Why do we have difficulties to self-disrupt?

Paul Hobcraft

“Why do we always seem to have internal difficulties to self-disrupt?”. In most cases, organizations cannot self-disrupt, which is largely covered by this veritable list of constraints. Now that is an interesting question.

Don’t Fear Disruption, Leverage It! 

Daniel Burrus

Truth be told, most still have a mindset where the professional skills they learned when first entering the workforce will stand the test of time until retirement, especially younger individuals. I challenge you to read this paragraph and then close your eyes and focus. Think about the future.


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Failing Is Learning; Fail Fast to Learn Faster

Daniel Burrus

This is the idea behind my powerful strategy: Fail Fast to Learn Faster. As mentioned above, the immediacy of the information age, coupled with the speed of exponential technological change and digital disruption , creates a solicitude in the hearts of every entrepreneur. “I



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. We have all been challenged by disruption. Why disrupt yourself, your team, and organisation?

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.



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.

True Disruption Often Leads to Invention, but So Does Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

Some minor disruptions get in your way, so you and your team make some adjustments to your product. The aforementioned initial disruption they faced was the motor-bicycle being unable to climb some of the hills around Milwaukee.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Daniel Burrus

Technological change is the only constant in today’s business world, disrupting everything from large organizations to small start-ups. Disruption affects everyone, but will you be the disruptor or the disrupted? While several companies are on course to use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL), others hardly understand the fundamental differences between these powerful technologies. Machine Learning ? Deep Learning.

Uncharted Waters Disrupting the Corporate Boardrooms

Paul Hobcraft

When you read a report that has within its executive summary this: “ In combination the boards stand unarmed to enter the battlefield of future business creation in a disrupted world ” it makes you want to read on. It comes as no surprise to me or many out there working to disrupt the incumbent but it makes for difficult reading that this is not addressed far more head on. They can’t seemingly handle radical innovation and there is even more of an imperative to learn.

We Can’t Stop Disruption

Moves the Needle

We must embrace disruption in order to make it work for all of us. At every level of the organization, people need to look at themselves and ask, “How do I disrupt myself in order to deal with the new reality?”. As luck would have it, human beings are learning machines.



It was where I learned, the hardest way possible, the most important lesson of body surfing; that if you seek to ride a wave, you have to wait for it, to discover the best opportunity to arise, so you can work or flow with it to let it carry you to the shore.

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. 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.

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Daniel Burrus

Watson is a cognitive computer that learns over time. Thanks to its three unique capabilities — natural language processing; hypothesis generation and evaluation; and dynamic learning — cognitive computing is being applied in an ever-growing list of fields. To stay ahead of the curve, we will all need to learn new things on an ongoing basis, as well as unlearn the old ways that are now holding us back. The post Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

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. You use disruption to your advantage.



By failing to focus the human aspects of transitioning from the old to the new, they are unable to help people see, acknowledge, own, and deal with the amount of disruption, dis-regulation and potentially damaging increased levels of individual and collective stress.

4 Essential Change-Management Leadership Skills


Because change is inevitable in business, leaders must be equipped with the right competencies, specifically change-management leadership skills. Learn what these are and how you can begin applying them to yourself and your team. What Is Change Management in Leadership?

Overcoming Challenges Through Continuous Learning

Innovation Excellence

In the same way, new platforms, products and services, business models and other emerging creative surprises are, disrupting the learning. Change collaboration culture Disruption education Innovation future Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking LeadershipLast week, I went to a fantastically informative event, hosted by the Churchill Club, Melbourne. It was about “Developing the Tech Talent of the Future”.

When Happiness = Disrupting! #DisrupTV!

Mills Scofield

A few weeks ago, I got to hang with 2 amazing people who always make us learn and laugh - Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research and my dear friend, Vala Afshar , Chief Digital Evangelist of Salesforce & communicator extraordinaire. Culture Innovation Leadership Networking

Great Leaders Learn To Shift Their Mindset

Digital Tonto

In an age of disruption, we need to learn to adapt Related posts: The Shift Economy. All Posts Management Leadership Mental Models4 Things Leaders Need To Close The Gap Between Aspiration And Innovation. Innovation Starts—And Ends—With Mindset. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Use Anticipation to Turn Disruption Into Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

Now, not everyone has it in their homes because YouTube TV, Sling TV, and other new, emerging technologies have disrupted the broadcast industry. Why did they become the disrupted and not the disruptor? The fact that most of us are all busy, focused, and needing to meet or exceed our quarterly numbers keeps us from looking far enough ahead in our industries to see disruption. A key to success for a company that’s facing disruption–adopt a strategy of embrace and extend.

How to be an Agile Leader?

Rmukesh Gupta

In a rather long blog post, Henna Inam shares her perspective on why board members of organisations need to be agile and also shares a framework from her book Wired for Disruption, which can be used to develop our agility muscles.

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Developing collaborative leadership styles


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?

How Artificial Intelligence Can Create Real Value for your Business

Daniel Burrus

Coupled with the disruptive nature of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, A.I. applications and how quickly they are becoming applicable in everyday life without us even realizing it, the business disruption that comes with them is speeding up as well. A Truly Disruptive Hard Trend.

How to reduce the risk of disruption (destruction)

The Future Shapers

Are you a candidate for disruption? Learn how to reduce the risk of disruption by following some simple steps. The post How to reduce the risk of disruption (destruction) appeared first on The Future Shapers. Disruption Innovation Leadership

Continuous Learning for Continuing Innovation

Innovation Excellence

There is a famous book that advocates something like this – everything I needed to learn to be successful in business I learned in Kindergarten. Business Culture & Values Disruption LeadershipThe job of acquiring new skills in the next normal.

Future Of Work With AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Faisal Hoque

Still in the early stages of development and use, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are already impacting how we live, work, and play. Is your organization ready to embrace and leverage these disruptive innovations? Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Transformation AI Deep Learning Digital Transformation Future of Work Leadership & Management Machine Learning Management Public Sector

Adapting, Learning and Growing thru Uncertainty


Where we initially landed in a fog of disruptive change that settled into every fibre of our being. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty. Help will build their receptivity, readiness to engage in and collaborate with others, and learn from, making their desired changes.

Disruptor Watch — How Disruptors Can Learn From Their Forebears

Daniel Burrus

In today’s economic landscape, many companies look to be the “disruptor” instead of the “disrupted.” However, with every disruptive tech company, there are obvious caveats and pitfalls to note, and it behooves would-be entrepreneurs and innovators to observe and learn from both the successes and the mistakes of their recent forebears. Disruptive Photo Technology. Learning from Airbnb. I will teach you how to profit from disruption and change.

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. Anticipating the future is key to successful innovation and, more importantly, helps you become the disruptor and not the disrupted. If you want your organization and industry to be disruptive, then it is imperative for you to observe the Hard Trends shaping the future and help shape your organization’s future.

Developing continuous learning


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?

Successful Innovators Apply Multiple Leadership Styles Simultaneously

Innovation 360 Group

Leadership styles are critical to innovation efforts, especially when working with uncertainty. In the recently published original research study , Cultivating Growth and Radical Innovation Success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Big Data Analytics , Dr. Soo Beng Khoh and Innovation360 CEO Magnus Penker set out to explore exactly how leadership styles are leveraged by successful innovators. Leadership styles used deliberately. Key characteristic of Leadership styles.

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature. One example is to question Wall Street’s obsession with short-term results, by understanding how giant redwoods maximize long-term growth by embracing variations based on short-term changes in resources. [link] I also believe that we can learn a.

Adapting, Learning and Growing through Uncertainty


Where we initially landed in a fog of disruptive change that settled into every fibre of our being. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty. Help will build their receptivity, readiness to engage in and collaborate with others, and learn from, making their desired changes.

Leadership Skills – 15 Ideas for Innovative Leadership in 2017


Last week’s “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence picked out highlights on leadership skills from Fast Company magazine. There are a number of team development and leadership skills mentioned that fit themes we talk about here. We added supporting links on many of the points and wanted to share the ideas with you: Leadership Skills – 15 Ideas for Innovative Leadership in 2017. Leadership Practices.

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.

When Happiness = Disrupting! #DisrupTV!

Mills Scofield

A few weeks ago, I got to hang with 2 amazing people who always make us learn and laugh - Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research and my dear friend, Vala Afshar , Chief Digital Evangelist of Salesforce & communicator extraordinaire. Culture Innovation Leadership Networking

Innovation Leadership; into the wilderness or into the future?

The Future Shapers

In my recent article looking at why innovation transformations fail I called out innovation leadership (or lack of) as one of the prime causes of failure. If you see innovation as something separate, if it’s ‘A-N-Other thing’, or something which might run on a separate track to the organisations’ main strategy then you’re never going to be able to balance the synergy across strategy, leadership and culture that innovation requires. 5] Leadership Perceptions.

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.

Auto Insurance Industry: Disruptor or Disrupted?

Daniel Burrus

Disruptive innovator Elon Musk and Tesla have been in the limelight for good and bad reasons in this space. Dan Peate identified this Hard Trend and became more anticipatory in his thinking, moving to start a wave of disruption from within the insurance industry. Some insurers call this an existential crisis, but it is actually a chance for entrepreneurs to turn disruption and change into opportunity and advantage by learning to be anticipatory.

Chaos Learning: The Key To Mastering Uncertainty


They will proactively anticipate where the next disruption may come from and prepare for multiple scenarios. Instead of relying on proven static methods and processes, leaders will focus on building a learning capability, being comfortable with ambiguity, continually working within a changing landscape and anticipating and reacting to it with agility. Chaos learning, which starts with… Be stubborn on vision, flexible on details.

How AI and LMS are positively disrupting the workplace.


Workplaces across any industry should take this opportunity to refocus on the advantages they bring such as quality learning and development, team building, human connections and skills to safeguard jobs. Continuous learning.

Riding the Wave of Disruptive Change

Innovation Excellence

It was where I learned to body surf, that if you seek to ride a wave, you have to work or flow with it to let it carry you to the shore. Like a really good body surfer, it’s useful to learn which waves are more rideable and which waves are not.