What is the relationship between innovation and leadership?

Every leader is an innovator, and so innovators are a subset of leaders. On the other hand, good innovation goes beyond ideation–it also considers the analytical and operational aspects, it uses persuasion to convince others of the value of the innovation, and above all, it focuses on the ethical issues involved in the innovation. Thus, we see innovation and leadership as the two faces of the same coin, linked by the Leadership Intelligences framework.