By Cleo Spencer
SEATTLE – July 2, 2013
On June 10th, WIN Ignite Innovation Forum focused on how leadership and innovation meet. One of the guest igniters, Sharon Wong said, you can’t have one without the other. “Leadership to me is about enabling and empowering the teams of people who need to drive the innovations that you want to happen,” Sharon said. The best leaders of innovation create a safe space for innovation – creating while balancing risk taking with the prospect of failure – amongst your team.
Additionally, for a leader to create “innovativeness” in others requires innovation within oneself as well. Lara Feltin, another guest igniter, said, “A good leader requires constant self-improvement and evolution.” She spoke of how placing oneself in challenging and risky – often uncomfortable situations can result in the discovery of new skills, finding opportunities to innovate within Continue reading Leadership of Innovation as Defined by Women in Business