LeadershipNow 140: October 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2011 that you might have missed: @mikemyatt: The biggest leadership blind-spot and what to do about it: Leadership & The Expectation Gap. We would be well advised to focus on genuine innovation & job creation. Bill_George : Remembering the Greatest Innovator of the Past Fifty Years. stevefarber: " Creativity , the wellspring of innovation, starts with something very simple — a choice.".

LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. Jack Myers Curated List of Recommended TED Talks from TED 2011. HarvardBiz: Three Questions that Will Kill Innovation Try asking "What are you learning?" Stanford GSB: Why Failure Drives Innovation. Sachs Design by @the_folklore. NYT: A Changed Starbucks. A Changed C.E.O. Excellent Post: On the 111th Visit Something Really Bad Happened by @DPForrester.

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2011 Most Ethical Companies

Leading in Context

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies 2011 at Ethisphere.com organizes the mostethical companies by industry and country. You may choose to rank based on Trust, Ethical Leadership, Innovation, Revenue, Advertising Spending or Industry. Which companies are the world's most ethical? It depends on who you ask! Three reports posted at Ethisphere.com, MillwardBrown.com and Forbes.com reveal their rankings.

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First Look: Leadership Books for November 2011

Leading Blog

Creative People Must Be Stopped : 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying) by David A Owens. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November. Lead with Purpose : Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself by John Baldoni. Everyone Leads : Building Leadership from the Community Up by Paul Schmitz. People Follow You : The Real Secret to What Matters Most in Leadership by Jeb Blount.

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First Look: Leadership Books for August 2011

Leading Blog

The Innovator's Manifesto : Deliberate Disruption for Transformational Growth by Michael Raynor. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. Advocacy : Championing Ideas and Influencing Others: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others by John A. Elephant in the Room : How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations by Diana McLain Smith. The Success Gurus : 17 Lessons in Greatness from the Best Minds in Business by Andrew Clancy.

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The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key

First Friday Book Synopsis

In a recent email update, he asks several intriguing questions: Are there CEOs anywhere in the world who want their companies to become less innovative? Bob's blog entries 3M Apple Booz & Company Buddy Media EBITDA Fscebook Google Harvard Business Review Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key Tom Stewart Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization

LeadershipNow 140: February 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2011: @Bill_George: I discussed Apple's Jobs succession plan on @bloomberg yesterday, today the Atlantic continues debate. mitsmr: Two Striking Discoveries from MIT Sloan Management Review’s new Sustainability & Innovation Study. Tactics Are the New Strategy in @incmagazine. Leadership and Knowledge Management by @mikemyatt. Thought provoking from @David_Gergen: Leadership That Longfellow Would Appreciate.

Small Business Resolutions for 2011

Coaching Tip

by Alexander Hiam, author of Business Innovations for Dummies. The key to improved results is innovative actions that, while they stick within the limits of your budget, also take you in exciting new directions. Here are some resolutions to help small or mid-sized businesses innovate in 2011. . Be proactive in 2011. . If your business is simply reacting to declining sales, then you are not being a proactive innovator. Become a seasoned innovator. .

Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We want innovation. But innovation creates uncertainty. So while we say we want creativity and innovation we often reject it because it is new, different and risky. The irony is that while we say we like innovation we develop a deep bias against it. Innovation creates uncertainty. We don’t like uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We like creativity. It’s engaging.

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! Rebecca Kearley presents This assault on workers rights will kill innovation | Professional Manager posted at Professional Manager. There's no theme this month, no cute nicknames, no commentary, just a straightforward list of 45 of the best posts submitted for your reading pleasure.

Heritage and Innovation: Finding the Balance

Leading Blog

Heritage and innovation is a tension that needs to be managed— thoughtfully. Howard Schultz recognized as he began to deal with Starbuck’s identity crisis in 2008 that they had to strike a delicate balance between heritage and innovation. In Onward he writes: “I understood that we had to return to our roots, but if that heritage was not linked to a willingness to reinvent and innovate, then we would fail. ” Innovation rocks the boat. Creativity & Innovation

Top 10 Servant Leadership Tweeters in 2011

Modern Servant Leader

He also possesses an especially innovative mind with an eye toward business. Part of my mission is to spread servant leadership awareness. Therefore, I greatly appreciate folks on Twitter who spread servant leadership content. Last year, I highlighted 5 individuals to whom I was especially grateful for their ongoing support and promotion of these principles. This year, I’ve expanded the list to 10 and created a more formal recognition. Here are this year’s winners: 10.

Innovations Best Kept Secret

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Those of you who frequent this blog know that I’m not a huge fan of either/or propositions. In most, if not all cases, decisions that are made on this basis simply constitute a lack of depth and understanding. This particularly holds true as it applies to the topic

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Sales Wolf Blog

Copyright 2007-2010 - Chris Young Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter « Possibility Maximizer: Success.com Interview Podcasts | Main | Possibility Maximizer: Extraordinary Leadership by Robin Sharma » January 10, 2011 The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011 The ringing in of a New Year is a time of excitement and promise for all the  Possibility  that the coming year has to offer.

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Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As a result of our conversation, I decided to dust-off an old post, give it a few updates, and pass along my thoughts, which can be best summarized as “ Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation. Those of you familiar with my work are probably wondering if it is really me authoring this text…if you’re baffled at how a champion of innovation can simultaneously be an idea-basher, I urge you to read on, and I promise the congruity will become apparent.

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The Innovator's DNA

CEO Blog

I read a great book by Clay Christensen , Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen called The Innovator's DNA - Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Start by reading his book - Innovators Dilemma where he explains what disruptive innovation is. The Innovator's DNA builds on his many previous books by laying out the skills needed to innovate. Innovators associate previously unconnected things to come up with products or ideas.

Innovation Architects and more on Innovation

CEO Blog

Innovation Architect - A person who creates a space in which innovation can take place." My perspective is there is no shortage of ideas and innovation. This can be done by looking back" "The best way to innovate is to frame the problem" Greg Hall was a mining supply company. #WIF11 continues. Jordan Cohen spoke about "getting rid of busy work so you can get to work". This is a huge challenge for us all. "40%

Breaking Away - Innovation

CEO Blog

I read a great book yesterday by Jane Stevenson and Bilal Kaafarani called Breaking Away - How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail. I loved the title (although perhaps not the part about failing) since I think a large part of leadership is fostering innovation. I am, of course, a great believer in innovation. I think one of my strong points is high creativity (not in the artistic sense but in the business innovation sense).

Paradox of Innovation & Intellectual Property

Mills Scofield

Yesterday was the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G. Kelly started out as a chemist, giving her a unique non-traditional-lawyer perspective of invention and innovation. [.]. Too much happened for one post so I'm going to do one on each panelist's story and discussion, starting with Kelly McDow, Associate General Counsel for P&G's Connect+Develop.

Favorites of 2011: Team Building, Leadership & Innovation Blog Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles 2011. What about 2011 inspired you to write and develop a stronger thought leadership in your work? 2011 was and amazing year! Corporate Team Building innovation Leadership Team Building Best Leadership Best team building Blog michael cardus

Gap’s Chief Innovation Officer Recognizes Connection Required to Innovate

Michael Lee Stallard

Here’s a video of Polly LaBarre at MIX interviewing Ivy Ross, Gap’s Chief Innovation Officer , about the need for connection to innovate. Uncategorized connection culture employee engagement connection cultures employee motivation gap innovation ivy ross team building teambuilding teams teamworkI’m encouraged to see more leaders recognize that individuals and organizations need connection to thrive.

3 August 2011 - Canton, Ohio - Mastering Workplace Performance

Jason Womack

Mental Energy affects how deeply you think, how long you can dive in to that thought, and the power of connections you make as you continue thinking, planning, developing and innovating that idea. Thank you, everyone, for making today possible. I'm humbled and excited that over 50 took advantage of this day-long opportunity to look at how you work, not only at what you do during a day. What is productivity? The experience of super-using your 4 limited resources.

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The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011)

First Friday Book Synopsis

They shared how they are innovating with [.]. How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? To find out, IBM interviewed 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries. Public and private sector CIOs described both the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity.

Living Well via Open Innovation

Mills Scofield

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. Dean of Research & Innovation at the University of Cincinn [.].

Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing

CEO Blog

I am sure my blog readership mostly reads this for my gardening tips (or will now) + I read a great book - A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing. The blog with me at World Innovation Forum. Not surprising they would write articles on innovation. First we need to define Crowdsourcing (even though the book defined open innovation first which is the flow of ideas in and out of the organization as opposed to just within it).

Innovative Companies Demand Innovative Leaders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Lafley (Procter & Gamble) Clayton Christensen Forbes magazine Hal Gregersen Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts Innovative Companies Demand Innovative Leaders Innovator's DNA assessment Jeff Bezos (Amazon) Jeff Dyer Marc Benioff SalesForce.com the Innovator's DNA skills the world's most innovative companies Xerox PARCHere is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen for the Harvard Business Review blog.

P&G: A Very Early Open Innovation Adopter

Mills Scofield

(This post ends the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation (OI) Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Suffice it to say I was honored my friend Chris Thoen would agree to talk about P&G's Open Innovation history at our event.

World Innovation Forum - Clay Christensen

CEO Blog

Today I am blogging live at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). Attending and listening to speakers helps plant the seeds of innovation in my mind. Of course he spoke about disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation often happens at the low end of the market. I have blogged before at this event. I love the stimulation I get from going to seminars like this. First speaker is one of my favorites - Clay Christensen. He is a young guy but recently suffered from a stroke.

The New Age of Innovation

CEO Blog

He is the author of The New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks. His view is the increasing communication is changing the way innovation happens. Trends change the way innovation happens. Larry Huston , Wharton fellow and former innovation officer of Procter and Gamble spoke on innovation (like the rest of the speakers). Put your data out there and use open innovation and crowd sourcing to reduce cost and speed development.

Favorites of 2011: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Images Used in Workshops & Speeches 2011. These are all from 2011 speeches, workshop and presentation I gave, while not comprehensive, they are my favorites. Creativity To Innovation: Implementing Inventive Solutions. Innovation and 21st Century Learning. Innovation and 21st Century Learning. What an amazing year 2011 was!

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • October 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. At Fortis we help businesses use natural gas more efficiently, save energy and seek innovative energy solutions to save money. October 31, 2011 at 11:12 am. October 31, 2011 at 11:52 am. October 31, 2011 at 12:33 pm. October 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011.

Best Practices Are Stupid – 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is Best Practices Are Stupid – 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition by Stephen M. This is a book about creativity and innovation. Books Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning best practices organizational changeShapiro. And this is a book about organizational change. It is mostly about examining sacred cows (i.e. best practices) and recognizing that perhaps (in some cases) the best [.].

Is Innovation now Status Quo?

Mills Scofield

I’m just starting to wonder if some StatusQuo-itis isn’t seeping into innovation discussions. I hear more ‘should’, ‘ought’, ‘the’ than ‘could’, ‘can’, and ‘a’; more ‘ best practices’ than ‘here’s a way’ There are some great ways to do spur creativity and innovate, but I don’t think there is ‘the’ way. It’s good to innovate how you innovate!

Favorites of 2011: Photos of Teams

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Photos of 2011. In no particular order – to see all my 2011 favorites click here. From a workshop on TRIZ Innovation that I led for Syracuse University. I thought this idea was rather innovative and did solve the problem we were facing. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/27/11 – Photos of Teams. 12/28/11 – Images used in presentations & Articles.


Favorites of 2011: Team Building & Leadership activities / simulations

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2011. What an amazing year 2011 was! experiential theory innovation problem solving Processing Team Building Team Building Activity experiential training leadership buffalo team building activities team building buffalo ny train the trainer

The Innovative University


Clayton Christensen is the genius behind “disruptive innovation” and The Innovator’s Dilemma. His new book, The Innovative University , applies those ideas to the dramatic shift in university education current underway. Innovation christensen innovation university As loyal reads know, I have just switch from the for-profit professional world to the nonprofit world of the university.

Choosing Three Words for 2011 | timmilburn.com

Tim Milburn

Home About SPEAKING RESOURCES Archives CONTACT Choosing Three Words for 2011 0 Comments If you’ve followed my Twitter stream ( @timage ) you might have noticed that I don’t put much stock into New Year’s Resolutions. I want to carve out times to create and innovate. What will your three words be for 2011? Posted on January 1, 2011 In: Musings Wow.

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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a brilliant article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free newsletter, please click here. * * * Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the [.].

Staying Ahead of Innovation Challenges

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Adam Richardson for the Harvard Business Review blog (March 7, 2011). Bob's blog entries Adam Richardson Challenge 1: Commoditization Challenge 2: Simplicity Challenge 3: Risk frog design Global Executive MBA program Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts IESE Business School in Barcelona Innovation X: Why a Company's Toughest Problems are its Greatest Advantage. Staying Ahead of Innovation Challenges

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). RESULTS FROM LAST MONTH'S QUICKSTUDY SURVEY : Process Innovation. Download the QuickStudy Survey Results - On Process Innovation and Transformation. Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization?

Better Innovation Architecting

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * One tried-and-true innovation trick is to look for analogies. Bob's blog entries "rapid prototyping" Better Innovation Architecting Clever plans that can't be commercialized are nothing more than dead trees Dr. Seuss one of the world's great architects Frank Gehry Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Harvard Business Review blog.

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

All it takes is the desire to be innovative and creative in tackling a problem. Books Business Coaching Current Affairs Leadership Memes al weatherhead collaboration deregulation entrepreneurship innovation power of adversity time and patience tough timesBy Guest Author Al Weatherhead.

Tough-Minded Ways to Innovate | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Tough-Minded Ways to Innovate. by John • May 16, 2011 • Leadership , Strategy • 3 Comments. But after Pearson’s corporate life atop PepsiCo, he became an insightful HBR contributor, particularly with regard to innovation. Innovative companies are led by innovative leaders. Leaders who embrace innovation usually have a pretty clear idea of the kind of competitive edges they’re seeking. 3 Responses to Tough-Minded Ways to Innovate.

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