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CPE 4507 Leading for Corporate Innovation

CPE 4507 Leading for Corporate Innovation

  • Instructor: Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

You have probably heard the sayings, “innovate or die” and “necessity is the mother of invention.” In today’s corporate setting these sayings certainly apply where the need to seek new opportunities and make critical improvements is essential.

This course identifies concepts and theory related to how innovation is encouraged and diffused throughout an organizational culture. This includes how leadership communicates, plans, organizes, and implements innovations within the context of a global business environment. At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Recognize commonalities of innovative organizations

+ Identify the importance of self-awareness in leading innovation in organizations

+ Analyze an organization for the presence of an innovative process and culture

+ Describe innovation as both a front-end and-back end process

+ Evaluate strategies for leading innovation within an organizational context