Leadership

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

For 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. Organizations tend to reduce risk by defining things that can be measured and incentivized. The side effect of this, ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2019

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are April’s twenty most popular innovation posts: Jeff Bezos ...

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Let’s Stop Calling it ‘Artificial’ Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

The fatal flaw in AI isn’t the technology or its intelligence, it’s something far more difficult to change. Air France flight 447 wasn’t doomed because its technology couldn’t handle the weather but because its pilot wasn’t able to weather the storm. The challenge of artificial intelligence isn’t so much the technology as it is our own attitude about machines and ...

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Change Management: Combating Resistance and Driving Adoption Through Innovation

A strong change management program requires more than a strong change management plan. It requires a plan that transforms change management into an ongoing priority for your organization. As I’ve stated in the other change management articles on LaunchStreet, change management should be more than just a point-in-time exercise. To be successful it should be an ongoing mindset that change ...

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Why Tesla Shareholder Tried and Failed to Remove Elon Musk as Chairman

Musk has become synonymous with Tesla, but that also comes with a risk that some of Tesla’s shareholders are unwilling to take. Tesla shareholders met on June 5th for its annual Meeting of Stockholders. One of the proposals, brought forth by Tesla shareholder Jing Zhao, was Musk’s replacement as Chairman of the Board with an independent Chairman. There’s nothing especially ...

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The One Thing Never To Do When You Negotiate

Negotiating can be terrifying, emotional, and frustrating. But don’t let that lead you to making this one crucial mistake. Negotiation has a reputation problem. Most people see it as a way to manipulate others to do their bidding. Much of that comes from the way negotiation is portrayed in popular media. The quintessential negotiator is the one who cleverly plays ...

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