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Top : Leading Innovation - It's clear that innovative companies and departments have a leader or leaders who encourage idea development. In this section you'll find advice and tips for leading to create innovation, whether you are a formal or informal leader.

  • Deciphering the Next Big Thing By Steven Bell
    Written for leaders in libraries, but a great article to look at the next fads, and current fads in leadership. Quote: Berkinshaw studies management trends and the impact the media plays in creating the hype that turns new ideas into fads. Ninety percent of the approximate 100 branded management ideas that Berkinshaw studied were no longer popular within ten years. (Added: 29-Jun-2015 Hits: 565 )
  • Developing Innovative Leaders - By Bill George
    Recommended: Guru Bill George talks about what true innovation involves, and how to develop leaders who can create an environment in which staff can be creative and innovative. (Added: 27-Jul-2015 Hits: 764 )
  • How leaders can close the innovation gap By Claude Legrand
    The innovation gap is the difference between the degree to which executives want to innovate, and their ability to do so. Research suggests there is a large gap between where leaders are, and where they want to be. This in depth article looks at how leaders can close that gap. (Added: 25-Jun-2015 Hits: 821 )
  • How to Be an Innovative Leader While Still Keeping the Lights On By na
    Innovative leadership isn't just for large corporations. It's also important for smaller businesses, where the payoffs may be much faster and easier to attain. The challenge, though is to make sure the business is viable during periods of innovation and experimentation. (Added: 27-Jul-2015 Hits: 827 )
  • Innovation-Driven Leadership Issues and How To Overcome Them By Audrey Smith, Ellie Hall
    Identifies the importance of leaders in the process of innovating, and identifies a number of barriers, and how executives are moving past them to create innovation in their companies. (Added: 25-Jun-2015 Hits: 659 )
  • Leadership and innovation By Joanna Barsh, Marla M. Capozzi, and Jonathan Davidson
    Fascinating McKinsey research into the link between leadership and innovation. Weighty and in-depth, shows there is a gap between the desire of executives to innovate and their ability to actually make that happen. Suggests org. structure and processes are not the solution. (Added: 25-Jun-2015 Hits: 891 )
  • Research: 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders By Jack Zenger
    Summary of small research study in one company that looks at how innovative leaders may differ from those that are less so. Short, but thought-provoking. (Added: 25-Jun-2015 Hits: 668 )
  • What Is Management's Role in Innovation? By Jim Heskett
    Do leaders and managers make a difference in terms of creating environments where innovation thrives. That's the question addressed in this Harvard Business School article and discussion. (Added: 25-Jun-2015 Hits: 1052 )

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