Foundations Day 2: Understanding C-Level Executives

Professor Leonard Schlesinger of Harvard Business School talks about how CEOs think about Box 1, Box 2, and Box 3 innovation — and offers advice for innovation and new ventures leaders inside large companies on working to support their CEO. Earlier in his career, Schlesinger served as president of Babson College and Chief Operating Officer of Limited Brands and Au Bon Pain.

After you watch the video, here’s something to do on a Post-It Note or piece of paper you’ve got handy: what’s the reality of how you spend your time today (Box 1 vs Box 2 vs Box 3)? What should the ideal breakdown of where you think you should be? Are you aligned with your boss on that breakdown?

What does your sticky note look like? Share and tag us @InnoLead on social!


This post is part of our 5-day “Foundations” email program.

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