The Critical Role Of Leadership In Driving Social Innovation by Katherine Pickus at Forbes on 27 December 2013.

Leadership is a key component of innovation, and innovation can be seen in many ways.  This article focuses on corporate leadership in progressing social innovation.  This is a mutually beneficial arrangement – the “cause” gets focused attention from capable people; the leaders and their companies get an opportunity to try out innovative processes (and get the satisfaction knowing that they have made the world a better place).

My favourite quote from the article:

“Today, leaders are increasingly realizing that the best way to drive social change is by moving beyond solely grantmaking and community volunteering to apply the power of their core business through collaboration. This includes shared value programs, which deliver benefits for both society and business, and catalytic philanthropic initiatives that are aligned with a company’s operations.”

 

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