Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

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Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. Agility Isn’t Enough. What Is Agility Good For? Where Does Agility Fit?

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What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. The post What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Drones and fishing had nothing to do with each other until someone decided they could.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that helps individuals cope with disruptive technological change”.

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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Developing an Agile Strategy.

Organizational Agility Entails Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Ralph Ohr explores the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures - such as innovation or digital labs - being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities?

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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”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption. Yet it is important to remember that being anticipatory also requires you to be aware of disruptions from others that may impact you and knowing how to prepare accordingly.

RIDING THE WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE CHANGE

ImagineNation

Similarly, today, where we are riding the wave of disruptive change; COVID-19, and range of chaotic global events, we have the chance to be mindfully present to sense and see the best learning opportunities and creative possibilities that the disruptive waves offer us, as they arise. The waves of disruptive change are the masters. Yet the waves of disruptive change are actually not only our teachers, but they are also our masters.

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. What was number one on the list of attributes central to effective global market leadership? Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Six Levels of Leadership

Innovation Excellence

This new requirement is at the heart of leadership. It has to do with change, agility, problem-solving ability, the awareness needed to be able to adapt to an increasing complexity Continue reading → Build Capability Business Models Change Cognition Competitions Consumer Innovation Creativity Culture & Values DisruptionThe network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders.

Caught in the Headlights of Disruptive Innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

This past weekend I had an extended period of re-reading about the effects of disruption that seems to be occurring across all points of business, our politics, our governments, it seems across our lives. All good plans sometime get disrupted. So I had some time on my hands so I decided to go back over the whole area of disruption to get a broader understanding and how this is driving so much within our innovation activity at present. Moritz reviewing disruptive innovation.

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. education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership success

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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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. Many voters, like myself, to question as to what leadership style might be best for our country’s future. Is it a leader who seemingly operates from an “I” or a singular perspective, or is it a leadership style, that operates from “we” or from a team perspective?

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. The Executive Innovation Work Mat approach has seven domains that need specifically describing by the leadership of an organization for innovation alignment. Agility Innovation / Ovo Innovation.

An Anticipatory Leader™ Turns Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage

Daniel Burrus

They have learned from a large list of high-profile Fortune 100 companies that were great at both agility and execution but experienced dramatic downturns. Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough. Reacting to problems and disruptions, no matter how agile you are, is no longer good enough.

Digital Disruption and Your Workforce

Daniel Burrus

In some cases, it’s about identifying opportunities for major digital disruption that you yourself can introduce (think Uber, Kickstarter and other innovations that set entire industries on their ear.). But being anticipatory also means being aware of outside disruptions that may impact you—and how to prepare accordingly. To that end, let’s consider the relationship between digital disruption and the people in your organization. The Continuing Digital Disruption.

What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. The post What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Disruption Entreprenuership innovation Leadership & Management ManagementDrones and fishing had nothing to do with each other until someone decided they could.

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Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

It is not too often that the leader of a Fortune 500 gives you an insight into how their company achieves competitive advantage in the marketplace in a letter to shareholders, instead of launching into a page or two of … Continue reading → culture Innovation Leadership Management agility Amazon customer centric customer focus Decision Making dispute resolution disruption Jeff Bezos organizational agility organizational culture Velocity

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Fast-forward to today, and several years have passed since Apple has come up with a truly disruptive product. It’s hard enough to disrupt an industry once, much less on an ongoing basis. It generally costs less than the disruptive kind, and involves far less risk. Do you want to aim for incremental or disruptive innovation?

Is Digital Disruption Keeping You Awake at Night?

Daniel Burrus

Two of the biggest Hard Trends right now are around organizations moving their data into the cloud and the very real increase in online security disruption threats we face on a daily basis. This is where we are starting to see a new wave of digital disruption as conflicts are forcing a change in the technology landscape. We all now reside in a digital world where being agile as well as anticipatory is the new currency.

Complacency Stunts Innovation

Daniel Burrus

Complacency is even more detrimental in the environment we live in today, dominated by exponential digital disruption. Your hard work and resulting success can create a level of comfort that blinds you to the Hard Trends predicting incoming disruptions. You may have started in the lead; however, the environment is always changing, so reveling in the status quo opens a window for both old and new competitors to disrupt you. Agility Without Anticipation.

Leading In A World of Disruption

Daniel Burrus

In today’s world of technology-driven transformation, leaders need to embrace a new leadership principle if they want their organization to be relevant today and in the future. In recent years, leaders have added agility — being able to change quickly based on external circumstances — as an organizational competency. But digital disruption from the outside-in has been coming at an ever-increasing speed, and it’s only getting faster.

LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with. In the face of the massive disruptions and adverse environment, leading and managing change requires a lot more than the obligatory change management strategy, process, and team.

A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Innovation Excellence

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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.” This article will explore how organizations can build this agility into their processes and claim the competitive advantages it provides. Understanding Organizational Agility.

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How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]

Be-novative

Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process. Subscribe to our channel as more videos are about to come every 1–2 weeks: [link] Besides the stage-gate process that is perfect for supporting continuous improvement in a company, we need to adopt more agile techniques that builds on small sprints of design thinking, creativity enhancing techniques and lean startup methods adopted for the company’s innovation culture. this will drive more disruptive innovation as a cultural change.

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The Dangers of Legacy Thinking

Daniel Burrus

One example is agility—the ability to respond quickly to changing events and market conditions. Being agile, both internally and externally, seemed like a bulletproof way to approach things. As the rate of change increases, even the most agile of organizations will be hard-pressed to keep up—let alone leap ahead with new ideas and innovations—and agility will likely prove to be less effective. Agility in and of itself is not something to be completely discarded.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

When it comes to innovation, building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge over skills-focused peers. As the manufacturing sector speeds into a world of futuristic tech and disruptive business models, creativity and innovation are becoming critical skills for figuring out how to unlock value strategically. Most importantly, they will need the right cultural matrix to support agile operations and flexible work.

Responding to COVID-19 and future challenges

ImagineNation

In our blog “Leading and Managing Transitional Change” we described how leaders could help their people to transition through the fears and challenges they are experiencing as a result of the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic , by cultivating their mental toughness.

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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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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. Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management. The main objective of dual approaches is to.

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 InnovationWe use the same seven step process to implement analytics programs as other large scale implementations yet within each step, analytics projects have significant nuances not seen in other programs.

Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

Take Anticipatory Action, Not Agile Reaction. Crisis is a form of change or disruption coming from outside of your organization that greatly impacts the status quo and must be dealt with. However, COVID-19 and other forms of disruption and perceived crises aren’t the problem; the real issue is when your response as a leader is solely reactionary and habitual. As I mentioned, you create the disruption instead of being disrupted by it.

Solve Problems and Innovate as an Anticipatory Leader™

Daniel Burrus

Anticipatory Leaders understand that we are at a unique point in human history, filled with waves of disruption and opportunity. It embraces the fact that in a world of exponential change, advantage comes from jumping ahead of the change curve with the confidence that comes from high levels of certainty, and not relying on reacting quickly after the disruption or problem happens.

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

A SIMPLE FORMULA AND SET OF TOOLS FOR FACING AND EMBRACING DISRUPTION AND RADICAL CHANGE. Technology, globalization, economic shifts, geopolitical shocks, and, yes, management thought leaders over the past 30 years have set in motion a continuous onslaught of radical, discontinuous change in the global business environment that will not abate anytime soon. The opportunity to proactively leverage disruptive events in an effort to leapfrog the competition and actually accelerate results.

4 Radically Practical Strategies to Elicit Commitment & Accountability in Today’s Climate of Change and Disruption

MSSBTI

It is also the disruption that constantly changes our business models, our strategies and our world as we know it. In our global, competitive, and disruptive world we can no longer count on old predictable ways of doing things or tried and true solutions.

Leadership Lessons from The Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu

Rmukesh Gupta

Leadership Lessons from Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu by Mukesh Gupta. There are two leadership lessons that we can all learn from the way this entire episode unfolded. Also, the team that wins the power struggle may or may not be the best to take on the leadership. This is the time when competitors can disrupt the team and inflict maximum damage, if they are aware and agile enough to seize the opportunity.

Innovation SOP: Does Effective Leadership Lead to Effective Crowd-sourcing?

Qmarkets

This week, we take a look at Innovation Leadership - how has the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) evolved into the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO), and how important is leadership in the age of crowdsourcing anyway? The Evolution from Management to Leadership. With disruption coming faster, harder, and more frequently than ever, solutions also need to be produced at greater speed and with more creativity. The Importance of Agile Leadership.

Simplifying strategic alignment – building resilient and sustainable organisations

ImagineNation

The outcomes included increased cohesion, collaboration, and agility, making them resilient and sustainable as high performing and fast-moving effective teams – who responded quickly to change, often in the face of disruption and adversity. I since evolved Compass Learning, more than six years ago, into ImagineNation where our focus is on enabling people and organisation to be, think and act differently to adapt and grow through disruption.

Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire

Innovation Excellence

Digital Disruption Strategy Technology The Economy agile Artificial Intelligence Consulting content marketing eminence internal consulting Project management strategy consulting Thought Leadership TrendsThe worlds of employment and business are becoming increasingly turbulent as the stability of the enterprise grows ever shorter, the loyalty of the enterprise to its people faces extinction, and the wealthy countries of the world stand at a precipice of overhanging debt.

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

ImagineNation

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