One piece of advice I give to anyone who desires to be the innovation leader within their organization – get ready for the long haul. Success as an innovator requires focus, determination, tensity and a “never give up” mentality. Why? Because there will be more than enough reason to give up. Others within the organization will feel challenged and react – becoming the corporate anti-bodies against your programs. Projects will take longer than planned. Projects will fail. So why do it? Because when you do have a success, there is no feeling like it ….