Innovation often an excuse for inept leadership (Guest commentary)Creativity requires discipline to be effectiveBy Edmond Mellina09/26/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/26/2005 Innovation is back on the front burner. The dot-com bust and the corporate scandals forced corporations to focus heavily on cost cutting and governance. As a result, innovation became a lesser priority. Since then, the economy has been recovering nicely. Corporate governance has enjoyed great traction across industries and the headlines have stopped featuring new scandals. While corporate growth has returned, competition has intensified globally. Not surprisingly, executives are stressing the importance of fuelling innovation.That’s great news…unless you work for a “fuzzy leader.” Not only does innovation represent a convenient excuse for this type of manager, it acts as a catalyst that intensifies his dark side. The renewed focus on innovation gives a licence to torment employees — consciously or not. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.