A Connection between Agility, Learning and Innovation…Part II

April 26, 2009

In my April 21, 2009 post, A Connection Between Agility, Learning and Innovation? – – I had listed a few of the barriers to creative thinking and innovation.

The question is, what is the role of executive  leadership relative to facilitating agility, learning and innovation?

For starters, I believe top executives would do well in leading organizations in learning how to:

• anticipate business needs to minimize lost opportunities
• prevent organizational obstacles that inhibit agility
• encourage employee creativity without forsaking efficiency
• reposition human capital to meet pressing needs and challenges
• operate in real time to maximize readiness and improve cycle time
• align workforce activity to support business priorities
• accelerate learning and innovation to lead the market

An even more crucial question is:

What must executive leadership do … or NOT do…to achieve the goal of accelerating innovation…i.e…how may they lead in this endeavor?


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