July 30, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
We live in an age of change and uncertainty. For businesses, this means that only the most versatile survive —innovate or die. Simply adapting to the digital age is not enough: company survival requires explorative business strategies, to find new opportunities to improve and renew products and services. To attain explorative success you need a combination of both deliberate thinking and intuitive thinking. This article explores how you can balance the two.
July 28, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
Where do you start when you want something new? Whether the aim is just an improvement, a small incremental change or something more unique, disruptive and breakthrough, the start will probably determine where you end up. Do you start jotting down ideas? Do you grab a whiteboard and Post-Its, get a few people in the room, and start brainstorming?
July 24, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
Business alliances remain a tricky thing. On the one hand, alliances allow companies to tap into new markets and growth platforms. At the same time, forming alliances is risky, as it demands trust building and deep knowledge sharing with external parties. This article provides a pathway for successfully managing business alliance formation.
July 22, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
You don’t need to look far to see risk in innovation leadership. Yet many entrepreneurs lack a sufficient understanding of how to judge and deal with risks. In this article we introduce a model for classifying risks in innovation leadership. In turn, we discuss how some of these risks can be reduced or averted, and in some cases even embraced and reframed to mean something positive.
July 17, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
In a world where we don’t know what tomorrow will look like, safety comes from being able to continuously experiment. The winners get to failure faster, more frequently, using fewer resources, and learning from it quicker than others. So if you operate in a fast-changing changing world, then it is time to retrain your instincts. It’s too risky not to.
July 15, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
Piloting in business innovation means testing an idea effectively. This is not a straightforward process and requires addressing the right questions: What idea should we test? Which aspect of it? How should we go about testing? How should we measure the results? What do we allow these results to mean and what do we do afterwards?
July 10, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
The fate of technology is not an undecipherable enigma that only engineers at Google, Amazon, or Samsung can solve. We can make better decisions in the present by developing a smarter understanding of the laws that govern technological evolution, of how it behaves over time, and what lies over the horizon. If we start thinking about these issues today, we can turn our discomfort into action.
July 8, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
Creative leadership is rich with paradoxes. Creative leaders are driven by their internal passion and purpose, yet they also have an externally oriented, explorative mindset. Creative leaders lead from the front by envisioning a better future, pointing the way and setting an aspiration, yet they achieve this by orchestrating a creative team, often leading from behind to bring out the best in others.
July 3, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
We have identified the six major paradigm shifts that are disrupting how we see the world and do business. Recognizing these shifts will help innovation leadership discover opportunities in a wide variety of fields and develop game-changing business models.
July 1, 2015 | By: InnovationManagement
San Francisco, CA July 1, 2015 – IdeaScale, the California-based innovation management solution, today announced an exclusive partnership with Innovationmanagement.se (IM), the world’s leading platform for cutting-edge innovation management content, best practices and online training programs. This announcement is part of IdeaScale’s and IM´s continued global expansion.
July 1, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
There are incredible opportunities today to bring new things into the world. It is the hallmark of the creative artist to create something that did not exist before, but this generative capacity is not limited to creative artists. Entrepreneurs and corporations conceive and create new products, services and platforms that would not have existed but for their efforts. Our increasingly complex and volatile world needs this creative ability now more than ever, especially in our leaders.
June 26, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
Fast entrepreneurship runs on adrenaline-infused quick returns and quick failures, burning through long nights of brainstorms and coding. It is exciting in its own right, but appropriate only for specific ventures. Slow Entrepreneurship treasures human relationships, health, and sanity, and strives for the good life. The vision for Slow Entrepreneurship is that by going through a learning program with the right mentoring and guidance, almost everybody with dedication will bring their project to fruition.
June 25, 2015 | By: THNK School of Creative Leadership
The terms creative leadership and innovation leadership are being used more and more. Creative qualities in leaders are nowadays greatly desired, say research surveys: Lack of creativity is seen as the most serious shortcoming in new hires reports the Economist’s Global Talent Index Report 2012 and creativity is seen as the most important leadership quality in a 2012 study of IBM under over 1,500 CEO’s. So, what is Creative Leadership and what is sparking this interest in it?
June 23, 2015 | By: InnovationManagement
The THNK School of Creative Leadership and Innovationmanagement.se (IM) are proud to announce a partnership. THNK, based out of Amsterdam, with presence in Shanghai, Vancouver and Lisbon, is a rapidly expanding school for creative leaders that seek innovative solutions to large societal challenges. The partnership will bring increased accessibility of best practice and advance knowledge within the field of innovation management to meet the growing demands of more knowledge within this expanding discipline worldwide.
May 6, 2015 | By: InnovationManagement
The growing need for increased innovation capabilities in companies has created an increasing demand for acquiring these skills. InnovationManagement.se, one of the worlds leading platforms for sharing knowledge within the filed of innovation management, has during the last six months signed a contract for online learning programs with a number of world leading multinational companies.