Episode 32: Innovation– The Forgotten Leadership Competency

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: May 11, 2021

90th Percentile Episode 32 Innovation


Do you ever feel pressure and urgency to generate fresh, new ideas or make time to be innovative? Our economy is driven by innovation– new products, new ways to deliver, and new methods to serve. All of these require creativity.  A 2015 study on Global Innovation reported that U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars on R&D each year. In this episode,  we will discuss our research showing that despite its perceived importance, innovation is a difficult quality to cultivate, both in leaders and in organizations.

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Additional Resources:

Innovation: A Leadership Skill We Seem to Forget– ARTICLE by Joe Folkman

What is Disruptive Innovation? ARTICLE by Clayton Christensen