Examples of Innovative Leadership

Recently, Governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Jim Doyle of Wisconsin spent a day together trying to figure out how Wisconsin and Minnesota could combine forces to create cost efficiencies. This action was unprecedented in the history of the siloed states of America. Each of these governors saw their budget woes as deep enough to require unique and innovative actions. So, let’s cooperate. Congratulations to them.

Other leadership in innovation is legendary. Jeff Immelt shifted General Electric’s focus from Six Sigma and cost efficiencies to “innovation” and “becoming green.” Patagonia’s founder Yves Chouinard encourages employees to create prototypes and try them out themselves. The leadership of Intel has ...

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