developed nations is to increase the budget to increase creativity, by level effects, I observe that ...Sign up
 

 
Into the Unknown is a Different Paradigm
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
When dealing with the unknown and I also include unknowables and unimaginables, deploying traditional methods from the Systems Thinking era is like na...Sign up
 

 
Leadership and Innovation
CALLIGARO, Management Consultant, France, Member
At first many thanks to Gary Wong, for this point of view, positioned as a disruptive and original way of innovation.
A lot of questions for an i...Sign up
 

 
Innovation as a Core Business Philosophy
jorge anibal hoyos hoyos, Manager, Colombia, Member
I think the innovation could not be something to get around to when it's convenient nor should it depend on proposals /guidance by those higher up in ...Sign up
 

 
Leadership and Innovation
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Thanks Mr. Calligaro, good day. Since we we were discussing about Disruptive Innovation in the Transformation of skills of a leader, I thought, Mr. Cl...Sign up
 

 
Innovation Leadership Skills
m fransson, Manager, Sweden, Member
@Janekariuki: I agree, the board have to sign off the vision. But to make it real is the company leadership respons...Sign up
 

 
Effective Innovation Leadership
abedmadi, Coach, Palestine, State of, Member
To be an effective innovation leader, you should make the others innovate themselves, by making the goals of your organization match their self goals....Sign up
 

 
Leadership and Innovation
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Agreed with @abedmadi. But then a discussion is needed between the organization's vision and goal annunciators and ...Sign up
 

 
The Leadership-Innovation Relationship: Ambidexterity Theory (Rosing)
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Although many studies have researched the factors that are needed in a leader to encourage innovation, it remains unknown what specific characteristic...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Innovation Relationship- Ambidexterity
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
@Anneke Zwart: Ambidexterity is the state of being equally adept in the use of both right & left appendages (such a...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Innovation...
CALLIGARO, Management Consultant, France, Member
@K.Narayana Moorthy: I have read your comments about leadership and ambidexterity. My first reaction was: Why this?...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Innovation and Ambidexterity
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
@CALLIGARO: Earlier I said a good leader has to be an Achiever- with knowledge of personal & people skills; an entr...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Innovation...
CALLIGARO, Management Consultant, France, Member
@K.Narayana Moorthy: Many thanks for your reply and the details that you precise, I agree with your thinking about...Sign up
 

 
The Brain is More Interdependent Than Once Thought
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
For years I believed that a left-brained person is more of a problem-solver, more linear, logical while the right-brained person is generally creative...Sign up
 

 
Manage the Evolutionary Potential of the Present
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
@Anneke Zwart: I am intrigued by the concept of Ambidexterity. When working with complexity, the key is to manage t...Sign up
 

 
 


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