Innovation: A leadership issue talks about the definition of innovation through a company's actions to create or increase innovation. Actually, the actions taken are steps to create an environment of innovation. Google encourages an open door policy around technology demonstrations. They also want "leaders listening and encouraging and kind of creating a discussion" around ideas and prototypes.
The whole article is about how leaders can shape or create an environment for innovation to (hopefully) occur. Again, the definition of innovation is not talked about but there is effort help leaders understand what environments it takes to get innovation.
The last part of the article has a great analogy to organizations as fish tanks and innovation. What is your company like?