Innovate or die — everyone says it, but few organizations really know how to make innovation happen.
Organizational innovation is currently one of the top trends affecting business and leadership, and executives cite creativity as the #1 leadership skill needed for dealing with an increasingly complex future.
But despite the consensus around the importance of organizational innovation, it continues to be an area in which leaders and organizations struggle. Given that leaders and organizations seem to care a great deal about being innovative, what’s holding them back? Why aren’t companies as innovative as they want to be?
Some leaders believe all they have to do is hire creative people and innovation will just happen.
Other leaders believe innovation is all about organizational processes — that all employees will prove to be equally innovative under the right circumstances and with the right organizational (and compensation) structures encouraging them.
But the most creative person in the world is unlikely to innovate effectively in an organizational culture that doesn’t support innovation. And even the most innovation-supportive organizations won’t reach their innovation potential without creative people in place to do the work.
To create a culture of innovation and creativity, your organization must develop these 3 key factors:
Foster an innovative mindset at your organization by equipping your team with innovation leadership skills. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed emotional intelligence content to them — or you can.
We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training to develop innovative leadership skills either online or in person, whichever you prefer:
Or, we can incorporate innovation leadership as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:
Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their people’s innovative leadership consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.
But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.
“An intensive 2-day program with a laser-guided focus on championing ideas and convincing others of their worth. The program does exactly what it says: Helps you drive results by leading innovation in your organization.”
PolyVision Plus Manager
Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about innovative leadership at your organization and how our innovation leadership content could help support your development initiatives.
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