Effective Leadership in Innovation
Leaders within an organisation are expected to take charge of the generation, formation and implementation of ideas in order to achieve successful innovation. Leaders must learn how to create an organisational climate where others apply innovative thinking to solve problems and develop new products and services.
Effective leaders should be able to help their subordinates to think differently and work in new ways to face challenges. Support systems should be in place to support those who want to be innovative as well as engendering innovations. However, how does an organisation distinguish innovation leaders from those who are not? What are the traits found in innovative leaders?
Participants undertaking this research project may start by determining correlations between innovative behaviour and personality types through the use of the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator, for example, as well as focusing on innovation leadership and how it could be fostered or developed.