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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Why Do Companies Need Data Governance? [Kalypso]

By Mick Broekhof / May 13, 2020 /

Data governance helps protect a company’s most important assets: knowledge and data. This in turn has an impact on decision-making, risk mitigation, and brand identity.

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Solving Common PLM Strategy Problems: Vendor First or Strategy First? [hold]

By Dave Hadfield / May 13, 2020 /

Achieving Long-Term Transformational Success with PLM in Life Sciences, Part 17

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Evoke Deep Change by Shifting Consciousness

By Janet Sernack / March 9, 2020 /

Australia is experiencing a range of catastrophic Black Swan environmental events, including mega bushfires, floods, hail and dust storms which have now catalyzed as serious wicked problems. Simultaneously, we are living in disruptive VUCA conditions, yet we are generously and courageously helping out others, to save homes, native animals, and flora and fauna. In a…

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Flywheel of growth – strategic innovation framework

The Flywheel of Growth – A Strategic Innovation Framework

By Jesse Nieminen / March 4, 2020 /

These days virtually everyone agrees that innovation is strategically important. For example, in an international PwC innovation survey of roughly 250 CEOs, only 3% said that innovation is not a strategic priority for them. Regardless of these results, organizations often struggle in aligning their innovation efforts with their overall strategy. On the other hand, top performing innovators always seem…

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Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

By Pete Foley / February 20, 2020 /

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate…

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Amazon’s Success Boils Down to Six Building Blocks

By Soren Kaplan / February 3, 2020 /

Replicate Amazon’s secret formula for winning big in the digital age Having run strategy and leadership development programs across the Fortune 1000 for over the past 25 years, I’ve seen lots of business models. As I highlighted in a prior article on The Future of Seamless Shopping, nothing currently parallels Amazon when it comes to innovation. Amazon’s management system is designed…

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Don’t Make a New Year’s Resolution. Create a Start-Stop-Continue Plan Instead.

By Soren Kaplan / January 22, 2020 /

Real change requires more than just doing something new. It also involves stopping what doesn’t work and continuing what’s already working well. When I work with leaders and organizations looking to create change and innovate, I always tell them the same thing: strategy is as much about what you don’t do, as it is about what you decide to do. It’s natural to look for…

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Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

By Soren Kaplan / January 14, 2020 /

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. I’ve recently written about the disruptive change and innovation upending markets like product packaging, travel and hospitality, management consulting, construction, healthcare, and manufacturing. No matter the trends, technologies or transformations, every industry faces similar challenges: What business models must we create for the future? How do we differentiate…

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Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019

By Innovation Excellence / January 6, 2020 /

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2019 was our eighth full year of operations. To celebrate we’ve pulled together the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019 from our archive of nearly 7,500 innovation-related articles from more than 400 contributing authors. Click the…

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