Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Looking Inside the Broken Corporate Hiring Model

I was reading with interest some of Linkedin’s recent #HowIHire series and in doing so it was interesting to see how many people are still operating under the old, broken hiring paradigm when it comes to the labor market. The best of the bunch that I read was… Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Management | Leave a comment
The Wonderful World of App-le Television

First Apple changed its name from Apple Computer to Apple to better reflect a business focus that was extending beyond computers to music players, smartphones, digital music sales, and more. And last week Apple announced a flurry of new products including: Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Technology | Leave a comment
Congratulations to IX Contributors Making Thinkers50 Shortlists

I would like to be the first to congratulate my friend Rowan Gibson, the author of The Four Lenses of Innovation, and fellow Innovation Excellence co-Founder, on making the shortlist for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award 2015 for Innovation. I would also like to thank everyone who nominated me and other Innovation Excellence contributors, and more importantly, to congratulate the other Innovation Excellence contributors making some of the various Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards shortlists, including: Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, News | Leave a comment
Confessions of a Business Artist

I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, you’ve led change programs for global organizations, helped companies build their innovation capabilities and cultures, are an expert in digital transformation, and you can’t even draw a straight line without a ruler. What makes you think you’re an artist? Continue reading

Posted in Change, Entrepreneurship, Government, Innovation, education | 1 Comment
Do CEOs See Innovation as a Priority?

We’d all like to be the best at everything and to make everything a priority, but that’s just not the real world. So what did CEOs say was their priority when they were surveyed by KPMG for their Global CEO Outlook 2015. Here are nine of the key findings from the report: Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Leadership, Management, Research, Strategy | 4 Comments
Get More Done

Most times you’ll see this posed as a question “What matters most?” as people grapple with finding the meaning of life. That is not the case here…

Instead I would like to share with you my simple management philosophy that will help you be more successful in today’s sometimes overwhelming, chaotic world of too many competing demands on your time. Continue reading

Posted in Change, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Time Management | Leave a comment
Innovation is Human

In many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before. But this biological context applies to innovation as well, and I’d like to put it forward quickly in simple terms. Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Leadership, Management, Psychology | 2 Comments