Innovation for Growth

IE Business School

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  • 5 weeks
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IE Business School


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Who should attend

  • Professionals and decision-makers who lead teams and make strategic decisions that affect their organizations.
  • Professionals who plan to have decision-making roles in their organization in the short-term.
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to grow and nurture the innovative culture or their organization.
  • Team leaders in charge of initiating the creation of products or services (e.g. Product Development managers).
  • Future leaders who have been identified and put on a talent-track.

About the course

Innovation for Growth explores a framework for making strategic planning more robust amidst an increasingly changing and volatile business environment. As you progress through the course, you will gain insight into the various degrees of leadership that allow innovation to be harnessed and nurtured in organizations. By understanding the challenges that businesses face today, identifying the kind of organizations that are currently providing access to the most innovative landscapes, and recognizing the new kind of intelligences that are required to succeed, this course will challenge your own understanding of the role innovation plays in a company’s growth strategy.



Identify the critical uncertainties that face modern-day businesses and how to respond to them.


Identify what characterizes innovation-driven organizations and develop a framework for their creation.


Analyze and create an action plan for a real-world enterprise for its transformation into an innovation-driven enterprise (IDE).


Identify the characteristics of social intelligence and understand why it is a necessary component for leadership in innovation.


Make a critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of leaders in a given organization.


Assess how Design Thinking forms an integral part of leadership.


Module 1: Understanding critical uncertainties and opportunities & introducing human-driven innovation

Understand the critical uncertainties of today’s business environment and how to turn them into opportunities for organizational discovery, as well as the need to move to a human-driven innovation model.

Module 2: Innovation-driven organizations and enterprises

Identify what characterizes innovation-driven organizations and develop an effective framework to build them.

Module 3: Leadership intelligence

Review the different elements of social intelligence and why each one is a necessary component for leadership in innovation.

Module 4: Making innovation happen

Learn what collaboration is and how to craft it. Identify and articulate the various motivations for innovation and the important role that leaders play in this collaborative innovation initiative.

Module 5: Design thinking and vuca leadership

Discover the concepts of Thinking by Design and Design Thinking and their connection to innovation. Analyze the role of a leader in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) context.


Mark Esposito

Mark Esposito, PhD, is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI s...

Francisco de Sousa Vinagre

Francisco is a consultant with extensive experience in helping organizations drive better results through superior strategic execution. He is a Senior Consultant at BTS Spain, where he has worked to help different companies enhance their strategic alignment, holistic business understanding and le...

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