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Corporate leadership, business innovation and growth

Corporate leadership, business innovation and growth

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2016) Corporate leadership, business innovation and growth. Effective Executive, XIX (2). pp. 9-21. ISSN 0972-5172

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Abstract

Many of the most pressing challenges that face certain companies and mankind are unlikely to be addressed by incremental improvements to existing activities and excellence in the performance of them. In competitive and dynamic situations and where windows of opportunity may be limited, quick and front-line responses may be required. An existing business model should not be taken for granted. Leaders need to ensure that people focus on what is important and, particularly what is important for customers and prospects. Leaders can focus on removing obstacles to creativity rather than determining individual outcomes. The focus of business leaders should be upon creating a culture of excellence and innovation and/or providing the conditions and performance support for people from a diversity of backgrounds and cultures to exceed where it matters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate Leadership, Leadership, Business Innovation, Innovation, Growth, Business Excellence, Helping or hindering boards, Freedom and Diversity, Focus, Balance, Enabling responsible innovation, Business models, Innovation and the board, Business model life-cycles, Governance and leadership implications.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 14:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15732

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