Are you a Positive Role Model for Innovation?

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However, there is one more very important aspect to innovation leadership. Convene special strategy sessions just for generating ideas and exploring options. Being a good role model for innovation, or any other key leadership competence, means being conscious of your own behavior and recognizing where you are on your own developmental journey. There is no Innovation without leadership. They need a committed leadership team with an entrepreneurial mind-set.

Are you a Direction Setter? How to Bring the Future into Focus

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The Direction Setter Leadership Role. Innovators can benefit from clear directions about business strategy, degree and timing of innovation needed, how much risk to take, and how far to stretch. Establishing a Future-driven Business Strategy. Innovation is a journey into the unknown, and there are multiple paths and many options open to the leadership team. Once emerging trends are clear, leaders need to set the strategy going forward.

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The Connected Leader: Relationships that Produce to Results

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Laszlo is president of the  Enterprise Development Group , an international consulting firm specializing in business strategy and innovation. He also is an accomplished speaker, certified instructional designer and trainer, and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Ideas and The Global Innovation Science Handbook. IdeaScale leadership networkingNo one is smart enough to solve really important problems alone.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

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Bezos took a strong stand that the company must not create a business strategy designed only to protect their existing business when their customers clearly wanted something else. In the next installment of the Leading Innovation series, we’ll dive deep into systems and processes with the architect leadership role. Laszlo is president of the  Enterprise Development Group , an international consulting firm specializing in business strategy and innovation.

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation

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When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization. To learn more about the culture creator role as well as the other innovation, leadership roles, download the entire chapter of Leading Innovation Ten Essential Roles for Harnessing the Creative Talent of Your Enterprise.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

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In a large enterprise, each of these functions in the organization likely has its own set of leaders, so the Architect role requires building a leadership coalition that fully commits to and enables innovation. Laszlo is president of the  Enterprise Development Group , an international consulting firm specializing in business strategy and innovation.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

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In a large enterprise, each of these functions in the organization likely has its own set of leaders, so the Architect role requires building a leadership coalition that fully commits to and enables innovation. Laszlo is president of the  Enterprise Development Group , an international consulting firm specializing in business strategy and innovation.

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The dos and don'ts of innovation shared by 10 global leaders

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In this post, we’ll give you some irrefutable proof of leadership traits that can come from popular CXOs and a few “surprise” sources. Easily the first lesson in the innovation handbook, asking “why” and “what-if” will set the ball rolling. Read how IMAX’s Richard Gelfond used this strategy to do more than just survive. Companies now recognize that developing and managing a long-term innovation strategy is important for survival.