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Today's complex challenges require a new kind of leader, one who can fuel creativity and innovation across the whole organization. This new leader understands that building and sustaining an innovative organization is about creating the culture and capabilities you need to do innovative problem solving. In this bold, immersive strategy and leadership program, you’ll discover the what, why, and how of creating a culture of innovation.

What You Can Expect

Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation provides participants with an intensely interactive and often surprising learning experience. You’ll explore, debate, experiment, fail, and examine how best to galvanize and sustain productive innovation throughout your organization.

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Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation provides participants with an intensely interactive and often surprising learning experience. You’ll explore, debate, experiment, fail, and examine how best to galvanize and sustain productive innovation throughout your organization.

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Your Course of Study

This innovation leadership program provides an immersive, hands-on experience that will equip you with the right mindset and approach to transform your personal leadership style. You will leave the program with a new understanding of your leadership role, along with specific tools and techniques for building and sustaining a culture of innovation—one where trust, collaboration, and managed risk-taking give rise to continuous and productive innovation.

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This innovation leadership program provides an immersive, hands-on experience that will equip you with the right mindset and approach to transform your personal leadership style. You will leave the program with a new understanding of your leadership role, along with specific tools and techniques for building and sustaining a culture of innovation—one where trust, collaboration, and managed risk-taking give rise to continuous and productive innovation.

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Who is Right for the Program

General managers or senior executives whose responsibilities include leading innovation and change; leaders with cross-organizational responsibilities; leaders who run business units, divisions, or other large-scale organizations; and leaders of start-ups. Ideal participants will have at least 15 years of work experience.

General managers or senior executives whose responsibilities include leading innovation and change; leaders with cross-organizational responsibilities; leaders who run business units, divisions, or other large-scale organizations; and leaders of start-ups. Ideal participants will have at least 15 years of work experience.

The Leadership Initiative

In line with Harvard Business School's mission to educate leaders who want to make a difference in the world, the Leadership Initiative helps shape individuals with the integrity and capacity to build world-class organizations. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more complex, and the Leadership Initiative is dedicated to helping them understand and manage those forces.

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In line with Harvard Business School's mission to educate leaders who want to make a difference in the world, the Leadership Initiative helps shape individuals with the integrity and capacity to build world-class organizations. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more complex, and the Leadership Initiative is dedicated to helping them understand and manage those forces.

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders

Faculty Chair
Linda is coauthor of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as one of the top-10 management thinkers in the world, Linda’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships.
Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration. Faculty chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leadership for Senior Executives" and "Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders

Linda A. Hill

Faculty Chair
Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration. Faculty chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leadership for Senior Executives" and "Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation."

Linda is coauthor of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as one of the top-10 management thinkers in the world, Linda’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships.  Read Full Bio

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Admissions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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