Innovation Leader


Definition: an Innovation Leader is an umbrella term to indicate a form of leadership with a focus on innovation.
Ancona, Backman and Isaacs described 3 types of innovation leaders:
- Entrepreneurial Leaders (located typically in lower levels of the organization, creating new products/services)
- Enabling Leaders (middle managers, facilitating the entrepreneurial leaders)
- Architecting Leaders (top level, have a helicopter view and are involved in required changes in organizational culture, strategy and organization structure).



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