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Responding to future challenges by cultivating mental toughness

By Janet Sernack / October 23, 2020 /

In our blog “Leading and Managing Transitional Change” we described how leaders could help their people to transition through the fears and challenges they are experiencing as a result of the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic, by cultivating their mental toughness. This involves being willing to help them expose, confront, and overcome any previously unconscious biases and resistant demons. As…

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Leading and managing transitional change

By Janet Sernack / September 23, 2020 /

In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with. Describing how many leaders and managers have been emotionally hijacked by the often-dire consequences of their own particular series…

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Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

By Janet Sernack / August 18, 2020 /

Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective. It reaffirms the importance…

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Get Your Team Focused on Results With This KPI Template

By Soren Kaplan / August 18, 2020 /

Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects. Sure, they may have goals, but without clear KPIs, they don’t have a way to know quantitatively that they’re…

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Questions for the 4th Industrial Age

By Peter Cook / May 26, 2020 /

Klaus Schwab said that we must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril. We can either find ways to harmonise man, woman, and machine, or fight with…

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Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

By Ludwig Melik / May 26, 2020 /

  Identify the right problem Who doesn’t love to solve a great mystery? After all, the greatest stories in history tap into that very desire to solve problems; the story presents a mystery and has you follow along as its characters search for the Six Ws. This is particularly engaging because solving problems is directly…

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Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty

By Janet Sernack / May 18, 2020 /

Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty is full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in the future. Because it offers all of us a professional and personal turning point in using our locus of power to connect, collaborate and co-create a better world.

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Birth of the Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership - Innovation Excellence

The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

By Janet Sernack / August 7, 2017 /

Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that helps individuals cope with disruptive technological change”. The article…

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Communication is Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success

By Robert F Brands / October 19, 2016 /

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival hammers the point home that innovation is the key to your company’s survival—in other words, “innovate or die.” The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation teaches readers how to implement an organized work culture of innovation in…

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Lessons from Pixar and Disney: Creativity is a Team Sport [book review]

By Janet Sernack / March 23, 2016 /

Sometimes, every once in awhile, an amazing book drops off the shelf, in front of your eyes and into your hands and resonates with you at the core of your being. ‘Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration’ by Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, recently had that effect on me!

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