Innovation Quotient

Helping leaders understand how innovation actually happens—and how to build lasting environments of collaborative creation

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How to Lead Innovation: Centering Organizations around Today’s Most Essential Quality

Understanding how to lead innovation starts with knowing more about how innovative your organization is today and its potential for the future. All leaders, regardless of location, size of business or industry in which they operate, need to understand how to unlock the best ideas and potential of their people or they risk being left behind.

Answering these fundamental questions will help CEOs and boards better frame the way they think about innovation within their business:

  • How is your organization thinking about innovation? Is it something you are trying to instill in the culture?
  • How are your leaders changing their approach to adjust to the impact of an increasingly digital world?
  • Do you have leaders who are able to build teams/organizations with the agility to deal with rapid change and constant uncertainty?
  • How are leaders in your organization shifting from “cost control” mode to growth mode?

Listen to a conversation with Egon Zehnder and Paradox Strategies, the consulting firm led by Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill, one of the world’s leading thinkers on how innovation unfolds in the workplace. Her research shows that innovation tends not to come from a visionary genius, but rather from environments where leaders create a context that enables teams to surface, debate, refine, and combine ideas - ultimately creating solutions that no single individual could have envisioned.

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