by Jocelyn Kung and Marianne Minor 

Innovative leaders are not necessarily technical experts or inherently creative. Rather, they have the skill to encourage innovation in others, creating informal and formal systems that invite, support, and reward innovation.

Managers can tap into their employees' creative processes and encourage ownership of the innovation each step of the way.

Encouraging Innovation Through 5 Key Conversations may be used to:

  • Establish a new approach to building innovation in an organization.
  • Provide basic skills training in developing creativity and innovation in individuals and teams.
  • Complement existing leadership development techniques being used in an organization.

The thorough Participant Booklet features detailed descriptions of the 5 key conversations, ideas for development, action steps, and conversation planners.

Administrative guidelines, transparency and handout masters, sample training designs, and tips for conversation planning are all included in the Facilitator Guide.