Embracing a Culture of Continuous Learning in Government

IdeaScale

Yet, prioritizing continuous learning can sometimes be a difficult task in government. Here’s what you need to know to implement continuous learning to breed innovation leadership, at all levels. The post Embracing a Culture of Continuous Learning in Government appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice culture of innovation government innovation innovation leaders

Developing Collaborative Leadership Styles

Innovation Excellence

With a new Australian government recently in place, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. This caused many voters, like myself, to question what leadership style might be best for our country’s future? collaboration culture Innovation Leadership change Strategy

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Why Board Leadership Fails

Faisal Hoque

Where is the leadership? The post Why Board Leadership Fails appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Blogs homepage-recent Leadership & Management BOARD BOD Business Compliance Governance Performance TransformationIs it tainted or toppled by hubris, narcissism, megalomania or some other tragic human frailty?

The secret to this government department’s innovation success: Small teams

Idea to Value

Is it possible for government agencies to innovate? And in the case of the US Government: a startup mentality. The federal government is the largest institution in the world, and spends $86 billion annually just on IT projects. Pair these people with dedicated civil servants already working in government. Target their effort to the most mission critical, life-changing services that government offers. Yes, if they use the right people.

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The allegory of good government, through the ages

The Future Shapers

Its name: Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government (in Italian Allegoria ed Effetti del Buono e Cattivo Governo ). The post The allegory of good government, through the ages appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Scenario Planning Innovation LeadershipAmbrogio Lorenzetti has produced a magnificent and very inspiring fresco for our societies and organisations today.

US Government’s $2 Trillion infrastructure plan – will it create public value?

Faisal Hoque

The post US Government’s $2 Trillion infrastructure plan – will it create public value? Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Government Infrastructure innovation Leadership & Management Management Measurement Outcome Public SectorOutcomes and values are changes in conditions that make a positive difference. They generally begin with a verb (e.g., increase, expand, or improve) and are both specific and measurable.

Government Innovations: Past, Present, and Future

Phil McKinney

Blog Case Studies Leadership government government industry government innovation government innovations innovation innovation culture killer innovation technology innovationThe world is moving forward. Some countries get left behind, while some move ahead. The deciding factor is not which country has the most intelligent residents. There has, in fact, been example after example of people of all different nationalities creating impactful innovations.

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?

How to make sure the U.S. government’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan doesn’t get wasted

Faisal Hoque

government’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan doesn’t get wasted appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Government Infrastructure innovation Leadership & Management Management Measurement Outcome Public SectorOutcomes and values are changes in conditions that make a positive difference. They generally begin with a verb (e.g.,

Closing the innovation leadership gap

Paul Hobcraft

The first intent was to bridge this innovation leadership gap, it needed to gain the leaderships attention that they needed to address this; they were the very people allowing a gap of critical understanding to how innovation fitted into the organizations plans. The Executive Innovation Work Mat approach has seven domains that need specifically describing by the leadership of an organization for innovation alignment. Filling the innovation leadership gap is critical.

What Makes People Optimistic? Hint: It’s Not Government or Business

The Future Shapers

Hint: It’s Not Government or Business appeared first on The Future Shapers. Culture Change Innovation Culture Innovation LeadershipThe first global survey by The Centre for Optimism has that it is not business or the economy that is keeping us happy and fulfilled. It has alot more to do with life experience, mindset, family, friends, faith, gratitude and young people. These are in general our main sources of optimism. The post What Makes People Optimistic?

Question to Leadership: If you had to list 3 qualities…

Innovation Excellence

I share them here because I imagine they may apply to your organization as well: Build Capability Change Culture & Values Governance Leadership Management People & Skills business leadership Cause Marketing marketing Organizational Change storytelling success Team BulidingOur team was asked to anonymously submit questions that they wanted answered. While there are many important ones, narrowing it to the top 3 was difficult. But, here's where we landed.

Women in Leadership: How to Bring Out Your Inner Commander

The Future Shapers

There are so many articles out there about what leadership is. Every woman in history who found themselves in a position of leadership faced challenges, and in some ways these challenges were even greater than their male counterparts. The post Women in Leadership: How to Bring Out Your Inner Commander appeared first on The Future Shapers. Change Management Leadership Development Thought Leadership

Occupying Terra Incognita: How Governments can shape the Future

The Future Shapers

At a time when the future feels so troubled for so many with the rise of automation, environmental degradation, increasing threats to peace and prosperity and rising inequality, the role of government in shaping the future has never been more important. We can choose to be passive in the face of technological change, governing without acknowledging or adapting to the new world in which citizens live. But how can governments actively shape the future?

How To Change The Way Local Government Works From The Inside Out

Moves the Needle

“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.” - Herb Caen Those who carry this vision forward and empower these dreams are the past, present, and future city leadership and employees. Over the past couple years working with cities around the country to increase their community impact by adopting Lean Innovation principles, we have noticed four key learnings about changing the way local government can work.

The Role of Leadership in Building a Culture of Data

Acuvate

A culture of data in the organization can only be brought about with prompt decision-making strategies and good directional leadership to drive the initiative. Many organizations today are also building data-focused teams that are a combination of C-level business leaders, data scientists, data officers and data architects to act as a governing body for all data-related initiatives. The post The Role of Leadership in Building a Culture of Data appeared first on Acuvate.

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

Game-Changer

I’ve recently been asked to recommend a good workshop exercise for a leadership team to help them challenge their beliefs / assumptions. First ask: what are the widespread, hackneyed beliefs that govern the way people think about and do business in this space? Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation LeadershipHow do you think what no one else thinks?

Leadership Lessons from The Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu

Rmukesh Gupta

Leadership Lessons from Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu by Mukesh Gupta. There are two leadership lessons that we can all learn from the way this entire episode unfolded. Also, the team that wins the power struggle may or may not be the best to take on the leadership. The question now is how stable will the new cabinet under the leadership of Palanisamy be? The losers are the people whom the government is supposed to serve.

Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Design Governance Innovation Leadership Management Research Strategy #designthinking #riskmitigation agile flow leanFor most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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Four Simple Layers to Frame Government Innovation for the Next Presidential Administration and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

Today, the concept of government innovation has rapidly moved to the top of the public policy dialogue with the increasing recognition that, like private industry, government should push itself to innovate and transform how it delivers services to its citizens. Over the past 20 years there has been growing interest in government innovation and the notion of.

What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators

InnovationManagement

Collaborative Innovation Idea Management Leadership Organization & Culture Training & Education Trend Alert Best Practices government innovation intrapreneurs leadership management NASA Open Innovation project management team building webinarNumerous organizations run crowdsourced innovation programs, because companies can find better new ideas and take action on those ideas faster.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important. Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management. The main objective of dual approaches is to.

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360

In doing so, they must of course also follow the law and obey the ”code of conduct” but this may in fact very well kill their companies unless they learn how to govern the risky and experimental nature of world class Innovation! The second strategic direction is to apply the so called three horizon model for innovation governance (McKinsey, McKinsey Quarterly report, 2009) in multiple and parallel time perspectives (figure 2). board leadership new leadership innovation.

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360 Group

In doing so, they must of course also follow the law and obey the ”code of conduct” but this may in fact very well kill their companies unless they learn how to govern the risky and experimental nature of world class Innovation! The second strategic direction is to apply the so called three horizon model for innovation governance (McKinsey, McKinsey Quarterly report, 2009) in multiple and parallel time perspectives (figure 2).

5 Leadership Lessons from 2015’s Business Headlines

Adam Hartung

But there are 5 major leadership themes from 2015 that can help companies be better in 2016: 1 – Cost cutting, restructurings and stock buybacks do not increase company value – Dow/DuPont. Yet, leadership insists on constantly maintaining its undying focus on the fast food success formula upon which the company was launched some 60 years ago. After 3 years of Mayer leadership it became clear that “there was no there, there” at Yahoo ( to quote Gertrude Stein.)

How To Weather 3 Critical Business Crises: Personnel, Systemic, And Contextual

Faisal Hoque

homepage-recent Leadership | Management BREXIT Communication Crisis Governance Growth Leadership & Management Management RiskAs one entrepreneur explains, “crisis management” isn’t a monolithic process or a skill that suits every situation. The post How To Weather 3 Critical Business Crises: Personnel, Systemic, And Contextual appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector

Faisal Hoque

Blogs Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Transformation Clinton Election fast company Governance innovation Leadership & Management linkedin Management Obama Politics Public Sector Sandy TechnologyInnovation and technology drive everything from healthcare to education to election wins, but mismanagement can pose threats to democracy, even peoples’ lives.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

Premise 3 : Exploitation- and exploration-oriented initiatives are separated in terms of organizational anchoring, governance and funding. Innovation governance is carried out by divisional executive management as overall responsible and a dedicated innovation board as supporting structure. He is also in charge for governance, supported by a dedicated “corporate innovation board” which is staffed by innovation-related stakeholders across the divisions.

Moving to a Digital World totally across your Business is highly challenging

Paul Hobcraft

Technology is becoming an integral part of our lives, for us personally, as consumers or employees, but equally for businesses, the government and our educational institutions. Transformation is very hard at the best of times for all of us to undertake. Digital transformation forces us to work with mostly emerging, constantly evolving technologies, and then apply these in an integrated way into an existing business.

The Twelve Disciplines of Consistently Innovative Organizations

Innovation Excellence

Apple culture Innovation Leadership Open Innovation Strategy Building Capability Business Innovation Capability Discipline focus Innovation Governance Innovation Management innovation maturityEver notice that some organizations seem to be far more consistent at delivering new innovation than most? I have. Ever wonder why this is… what they do differently? I certainly have.

Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’

Paul Hobcraft

amplifying the innovation signal Building Capability gaining innovation momentum innovation execution delivery Molecules 21st century innovation Age of digital innovation Changing landscape for innovation customer journey degrees of innovation design Digital discovery Digital leadership digital technologies and innovation digital transformation digital transformation and innovation governance and change Innovation touchpoints Seamless Customer Experience transforming business

You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Manager

Faisal Hoque

Management is leadership and leadership is management. homepage-recent Leadership | Management Transformation Governance Leadership & Management Management RiskYour success may depend on it. The post You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Manager appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

What Does a Chief Innovation Officer Do?

IdeaScale

Best Practice chief innovation officer connection governance leadership purpose trainingWe continue to see more and more Chief Innovation Officers at the enterprise level. In this survey from 2015, researchers report that 43% of large companies have some sort of top innovation executive in place, which was up from 33% in 2011. But what does a Chief Innovation Officer do? Well, here are a few of their responsibilities. A Chief Innovation Officer: Builds Purpose.

Innovation Decision Makers – the genius or the customer?

Innovation Excellence

Consumer Innovation culture Customers Governance Innovation Leadership Management Product Innovation Innovation Management InsightsSteve Jobs was a genius. He transformed his industry through innovation, making the right call at the right time for the right technology in the right product. Famously, he avoided asking customers what they wanted, because they wouldn’t understand it and it would waste time. Steve Jobs was rare. There are very few situations where.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to ‘up our game’ in boldness of leadership and the totally, utterly unshakable belief in innovation, exploring new business models, grappling with all the available assets inside and outside the organization being pulled together in new digital ways, exploiting all the technologies as they ‘break’ and evolve. I am so caught up in transformation, no, actually I am swimming in it.

The backdrop of digital transformation and its consequences

Paul Hobcraft

Technology is becoming an integral part of our lives, for us personally, as consumers or employees, but equally for businesses, the government and our educational institutions. Digital transformation is now omnipresent and has the potential to reshape the way all organizations operate.

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The Case for Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Disruption Governance Growth Innovation Leadership Strategy Adaptability Ambidexterity Ambidextrous Organization Disruptive Innovation Dual Innovation Hybrid Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Strategy Integrative Innovation organization design Organizational Ambidexterity Structural AmbidexterityThe first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago.

Twelve Jobs that Robots cannot do

Destination Innovation

Government Leadership of Innovation Work and Career artificial intelligence automation bricklayer fastbrick jobs mcdonalds PWC robotThe Hadrian X robot is made by Fastbrick Robotics from Australia. It can lay 1000 house bricks in an hour. The average bricklayer lays around 500 bricks a day. We will soon see robots doing much of the standard work in building assembly with a small number of skilled craftsmen supervising them, applying finishing touches or completing tricky tasks.

4 Lessons Learned Through Pentagon Innovations

Phil McKinney

Culture Leadership bhag Carnegie-Mellon University Department of Defense DLIFLC education government innovation innovation culture innovation leadership inspiration killer innovation law of leadership pentagon technology innovationIn terms of creating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” (BHAGs) and developing an indisputable culture, there are few organizations that rival Pentagon innovations.

Welcome to the Mid Zone of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Business Models Change Disruption Feature Of The Week Governance Growth Innovation Innovation Perspectives Leadership & Infrastructure Management People & Skills Product Innovation Strategy marketing Back End of Innovation front end Front End of Innovation Start-upThe Front End / Back End model was right for its time. however, fast-forward nearly a quarter century, and we find that things have changed a bit.

Cosmetic vs. Strategic Innovation

Imaginatik

Leadership at these companies recognize that the business ecosystems they are familiar with are in flux and will likely stay that way. enterprise innovation governance innovation strategy LeadershipThe word Innovation looms large in the word cloud of the American business lexicon. It is routinely found in vision statements, motivational posters, corporate lobbies and, more recently, on business cards and LinkedIn profiles.

Conquering The 3 Most Common Types Of Company Crisis

Faisal Hoque

homepage-recent Leadership | Management BREXIT Communication Crisis Governance Growth Leadership & Management Management RiskAs one entrepreneur explains, “crisis management” isn’t a monolithic process or a skill that suits every situation. The post Conquering The 3 Most Common Types Of Company Crisis appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

What the Australian Economy Gets Right About Innovation; and Lessons for Other Countries (Part 1 in series)

InnovationManagement

Organization & Culture Australia digital innovation economics economy education global GDP government policy innovation Innovation Leadership innovation networks support wealthOver the past few months I have been spending time with a range of Australian companies, getting to better understand their business models and approaches to innovation.