20 Quotes on Innovation and Leadership


It’s the new year and the new year always brings about the thoughts of advancement, growth, and innovation. Plenty has been said about these things.

In this post, I want to bring you 20 quotes on innovation and leadership in hopes of inspiring you to a great new year.

20 Quotes On Innovation And Leadership

1. Tom Freston (Co-Founder of MTV):

Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.

2. William Blake:

What is now proved was once only imagined.

3. Roger von Oech

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago but will soon be out of date.

4. Seth Godin:

No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.

5. William Pollard:

Without change, there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.

6. Winston Churchill:

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

7. Daniel Burrus:

Organizations must learn to tap the unrealized potential in their work force by giving employees greater freedom to experiment, make mistakes, and take calculated risks.

8. Steven Johnson:

If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.

9. Marc Andreessen:

Innovation accelerates and compounds. Each point in front of you is bigger than anything that ever happened.

10. Bob Iger:

The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.

11. Andy Warhol:

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

12. Albert Einstein:

We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

13. Maya Angelou:

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

14. Lynne C. Levesque:

To be creative you have to contribute something different from what you’ve done before. Your results need not be original to the world; few results truly meet that criterion. In fact, most results are built on the work of others.

15. Jamie Notter:

Innovation is change that unlocks new value.

16. Levo League:

Innovation only survives when people believe in their own ideas.

17. Robert H. Schuller:

All it takes is one idea to solve an impossible problem.

18. Tom Kelley:

Fail often so you can succeed sooner.

19. Jeff Bezos:

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.

20. Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi:

Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Innovation is the combination of many things. People, places, ideas, radical thoughts, and more. The more we dig into these things, the more innovation we’ll get.

I can’t wait to see how you will innovate the organizations you lead!


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