Mon.Apr 01, 2024

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An innovation culture or a culture of continuity

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been reading and thinking a lot lately about what is described as a "culture of innovation". While I would like to think that such an animal exists, the more skeptical side of me doubts it. I think a culture of innovation is kind of like a unicorn: it would be cool if it existed, and some people claim to have seen one, but when you get up close it's just a normal animal that happens to be missing a horn.

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Leading a Company That Can Thrive in a Chaotic World

Harvard Business Review

Worldwide, the past few years have been marked by multiple, intersecting crises — and things aren’t likely to get less complicated anytime soon. The authors met with a group of CEOs to discuss how they lead amid this ongoing chaos. To thrive in this chaotic new world, organizations need leaders with inner strength, character, and a moral compass. By continually adapting and learning, they’ll enable their organizations to navigate these ever-turbulent waters.

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Believe in a Business Model

IdeaScale

Some business models are inherently more attractive than others, yet investors and other stakeholders often don’t ask the obvious questions. Here’s a checklist that makes sure you are not one of them. Image Source People like to make thinking about business models really complicated.

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A Growth Strategy that Creates and Protects Value

Harvard Business Review

For organizations to truly innovate and grow, leaders in every role and at every organizational level must be attuned to how they are creating new value while simultaneously protecting existing value. Just as a soccer coach must simultaneously pursue both scoring and defending, leaders must constantly focus their attention on opportunities to create value — through innovation, risk-taking, and experimentation — and to protect value — by preserving and defending key aspects of their responsibilit

Strategy 134
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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Transformation is Human Not Digital

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell A decade ago, many still questioned the relevance of digital technology. While Internet penetration was already significant, e-commerce made up less than 6% of retail sales. Mobile and cloud computing were just getting started and artificial intelligence was still more science fiction than reality.

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How AI Features Can Change Team Dynamics

Harvard Business Review

AI-powered feedback is popping up in Zoom, Teams, and other common tools. Relying on it can be convenient — but there are some serious drawbacks.

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The Role of Mindfulness in Strategic Decision-Making

Tullio Siragusa

The Role of Mindfulness in Strategic Decision-Making In today’s fast-paced and complex business environment, leaders are often required to make decisions quickly and under pressure. This can lead to stress, burnout, and decision fatigue, compromising the quality of their choices. However, an increasing body of research suggests that mindfulness can be a powerful tool in enhancing cognitive function, emotional regulation, and decision-making capabilities.