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Selling Agile to Executives: 8 Ways to Get Buy-in

Planview Blog

Effectively selling Agile to executives is more than just getting the go-ahead for an Agile transformation. Because Agile includes a culture shift and a mindset change, as well as funding, you need executives to truly buy in to the approach. Form an Agile Leadership Team.

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EFFECTING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AND LEARNING

ImagineNation

I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. Intentional change and learning. Forward looking leadership.

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Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

If we take the three ‘classic’ strategic thrusts of product leadership, operational excellence, or customer intimacy, then we need to make clear the potentially different emphasis points within any suggested innovation approach that we should take.

Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

We are all presently learning a new practice. We need to ditch much of the endeavors that make up a legacy of past practice, and think forward, to which the term next practice becomes the learning spot. Agility, adaptability & innovation. Agile product development.

Leading with Connection: Reflections on Modern Leadership

Planview Blog

If there’s anything we have collectively learned in the past two years, it’s that it takes effort to stay connected. Prioritizing Connection Within Our Leadership Team. They can engage in difficult conversations and come out of them stronger.

Reflection Workshops and Reflection Activities for Learning and Development

InnovationTraining.org

A wealth of research has shown how powerful reflection is for learning and development. In my own research on high-impact leadership development programs, we found learning happened through reflection activities. This is a great session for a leadership program.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku

At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. There was a topic around ‘how to embrace learning and iterate’, and for me that is an emerging and developing thought. Do we all have a common goal to engage and involve everyone in innovation across our firms?

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Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before. What lessons can the rest of the world learn from America’s technology heartland? The current state of technology can tell us a lot about how effective innovation strategy can drive consumer (and employee) engagement. Simply put, employee engagement matters. The post Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement appeared first on IdeaScale.

Adapting, Learning and Growing through Uncertainty

ImagineNation

That was before we realized and accepted that adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty could be full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in a world that would never be the same again. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty.

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?

5 Leadership musts in the new COVID-19 normal

The Future Shapers

Leadership is often the most singled-out contributor to success (or not) when discussing how we engage, enthuse and excite people working in organisations. Effective leadership” was one of the historic leadership styles that focused on the basic traits of a good leader.

Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

One of the key messages from that article was the importance of moving away from a linear approach; instead stepping back, learning to see the patterns within patterns and developing an interconnected web of action and interaction which drives continuing innovation. 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.

The 5 Most-Needed Qualities for Leadership in Healthcare

CMOE

With the changing needs and demands of clinical care, technology, and spending, leadership in healthcare must stay agile to keep up with the shifting tides. Doing so can help you build a more-engaged workforce that consistently improves clinical outcomes in patients.

Developing continuous learning

ImagineNation

In the same way, new platforms, products and services, business models and other emerging creative surprises are, disrupting the learning game. To promote this “sold out” event, The Churchill Cub shared “keeping up with our changing world of work requires access to continuous learning and micro credentials to attain the bite sized chunks of knowledge we need. To also develop the skills required to surmount future challenges, so what then, is the role of continuous learning?

The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

Creating an engaged workforce where employees bring all their skill, talent, passion and energy to work every day isn’t rocket science. Which leads to the question, if employee engagement is so simple, why do so many companies struggle to get it? Employee engagement works like a light switch. A few years ago, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek blog about how to suck at leadership. Other ways to suck at employee engagement include: Shutting down new ideas. News flash!

LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

Despite having an online global learning and coaching practice, and having my own stresses and range of survival challenges, I have been using my time, to wander and wonder in the wilderness. Learnings from the wilderness.

BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE

ImagineNation

At the same time, many of our members are seeking partners to support them explore options for keeping both themselves, their people, and teams engaged in moving forward in a constantly changing world. Join our next free “Making Innovation a Habit” masterclass to re-engage 2022!

Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth

Tullio Siragusa

Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth. It is rightly said that anyone who stops learning is old, doesn’t matter if they are twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays forever young.”. Similarly, organizations need to have a dynamic approach to learning and adapting to market trends. Organizations must embrace the concept of learning and apply it to all aspects within their structured team in order to thrive.

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?

A Simple Guide to Building an Engaged Team

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: We don’t need tons of research to tell us the importance of having employees who are engaged in their work. The result of an engaged set of employees shows up when an employee goes beyond his call of duty to serve a customer or when a team gets formed organically to address some specific issue that has cropped up during the day. It is no surprise either when that having such an engaged workforce can and does become a true competitive advantage.

DEVELOPING 21ST-CENTURY SUPERPOWERS FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

ImagineNation

Whilst these represent the core and foundational business management and leadership roles essential to successful organisational performance, the world has changed significantly, and traditional organisations are being severely disrupted.

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Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth

Tullio Siragusa

Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth. It is rightly said that anyone who stops learning is old, doesn’t matter if they are twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays forever young.”. Similarly, organizations need to have a dynamic approach to learning and adapting to market trends. Organizations must embrace the concept of learning and apply it to all aspects within their structured team in order to thrive.

DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

It is also a time for harvesting new ideas from our feelings, thoughts, and learnings from this year’s conditions of extreme uncertainty and volatility. What causes disconnection and how might we manage it to be more mentally tough and emotionally agile in an extremely uncertain future?

Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

Do you have an engaged, committed workforce? They identified 12 key indicators that translate to high levels of employee engagement: I know what is expected of me at work. This last year I have had opportunities to learn and grow. To determine whether you have an engaged workforce, use this list as the basis for an employee survey and see how many positive responses you get. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. reporting a strong sense of engagement.

CONTROLLING THE CONTROLLABLES

ImagineNation

Both of these are causing disruptive and unpredictable workforce changes, the need for new working practices, and a different set of mindsets and behaviours founded in cultivating an independent will, mental toughness, and emotional agility.

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Implementing Big Business Leadership In A Small Business

The Human Factor

Running a successful business, no matter how big or small, starts and ends with effective leadership. This involves defining a clear destination; getting everyone focused on reaching that destination; informing, inspiring and engaging people to get there; and then measuring results and adjusting as necessary along the way. These leadership principles apply to all types and sizes of businesses. But without feedback, you don’t get engagement or commitment.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

They need to have a ‘flow’ of knowledge, clarity, and a sense of scale in their learning and dialogues that promote greater successful innovation outcomes as the sense of ongoing mission. This is where the engagement from the top of the organization becomes pivotal.

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. In order to prepare for the coming skills shortage in manufacturing, business leaders must assess their current capabilities, refine their market strategy, build a culture of innovation, and ensure that they have the most effective leadership styles in place. . The Relationship of Capabilities to Leadership.

3 Key Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning and Development

CMOE

Recent research has highlighted how the Learning and Development (L&D) landscape is chock full of innovative practices. VR allows trainees to put what they’ve learned into immediate and authentic practice. Drive Innovation Forward with Top-To-Bottom Agility.

CO-CREATING FUTURE-FIT ORGANISATIONS

ImagineNation

Who apply their collaborative and collective intelligence towards initiating open innovation initiatives to ultimately co-create future-fit organisations – that are human-centric, adaptive, engaging, inclusive, collaborative, innovative, accountable, and digitally enabled.

Catalysing change through innovation teams

ImagineNation

Innovation teams transform creative discoveries and ideas into new platforms and business models in timely, agile, and disciplined ways that bring significant value to the market and organisation. Designing and delivering the most appropriate change and learning interventions.

Modern leadership styles and innovation: The boss doesn’t always know best!

Wazoku

But not all businesses are run in this way and leadership comes in many different forms. Let’s explore the nature of modern leadership in business, look at how extending crowdsourcing beyond the executive teams impacts a business and how this all ties into building and fostering a culture of innovation. The nature of modern leadership. This enables faster decision-making and engages employees in the relevant processes early and meaningfully.

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

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. To navigate the accelerating change threat successfully, the operating model needs to become agile. Setting The Scene.

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INNOVATION TEAMS DONT INNOVATE!

ImagineNation

Delivering these, as smart and multi-disciplinary teams in ways that are timely, agile, and disciplined that potentially support and bring significant value to customers, the market, and to the organisation. Leadership team sponsorship and mentorship.

Covid-19: Strategy as a Learning System

InnovationLabs

Strategy as a Learning System. They will be an ongoing strategic dialog among the leadership, and also involving everyone else. This is “Strategy as a Learning System,” for as change never stops, learning never stops.

Upskilling to drive growth in the new economy

ImagineNation

It is also expected to change the skills required of human workers, requiring them to upskill in learning how to co-create human and machine interactions. Teach, train and coach individuals, groups and teams to cultivate innovation agility to deliver value and become fit for the future.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

They need to have a ‘flow’ of knowledge, clarity, and a sense of scale in their learning and dialogues that promote greater successful innovation outcomes as the sense of ongoing mission. This is where the engagement from the top of the organization becomes pivotal.

Customer Experience, Associate Engagement, and Continuous Improvement: A Virtuous Circle

Planview

You might learn something useful in the process. Engagement serves as a sanity check for what’s important. Engagement with front line staff through collaborative ideation gives leaders the ability to scan the (true) horizon by receiving a steady stream of ideas and insights that front-line staff gain from working with a wide swath of customers. Engagement serves as the basis for continuous improvement. Engagement serves as an expression of respect.

DANCING ON THE EDGE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

ImagineNation

At the same time, they are seeking how to keep their people and teams engaged and moving forward in a world, where the work environment and the nature of work is going through unprecedented change, and the only way to navigate it is by effectively dancing at the edge of your comfort zone.

Responding to COVID-19 and future challenges

ImagineNation

It also increases their emotional agility, confidence, and competence in responding to Covid-19 and future challenges. Contact us now at mailto: janet@imaginenation.com.au to find out how we can partner with you to learn, adapt, and grow your business in the digital age.

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MANAGING BOTH THE FUTURE AND THE PRESENT

ImagineNation

Simultaneously, they need to ensure that they capture the best of what we’ve all learned to keep the digital momentum going and initiate the shift to quantum, by exploring, identifying, and unleashing the possibilities of a post-COVID-19 world.

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

You can learn from others, you can adapt but you need to clearly understand where you are in your own evolution and capacity to undertake change. It is where there are engagements in deeper meaning and relationship growing, that can only emerge from sharing perspectives. We have two perspectives for this community to thrive in, the insiders working within a business like Siemens, and those outside, looking in, mutually engaging.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. We fail to invest in foresight and insight, continually not adapting and adjusting our organizational skill set around a more agile, adaptive, highly responsive innovating and creative organization. They are reliant on engaging others, focusing on their specialized areas to hand over their time to innovation.