Innovation Leadership

Open Online

Course Description

In the 21st Century there are millions of innovators, but few authentic innovation leaders, able to inspire and guide innovators and their teams to create breakthrough products with their innovative ideas. In this original course, Innovation Leadership, former Medtronic Chair & CEO Professor Bill George, shows you how to become an innovation leader. The essential elements of knowing yourself and your unique leadership gifts, your motivations, and the purpose of your leadership will be covered by Professor George, along with personal stories of exceptional innovation leaders, concepts, exercises, tools and practical tips to help you become an exceptional innovation leader. Innovation Leadership is organized to focus on three modules, each including videos of Professor Bill George describing essential elements of innovation leaders, illustrating them with personal examples from innovation leaders, readings from Discover Your True North, illustrative charts, exercises, reflection essays, and discussion topics.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop self-awareness
  • Transform from innovator to innovation leader

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Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in becoming an innovation leader


  • Focus Area 1: Your Personal Journey to Innovation Leadership
  • Focus Area 2: Developing as an Innovation Leader
  • Focus Area 3: Innovation Leaders in Organizations


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Technology Requirements

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Course Info

Course ID: DL 0029M
Course Format: Online