Rosabeth Moss Kanter on Leading Change

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is professor of business management at Harvard Business School and an influential thinker on driving innovation in business and public services. Below are some of her thoughts on leadership and change.

NESTA  is the UK’s leading independent expert body focusing on how innovation can be used in the service of solving socioeconomic challenges.  Nesta  hosted a private breakfast with Moss Kanter.  Here is her talk on Making Innovation Flourish.  A highlight:

“Innovation is something that we embrace in the abstract, as something wonderful, but we have to remember that often what people are saying is that they want the success, but they don’t necessarily want the risk.  … Innovation requires a culture of courage …  Success is intimately tied up with failure… to get more success, you need more failures…”