Mon.Dec 05, 2022

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How Leaders Avoid Hero Syndrome

Michael Roberto

This week Kellogg Insight features a conversation with Colonel Fred Maddox , an assistant professor at the U.S. Army War College and Chief of Staff of the Army senior fellow at the Kellogg School. Maddox discusses how leaders should react when the execution of a very important project falters badly.

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Tackle the monkey first

Idea to Value

When faced with a significantly challenging innovation project, is it worth doing the easy tasks first to get some quick wins on the board, or should you tackle the hardest part of the project?

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Five Key Considerations for Managing Lay-offs

Destination Innovation

Hard times can strike any business or any organisation, even ones which have been well managed and successful. Sometimes you have to reduce costs and headcount in order to survive. This gives leaders a big challenge. You have recruited and developed a successful team. Now you have to chop it back.

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Innovation Portfolio Gymnastics

Jeffrey Phillips

There's been a significant number of posts on LinkedIn and other social media about innovation lately, especially focused on the type of innovation that companies perform.

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Roadmap Personas: The Best Way to Set Expectations for Teams, Clients, and Leadership

Speaker: Johanna Rothman - Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman as she discusses developing persona-specific roadmaps and the reasons why sometimes less is more.

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Using AI to learn what is important to learn about Design Thinking (ChatGPT Open AI)

InnovationTraining.org

I’ve been having fun with the Open AI chatbot ChatGPT. So far over a million people have tried this and have been surprised with some of the “conversations” they have been having with the AI. This tool is made by OpenAI.

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We Must Prepare for Future Crises Like We Prepare for War

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned that “if anything kills ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.”

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Innovation Hero Worship: FTX, Theranos, and the Media

Phil McKinney

It is hard to miss the headlines where some innovator has raised significant money, been on the cover of major publications, lauded for their success by leading journalists, and celebrated as a genius.