Here is an interesting report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the biggest impediments to getting innovation (ability to effectively create and commercialize breakthrough products and services) to work in corporations. The 30 page report surveyed 261 global executives and details their account of the barriers to innovation and how companies can break them down. What is alarming is that leadership was not identified as a barrier at all? Innovation is tough stuff requiring people to break from status quo and sometimes do things against the direction of management. It’s pretty apparent that this is the biggest challenge companies face!