Innovation: Leadership Qualities that Enable Innovation

Innovation: Leadership Qualities that Enable Innovation
Victor Howard contends that accomplishing transformation is the mission of organizational leaders, and the process of transformation, more often than not, involves innovation. In his Column this month, he discusses the three qualities common among all leaders who successfully deliver innovation – focus, foundation, and freedom. Read Victor’s insightful observations on how successful leaders use these qualities to enable innovation.

Victor Howard

Victor Howard

Victor Howard is Sr. Director of Marketing and Customer Care for Gexa Energy. Victor has more than 18 years experience delivering large-scale customer-centric business transformation, institutionalizing the use of analytics in decision-making, improving business with BPM and Six Sigma, and deploying best-in-class strategies and capabilities for customer loyalty marketing, demand generation, and marketing process management. Prior to joining Gexa Energy, he held marketing, operations and consulting, leadership positions with The North Highland Company, Hewlett-Packard, Chase Manhattan, and May Company Department Stores. Victor holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Texas A&M University and a M.B.A. in Marketing from University of St. Thomas. Victor can be contacted by email at victor.howard@yahoo.com or on his Ideas-to-Action blog at http://victorhoward.typepad.com.
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