How They make themselves innovative?
If we want our companies across the board to be more innovative, we need more innovative leaders; leaders who have the ability to turn new ideas and technologies into assets that will transform their businesses and, by extension, our economy.
In order to educate and support innovative leaders, we should
1.Doing things differently
Being innovative means doing things
2.Innovators are authentic leaders
Innovators are authentic leaders committed
3.Innovators understand innovation never happens in a vacuum
Innovators understand innovation never happens in a vacuum. They value, build and sustain active, vibrant networks of people, assets, and organizations. Instead of viewing collaboration as a challenge, they see it as an opportunity to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities
4.Committed to diversity
Innovators are committed to diversity and understand it takes many different points of view to fully grasp the complexity of economic, technological and other challenges.
5. They empower employees to be creative
6.Not taking shortcuts
Innovators are not taking shortcuts and are not afraid of going after more complex solutions, even if it means taking higher risks.
7.Innovation is not a one-time thing
Innovators understand innovation is not a one-time thing and that start-up companies
8. They are aware customers
Innovators are not afraid to break with the norm and push past conventional wisdom that causes people to think in a box. They are aware customers don’t always know what they want.
9. Their business success speaks for itself
Innovators understand paying too much attention to traditional business metrics can inhibit companies from making breakthroughs. At the same time, however, their business success speaks for itself.
10. Innovators contribute new, unconventional ideas of their own.
Innovation takes place on many levels. The big breakthroughs usually get the attention. But if we want America to maintain its competitive edge in the long run, we need to encourage, support and celebrate innovation on a smaller, much broader scale, as well. It all starts with leadership. So let’s make sure our companies can identify innovative leadership when they see it – and seize it.