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Leading Strategic Innovation: How to Lead with Purpose

Discover the importance of strategic thinking, innovation, and purposeful leadership when dealing with change.

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Leading Strategic Innovation: How to Lead with Purpose

Refine your leadership purpose and learn how to innovate through change

Change is inevitable in both your personal and professional life. Although sometimes unexpected, it offers an opportunity to improve and innovate. On this course, you will investigate the nature of change and learn about the concept of strategic innovation.

You will critically reflect on your past experiences of change to understand how you deal with it. You will also explore your own leadership capabilities. By identifying areas of strategic innovation, you will learn how to make a positive difference during times of change and growth.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds STEVE JAYNES: Change is sweeping through our lives at an unprecedented pace. With every change comes new opportunities. But how do organisations respond to and develop their capabilities to pursue those opportunities? This is the task of leaders who need to unpick the complexity of change, and use this knowledge to decide where and how to innovate. Hello, I’m Steve Jaynes, the course director for the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship at Deakin University. Understanding the dynamic interplay of innovation and change draws on key tenets of our knowledge and application of strategy. We’ll explore key concepts and tools for analysis and decision making around change. We’ll also help you identify and define your leadership purpose.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 seconds These tools will help you identify optimal strategic directions for growth and profitability, and innovations that will best enable those strategies. We look forward to sharing with you some of our latest thinking on the strategic, organisational, and leadership capabilities that will help you lead and innovate through change.

What topics will you cover?

  • Personal experience of change
  • Leadership and strategic purpose
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic drift
  • Organisational change
  • The playing to win model

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Learning on this course

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the concept and practice of strategic thinking.
  • Develop your understanding of change at a personal level.
  • Identify and define your leadership purpose.
  • Investigate strategic drift and the nature of change.

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest to anyone looking to lead and be innovative in their organisation or society.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin's Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

I am a Professor in Education Practice - Entrepreneurship and the Lead Educator for the this course. I have worked in higher education, in industry and I ran my own consultancy for around 15 years.

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

Cathryn Nolan has spent more than 30 years in commercial life - as a lawyer, entrepreneur, investor and creative thinker.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

    1974
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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