Innovation Leadership

Book Description

A leader's ability to discover and implement innovations is crucial to adapting to changing technologies and customer preferences, enhancing employee creativity, developing new products, supporting market competitiveness, and sustaining economic growth. Gliddon and Rothwell provide an exciting and comprehensive resource for readers that are currently seeking to build success in organizations with new ideas. Innovation leadership involves synthesizing different leadership styles in organizations to influence employees to produce creative ideas, products, services, and solutions. It is a practice and an approach to organization development and organizational change. Innovation leadership commonly includes four basic stages, which are: (a) support for idea generation, (b) identifying innovations, (c) evaluating innovations, and (d) implementation. There are two types of innovations, including: (a) exploratory innovation, which involves generating brand new ideas, and (b) value-added innovation, which involves modifying and renewing ideas that already exist. The two fundamental leadership theories that are generally necessary for innovation leadership are path-goal theory and Leader Member Exchange theory.

The key role in the practice of innovation leadership is that of the innovation leader. However, there are currently multiple perspectives on the definition of an innovation leader. An individual in an organization, a group within an organization, the organization itself, and even a community, state, or nation can be considered an innovation leader. The book explores each of these perspectives on the definition of an innovation leader.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. List of figures
  8. Notes on contributors
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Foreword
  11. PART I: Innovation leadership theory
    1. 1. Defining and practicing innovation leadership using the CREATE Model
      1. Description
      2. Research foundations
      3. Application and implementation strategies
      4. Discussion
      5. Summary
      6. References
    2. 2. The competencies of innovation leaders
      1. Description
      2. Research foundations
      3. Application and implementation strategies
      4. Discussion
      5. Summary
      6. References
    3. 3. Innovation leaders and followership
      1. Description
      2. Research foundations
      3. Application and implementation strategies
      4. Discussion
      5. Summary
      6. References
    4. 4. Synergies in innovation network teams
      1. Description
      2. Research foundations
      3. Application and implication strategies
      4. Discussion
      5. Summary
      6. References
    5. 5. Building a culture of continuous innovation
      1. Description
      2. Research foundations
      3. Application and implementation strategies
      4. Discussion
      5. Summary
      6. References
    6. 6. You have the idea, now how do you fund it?
      1. Description
      2. Research foundations
      3. Application and implementation strategies
      4. Discussion
      5. Summary
      6. References
  12. PART II: Innovation leadership success stories
    1. 7. Today I fly!: The extraordinarily innovative Diavolo Dance Company
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    2. 8. An innovation success in the private sector
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    3. 9. Who’s leading and who’s learning?
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    4. 10. Sustainable community management
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    5. 11. Working well with cultures in the Middle East
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    6. 12. Innovation on a small farm
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    7. 13. Successful innovation in the public sector
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    8. 14. Innovation leaders in healthcare
      1. Description
      2. The story
      3. Discussion
      4. Summary
      5. References
    9. 15. Afterword
  13. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Innovation Leadership
  • Author(s): David G. Gliddon, William J. Rothwell
  • Release date: June 2018
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781351712699