Associate Partner and Author
Tendayi Viki is an author and corporate innovation expert. As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, he helps companies innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has written three books; Pirates in The Navy, The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle. He previously served as Director of Product Lifecycle at Pearson, where he co-developed an innovation framework that won the Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York. Tendayi was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2021 and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for emerging management thinkers to watch. He is a regular contributor at Forbes.
By Tendayi Viki
Without leadership support, corporate innovation projects are dead on arrival. Leadership support is so important that this is the first thing I ask for when I am working with innovation teams.