In the Hitt, Takacs-Haynes, and Serpa article you read in this unit, the authors made a compelling argument for what will be required of leaders in the future. The future competitive landscape for organizations requires new forms of strategic leadership. Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies, described his own strategic leadership in preparing his company for the future.
For this discussion, discuss how the ideas from these authors are similar to and different from those in The Innovator's DNA. Compare and contrast the concepts presented by The Innovator's DNA, Nayar, and Hitt, et al. What insights can a leader of innovation glean from these resources or ideas as a whole? How can these be applied to an organization, or what effect might they have on an organization's culture?
Articles to read
Hitt, Takacs-Haynes, and Serpa's 2010 article, "Strategic Leadership for the 21st Century," from Business Horizons, volume 53, issue 5, pages 437–444. This article will help you develop insight into the future context of leading innovation.Nayar's 2010 article, "A Maverick CEO Explains How He Persuaded His Team to Leap Into the Future," from Harvard Business Review, volume 88, issue 6, pages 110–113. The article is available full-text in the Capella University Library. Search for the article by clicking the linked title and following the instructions in the Library Guide. In this article, you will read about the author's approach to leading innovation and transforming HCL Technologies to be a more innovative company.