The term “Effective Innovation Leadership” (EIL) was the outcome of Prof. Dr. Schork’s doctoral thesis at the KIT that she has worked on between 2014 and 2016. EILs transform useful ideas into meaningful (digital) innovations for which buyers pay a price (money or data) that exceeds the cost [Schork 2020].

The iteration of six data sources, including 200 people and a range of international scientific studies, led to the Effective Innovation Leadership Model. The core category of the EIL-Model is “effectiveness,” which means “doing the right things” [Drucker 1983]. Spoken in mathematical language, this means as much as a result by goal [Maywald 2009]. Overall the EIL-Model incorporates four sub categories and 25 dimensions [Schork 2017].

The EIL-Model is the foundation of four offerings:

1. EIL-Profile: Self-assessment tool for innovation leaders on their lived values, strengths & practices in the innovation business.

2. EIL-Methodology: A tool with which a group of individuals can reflect the outcomes of the EIL-Profile on a meta-level.

3. EIL-Barometer: An overview for organizations of how innovative their system is.

4. EIL-Study: An annual study on the innovativeness of a country.