Skip to main content

Innovation Coaching 200: Mastering Innovation


Embracing Failure and Navigating Complexity

"Innovation Coaching 200: Mastering Innovation" takes a deep dive into the complex world of innovation in professional settings. This course focuses on the catalysts and inhibitors of innovation, examining the tools, environments, and strategies that can foster or hinder innovative thinking and execution.

Beginning with exploring confidence, persuasion, and conflict as innovation tools, students will learn how these essential skills can influence and inspire change. Aspects like self-esteem, feedback mechanisms, and conflict management will be analyzed for their impact on innovative processes.

The course will then shift focus to the structure of innovation-facilitating workplaces. Here, students will learn the characteristics of these environments and how they empower employees to lead the charge in continuous innovation. The course will cover topics like embracing failure, persistence, eliminating silos, customer-centric thinking, and fostering a supportive innovation community. Further, students will gain knowledge about innovation labs, including practical steps to build one.

Conversely, the course will also address the many challenges and barriers to innovation within an organization. Students will explore the characteristics of innovation-inhibiting workplaces and the implications of leadership decisions on innovative capabilities. Topics like workplace power dynamics, toxic cultures, bullying, and management revenge are examined for their inhibitory impact. The course also deals with chronic stress and work-life balance, with a special case study focusing on the banking sector.

Finally, the course will dissect 'Innovation Theater' and 'Fake' Innovation. Students will understand the structural and managerial factors that can lead to superficial displays of innovation without substantial change or progress. Real-world examples will be utilized to provide context and depth to these discussions.

Throughout the course, the aim is to equip students with a holistic understanding of the workplace dynamics that contribute to or inhibit innovation. With a mix of theoretical and practical examples, students will be well-equipped to foster an environment conducive to innovative thinking and problem-solving in their professional contexts. This course is ideal for aspiring leaders, managers, and professionals interested in driving innovation within their organization.


  • 5 Sections
  • 58 Lessons
  • 0 Quizzes
  • 30h Duration
Expand All
Confidence, Persuasion, and Conflict as Tools of Innovation
8 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Introduction
  2. Persuasion
  3. Self Esteem
  4. Confidence
  5. Effective Feedback
  6. Conflict
  7. Summary
  8. Synopsis
Innovation Facilitation
18 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Introduction
  2. Characteristics of Innovation Facilitating Workplaces
  3. Employee-Led Innovation Culture
  4. Continuous Innovation
  5. Embracing Failure
  6. Giving All Ideas a Chance
  7. A Thinking Pattern of Persistence
  8. Silo Elimination
  9. Customer-Centric Thinking
  10. Innovation Community
  11. Time to Think and Create
  12. Test and Learn
  13. It's Okay to Disagree with Leadership
  14. Common Elements of Innovation Teams
  15. The Innovation Lab
  16. Steps to Build an Innovation Lab
  17. Summary
  18. Synopsis
Innovation Inhibition
24 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Introduction
  2. Why Innovation is So Challenging Within an Organization
  3. Characteristics of Innovation Inhibiting Workplaces
  4. Innovation Barriers
  5. Leadership Innovation Barriers
  6. Organizational Innovation
  7. Workplace Power Dynamics
  8. Abusive Workplace Culture
  9. Toxic Workplaces
  10. Factors That Create a Toxic Culture
  11. Health Impacts of Toxic Workplaces
  12. Toxic Behavior
  13. Bullying
  14. Identifying Workplace Bullying
  15. The Power Abuser
  16. Power Abuser Tactics
  17. Chronic Stress and Work-Life Balance
  18. Work-Life Balance Across the Generations
  19. Innovation Stress and Trauma
  20. Management Revenge and Being Set-up-to-Fail
  21. Breaking the Pattern of Being Set-up-to-Fail
  22. Barriers to Innovation in Banking: A Case Study
  23. Summary
  24. Synopsis
Innovation Theater and ‘Fake’ Innovation
7 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Introduction
  2. Structural Factors
  3. Management Factors
  4. Innovation Theater
  5. Innovation Theater in Action
  6. Summary
  7. Synopsis
Reference Material
1 Lesson0 Quizzes
  1. References


Free Lesson Videos:

Deleting Course Review

Are you sure? You can't restore this back

Course Access

This course is password protected. To access it please enter your password below:

Related Courses


Innovation Coaching 100: Innovation Fundamentals

  • Audio Narration
  • Quizzes
  • Downloadable Resources