You can use these courses to improve your leadership, improve the effectiveness of your team, and, of course, prepare your team to be more innovative. Like others before you, you can use this leadership pattern to develop new products, improve sales results, create new service programs, enhance organizational communication and processes, reduce employee turnover, limit healthcare costs, restructure and reintegrate people’s work in your organization, improve customer service, make the parts of your organization work more effectively, and much more.

Modern theories of leadership imply the ability to create and carry out innovation. Steve Jobs, the remarkable leader of Apple Inc., was quoted as saying, “Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower.”



Leadership: We have drawn upon the work and writings of Dr. Dallas Merrell, the author of Global Leadership, who has been a consultant to the leaders of many Fortune 500 companies. We have also cited research from Jim Collins’s book Good to Great.

Innovation and Team Leadership: We have referenced the work of Chris Grivas and Alfred Puccio in the book titled, The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results, Charles Prather’s book The Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams, and David Sibbet’s book Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance.

Innovation Tools: We have linked ideas about leadership, especially team leadership, to the theories of disruptive innovation offered by Clayton M. Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business and coauthor of The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth with Michael E. Raynor. Lastly, where innovation is concerned, we have incorporated ideas from The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, authored by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen.

This combination of resources and ideas will enable you to provide leadership, build teamwork, and make your team more innovative. By learning and applying team leadership for innovation described in this training program, you will have access to the skills, tools, and philosophies that best promote growth. Plus, you will know how to prepare the people you lead to be more innovative—which is the overall purpose of this course.



What would you like to be different about your leadership? Would you like to lead people who willingly commit and follow? Would you like more creative ideas, better relationships and teamwork, less hassle, more freedom, or more responsibilities so you feel like your contribution is significant?

We have taught and learned from people in education, religion, automotive, construction, technology, retail, financial management, insurance, telecommunication, and engineering. The focus of this training involves methods of making changes to get better results by making leadership strategies more effective and expanding executives’ focus, perspective, and leadership in any industry. In other words, we have been studying the lives of people who have become great leaders where innovation in teams is concerned. You will learn this set of remarkable leadership principles so you can prepare your people to be very good at discovering and completing what is better for your team, department, and organization.



While you are going through these courses, the members of your team or department can be participating in a companion program for team members also found on Our website offers you a set of tools to measure team members’ progress so you can make sure they are progressing along with you. There is greater progress when everyone learns at the same time.