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    Orchestrating Creative Teams

    October 7, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    “Come up with something new! And make it good.” Have you ever said that? More and more leaders nowadays make this demand. They need something new and creative, and they need it to be good. Mostly because their circumstances are changing radically and their organization hasn’t. Or maybe simply because that is the kind of market they are in. Come up with something and make it good!

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    Shaping the Future

    October 6, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Think of the future. Go on! Now tell me honestly what is the furthest point in time that you imagined. If it was three years then I’m not surprised. After all, in business three seems almost to be some sort of talisman. We have three year business plans, 2-3 year product development cycles and of course there is that ubiquitous interview question about where you see yourself in three year’s time.

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    5 Traits that Make a Good Leader

    September 24, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Whether leaders are the captain of a team, the head of a household or the president of a company, their quest usually revolves around one thing: success. Quality leadership skills are often hard to measure on a daily basis, but their long-term effects are obvious and undeniable. Leaders are a lot of things and contain many traits, but there are five essential habits that, if practiced and pursued in an honest and consistent fashion, can help turn anyone into a leader and enable them to create their own success.

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    Research Reveals Success Factors of Fast-Growing Startups

    September 18, 2015 | By: | In: News, Reports

    Experienced leadership, a concept designed for scalability and timing, is the most important factor influencing fast-growing startups, also known as scale-ups. Only 1 out of 200 startups become a scale-up valued over $10 million within 5 years. THNK and Deloitte conducted quantitative research to analyze the dynamics and characteristics of 400.000 startups.

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    Golden Rules for Receiving Feedback

    September 16, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    He had come up to me during drinks after a THNK evening session, on one of those nights where there seem to be no barriers to the topic of conservation. He was younger than the other participants, certainly a few years under the average age of 38. His question, “Do you think a person can get too much feedback?” stopped me in my tracks. It was also quite touching, especially given the earnestness with which it had been asked.

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    The Urgent Intrapreneur Opportunity: An Introduction for Corporate Leaders

    September 8, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    The power and freedom that entrepreneurs and their startups embody is reinforced through a constant stream of media highlighting success, purpose and (mostly bullsh*t) bucolic work environments. As the global economy improves, business leaders of established corporate organizations need to consider how they can introduce an entrepreneurial spirit. Intrapreneurs are the answer, and this article provides a high level overview.

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    Follow the Crowd or Create the Marketplace

    August 28, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    It’s follow my leader time for the world’s stock markets. Concerns over the state of the Chinese economy have seen markets plunge into freefall, only for some to bounce upwards again a few hours later. At the time of writing, markets are still in flux with analysts divided on the eventual outcome.

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    Visioning – 7 Essential Characteristics

    August 5, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    The process of visioning may seem both daunting and mysterious. Indeed, it is in no way a straightforward method and there are always rocky rapids to navigate. An understanding of the make-up of this journey will create better results for this process to be a success.

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    Sensing is Exploring Uncharted Territory

    July 28, 2015 | By: | In: 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?

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    Untapping Hidden Value: A New Partnership Model for Corporate Knowledge Management and Innovation Functions

    July 14, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    In the current business environment, defined by some as the ‘Knowledge Age’, leadership interest is increasingly focused on Innovation and Knowledge Management development efforts. To date, these functions often operate along parallel, yet discrete, paths. As organizations seek new areas of growth, while further cutting costs there is an increasing need to build more effective partnerships in order to ensure ongoing success and drive additional business value.

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    The Paradoxes of Creative Leadership

    July 8, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Organization & Culture

    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.

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    The Golden Opportunity of Paradigm Shifts

    July 3, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    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.

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    Innovation is a C-word

    July 1, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Life Cycle Processes

    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.

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    The Need for Creative Leadership

    June 25, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Enabling Factors

    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?

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    Best Practices for Growing into the Chief Innovation Officer Role

    June 15, 2015 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion

    In this IM Channel One Roundtable Discussion the expert panel discusses the challenges of being a Chief Innovation Officer and provide insights to the different leadership styles and how they can be mastered and blended for maximum effect and ROI.



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