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    Innovators to Watch 2017

    March 21, 2017 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Alongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance, we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact. They are the companies that are inventing new technologies, applying new business models and creating value in new ways that may well have significant global influence in the years ahead. Some are new ventures; others have been around for a few years and are building momentum.

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    The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

    March 3, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    In this podcast, Joshua Spodek discusses his journey from PhD student of astrophysics to launching and failing in the business world, and finally becoming a sought-after leadership coach and professor at NYU. He also touches on practical tools and exercises used to build the leadership muscles, and explores the importance of experiential learning or project-based learning for building leadership and personal skills.

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    The Eight Attributes of Bottom-Up Innovation Leaders

    February 28, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, Creative Leadership, Innovation levers, Organization & Culture

    Bottom-up innovation is fueled by many ideas initiated by employees, as opposed to top-down innovation, which is fueled by a strong vision – often by the company’s founder. Bottom-up innovation leaders are entrepreneurial, supported by management’s emphasis on creativity and a can-do culture, and often share these eight attributes.

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    Exploring the Power of Pause with Leadership Thought-Leader & Korn Ferry Senior Partner Kevin Cashman

    February 24, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    In today’s episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, Kevin Cashman discusses with Mark the rationale and research behind “The Pause Principle,” which aligns strongly with the notion of “creating space” explored by previous guests like David Allen, Lisa Bodell and Heiko Fischer, among others; about Kevin’s new interest in the concept of “story mastery”; and finally some fresh insights into the qualities of a great versus a good leader.

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    How Employee Diversity Promotes Business Innovation

    February 23, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture

    Lack of diversity among employees hurts a company’s ability to innovate and remain competitive. Diversity – both inherent and acquired – naturally drives innovation through team members’ different abilities to spot gaps, solutions, and opportunities; to avoid groupthink; and to reach clients and customers who were inaccessible before.

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    The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team

    February 16, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    To amplify your company’s presence and scale your influence, innovation teams need to harness informal networks and not simply rely on formal structures to create a thriving innovation eco-system. Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization.

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    Leaders Look for Symbolism

    February 15, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Videos

    Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls how HP’s turnaround back in 2011 began with a return to the company’s founding corporate values and business objectives. She also discusses how leaders can take advantage of certain opportunities to carry out actions that can convey a symbolic message throughout an organization and get people’s attention.

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    10 Skills You Need to Nurture in Your Innovation Group

    February 13, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Organizational innovation requires discipline. And like any other discipline, it requires monitoring and training to make sure that you’re on the cutting edge of your capabilities. But what skills should you focus on building and how can you track your progress?

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    Digital Leadership Summit: Customer Engagement Strategies for the Digital World

    February 2, 2017 | By: | In:

    According to TM Forum’s recent global survey of service providers, nothing is more important to success than customer engagement. Indeed, many service providers’ transformation programs are led by customer centric approaches. Join us at this TM Forum event, Customer Engagement Strategies for the Digital World, where we will be exploring multiple dimensions of how service […]

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    Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

    January 30, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

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    Organizing within Networks of Collaborators

    January 27, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world.

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    A Quick Guide to External Collaboration

    January 6, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Working with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

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    Why it Takes Time to be an Overnight Success

    December 27, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    When it comes to transformation programs, internal alignment forms the foundation for strategic success. Naturally, aligning an organisation to its strategic priorities requires serious upfront investment in terms of time. But without this time, it’s a case of ‘fail to prepare – prepare to fail’.

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    Lab.Coop is the winner of the Management Innovator Award

    December 20, 2016 | By: | In: News

    This year’s Management Innovator Award was won by a team of experimenters for their unconventional approach to organizational governance. The Budapest-based Society of Management Innovators announced the results of the international competition on December 16th, 2016.

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    Innovation, Suffocation & Trump Nation

    December 15, 2016 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    Innovation at best is like watering a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, watering without the plant is just getting the dirt wet. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with more than 100 major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for local and national leadership, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note!

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