Do you know what it takes to lead innovation

Leading innovation is hard. It requires leaders who see their role not as visionaries, but as the creator of a context in which others are willing and able to innovate.

Creating the context and capabilities

The willingness to do the work of innovation Requires leaders to build a sense of community based on shared purpose, values and rules of engagement

Sense of

Rules of

How we interact with each other and think about problems


Why we exist and
who we serve

Shared Values

Bold ambition,
collaboration, learning and responsibility

The ability for organizations to innovate Requires capabilities that enable collaboration, discourse and debate, as well as experimentation and testing new ideas


The ability to generate ideas through diversity of thought debate and constructive conflict


Make decisions that combine disparate or opposing ideas

Creative Abrasion

Experiment, reflect and quickly adapt


Innovation =

Anything novel and useful

Understanding how to lead innovation is critical in today’s rapidly changing world because:

A prevailing


of CEOs said their biggest challenge is the rapid pace of technological change


of people feel that they are living up to their creative potential
A surprising


of employees are "not engaged," meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes

The Innovation Quotient framework helps CEOs and senior leaders unleash innovation and transformation in their organizations.

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