What Leadership Is Not


I’m sad to say this, but for all the talk about leadership it’s really a hit or miss because it begins with this: Great leaders don’t tell you what to do, they show you how it’s done. This is what bad leadership looks like !

Six Questions Leaders of Change Must Answer

Destination Innovation

Leadership of Innovation business transformation leader of change six questions unspoken questions why do we need to change If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation.

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Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

Leadership, I believe, would need to understand innovation far more in this demanding environment of inquiry. The worrying thing is within any dynamics within the system they are dominated by the slow components, and the rapid components simply have to follow along.

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Are Innovation and Empathy in the Cards?

Braden Kelley

As part of the leadership team for a new human-centered problem-solving offering for select Oracle customers, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to integrate into our flexible problem-solving process to help clients innovate, grow or transform.

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Business Models Changing the Landscape of Growth and Innovation

Speaker: Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President, Innovationedge

Mindset Is Everything


— Diana Adams (@adamsconsulting) January 14, 2020. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Education mindset

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Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

To bring a better level of clarity to the many left open, fuzzy, and still so unclear areas within organizations, leadership must find better ways to resist their impulses to constantly re-organize. How often do you feel the tensions surrounding innovation?

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Belief Is Irresistible


entrepreneurship Leadership Marketing sales sellingThe last book I read in 2019 was Shoe Dog , a memoir by Phil Knight; the co-founder of Nike. It’s a great book for entrepreneurs and leaders in any domain.

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Tullio Siragusa

Most companies have co-dependent leadership models which aren’t healthy or empowering. Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty. Most celebrated columnist and cartoonist Frank Tyger says, “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Autonomy brings both to the workplace. Autonomy at work is about bestowing employees with discretion and independence to schedule their work and to regulate how it is to be done on their own terms. Autonomy is not anarchy.

Making Risk Management Less Risky with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization Model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization’s success and performance against others.

Six Questions Every Leader Must Answer – If They Want to Lead Change


Leadership Best Practices Change Management leadership questionsIf you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. The post Six Questions Every Leader Must Answer – If They Want to Lead Change appeared first on Innovation Management.

Global Protectionist Policies Are Testing Canada’s Economic Resilience

Innovators Alliance

2020 will have enough developments and intrigue of its own. Here are some of the factors he believes will greatly test Canada’s economic resilience in 2020 and beyond: US-China Deal: This has been one of the more intriguing trade disputes in recent memory.

Gaining a Competitive Edge Through eLearning by Costa


While developing personalized content for a large workforce may not be possible, it can be done for special training initiatives such as leadership development.

Efficiency Innovation vs Tranformational Innovation

Strategyzer Innovation

Thought LeadershipEfficiency innovation is easier to do, it's about management. Where it gets hard is transformational innovation. So what can you do as a leader?

The transformative power of automation in HR

The Future Shapers

The human resources (HR) department enables a complicated interrelation of activities and constitutes a vital element for success for every organisation.

The history of office design: from home offices to remote working


Thought leadership Industry trends Information TechnologyHave you ever wondered how many hours you spent at the office over the last year? Probably a lot. The post The history of office design: from home offices to remote working appeared first on eXo Platform Blog.

The Act of Leading Vs Being a Leader

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I was talking to one of my friends about leadership and what it means to be a leader and is there a distinction between being a leader and the act of leading. Leadership Act of leading Hubris Humility Improv Improvisational theatre Lead from any chair Leading

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing News Social Media Strategy Top 10 2019 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100

How to Motivate Yourself When It’s Most Difficult

Tullio Siragusa

How to Motivate Yourself When It’s Most Difficult. We always show up our best when we are optimistic, hopeful, confident and resourceful with clear thinking and vision. When we are enthusiastic and highly motivated with envisioned purposes, lined-up desires, and set goals, we are operating with high emotional intelligence. But life rarely behaves that way. Sometimes we get the blues that blur importance of our purpose and slow down our goals.

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Are You Living Your Life In Your Own Way?

Innovation Excellence

Entrepreneurship Leadership life adviceSuccess can be measured in many ways, but ultimately this is the only measure that really matters. There’s a small wooden plaque that hangs on the door of my study at home.

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How To Choose The Best Idea Amongst All to Execute

Rmukesh Gupta

Ideas Innovation Leadership Accidental Creative Podcast Brainstorming Desirability EPIC Feasibility framework Todd Henry ViabilityPremise: I am sure that we all get into a situation where we are required to come up with a set of ideas that will solve a specific problem that we have run into.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of December 2019

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence.

Mentoring Is the Secret to Innovation Say Silicon Valley’s Top VCs and Entrepreneurs

Innovation Excellence

Leadership Management Innovation MentorshipMentoring transforms big ideas into high-impact innovations. Having worked with dozens of the Fortune 1000 companies, coached startups, and founded three companies, I can say there’s a universal truth when it comes to innovation: big ideas are just ideas until they deliver real value to the world. That’s why just about every venture capitalist, entrepreneur, corporate innovator and university.

Strategic and Systemic Alignment – why they really matter

Innovation Excellence

Change culture Disruption Innovation alignment of innovation change collaboration future growth inclusion Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Strategic Alignment team alignmentIn my early days at Compass Learning, I designed and delivered a wide range of top team strategic alignment and development programs.

Eliminating Uncertainty: How to Manage Innovation Risk in 3 Easy Steps


According to a study by international consultancy firm HayGroup , 58% of high performing companies encourage global employee innovation leadership with development programs.

Stop Asking Your Team to Innovate Like Entrepreneurs… Until You Make Decisions Like VCs

Peer Insight

The missing piece of the innovation puzzle : helping leadership teams learn to act like VCs. 3 Ways Successful Leadership Teams Channel this Inner VC. Though investing is a smarter way to spend resources in innovation, it does require a different set of decision making protocol that should be discussed in advance as a joint leadership & innovation project team and requires practice to get right.

Exceptionally Normal

Phil McKinney

You hear music and see a […] Blog Career Leadership average be ourselves normalIt is normal that no two people are exactly alike. Not even twins. So the word normal should not be confused with the word average.

Competitive Advantage is Temporary — What Can You Do About It?

Business Innovation Design

Apple’s certification is given to K-12 schools and universities that have a track record of technological leadership in education. The age of a stable and predictable business environment is gone. The norm is disruption and dynamic competition. In this new business environment, there is a need to realize that having a competitive advantage is no longer just about the product you provide but about the experience as a whole.

How to lead external innovation in R&D: Thinking outside the box with Sameer Talsania, PhD


Opening the box of innovation: R&D leadership with Sameer Talsania, PhD Sameer Talsania, PhD, knows all about “the box.” Business Insights Consumer Packaged Goods external innovation partners Open Innovation open innovation experts open innovation leadership outside expertise outside partners Pepsi Research & Development Sameer Talsania

Dimension 1 for successful innovation: Leadership and commitment


Part of our guide to innovating successfully in 2020, the first must-have dimension of any winning innovation programme is the leadership vision and commitment of a company's innovation leader. Blog initiative-success innovation-tips leadership

Failing to Change When Faced With Negative News

Michael Roberto

bad news bias decision-making leadershipSource: Flickr I recently read about a new study by Bradley R. Staats and his co-authors titled “ Maintaining Beliefs in the Face of Negative News: The Moderating Role of Experience” in Management Science.

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The Charade of Consultation

Michael Roberto

decision making leadershipYears ago, my friend Mike Watkins, author of the best-selling book The First 90 Days , coined the term "charade of consultation."

Employee Engagement in 2020 – Meeting the Needs of Millennials


Here are a few that will continue to gain traction in 2020. Leadership Employee Engagement Improvement CultureBy the end of next year, Millennials (those born between about 1980 and 2000) are expected to comprise half of the American workforce.

Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020

Idea to Value

Here are the Top 10 Skills in 2020 that these companies want from their employees and recruits: Complex Problem Solving. Innovation creativity leadership skills world economic forumAccording to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. In fact, it is going to be the third most important skill overall.

Business Leadership Imperative: What Business Leaders Must Do (Part 2)

Daniel Burrus

Now that I’ve revealed what business leaders must know in order to become the disruptor instead of the disrupted, the next step is applying those principles. I discussed previously the need to solve problems before they occur; however, what happens when you do uncover a problem?

Innovative Election Platforms: 2020


Around the world there are dozens of very important elections coming up between now and 2020. Political leaderships in almost all corners of the world are trying extremely hard to remain in power while coping with varying levels of panic. All political leaderships are desperately seeking a miracle to wash off the decade’s long downward spirals; the increased erosion of the Middle Classes, the droughts of prosperity and the harvesting of fruitless fields.

4 Dynamic & Creative Approaches to Staff Training


CMOE guest authors are carefully selected industry experts, researchers, writers and editors with extensive experience and a deep passion for leadership development, human capital performance, and other specialty areas. Business Leadership

4 Big Improvement Ideas to Set the Stage for Success in 2020


Before things get too crazy, this is an excellent time to think about how you can set your team up for outstanding results in 2020. It won't surprise you to hear us say it, but making just some small adjustments in your leadership approach can have an enormous impact.

5 Corporate Innovation Trends of 2019 Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2020


2020 is shaping up to be a truly generation-defining year across the spectrum – from politics, to sport, to science and beyond. What’s more, the trends shaping the corporate innovation landscape in 2020 are set to be just as earth-shaking.

So Much Data, So Little Time. Until Now.

Daniel Burrus

In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications with connected sensors, or what is called the Internet of Things (IoT), has become an example of too much of a good thing.

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Today’s CIO: The Chief Innovation Officer

Daniel Burrus

Today’s world of business is not just changing—it’s transforming. The difference is that change is doing something in an incrementally different way, while transformation is doing something so drastically different that it becomes a qualitative shift.

Future Insight: Changing the World with an Anticipatory Mindset

Daniel Burrus

The 2020 dream product is likely to build upon the 2019 “Pandemic Protector,” as innovators are already working to develop a series of novel, narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents capable of curing any bacterial infection without induction of drug resistance.

Smart Cities – Seeing the Invisible and Doing the Impossible

Daniel Burrus

The word “impossible” connotes something that cannot be done. But we all know the impossible isn’t completely out of reach. For centuries, humans have been achieving the so-called impossible by developing conceptual understanding and making visible that which we’ve been previously unable to conceive.