Is there a thing such as incompetent innovation directors? Of course. Should a consultant let them know when he or she detects this? Yes. I think so.
The reason for writing this is my recent blog post on Five Types of People Who Kill Innovation in which I included this one:
“Incompetent innovation directors: These people must be able to fulfill the needs of current and future markets. They must be able to bring internal as well as external resources together in order to make this happen. At the same time, innovation directors need to know how to play the political game that is always played in organizations. This is a tough job and there is no room for incompetent people.”
Someone at LinkedIn …