Innovation is a Leadership Issue

I heard a quote some time ago, “Organizations that think they have an innovation problem don’t have an innovation problem. They have a leadership problem.” When I heard that quote, it got me thinking. I had to really stew on it, because at first I wasn’t sure if I agreed with it. However, the more I contemplated the comment the more I started to agree with it. We don’t have an innovation problem, ultimately we have a leadership issue. Any leader that doesn’t make innovation a strategic priority, ensures that there will not be any executable innovation. Continue reading