innovative thinking

Use Your Next Leadership Retreat to Manage the Future

By Robert B. Tucker / April 23, 2019 /

Each year, thousands of organizational leaders head to the hills for an annual ritual: the strategic offsite leadership retreat. The purpose of such meetings, of course, is to get away from it all and strategize. To leave behind the quarterly pressures, and think big about the future. All too often, that’s not what transpires. Social events…

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Radically Re-Thinking Work

By Janet Sernack / April 12, 2019 /

It seems that the waves of change are not going to subside anytime soon. As AI and other advanced technologies permeate the workplace, flipping mindsets, learning new behaviours and skills and shaping organizational cultures are causing us to radically rethink work in ways that maximize the intelligences of both humans and machines. Leading companies are…

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Retooling to Win in the Next Decade

By Janet Sernack / March 4, 2019 /

After the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos drew to a close, Martin Reeves, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Director of the BCG Henderson Institute shared his reflections of the event with the Boston Consulting Group. Whilst discussion trended down global economic growth, they also elevated risks on a number of fronts, spanning the whole…

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the leadership gap

The Leadership Gap in Innovation

By Jesse Nieminen / February 20, 2019 /

A vast majority of executives, more than 80% according to sources, consider innovation to be paramount for the future success of their organization. Yet, very few of them are succeeding in it. A McKinsey study, for example, puts the number of executives who are satisfied with their innovation performance at 6%. There’s clearly a huge…

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Why Following Someone Else’s Success Can Lead to Your Failure

By Stephen Shapiro / January 16, 2019 /

You attend conferences. You read books. You take training classes. All with the goal of learning strategies from those who have paved the path to success before you. But what if following in their steps could lead you down the wrong track? 3M talks about its 15 percent rule–a philosophy that allows anyone in the…

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#NewYears2019 Innovation Excellence Ranks the Top 10 Innovative COO’s on Social Media

By Innovation Excellence / December 31, 2018 /

Success in the world of work today is, as always, tied to the indelible link between talent, brand and innovation. What has changed and continues to evolve is the opportunity for savvy leaders to optimize their passion and their work on social channels. Innovation Excellence, likes to recognize the Top Ten Innovative – as in…

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Leveraging Your Talent for Innovation

By Janet Sernack / November 19, 2018 /

The world is now entering the third wave of digital innovation, leveling up out of the internet & connectivity era into what the World Economic Forum is calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Since digital innovation began back in the 1980’s with the first wave – the era of personal computing – Australia, & other countries…

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The Art of Creative Conversations

By Janet Sernack / September 13, 2018 /

We all know that you can’t innovate if you don’t collaborate, yet how do we make the time to have the creative and candid conversations that true collaboration and innovation requires? Conflicting priorities and ever-present digital media distractions constantly compete for our attention. Even when we manage to get everyone in the same room, or…

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A Disruptive World Requires New Leadership Capabilities

By Janet Sernack / August 21, 2018 /

Whether you are a company that wants to attract top talent or an individual who is trying to land your dream job, or create a new business, it’s becoming clear that the future of work is both human and technology centred. For us humans to be effective, productive & innovative, in the Digital Age, we…

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Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

By Pete Foley / August 13, 2018 /

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature. One example is to question Wall Street’s obsession with short-term results, by understanding how giant redwoods maximize long-term growth by embracing variations based on short-term changes in resources.   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/does-wall-street-have-growth-wrong-giant-redwood-trees-pete-foley/.  I also believe that we can learn a…

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