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196: How to Win Like Forbes 100 Most Innovative Leaders | with Jeff Dyer

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How do you win the support needed from bosses, colleagues, and investors to bring to life you and your team’s ideas?

Great leaders of innovation know that creativity is not enough. They succeed not only on the basis of their ideas, but because they have the vision, reputation, and networks to win the backing needed to turn ideas into reality. It turns out that this quality – called “innovation capital” – is measurably more important for innovation than just being creative.

In this episode of the Engaging Leader podcast, Jesse is joined by Jeff Dyer, the creator of the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Leaders. Jeff is also author of Innovation Capital: How to Compete – and Win – Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders, which sold out on Amazon the first week of publication.

Jeff and Jesse discuss what you can learn from the examples set by 100 Most Innovative Leaders, including ways to garner support for you and your team’s ideas and projects. They share stories from superstars of innovation, such as Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Elon Musk (Tesla), and Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo).

Jeff Dyer is Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University and Wharton. His previous books include The Innovator’s DNA (co-authored with Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen) and The Innovator’s Method (with Nathan Furr). He is widely published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and other business journals.

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