To say that the environment that leadership exists within is speeding up and becoming more complex is to simply restate that which we already know - it is a given. Professors Crawford, Gould, and Scott provide some empirical study on the nature of innovation as it relates to transformational leadership. These authors purport that technologically innovative leadership emerges in two distinct styles - the champion and the techie. Each style offers different methods designed to motivate followers. The implications for leadership educators should be clear after reviewing this piece - leadership and innovation will necessarily become more connected as our society becomes more dependent on technological solutions.