Sustained Innovation and Execution
Breaking Down Business Innovation Today Vs. 1961
Innovation is more than a new gizmo or a slick website. It's an entirely new way of thinking--something AT&T understood all the way back in 1961.
The 3 Pillars Of The Innovation Economy
Key leadership concepts for creating sustainable innovation include emotional intelligence, cross-collaborative culture, and repeatable processes. Here's how to foster them in your company.
Health, Technology and the Forgotten Stepchild of Innovation
When it comes to innovating business models for healthcare delivery, it appears we have failed to keep pace with clinical innovations, and surprisingly with most other industries.
Finding A Common Language For Business Innovation
Organizations need a common language that’s bound by common objectives to create business value from innovation. Here is a framework to get you started.
3 Leadership Mandates For Sustained Innovation & Growth
Peter Drucker and Clay Christensen have repeatedly pointed to process, knowledge, and long-term vision for sustained innovation. So why are we still rushing to the finish line half-baked?
How Successful Companies Sustain Innovation
What can we learn from those who did it once (RIM), those who failed and rebounded (AIG) and those who make it habit (Pfizer)?
Why Innovation Fails
In an age of unanswerable questions, asking the right question might just be the answer.
What Companies Do To Truly Transform
Agility, innovation, and operational excellence form the transformation triangle.
The 7-Step Model For Creating Sustained Economic Transformation
Transformation can be modeled, documented, and implemented as a total game-changing process.
Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector
Innovation and technology drive everything from healthcare to education to election wins, but mismanagement can pose threats to democracy, even peoples’ lives.
The Anatomy Of Operational Excellence
Operational excellence enables an enterprise and its leadership to continuously improve all areas of performance.
The Economy of Scope: What You Need to Know About Agility
What Zara, P&G, and Berlitz know about agility. These three companies exemplify agility best practices. Does yours?
Leadership & Entrepreneurism
Defining The Word "Entrepreneur" For The 21st Century
It's a word we throw around every day: entrepreneur. But does it mean the same thing now as it did in 1723?
You're Only As Strong As Your Weakest Manager
Management is leadership and leadership is management. Your success may depend on it.
Self-Improvement Strategies For Becoming A More Authentic Leader
Along with fearless passion and courage, becoming an authentic leader takes mental discipline. Here are 9 principles to get you started.
3 Ways Successful Leaders Buffer And Bounce Back From Adversity
Talk about a trip: BTM Corporation founder Faisal Hoque started his career in the U.S. as a “janitorial engineer," but eventually went on to raise $95 million for his businesses, despite setbacks like being ousted as CEO of his own company (sound familiar, Apple?). Here’s what he learned along the way.
The Importance of Collaborating with the Right People
"The people we surround ourselves with can often make the difference between failure and survival. It’s not only who we surround ourselves with that matters, but how we interact with them that makes the difference."
A Quick Primer On Futurist-Level Foresight
We’ve already got self-driving cars. So what’s next for intelligent innovation–especially in the workplace?
Transformative Growth: Architect it with Operating Blueprints
Yesterday’s economic and business models are inadequate to ensure tomorrow’s success. It is time to move forward. Only new thinking will do.
The People Factor: Six Ways To Empower Yourself with Others
It doesn’t matter what you do, where you do it or how well you create a product or offer a service. You won’t succeed without the right people on your team and in your extended enterprise.
Why Is BOD Governance Failing?
The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure at the world’s biggest companies. In an age of hyper-compliance, stepped up since the credit crisis and financial meltdown, it’s clear that current monitoring measures aren’t enough.
Ventures and Small Businesses
5 Essential Principles For Growing Your Small Business
It isn't all it takes, but these five essentials will help you build a solid base and become one of the small businesses that succeeds.
5 Inspirational Mantras For 2013
Pop culture is full of inspiration for entrepreneurs for whom success is not feeling very “overnight."
Why Most Venture-Backed Companies Fail
Money doesn’t guarantee success; only effective execution can deliver that goal.
Operating Blueprints: Key to Managing PE Portfolio Companies in Volatile Markets
Every PE portfolio business ought to be using transparent operating blueprints to accurately represent such information on behalf of an organization.
Is Crowdsourcing The Right Choice For Your Business?
Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, viral branding, and service outreach has propelled the notion of the “extended enterprise" into high gear in a hyper-connected global world where ideas and information are shared instantly and constantly.
5 Social-Media Commandments For Better Brand Tweeting
It’s easy to Tweet all day. But an effective social media campaign is about the message, not the volume.
Management and Emerging Technologies
End the Management-Tech Disconnect in 5 Steps
Our ability to manage business technology has not kept pace with our creation of new technology.
Mobility Can Energize–and Possibly Save–Your Business
Here are six ways to make sure you keep your head “in the clouds" and your business mobile for the future.
Is Your Head In The Clouds
It takes a new way of thinking about information technology and a separation of business from buzzwords to determine the real value of utility computing in your enterprise.
Streamlining Value Through Shared Services
As companies become increasingly more complex and, simultaneously, more integrated, the need for additional cross collaboration and more effective leveraging of the resources at their disposal is becoming increasingly significant.
U.S. Government: Big is Just Inefficient
Like any successful business, government requires a transparent operating blueprint.
How to Reinvent Business in the Age of ‘Massification’
Always innovating and bringing the best customer experience possible, new businesses in Europe have unleashed the Web and social media as powerful business tools with far more finesse than the U.S.
Healthcare: A Nation of Luddites - A Management and Information Perspective
You would never put up with anything as inefficient as the US healthcare system in your own organization. Maybe we should apply some of the principles you use to the problem.
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