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Leading Innovation


Systemic Innovation


Steve Jobs

Innovation is the ability to
see change as an opportunity
  not a threat


Vadim Kotelnikov

Managers succeed by following the rules. Innovators succeed by breaking the rules.

Akio Morita quotes, founder of Sony

Past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times  with innovative new business models.

I like being around smart people who are trying to figure out new things. I like the fact that if people really try they can figure out how to invent things that actually have an impact.

Max De Pree

Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization.  Protect creative people from bureaucracy and legalism typical of organizations.

Jack Welch

Giving people self-confidence is by far
the most important thing that I can do.
Because then they will
act... More



Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.

Hyman Rickover

Innovation leaders aren't necessarily creative, idea-driven people (though obviously many are). But they welcome change because they're convinced that their competitive survival depends on innovation.

Andrall Pearson



To foster sustainable innovation, todays leaders must take a proactive role in crafting an organizational culture that supports the kinds of behaviors that help achieve their long-term innovation objectives. Three specific strategies can be used for creating a culture of innovation: Envisioning, Communicating and Sponsoring.

Soren Kaplan

Always hire people who are smarter than you. >>>

Luciano Malani

The responsibility of leadership is not to come up with all the ideas but to create an environment in which great ideas can happen. >>>

Simon Sinek