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Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. It’s more than a cultural willingness to work together to come up with new ideas.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

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Organizational Agility Requires Psychologically Safe Teams

Innovation Excellence

Culture & Values Innovation Leadership Psychology Corporate Culture psychological safety StrategyPsychological safety is the absence of fear of exclusion or loss of status for being one’s self and openly expressing one’s thoughts and opinions. You can tell a team, operational group, or organizational environment is psychologically safe when its members are comfortable with open discussion of their most significant shortcomings Such environments do not focus on.

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Six Levels of Leadership

Innovation Excellence

This new requirement is at the heart of leadership. The network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders.

Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom.

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Closing the innovation leadership gap

Paul Hobcraft

The first intent was to bridge this innovation leadership gap, it needed to gain the leaderships attention that they needed to address this; they were the very people allowing a gap of critical understanding to how innovation fitted into the organizations plans.

Creating a collaborative workplace culture

ImagineNation

Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Collaboration workplace culture examples.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Role of culture in innovation. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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Why Your Corporate Culture Matters

Daniel Burrus

As I travel around the world working with executives from a wide range of businesses, I find it very interesting that some understand the value of, and take great pride in, their corporate cultures, while others don’t give them much thought. Corporate Culture—Yours and Yours Alone.

How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

In my previous blog, I noted that 56% of the organizations that participated in a survey by I4CP, a human capital research firm, reported recently or currently undergoing a major cultural change. Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change.

Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

That quote from BCG [1] formed part of the conclusion to my article “ The 3-D Innovation Culture Jigsaw ” which explored avenues of approach for leaders who are serious about unlocking the potential that building innovation capability brings. And that’s a big ‘however’ as statistics indicate that in far too many instances, leadership approaches are still firmly rooted in transactional thinking. Transformational leadership is a must for innovation.

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. Flexibility and agility.

Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. Flexibility and agility.

What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Organizational Culture?

ImagineNation

I recently met with a client, who was seeking our ideas, information and input towards what might be involved in cultivating a “fail fast” organizational culture. The post What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Organizational Culture?

Building Agility – Meta Skill that Organisations Need to Learn #FutureOfWork

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the key skills that organisations need to learn in a VUCA world is organisational agility. The only way that an organisation can build agility is when the flow of information is quick and as far as possible, unfiltered and bi-directional.

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Three Steps to Creating an Intentional Culture

The Human Factor

Creating the right culture for an organization is a key component for long-term success. Unfortunately many leaders don’t know how to clearly define culture, much less build the one they want. Workplace culture is the character and personality of your organization.

Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog What does it mean to cultivate a fail fast organizational culture we shared what typically happens when people experience failure, and how important it is to uncouple people’s fears about failure and to support and enable them to “normalize” it.

The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects. Many UX professionals seem stymied by the challenge of effectively integrating UX within an Agile development framework –but there are others in our field who have encountered the same problems yet are finding effective solutions. Frequent communication outside of standard agile interactions.

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What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Culture?

ImagineNation

I recently met with a client, who was seeking our ideas, information and input towards what might be involved in cultivating a fail fast organizational culture. This is the first of a series of 3 blogs, by Janet Sernack, on cultivating a fail fast culture.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. An innovative workplace culture: #1 Provides Direction. That doesn’t mean leadership should spell out everything.

How Do Organizations Build and Reap the Benefits of Agility?

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is one of the primary ingredients to success for many organizations. Ralph-Christian Ohr describes organizational agility as, “An organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment.”

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A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Innovation Excellence

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Creating a Culture of Human-Centered Innovation

Inceodia

To thrive, innovation requires a culture that supports human-centered exploration and experimentation. Innovation needs to be an intentional part of an organization’s culture. In the Myth of the Intrapreneur , Andrew Corbet outlines 8 steps to setting up a culture of innovation.

In The Ideal Innovation Culture You Don’t Need To Ask For Forgiveness Or Permission

Game-Changer

I was recently invited to give a talk at a conference in Mexico about agile methodologies. It’s what a culture of innovation looks like. But, in the ideal innovation culture you don’t need to ask for either. Innovation Leadership managementI was not able to attend, but a colleague of mine took my place in delivering the speech about accelerating innovation inside established organizations. Below is an email he got from one of the attendees, in Spanish.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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Creating Structured Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Here are a few lessons about creating an innovation culture, turning user-centric, agile, open, and global, and letting innovation finds its flow! Creating Structured Innovation, or How can you lead a successful programme?

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

It’s an opportunity to improve innovation culture that few are taking up. Forbes says innovation training is one of the 12 factors a company needs, to establish a more inventive culture. You won’t improve operations without an innovative mindset and culture.

Building an Innovative Company Culture

Taivara

Building an Innovative Company Culture. The reason: before you can disrupt an industry, you need to disrupt your own company culture first. Let our team of non-conformists help you build your innovative company culture. Some watch-outs as you try to change your company culture.

Seven Steps to Implement Analytics Programs

Innovation Excellence

These programs are implemented using Agile development methodology rather than waterfall. Continue reading → Build Capability Disruption Leadership culture agile Analytics Big Data Innovation

How can we prepare people for a future we cannot predict?

ImagineNation

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Aligning Organizations for Digital Innovation

Innovation Excellence

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important.

Aligning Organizations for Digital Transformation

Integrative Innovation

Nearly 80% of respondents from digitally maturing companies say their companies are actively engaged in efforts to bolster risk taking, agility, and collaboration. Similarly, an organization with a flat and nimble structure may still struggle if its culture fears risk.

Solving the innovation problem

ImagineNation

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

In order to feed the idea management system with potent and explorative ideas, a company needs to be based on an open, collaborative culture , leveraging a cross-pollinating and serendipity-friendly infrastructure and startup engagement.

Amazon Didn’t Kill JCPenney. This Did.

Econic

Innovation Agile Business Models Corporate Culture Corporate Innovation Investing leadership MistakesThere are a few companies whose decline seems more inevitable than JCPenney. Malls are vanishing… Department stores are dying… Amazon owns the retail marketplace… There’s just no place for a company like JCPenney or any department store in the new economy. That’s the story I believed… until I dug deeper.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Does your culture support innovation? Is your culture supporting innovation? It’s a cliché, but you have to get the culture right. There are several ways to thoroughly assess if you have an innovative culture, but let’s keep it simple here.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. It’s about the cultural basics underlying them, and all innovation. Culture is key.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). If your innovation program doesn’t have a Project orientation there will be no culture change, or innovation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not!