Reinventing the Entrepreneurship Game

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In my last blog I described how important it is to unleash the power of innovative entrepreneurship in our digital & connected world. collaboration Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership change culture Innovation Mindset success

Uncomfortable Entrepreneurship Truth Nobody Wants to Talk About

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Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. Entrepreneurship Leadership obsession successBut is it your journey? I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself you’re ready for it, there.

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What Leadership Is Not


I’m sad to say this, but for all the talk about leadership it’s really a hit or miss because it begins with this: Great leaders don’t tell you what to do, they show you how it’s done. It’s not news to you that many industries operate by the command and control style of leadership. This is what bad leadership looks like ! For me, true leadership is about modeling the way ; walking the talk. entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership

It’s The Leadership, Stupid


I’m the type who does the opposite of what I believe sucks, and I’ve experienced many types of leadership. Though we’re in the year 2020 and talk about employee empowerment and collaboration in decision making, many organizations still operate by this way of “leadership”; it is expected, encouraged, it’s seen as normal, and it’s rewarded. To me, leadership isn’t a title. That’s leadership. Start with leadership.

The Leadership Gap in Innovation

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collaboration Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Management Webinar change culture growth ideas Innovation Management innovative thinking StrategyA vast majority of executives, more than 80% according to sources, consider innovation to be paramount for the future success of their organization. Yet, very few of them are succeeding in it. A McKinsey study, for example, puts the number of executives who are satisfied with their innovation performance at 6%. There’s clearly a huge.

Reinventing the Entrepreneurship Game


In my November blog I described how important it is to unleash the power of innovative entrepreneurship in our digital & connected world. So here is the next instalment of my ongoing personal entrepreneurship story. Being an associate with Corporate Vision for over 12 years enabled me to develop & hone my corporate training knowledge, skills & experience across the culture, leadership & team development domains.

Bob Iger’s 10 Principles Necessary To True Leadership


This is a leadership book, and good one. Leadership is not easy, and Bob Iger certainly doesn’t claim to be a master at it. Here then are Bob Iger’s 10 principles necessary to true leadership: Optimism. Strong leadership embodies the fair and decent treatment of people. Thoughtfulness is one of the most underrated elements of good leadership. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership

What is true Leadership in times of uncertainty?

The Future Shapers

The post What is true Leadership in times of uncertainty? Collaboration Entrepreneurship Leadership DevelopmentIn times of uncertainty – how do we manoeuvre at home and as leaders? Do we retreat, do we “pretend” it is business as usual? Big shifts are happening now but not all are bad. Read more to see how you can shift your mindset and unleash your inner leader even during times of crisis. appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Critical Leadership Question: Do You Bring Out Mediocrity In Others?


Leadership is hard. I’ve been engaging with a company in an old school industry that still operates by a very old mental model of leadership. The style of leadership they focus on is about mandating and controlling. There isn’t a whole lot of visionary and coaching leadership happening. leadership #danger #LFreakquote. entrepreneurship LeadershipIt’s not about giving commands and mandates; it goes beyond that.

Bill Campbell’s Leadership Manifesto: It’s The People


His management and leadership philosophy is summed up in three words: It’s the people. entrepreneurship Leadership coachingWhat makes a great coach? This question is at the heart of a new book. Trillion Dollar Coach tells the story of Bill Campbell, ex-football coach and CEO of Intuit, known for coaching many modern day entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.

New leadership capabilities for a disruptive world


The post New leadership capabilities for a disruptive world appeared first on Imaginenation. Innovation Blog collaboration creativity Culture customer experience digitization disruptive innovation Education Entrepreneurship Experimentation Innovation innovation coaching innovation culture innovation leadership innovation training teaming innovation Technology

Leadership capabilities for a disruptive world


The post Leadership capabilities for a disruptive world appeared first on Imaginenation. Innovation Blog collaboration creativity Culture digitization disruptive innovation Education Entrepreneurship Experimentation Innovation innovation coaching innovation culture innovation leadership teaming innovation Technology

Leadership Mobilizes and Energizes A Company Culture with Shawn Parr


It’s leadership’s responsibility to involve the entire organization, informing and inspiring them to live out the purpose the organization in the construct of the values. Visit Bulldog Drummond’s blog for uncommon insights on culture and leadership, and follow Shawn and Bulldog Drummond on Twitter: [link]. entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Podcast Organizational culture

A disruptive world requires new leadership capabilities


Whether you are a company that wants to attract top talent or an individual who is trying to land your dream job, or create a new business, it’s becoming clear that the future of work is both human and technology centred and involves the development of new leadership capabilities. Globally successful entrepreneurs are emerging as exciting, courageous & authentic new role models demonstrating many of the vital qualities required for effective 21st century leadership.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

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As opposed to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking is not necessarily bound to entrepreneurs (to be); it is an essential skill for ‘strengthening human capital, employability and competitiveness’ (Bacigalupo et al., This white paper has been originally published to the SSRN: Spruijt, Jan, Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught (May 17, 2017). Entrepreneurship. Corporate entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Competence.

Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers


Announcing Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers Lineup. Today we are excited to announce the Innovation and Growth Leadership Summit Speakers. He comes from a background in food and agriculture entrepreneurship, which most recently includes co-founding a company that uses insects to upcycle food waste into animal feed. Steph focuses on making organizations better culturally, strategically and operationally in a consulting or full-time senior leadership capacity.

Here’s A Great Workshop Exercise To Help Your Leadership Team Challenge Their Beliefs / Assumptions


I’ve recently been asked to recommend a good workshop exercise for a leadership team to help them challenge their beliefs / assumptions. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation LeadershipHow do you think what no one else thinks? Innovators come to their insights in various ways , one is by questioning deeply held beliefs / assumptions inside companies and industries about what drives success.

Next Economy Leadership Code: 6 Timeless Leadership Principles


This is a new world, where you’re either a digital business or a dead business ; and requires a different type of leadership. Today’s leaders, still operating by industrial era dogma, must embrace new leadership principles. Are you developing and recruiting these leadership qualities in your organization? A few months ago I listed a few ideas on my own leadership style , below I add an additional 6 timeless leadership principles that are relevant today: 1.

Business Leadership – 7 Ways Mass Forms a Catholic Business Person


Making the shift from the structure a corporate job offers to entrepreneurship, it would have been easy to sleep in ANY DAY without an early meeting. From September 22nd to 27th, Pope Francis will be visiting the United States. Based on his office, his personal popularity, and the media’s fascination with spinning the free-speaking Pope’s comments to seemingly counter orthodox Catholic teachings, expect mega-news coverage during Pope Francis’ visit.

How to Kill Innovation Projects

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Entrepreneurship Leadership of Innovation eliminate innovation kill project leader of innovation stage-gate stagegateWhich of these is the most important skill for a leader of innovation? Setting the vision, goals and metrics. Generation of great ideas. Selection of the best ideas. Starting exploration projects. Listening to customer feedback. Managing the portfolio and stage-gates. Gaining support and resources from other departments. Killing the weaker projects.

Celebrate Failures as Much as The Successes


Entrepreneurship Innovation Thought Leadership StrategyIn most companies, incentives are tied to success (e.g. sales targets, revenue). But this approach does not work for innovation. In order to succeed at innovation, companies need to build a portfolio with a pipeline of projects and accept that most of these will fail before you find one that works. As such, in order to succeed you can't just incentives and reward the successful projects.

13 Guidelines for Navigating the New Decade Ahead

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Culture & Values Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership future growth leadership strategy MindsetIn 2009, after a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Summit (Russia’s Davos), I wandered into a panel discussion on the topic of trade wars, led by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. My thought was: “why this topic?” Trade wars were not on most people’s radar, certainly not mine. But the question is: should they have been?

Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

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Creativity Innovation Leadership Business Models career Consultancy Consulting culture Entrepreneurship innovation consultant StrategyOne question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate.

Confused Leaders Create Confused Followers


There are many warning signs of bad leadership and management, one of them is when followers are confused. entrepreneurship Innovation LeadershipLast week I witnessed a meeting between a manager and his immediate reports.

Is There An Innovation Cheat Code?


entrepreneurship Innovation LeadershipThere are thousands of books written, consulting services sold, it’s talked about all the time, and I’ve written about this many times, yet people continue to ask: what’s the fastest, less risky, path to innovation?

Everything Connects Audiobook Released

Faisal Hoque

Creativity | Innovation Entrepreneurship homepage-recent Leadership | Management Life's Journey Busienss Transforamtion Business creativity Everything Conects Faisal Hoque Growthhacking Growthmindset innovation Leadership & Management Management SelfhelpHow to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability. The post Everything Connects Audiobook Released appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

One Quote That Every Entrepreneur Must Embrace

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Leadership Entrepreneurship quotes Unicorn Club unicornsThe focus on being a billon-dollar unicorn distracts us from an even more important kind of value that companies of every size need to embrace. We live in the age of the unicorn; startups that seem to leap to billion dollar valuations overnight. It’s a wonderful time to be an entrepreneur. The upside has never.

Bet On Brains, Not Experience


entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership CreativityWorking for a traditional company means that you follow a set of rules, the company is configured so things happen in a determined way on a daily basis.

Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams

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collaboration Innovation #teaminnovation agile business innovation design Creativity dedicated innovation teams education Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Innovation Team Innovation Teams Leadership teamingIt seems that every meeting I went to recently, and almost every person I spoke to, mentioned the new book, from the authors of How Google Works – The Trillion Dollar Coach. I dutifully ordered it and once I had the chance, diligently read it. Interview: Leading with Mindfulness, with Faisal Hoque

Faisal Hoque

As a renowned thinker, and authority in mindful leadership, Faisal Hoque is frequently invited to speak at business conferences worldwide about leadership, management, innovation, and entreprenuership. Creativity | Innovation Entrepreneurship homepage-recent Leadership | Management Speaking Agility creativity innovation Leadership & Management Mindfulness

Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss


entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership managementHow do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.

The Secrets to Effective, Efficient Ideation

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Disruption Innovation Leadership R&D Business Models Creativity Crowdsourcing culture Customers Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship ideas ideation ideation management Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking insight StrategyWe all want to win the never-ending race for great, effective, profitable new ideas. We want these ideas without a huge effort, without a huge risk and without a huge investment.

Innovation is a Lifestyle, Not a Bunch of Metrics

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Persistent growth, profit, ROI and NPV are the obvious measures, Innovation Leadership Management Business Models change collaboration Creativity culture Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation elemence Entrepreneurship future growth ideas Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking insight malofsky marketing Open Innovation Process Strategy success Transformational Innovation

Retooling to Win in the Next Decade

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Innovation change Creativity Entrepreneurship failure innovative thinking Leadership successAfter the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos drew to a close, Martin Reeves, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Director of the BCG Henderson Institute shared his reflections of the event with the Boston Consulting Group. Whilst discussion trended down global economic growth, they also elevated risks on a number of fronts, spanning the whole.

Here’s Why You Should Seek Rejection Instead of Avoiding It

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Entrepreneurship Leadership RejectionNone of us like rejection, but it may just be one of the most powerful weapons in an entrepreneur’s arsenal. I was watching Shark Tank the other night and was particularly struck by a budding young entrepreneur who was being skewered by the Sharks. At first she vigorously defended her product and strategy, but to.

Three Keys to Ensuring Your Family Business Succeeds

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Entrepreneurship Leadership family businessKeeping it all in the family sounds great as long as you do this as well Amazingly, 90% of American businesses are either family owned or controlled. Allot is riding on the success of these businesses, in terms of both your fortune and your family relationships. Yet fewer than 15% of family-owned businesses are successful.

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2018

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Innovation Leadership Management marketing News Social Media Strategy Top 10 2018 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2018 was our seventh full year of operations.

How to Create Your Startup Lineup

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Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership startupsEvery entrepreneur who has succeeded or failed (is there a difference?) has advice about how to get the right people on the bus. What questions should you ask at the interview? What character traits should you seek and how do you do that? How much is science and how much is just going with your gut and.

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019

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Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing News Social Media Strategy Top 10 2019 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2019 was our eighth full year of operations.

Mindset Is Everything


Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Education mindsetI have a deep rooted passion for learning, and one thing I’ve thought about since I was a kid is that I’ll still be sharp minded and productive way into my senior years; that’s a life goal of mine. I didn’t get this goal from anyone, I just came up with a vision of what I want to be doing when I’m older. With that said, I believe you are responsible for your own evolution.

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Surviving & Thriving in the Entrepreneur’s Game

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Innovation Leadership Management change education Entrepreneurship growth Innovation ManagementI was shocked to see in my calendar that it’s exactly 30 years since I exited my corporate career as a top retail executive at the now defunct Coles-Myer Group. I also realized that it’s also my 30-year anniversary as a serial entrepreneur who is not only still in a SME business, but is ploughing.

How to Avoid Greatness

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Entrepreneurship Leadership Behavioral Science Innovation PsychologyWant An Ordinary Life? Here’s How. If you clicked on this article because you’re okay giving up on your dreams for what’s ordinary and predictable there’s not much need to read any further, just carry on; it’s your choice and you’re the only person who has to live with it. Still here? This is.

Are You Living Your Life In Your Own Way?

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Entrepreneurship Leadership life adviceSuccess can be measured in many ways, but ultimately this is the only measure that really matters. There’s a small wooden plaque that hangs on the door of my study at home. It reads, “There’s only one success; to live your life in your own way.” ” It was given to me by a college girlfriend.

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