Innovation management can be a very difficult management task. My personal observation is that often companies and their managers struggle with the hard facts (i.e. complexity) and the soft matters (i.e. corporate culture) which are linked with innovation issues. In order to support you or your organization with information regarding the organizational practice of innovation I recommend the following article by Seth Kahan, who is a change specialist and author. His article “3 practical secrets of innovative leaders” is an excerpt from his forthcoming book “Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Create Inflection Points that Drive Success in the Marketplace” that is to be published in early 2013.