“16 Tales of Innovation – Methods, Reflections and Practice” is a collection of innovation cases, focusing on innovation leadership in the context of complexity, and how innovation leadership unfolds in practice. The innovation tales in the book are written by leaders from a range of different organisations, where they reflect on their own innovation stories, as they unfold in everyday organisational life. Each tale builds on most recent innovation theory and research from LAICS, the executive master programme, which all leaders in the book have graduated from.
When you read their different innovation stories, you will learn about their professional and personal reflections on and experience with innovation. The book provides an interesting peek into the “machine room” of organisational life and none the least the fascinating journey from innovation in theory to innovation in practice. By reading each tale you will be presented with the various tools, models and processes that were developed and piloted by each of the leaders themselves.
The Master in Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems (LAICS) is an Executive Master offered as a collaboration between the Department of Education at Aarhus University and Copenhagen Business School (CBS). The LAICS Master focuses on how to create and lead innovation in complex systems, and works with the social side of organisations, making it part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Participants practise the necessary skills for leading themselves and others. They learn how to work with the social dynamics of organisations and how to navigate in formal as well as informal structures and processes.