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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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

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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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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. Developing an Agile Strategy. Strong Relationships Enable Agility.

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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Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership

mjvinnovation

Digital Disruption has had a major effect on the agendas of CEOs around the world because of domestic digital generations and because of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), companies that have revolutionized the entire market using 100% digital solutions. Want to know more about Digital Disruption as a market practice ? What is Digital Disruption? In this context, the companies that take the lead stand out for disruptive pioneering. Digital Disruption.

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.

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. Moritz reviewing disruptive innovation.

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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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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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.

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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. The post Developing collaborative leadership styles appeared first on imaginenation.

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.

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.

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.). The Continuing Digital Disruption. Being anticipatory can mean many things.

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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Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

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.

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. But digital disruption from the outside-in has been coming at an ever-increasing speed, and it’s only getting faster.

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.

A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

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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. As I mentioned, you create the disruption instead of being disrupted by it.

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

Be-novative

Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process. this will drive more disruptive innovation as a cultural change. Disruptive innovation initiatives are best to be evaluated on the potential impact they would create: How it fits into your innovation strategy and long-term goals?

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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. Most importantly, they will need the right cultural matrix to support agile operations and flexible work.

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. Agility in and of itself is not something to be completely discarded.

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.

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

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. When we think of innovation today, we tend to think of the big innovations that disrupt industries or create a new product or service line.

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

Leaders must change before they have to, and they must enable their organization to surf the incoming global shockwaves with intelligence, agility, strength, and command.”. “When they do, leaders and organizations can actually accelerate performance,” adds Sweetman.

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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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.

Upskilling to drive growth in the new economy

ImagineNation

McKinsey also predicts that the need for leadership , teaming and managing others will also grow strongly, requiring everyone to cultivate these vital and highly impactful skill sets.

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.

Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire

Innovation Excellence

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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.

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

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Future Innovation demands a different approach

Paul Hobcraft

It needs mobilising differently, in radically different ways; to capture different opportunities in more agile, adaptive and shaping ways. I certainly believe we are in need of a fresh approach to innovation.

What if We Listened to All of Our Stakeholders?

Innovation Excellence

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The Cost of Saying “No” Just Got Expensive

Daniel Burrus

We find ourselves dangerously unprepared for a virus that doubles every three days when left to spread, and we have discovered as a human race that being agile and reacting quickly is proving increasingly ineffective as situations change on a daily basis.

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We need to transform, be disrupted or certainly re-imagine and this is where knowing your ecosystem comes in. Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. It needs bold leadership.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We need to transform, be disrupted or certainly re-imagine and this is where knowing your ecosystem comes in. Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. It needs bold leadership.