Blame Culture: “Who Gets Shot”

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Management blame leadership managementIf something is wrong with your spark plug, you don't shoot it. And threatening it with violence isn't going to prevent it from getting dirty.

Debt-Ceiling Roulette: Leadership Lessons

Bill Fischer

At risk of being lost in the collective sigh of relief that is accompanying Washington's apparent settlement of the debt-ceiling crisis, there are a number of significant decision-making lessons crying-out to be heard by leaders from all walks of life. Most important of these is that what we have just [.].

South to the Pole: Leadership Wins the Race

Bill Fischer

Amundsen and his team at the South Pole; Image via Wikipedia On December 14, 1911, one hundred years ago, Roald Amundsen, and a small team of four others, accomplished what no one else had ever done before: they reached the South Pole. At the time, this was truly terra incognito: one

The world’s best company to work for

Innovation 360 Group

Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was: General Electric. 90% of the Best Companies collect best practices for leadership development from subsidiaries and share them across the organization. Just the other day A Great Place to Work also released their list 2011 FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® which is based upon a deeper cultural audit and as far as I can see much more reliable.

It’s The Angels’ Time

Innovation 360

Enhance the management team by supporting, challenging and encouraging building for the future leadership. That was the theme a few days back at 2010 Angel Capital Association Summit in San Francisco and the title of the speech by angel investor and blogger Basil Peters , who asserted that VCs are essentially dinosaurs saddled with too-big funds at a time when entrepreneurs can create companies cheaply and quickly, sometimes over a weekend.

Air-cover: Innovation's secret ingredient

Bill Fischer

Among the leadership traits which have made Steve Jobs so effective as an innovator has been the ability to create an inspiring vision for talented people to work towards and then get out of their way so that they could make full-use of their talents in pursuit of this vision. [.].

Listen to Employees When Evaluating Leadership

Adam Hartung

The stock was $66 in June, 2011, and $55 in 6/12 when it made #6. Employees have consistently expressed their dismay with CEO Ed Lampert, and 80% actively dislike his leadership.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

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Why Some Movements Succeed And Others Fail

Innovation Excellence

On September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park, in the heart of the financial district in Lower Manhattan. Continue reading → Leadership Management Psychology Economics movements Occupy Wall Street politics

What Does a Chief Innovation Officer Do?

IdeaScale

In this survey from 2015, researchers report that 43% of large companies have some sort of top innovation executive in place, which was up from 33% in 2011. Best Practice chief innovation officer connection governance leadership purpose training

Leaders Look for Symbolism

InnovationManagement

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls how HP’s turnaround back in 2011 began with a return to the company’s founding corporate values and business objectives. Organization & Culture Videos CEO change management company values enterprise innovation HP IT industry leadership opportunity organization & culture roadblocks symbolism

Covering Innovation My Way

Paul Hobcraft

I often write and contribute to many other innovation businesses in different media channels specifically for innovation thought leadership where all my activity has been consistently voted in the top innovation knowledge providers since 2011, something I am incredibly proud to have achieved.

How Steve Jobs predicted what would cause Apple to lose its innovative edge

Idea to Value

Apple has long been seen as one of the world’s most innovative companies, but since the passing away of Steve Jobs in 2011 it has found it much more difficult to continue innovating.

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Amazon Didn’t Kill JCPenney. This Did.

Econic

Then the economy started to recover around 2011. What happened in 2011 that held at JCPenney back while others started to recover? In 2011, the CEO of JCPenney stepped down and Ron Johnson – one of the people most responsible for the Apple Store – took over to revitalize the company. The people who were popping into JCPenney in 2011 to “treasure hunt” were their target market. There are a few companies whose decline seems more inevitable than JCPenney.

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Daniel Burrus

IBM Watson first shot to fame back in 2011 by beating two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions on TV. Artificial intelligence (AI), one of twenty core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has worked its way into our lives. From Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri , AI is always growing — so keeping a closer eye on future developments, amazing opportunities, and predictable problems is imperative.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

McKinsey in 2011 identified that 72% of transformation programs fail to deliver on their targets so there is an awful lot of thinking, planning and working through any transformation to make sure you end up with the 28% of the success stories.

Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

As recently as 2011 90% of Lego’s users were boys. Five Sustainable Innovation Practices that saved Lego – Leadership Network. Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

McKinsey in 2011 identified that 72% of transformation programs fail to deliver on their targets so there is an awful lot of thinking, planning and working through any transformation to make sure you end up with the 28% of the success stories.

Can Netflix Double Pivot to Be a Media Game Changer?

Adam Hartung

Netflix’ share price soared from $50/share to almost $300/share during 2011. 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.

The 10 Telltale Signs of Future Troubles for WalMart

Adam Hartung

But if we take an historical look, despite how well WalMart’s value has done between 2011 and 2014, there are ample reasons to forecast a very difficult future. It’s valuation also rose from 2011- 2014 as Amazon exploded in size.

Mythbuster – 6 Steps to Greater Diversity and Superior Results

Adam Hartung

In 2011 I wrote in Forbes “ Why Steve Jobs Couldn’t Find a Job Today.” Most of the time “diversity” is a code word for adding women or minorities to an organization. But that is only one way to think about diversity, and it really isn’t the most important.

Innovation Metrics session at Innov8rs Madrid

Innovation 360 Group

How best to quantify investment dollars and staff time, leadership and mentoring time? INNOVATION METRICS AT INNOV8RS, MADRID. Innovation Metrics by Magnus Penker. Join Magnus Penker, he will be speaking about Innovation Metrics.

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

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Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

They did just that, and by 2011, e-books sales surpassed sales of print books. In fact, by April 2011, Amazon became the world’s largest e-book retailer. As the customer advocate, you work closely with employees to keep customers at the forefront of innovation.

Wells Fargo’s CEO is Gone, But What About the Board, Compliance and the Other Execs?

Adam Hartung

We also know that Wells Fargo leadership knew about this practice for at least five years – and agreed to a $190 million fine. None of this was a mystery to Wells Fargo leadership, or CEO Stumpf. Everyone knows what happened at Wells Fargo.

Bigger Is Not Always Better – Why Amazon Is Worth More than Walmart

Adam Hartung

Since 2011, its revenues have grown unevenly, and on average less than 4%/year. This week an important event happened on Wall Street. The value of Amazon (~$248B) exceeded the value of Walmart (~$233B.)

A $7.6B Write-off Plus Layoffs Is Never a Good Sign Microsoft

Adam Hartung

Because between 2011 and 2013 Nokia had already lost half its market share. If they gave it away it would save money, and possibly help leadership figure out a strategy for profitable growth. And employee faith in leadership is far lower than at competitors Apple and Google.

Remembering

Technology Created

Newsweek (March 20, 2011), [link]. [2] History Innovation Leadership Opportunity Vision Henry Ford history R&D Schumpeter Thomas Edison“The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history.”

The 5 Stocks You Should Buy This Week

Adam Hartung

Even though Apple grew revenues by 26% in fyscal 2015, and at the compounded rate of 22%/year from 2011- 2015. Stocks are starting 2016 horribly. To put it mildly.

Innovation Metrics session at Innov8rs Madrid

Innovation 360

How best to quantify investment dollars and staff time, leadership and mentoring time? Since 2011, we have hosted intimate, immersive and impactful gatherings (previously as Intrapreneurship Conference) for corporate innovators to understand how other companies are doing it, experiment with new methods and tools, and learn essential skills. INNOVATION METRICS AT INNOV8RS, MADRID. Innovation Metrics by Magnus Penker. Join Magnus Penker, he will be speaking about Innovation Metrics.

The Wheel of Innovation: Lessons learned from >1,000 companies and 62 countries

Innovation 360 Group

Aligning strategy, leadership style, culture, capabilities and competences is the key to success in building an innovative and sustainable business in today’s ever changing market context. Based on Penker (2011). .

Great to Good Innovation

IdeaSpies

Books such as Consumptionomics (2011) by Chandran Nair and Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (2012) by Peter H. Leadership Insights. Then, put on your leadership hat. The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. Yes, you read it right.

Wisdom of the Crowd – Fact or Fiction?

Wazoku

In 2011, Philip Tetlock teamed up with Barbara Mellers, of the Wharton School, to launch the Good Judgment Project. The IARPA initiative ran from 2011 to 2015 and recruited more than 25,000 forecasters who made well over a million predictions on topics ranging from whether Greece would exit the eurozone to the likelihood of a leadership turnover in Russia to the risk of a financial panic in China. In general, people are terrible at forecasting.

OUI comes to Lisbon

Open Innovation

After alternating between Boston and the Germanic language portions of Europe from 2003 to 2011, the conference detoured west (to England) in 2013 and this year south to Portugal. Monday marks the beginning of the 13th annual Open and User Innovation Society meeting (née OUI Workshop née UOI Workshop née UI workshop).

A Beguiling 20%

CorporateIntel

Between now and then, I can only hope that the nation’s leadership does embrace the gravitas of our current context. Speaking of milestones, this happens to be my 200th blog post since I launched CorporateIntel in 2011. This month our nation celebrated its 242nd birthday.

Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

The other paper is newer and somewhat less known: an under-appreciated O’Mahony and Lakhani (2011) chapter in Research on the Sociology of Organizations. Platform Leadership. Research in the Sociology of Organizations , 33 (2011): 3-36.

Innovation Circle in Madrid – How Ready Are You To Innovate?

Innovation 360

How best to quantify investment dollars and staff time, leadership and mentoring time? Since 2011, we have hosted intimate, immersive and impactful gatherings (previously as Intrapreneurship Conference) for corporate innovators to understand how other companies are doing it, experiment with new methods and tools, and learn essential skills. Innovation Circle – How Ready Are You To Innovate? Innovation Circle by Sofie Lindblom.

How Swiss Post’s Partnership with Qmarkets Achieved Award-Winning Results

Qmarkets

In 2011, Swiss Post implemented Qmarkets’ full configurable enterprise-grade Q-max innovation software to allow staff from different departments and locations to share new business ideas in an organized, structured environment.

What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

The idea was conceived by Eric Ries and brought to life in his book The Lean Startup back in 2011. Not only have they developed internal programs that address each of the growth horizons, but they’ve also incorporated this way of working from the practitioner level all the way up to senior leadership. Marketing thinks of it differently than does R&D, who think differently that leadership.

Case Study: How to Build a Digital User Experience Monitoring System

Boxes and Arrows

This helped focus our work, but it also allowed us to solicit support from key stakeholders such as UX designers, product managers, lead engineers, and executive leadership. Sauro, J (2011).

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

Platform leadership: How Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco drive industry innovation. An important but understudied form of open innovation is the network form (network as defined by Powell 1990). As we noted back in West et al (2006), OI needs more research on this area: at that point, OI had emphasized studying dyadic (bilateral) cooperation between firms, and a decade later that’s still true.

How Swiss Post’s Partnership with Qmarkets Achieved Award-Winning Results

Qmarkets

In 2011, Swiss Post implemented Qmarkets’ full configurable enterprise-grade Q-max innovation software to allow staff from different departments and locations to share new business ideas in an organized, structured environment.