Step #4: Create a Breakthrough Organization Through Innovation

Developing your creative competency is a vital first step in becoming a breakthrough leader. But it's not enough. You also need to know how to apply your creative competency to building a breakthrough organization!

There are of course volumes of research and advice on a leader's role in successfully managing through the challenges of innovation. Defining innovation as "an organization's capacity to create value for its stakeholders from the creativity of its employees," Lynne has studied this topic in great depth and has thus identified several key drivers of sustainable innovation. Interestingly, this research also indicates that these drivers will also promote:

  • high employee satisfaction and morale;
  • well satisfied, loyal customers; and
  • long-term organizational success.

The key drivers are:

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Lynne Levesque, Ed.D.

Consultant, Researcher, Author

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Author of

"Breakthrough Creativity Profile
Second Edition Guides"

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"Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents"
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