Innovation is a process of discovery according to Leading Your Team into the Unknown, HBR.org. The accomplished innovation leader:
- Works more by example than by dictate
- Asks questions rather than make decisions
- Clears a path to the unknown for the innovation team rather than identifying the end goal
- Gives people the right kind of time, the right constraints, and the right tools
Innovation leaders create a sustainable competitive advantage by creating an organization that can learn from mistakes faster, more efficiently, and more consistently than competitors do.