Tag Archives: Leadership

Innovation is far too often an organizational orphan. How can you make sure it is not just fostered, but becomes adopted and part of the family? Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Innovation, Leadership, Leadership & Infrastructure, Management, culture | Leave a comment
Innovation Lessons from Walt Disney

As a young man Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” It was an inauspicious start for a man who went on to be one of America’s most innovative leaders. Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Creativity, Innovation, Leadership, People & Skills | Leave a comment
La Bourse Paris USI

Innovation thrives on inspiration is something every attendee could feel at USI 2014. Reflect for instance on this claim by Edgar Morin: ‘Our ideas can turn into ideology, and be misleading: we must enter into a dialogue with our ideas’ Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Culture & Values, Innovation | Leave a comment
USI 2014 futur-en-seine.fr

USI new acronym is quite demanding: Unexpected Sources of Inspiration. Its promise was truly kept this year. Reflect for instance on this claim by Christian Monjou: ‘A innovator is someone who’s being accused of transgression’ Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Culture & Values, Innovation | Leave a comment

Why leaders clearly think leadership matters for innovation. Too often a disconnect between what is said and what is done, which can confuse the innovation picture. A recent survey… Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Management, People & Skills, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Strategy or Innovation: What Comes First?

While working and researching on how to better train and educate executives on innovation, I got into an interesting discussion with a corporate innovation leader on the role of strategy in the context of innovation. Continue reading

Posted in Growth, Innovation, Leadership & Infrastructure, Management, Strategy | 1 Comment
Thinking Inside the Box

You’ve all heard about “thinking outside the box.” It’s a tired expression really. “You need to put on your innovation hat! You need to think outside the box!” OK, true enough I guess. But actually, we live in a real world with real constraints. We are, truth be told, in a box. There are timelines, there is physical space, there are responsibilities, there are budgets. Yes, we can solve problems with… Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Design, Innovation, Leadership | Leave a comment