Innovation is not just a bullet point in a drab strategy presentation. And although I boldly stated that as the first line of this article… I realize that sadly, that’s exactly what it is for many organizations. Often times just mere lip service and an empty promise of greener pastures, ticking the box to make the board or some other group of stakeholders think we’re being innovative.
So innovation is relegated to living in a world of bullet-pointancy, an ideal in a presentation rather than something actionable. This inaction doesn’t happen because leaders don’t want to innovate. I think they do; they just don’t know how to innovate.