Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

The first was during QA on my paper at BU, the second was as the formal discussant for a AOM 2014 session on platforms featuring research Gawer, Liz Altman and others. Platform Leadership. New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp.

Reigniting Innovation and Creativity

Technology Created

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Thinking Inside The Box

Technology Created

History Innovation Leadership Opportunity Vision Creativity Execution Fundamentals Growth Henry Ford Inspiration Productivity R&D Thomas Edison“Industry and determination can do anything that genius and advantage can do and many things that they cannot.”

The Difference Between ‘Can’ and ‘May’

Technology Created

Many people in leadership are so embedded in these paradigms that being allowed to innovate becomes first a challenge of whether you asked correctly or whether you can immediately prove the short term ROI or whether the internal political advantages are satisfied.

Three Things They Don't Teach You About Change Leadership

Bill Fischer

Somewhere between reading John Kotter's Leading Change and Michael Watkin's First Ninety Days, most change projects are tested by currents of resistance and indecision that are often quite subtle, but need to be played right if the change initiative is to gain traction and maintain its momentum. Overlooked, or played

Three Things They Don't Teach You About Change Leadership

Bill Fischer

Somewhere between reading John Kotter's Leading Change and Michael Watkin's First Ninety Days, most change projects are tested by currents of resistance and indecision that are often quite subtle, but need to be played right if the change initiative is to gain traction and maintain its momentum. Overlooked, or played

Gentlemen, This is a Football

Technology Created

But one of the best things about the coach was his leadership, something sorely missing in today’s consensus-driven culture. And his leadership began every year the same way in the first moment the team was together. Vince Lombardi was a legendary coach.

Becoming More Innovative in 2014

Bill Fischer

Leadership does this (or, doesn't), and, as a result, innovative Organizations don't innovate, people do. Organizations that are admired for being especially innovative don't hire genetically different people than are available to the rest of us, they just make different managerial choices that allow their people to be more innovative.

Dreaming and Doing

CorporateIntel

Business Innovation Leadership Management dent in the universe hierarchies rallying cries Steve Jobs thick heads Walt DisneySome people focus on dreaming. Some focus on doing. The ones who find a way to bridge the gap make change happen.

Everyday Innovation

CorporateIntel

Contact someone there in a leadership capacity. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to be an innovator. Becoming a startup CEO may not be your thing, but changing the world is always within your reach.

Who Should ‘Own’ Innovation? Eight Models

Innovation Leader

The co-author of the new book "Innovation Governance" shares descriptions of eight major ways to structure a large organization's innovation leadership

Reorgs: Rocky or Righteous?

Boxes and Arrows

If the right preparation goes into the reorg, you can nip in the bud any misinformation and unnecessary stress, building confidence in your team’s leadership and capability as a whole. As designers, we grapple every day with challenging projects. This of course is part of what keeps us coming back. Some challenges, although not directly related to project work, can still be looked at through a UX lens.

How Trek Bicycle Corp. Built Its Innovation Scorecard

Innovation Leader

Trek exec Chad Manuell says the bike company's leadership wasn't happy with any of the innovation metrics or scorecards they'd seen

Elon Musk Blows My Mind

CorporateIntel

Musk is doing that, which to me looks like real leadership, and it feels good to applaud him. I don’t know Elon Musk. I wish I did. This guy knows stuff. He’s the real deal. If there is a possible next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, it could be him.

A Very Good Year for Good Men

CorporateIntel

I started writing for The Good Men Project in its second year of life, offering to share some of my thoughts on business, creative leadership, and management also published on my own blog.

Innovation and the Benefits It Can Bring to a Company or an Organization

Innovation 360

All other recommendations may be provided to you by the company that helps sharpen your culture, leadership, capabilities and strategies. Innovation and the Benefits It Can Bring to a Company or an Organization. Innovation is an essential factor that drives the performance and productivity of a business. This also helps you and your business grow.

Europe Needs to Innovate Itself out of Economic Slump

Business Innovation Design

This drives growth, and eventually market leadership that enables organizations in Europe to compete globally. Europe is in the midst of economic recovery that is not going anywhere. Even though Europe has declared the recession is over, the economy continues to halt recovery.

BR: My Reading List Is Growing: Time is Shrinking!DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

Linda Bernardi

Blog Book Review book review daniel pink innovation book reviews jaron lanier jugaad leadership book reviews navi radjou peter diamandisDear readers: The stack of books which I am reading is growing rapidly. Thank you for your keen interest and I know a few of you have reached out to see what is coming up next. So, in this blog I wanted to share with you which books I am reading and will continue to […].

The Joker was a Leader

Bill Fischer

The great leadership genius Sid Caesar has died He wasn't a leader, he was a clown! But, there was nothing foolish about his leadership skills or insights! So are many "leaders" I know Ha, ha, ha Clown, maybe? Comic genius, for sure. What does it take for a sponsor of a

The Joker was a Leader

Bill Fischer

The great leadership genius Sid Caesar has died He wasn't a leader, he was a clown! But, there was nothing foolish about his leadership skills or insights! So are many "leaders" I know Ha, ha, ha Clown, maybe? Comic genius, for sure. What does it take for a sponsor of a

Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Business Innovation Design

What is required is an ecosystem of several elements; a customized and modular innovation process, the right senior leadership that advocates from top-down in creation of supporting, sponsoring, prioritizing and climatizing Design Thinking, and empowered ground-up employees lead by the process champion middle manager who is preferably a designer. Without integrating these two, buy-in from senior leadership and especially skeptics are more challenging.

Listen to Employees When Evaluating Leadership

Adam Hartung

Family Dollar also appeared on the list in 2014 (#9,) only to be embroiled in a takeover battle with Dollar General, and finally aquired by Dollar Tree within 7 months. And, of course, Radio Shack made the list in 2012 (#3,) 2013 (#5) and 2014 (#11) only to file bankruptcy in 2015.

Interview with Founders Grid

Business Innovation Design

What is working instead is to shift from selling to marketing by building thought leadership and forging partnerships with early adopters. Otherwise, building thought leadership and spreading the awareness of BID. Merging Design Thinking and Business Thinking with Jeffrey Tjendra, DEO of Business Innovation by Design. Jeffrey, please introduce yourself… I’m Jeffrey Tjendra, design executive officer (DEO) of Business Innovation by Design.

5 Leadership Changes Vital to Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

If you want employees to innovate, they need to work differently, and it’s up to the leadership to create an environment that enables them to do so. Here are 5 of the biggest leadership changes that drive real results: 1. Best Practices Culture Leadership Tactics Updates

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360 Group

Figure 1, The Success of Need Seekers. ( Strategy + Business, Global Innovation1000, 2014, Proven paths to innovation success: Exhibit 2. ). Figure 1, The Success of Need Seekers. ( Strategy + Business, Global Innovation1000, 2014, Proven paths to innovation success: Exhibit 2. ).

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360

Figure 1, The Success of Need Seekers. ( Strategy + Business, Global Innovation1000, 2014, Proven paths to innovation success: Exhibit 2. ). In H1 you need traditional leadership styles, such as the Spiral Staircase (Loewe, Williamson, Chapman and Wood, 2001), focusing optimization of existing business and incremental innovation. Bottom line, this all comes down to the need for mastering and governing multiple parallel modes of innovation, leadership styles, risk willingness etc.,

Disruptive Innovative Dominoes: How Great Leaders Inspire Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A 2014 study hinges on that axiom, attempting to quantify the accelerating rate of said change in a business/enterprise capacity by looking at the entry and exit of U.S. Innovation disruption Inspiration Leadership Management Organizational Change

Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Management Ecosystems LeadershipEvery organism eventually dies. In the long term, it is only ecosystems that survive. Related posts: The New Technology Ecosystem That Will Power Small Business. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Explosive Power of Trial, Error and Self-Play

Destination Innovation

In 2014 Google bought DeepMind for $500m; it is Google’s biggest European acquisition. Leadership of Innovation AI alphazero artifical intelligence chess deep blue deepmind demis hassabis gary kasparov Go self-play

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Delving into a complex world: helping to keep pace

Paul Hobcraft

The emphasis from many of these leading consultancies has been on establishing a clear “thought leadership” approach to underpin their expertise and attract as a ‘go to’ resource. It does seem thought leadership really can have a direct commercial impact.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

Posted on November 22, 2014. Posted on August 15, 2014. The period of 2012 to 2014 was a far from quiet time. Credit: Acacia Communications.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Innovation Excellence

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “Most Innovative Companies 2014” survey.

Corporate Innovation: THEATRE, BULLSH*T, OR FUTURE-SHAPING CAPABILITY?

The Future Shapers

What does it say for us as a business and as a leadership team? Well now we are on familiar ground because change and strategy are fundamental elements of leadership. 33% of leaders say they are unclear about their innovation leadership responsibilities [9].

The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

Let’s sum up some relevant findings of these studies, making the case for dual innovation management: BCG: Most Innovative Companies 2014 . 2014, Salim Ismail, Exponential Organization) that making new business creation inside a corporation is hard and often doomed to fail.

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Webinar | How One Community Hospital is Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kainexus

He is a Lean Six Sigma black belt and is a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master’s Degree in Business Operational Excellence. He also reflected on the leadership behaviors necessary to achieve cultural change.

Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging May Newsletter

Leapfrogging

Hilary announced her run for office, and six women took home the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014). 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference -10 &11 June, 2015 New York, NY. Forte MBA Women’s Leadership Conference – June 19 & 20, 2015 Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Why Women are the Future of Business Innovation. 2015 has so far been monumental for women.

Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

And we looked at new approaches to leadership and its criticality to success both in shaping and delivering the vision as well as in leading through change. Or to put it another way, is success now acknowledged to be the ‘outcome’ of an innovation-focussed strategy, purpose-driven leadership and a truly creative and collaborative culture working in harmony? Leadership. Is this down to the leadership team? Leadership.

New Humanism

MSSBTI

If purpose is true and impactful, it shows up in the actions of the leadership and the staff in real and very practical ways. 2014). 2014). 2014). Generals vs. Conductors – the Evolution of Leadership. Strategic Transformation Leadership Responsive Org

Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation

Leapfrogging

Hilary announced her run for office, and six women took home the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014). Business trends like virtual teams, global collaboration, open innovation, and partnerships and alliances all rely on fundamental “feminine” leadership competencies.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. experiments innovation leadership Adaptability Experimentation Innovation Culture Organization Organizational Ambidexterity

Strategic Planning in a Dancing Landscape

MSSBTI

In 2014, Russia collapsed due to oil prices and sanctions, and in 2015, China no longer looked like a strong bet. Strategic planning is more essential, but leadership has to consider it differently using a Complexity Lens. Strategic Transformation Leadership Responsive Responsive Org

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. 5 – In July, 2014 a WalMart truck driver hits a car seriously injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and killing his friend.

Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

In 2014 the Lego Movie was awarded 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 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.