Innovation demands a special creative climate based on a positive approach to creative ideas, supported by relevant rewards systems which recognize and value creativity.
Building such organization requires:
- Vision, leadership, and will to innovate
- Individuals who contribute energy and direction to the innovation process
Philosophy of the module
This module focuses on leadership in times of extreme change. We benchmark Florence in the time of the renaissance to learn from the best.
This is a time when innovation and change explode in Europe. During two or three generations Europe is changed through a city in Tuscany. There are paradigmatic shift in finance, politics, art, architecture, humanism, and leadership.
Nothing has ever been like this. In this benchmarking we will find new and different answers to management questions.
Old secrets have survived for 500 years and still they have something to tell us. When management fads have all died out leaders will still visit Florence to learn how to govern. The ideas of the leadership of the renaissance will be integrated with the newest achievements in management theory and research facilitating reflection over key leadership
issues such as:
- Does the leader need a personal vision in order to achieve excellent results?
- How does one create innovation?
- How should leaders relate to power?
- How are innovation and leadership linked?
- Which are the leadership initiatives that can encourage creativity and innovation?
Thus, this seminar will provide answers to these questions and will present a unique constellation of knowledge and insight to be used in practical management.