This course exists because innovation requires different leadership skills from executives than management does of established businesses. What is new simply behaves differently than what has been around and has become accepted over time. What is new brings with it uncertainty and dynamism that can throw off even experienced managers’ intuitions – and equally importantly, throw off organization’s well-established systems and processes. These points are important when we consider challenges in managing innovation initiatives. Broadly speaking, managing innovation can be understood as the leadership and design of innovation initiatives such that employees are able to effectively execute or implement them – to get them done. Drawing from many years of research, this course will offer a set of frameworks, tools, and concepts that will help participants better understand and address these challenges.