Working/Learning Carnival--September 2008 Edition

Boxes and Arrows

Between getting myself ready for this week's Leadership Retreat and the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference next week, plus taking care of all the work that won't get done while I'm gone, I'm in a serious time crunch. I got some great posts for September's version of the Working/Learning Carniva l. I'd hoped to have my own post ready to go by today, but that apparently will not be happening.

The Biggest Leadership Failure that Kills Innovation

Innovation Excellence

When I conducted my doctoral research between 2008 and 2010, I found that autonomy was the strongest single factor that companies and leaders control, that would positively affect employee creativity, and therefore company innovation. Creativity Innovation Leadership accountability autonomy bureaucracy trust trustworthiness

Teaching and Learning Leadership in a Connected World

Boxes and Arrows

I'm halfway following the Connectivism course , while also preparing to leave in a few hours for the Nonprofit Roundtable Future ED Fellowship course where we'll be exploring concepts of leadership over the next few days. In their work with the Fellows, they will need to model and demonstrate the behaviors and skills of leadership--the art of being a leader. At the same time, the Fellows will need to practice leadership and, more importantly, reflect on that practice.

Building the UX Dreamteam - Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

Part two will address whether a person has the right ‘hard’ skills and ‘soft’ qualities like communication style, creativity and leadership ability to fit your particular organizational context.

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User Experience Week

Boxes and Arrows

UX Week Keynote Discussion – Peter Merholz and Don Norman UX Week 2008 kicked off with an on-stage conversation between the President and founder of Adaptive Path, Peter Merholz , and industry legend Don Norman. They also provided an example of the leadership cards.

Blogging for Learning–Using Quotes

Boxes and Arrows

Particularly good for exploring issues like teambuilding and leadership. This week on Work Literacy , we’re exploring how to use blogs for personal learning and as part of more structured formal events with learners.

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

Respond to a “big question,&# such as “What does leadership mean to you?&# This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging.

Flowmaps and Frag-Grenades, Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

At the end of pre-production each team submits an overall design document to the leadership group and the project features are approved. I’d like to talk specifics a bit. I’m sure there will be some readers at B&A who aren’t gamers, and probably even more who haven’t played Halo —so my apologies to those folks— but… describe in some detail exactly what you contributed to the finished product.

Personal Branding for the Business Professional

Boxes and Arrows

I'd also suggest exploring the Total Leadership model. I plan to write more about the Total Leadership approach in the coming weeks, but for now, I highly encourage you to take a look at the model If you haven't seen it already, definitely check out Chris Brogan's free ebook, Personal Branding for the Business Professional. It's a quick read--mostly bullet points--and sums up some excellent strategies for building your professional reputation online.

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Blogging for Learning–�Audio Blogging�

Boxes and Arrows

a leadership learning channel where you create and share podcasts on. leadership lessons and issues or a channel for different professions to. This is the last (for now) in my series of posts on using blogs for learning. Earlier this week, Lee Kraus wrote a post on finding the time to blog. He mentioned that he has a two-hour drive every day, which leaves lots of time for thinking, but not for writing.

Liveblogging Opening Brandon Hall Session--Lisa Johnson

Boxes and Arrows

Working with Nike--power-pair senior leadership with younger people to create a mutual mentoring relationship. Lisa Johnson --"Don't Think Pink: Marketing to Women"--Her blog has some interesting info to check out. Lisa says, "Brandon Hall officially wins as most innovative conference in terms of technology that I've been to.". We've been living in the land of Push for awhile.

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Future Executive Directors Fellowship at the Nonprofit Roundtable

Boxes and Arrows

Peer coaching sessions will also be facilitated to help participants achieve personal leadership goals though the "stretch assignment.”. Just wanted to share a project I'm REALLY excited about. Starting in September, I'll have the honor of serving as faculty lead for the Nonprofit Roundtable's Future Executive Directors Fellowship , an intensive 9-month program designed to prepare emerging nonprofit leaders.

You Don’t Have an Innovation Problem, You Have a Trust Problem! (Part 1)

Innovation Excellence

When I was ready to find a topic for my PhD dissertation research in 2008, my mentor pushed me to find one that I would be proud of. culture Innovation collaboration Creativity Leadership trust“One that will have a positive impact on your life, and the lives of others.” ” A pretty tall order. I still struggled with the topic, and grew.

Covering Innovation My Way

Paul Hobcraft

I have two established businesses, one started in 2000 and one in 2008. I set out to engage 100% in innovation work, it has been quiet a journey of discovery and then translating the parts. I still get overwhelmed by the sheer information overload or advice that seems to be offered.

The Leader of Innovation Paints a Vision of a Better Future

Destination Innovation

In 2008 Mulcahy was named ‘CEO of the Year’ by Chief Executive Magazine. Great Innovators Leadership of Innovation anne mulcahy CEO paint turnaround vision xeroxAnne Mulcahy. When Anne Mulcahy was appointed CEO of Xerox Corp.

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Innovation Takes Time

The Future Shapers

People keep options open even when it is not in their best interest, according to former MIT professor Dan Ariely, who discusses the topic in his 2008 book, Predictably Irrational. Innovation Leadership Innovation Management Innovation Maturity

Thank Heavens for Leaders who can Change their Minds

Destination Innovation

John Adair, the leadership expert, says that the most important (and often the most difficult) sentence for a leader to utter is, ’I admit that I was wrong.’ Eventually in 2008, Robert Knapper was convicted of the killing of Rachel Nickell.

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How Startups Slay Giants

Game-Changer

This was in 2008, the iPhone was just getting warmed up. competition entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Strategy augmented reality marketing startups strategic thinkingIllustration credit Christian Laborin.

Having Difficult Conversations with Employees: A How-To Primer in 20 Tip

CMOE

A 2008 study found that dealing with conflict in the workplace costs more than 300 billion dollars per year. Leadership Uncategorized emotional intelligence leadership skills managementAs managers, we’re there with our direct reports through both good times and bad. They’re not always the people we want them to be. Sometimes they have different perspectives, goals, and interests than we might expect. Many of us dread having difficult conversations with employees.

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From manager to leader in a cost cutting environment

Ideanote

Since 2008, the financial crisis turned many companies towards performance optimization, tighter control, and stricter resource management. The Strength of Social Human Capital through Leadership. Yet it is only successful if open leadership supports the digitisation adaption. .

Can Netflix Double Pivot to Be a Media Game Changer?

Adam Hartung

By 2008 Netflix reached $1B revenues, reducing Blockbuster by a like amount. Netflix has been a remarkable company. Because it has accomplished something almost no company has ever done. It changed its business model, leading to new growth and higher profits.

Innovation – My Journey

The Future Shapers

Nakamoto published the invention on October 31, 2008, to the Cryptography Mailing list called metzdowd.com. Culture Change Open Innovation Thought Leadership“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all what the world needs most are dreamers that do.”. Sarah Ban Breathnach. Innovation in my thoughts is nothing but thinking about the unthinkable, its the realization of a dream and making it possible, it is simplification using science, AI and creativity.

Why Activists Succeed – and Will Change Yahoo

Adam Hartung

Mayer in the investment community, or in the company, and increasingly even the Board of Directors is at odds with her leadership. Only in 2008 Ballmer-led Microsoft made an offer to buy it for $45B!

The 5 Ways Chairman Lampert Destroyed Sears’ Value

Adam Hartung

Through case analysis the good professor taught us that leadership could make decisions that increased company valuation. Sears had many owned and leased store locations that were highly valuable with real estate prices climbing from then through 2008.

The 10 Telltale Signs of Future Troubles for WalMart

Adam Hartung

If we look closely at events at WalMart we can see telltales of problems destined to emerge for the retailing giant: 1 – In March, 2008 WalMart sued a brain damaged employee. Walmart announced quarterly financial results last week, and they were not good.

PLAYING IT SAFE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU CAN DO

Innovation 360 Group

It’s not a coincidence that Stockholm’s Spotify suddenly sprouted up in 2008, among the ruins of music industry giants. In 2018, our team analyzed, under the leadership of Magnus Penker and Dr Soo Beng Khoh, survey data from 2,900 companies in 105 countries, collected over a 52-month period. Are you safe? Or are you on the edge of irrelevance? Companies disappear all the time without a word, due to changing cultural values, changing technology, or changing audience demographics.

Do Not Follow the Herd – Sell McDonald’s and Microsoft

Adam Hartung

Leadership touted a higher same store sales number, but that is completely misleading. McDonald’s leadership has undertaken a back to basics program. As customer counts are declining, leadership is trying to pull more money out of its declining “core.”

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

2008) have written an excellent paper on the discussion of what entrepreneurship competence actually. 2008). 2008). Koppl, 2008; Lewin, 2011). 2008). 2008). Introduction.

Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

The first of Karim’s conceptual papers is West & Lakhani (2008). It was published in the Dahlander et al (2008) special issue of Industry and Innovation, which in turn was based on a 2007 EURAM conference track on firms and online communities. Platform Leadership.

What’s Really Happening with United’s Board?

Adam Hartung

United’s leadership is certainly in a tough place. He was CEO in 2008 when the company sued its shareholders. United Continental Holdings is the most recent public company to come under attack by hedge funds.

Regulations Work – Applaud SOX and Dodd- Frank

Adam Hartung

In reaction to the failure of Lehman Brothers and the almost total bank collapse of 2008, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010.

Four Innovation Paradoxes driving disruption

Innovation 360 Group

In 2008, I systematically started to collect, analyse and use data to understand, invest, consult and lead firms based on their capabilities for innovation, simply because innovation seems to be what best describes the disruptions we see.

Great to Good Innovation

IdeaSpies

Jack Ma (2000), Jeff Bezos (2003), Mark Zuckerberg (2004), Reed Hastings (2007), Brian Chesky (2008), Travis Kalanick (2009), Anthony Tan (2012). Leadership Insights. Then, put on your leadership hat. The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. Yes, you read it right.

OUI comes to Lisbon

Open Innovation

The topics for the 14 paper sessions are: Crowdsourcing (2) Crowdfunding & entrepreneurship (2) Leadership and organization (2) Policy (2) Communities (1) Firm interactions with users (1) Healthcare UI (1) User toolkits (1) Other UI (2) This year, there is not an explicitly “open innovation” track but the policy and leadership tracks nominally include it; glancing at the paper topics, the conference has the least OI focus of any conference since 2008 explicitly invited OI work.

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

In 2008, a year after Apple introduced the iPhone, Nokia’s proprietary operating system for smartphones, Symbian, still commanded a 48.8% Flat but with strong leadership. I am currently working on the establishment of a green and sustainable intrapreneurship accelerator.

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Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

When working with leadership teams, I often find it is valuable to get everyone on the same page quickly. A corporate vision: Provides clarity, focus and energy to the leadership as well as providing direction, hope and belief to the wider work population. Setting The Scene.

Innovation – Are you aware of how critical it is to your business?

Wazoku

When we look at all the research and the statistics from numerous annual global innovation surveys we still see common themes from senior, leadership and executive teams around why innovation isn’t being driven effectively, some examples of which are below…. Car blurred on the street.

Innovation – Are you aware of how critical it is to your business?

Wazoku

When we look at all the research and the statistics from numerous annual global innovation surveys we still see common themes from senior, leadership and executive teams around why innovation isn’t being driven effectively, some examples of which are below….

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

However, one notable omission in the book was a failure to mention communities, which Karim Lakhani and I addressed in 2008 with a paper about the overlap in a special issue based on his talk (and mine) at the 2007 EURAM conference. Platform leadership: How Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco drive industry innovation. Lakhani, 2008. An important but understudied form of open innovation is the network form (network as defined by Powell 1990).

Principles of open innovation

hackerearth

For example, Dr. Reddy’s, Hyderabad-based multinational pharmaceutical company, acquired the 20-year-old UK-based Chirotech from Dow Pharma in 2008, to strengthen its core drug business.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Source: The Evolution of Innovation Management towards Contextual Innovation (2008). Companies have recognized the importance of communication, measuring innovation performance, fostering an innovative culture, and the right leadership. Understanding Innovation Management.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Source: The Evolution of Innovation Management towards Contextual Innovation (2008). Companies have recognized the importance of communication, measuring innovation performance, fostering an innovative culture, and the right leadership. Understanding Innovation Management.

Great Teams: An Interview with Don Yaeger

Michael Roberto

Don Yaeger: Purpose and leadership are essential to building a team culture. Once an organization determines its “why” and aligns its leadership style with the needs of its members, it is on the right path to becoming a Great Team. Maintaining championship or industry- leading momentum requires experienced leadership, cultural drivers, and clear communication of the end goal and how to get there.