Category: Leadership

To Improve Innovation, Improve Clarity.

If I was CEO of a company that wanted to do innovation, the one thing I’d strive for is clarity. For clarity on the innovative new product, here’s what the CEO needs. Continue reading

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Most of the time, we only pretend to be logical and rational at work. Here’s how this pretense gets in the way of winning. Continue reading

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A lot of change- and innovation projects start in January. Trying to do things differently or to do different things within an organization is hard. Being an innovator is not an easy job. Nothing works better changing a mindset than a great quote… Continue reading

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Bill Gates is renowned for being an open-minded leader receptive to radical ideas. But in turning down the e-reader he was displaying a trait common among leaders. He rejected something with an uncertain future and which did not fit in. Continue reading

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Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility. Continue reading

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Talent Wants to be Free

Orly Lobel is the author of “Talent Wants to Be Free” and a professor of Law at University of San Diego. ‘Talent wants to be free’ states that ‘motivation, relationships, and mobility’ are most important ingredients for successful innovation. Continue reading

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Recognizing Your Type of Innovation Leader

We all need to recognize the type of innovation leadership personality within our organization, the ones we are working for, as this might help you manage the innovation work a whole lot better and attract in the resources you need. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader? Continue reading

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