LeadershipNow 140: October 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2013 that you might have missed: 20 Tools for Coaching and Teaching by @edbatista. How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation from @MindShiftkqed.

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2013 that you might have missed: The Gift Of Being Present by @LollyDaskal. Knowledge@Wharton: The New Model for Innovation Is Social —and Mobile: But Are Companies Ready?

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LeadershipNow 140: August 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2013 that you might have missed: The Future of Work Part II: 10 Tips For Professionals by @odesk. From @KevinEikenberry Innovation Requires Structure.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2013 that you might have missed: Why Managers Haven''t Embraced Complexity by Richard Straub - HBR. Mike Henry Sr: Innovation: a Case for Entitlement (really!).

LeadershipNow 140: January 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from January 2013 that you might have missed: 4 Attitude Choices Every Leader Must Make by @leadersbeacon. Good resources from @MaxMckeown: If you want innovation, here's a mountain of creativity. Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation by @RosabethKanter.

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LeadershipNow 140: April 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2013 that you might have missed: Ariens CEO outlines Seven Skills of a Lean Leader. Economists know a lot about efficiency but almost nothing about innovation–yet innovation drives growth @mattyglesias.

Best Leadership Books of 2013

Leading Blog

The list below represents my picks for the best leadership books of 2013. * * *. The Myths of Creativity : The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas by David Burkus Creativity is not as divinely-inspired, unpredictable and random a gift as we tend to think it is. L EADERSHIP IS is an inside job. All of these titles help us to look at ourselves more deeply by asking the right questions.

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2013 Best Summer Reads

LDRLB

Perhaps this year you’ve been extra busy, and need to catch up on some of 2013’s good new releases. In either case, here are some of our picks for the best summer reading in leadership, innovation, and strategy. Innovation. Innovation is rarely a linear process.

Planting SEEEDs of Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Light Your World Resources Economic Development Innovation SEEED Posted in Light Your World Resources [link] Last week, my daughter Chana and I attended the SEEED Conference at Brown University.

2013 Top Professors on Twitter

LDRLB

Below you’ll find who we feel are the 2013 top 50 professors on twitter, broken into lists around leadership, innovation, and strategy, as well as five at-large professors. Innovation. Innovation Leadership Strategy innovation strategy top professors on twitter

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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2013

Leading Blog

Beyond the Idea : How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September. Thinking in New Boxes : A New Paradigm for Business Creativity by Luc de Brabandere and Alan Iny. The Firm : The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business by Duff McDonald. Winning from Within : A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change by Erica Ariel Fox.

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Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Community Involvement [link] Chris Thompson is one of the most passionate people I know about innovating in the civic space where government, non-profit and for-profit intersect. Community Involvement civic leaders Community Innovation Leadership

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2013

Leading Blog

Carter The Chaos Imperative : How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success by Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. Creative Followership : In the Shadow of Greatness by Jimmy Collins with Michael Cooley. Breakthrough by David C.M. Stop Talking, Start Communicating : Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life by Geoffrey Tumlin.

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First Look: Leadership Books for June 2013

Leading Blog

Brick by Brick : How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry by David Robertson and Bill Breen. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. How to Change Minds : The Art of Influence without Manipulation by Rob Jolles. Icons and Idiots : Straight Talk on Leadership by Bob Lutz. The Great Degeneration : How Institutions Decay and Economies Die by Niall Ferguson.

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Innovation Requires Structure

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the third Wednesday in a row I’ve written about innovation. Ask most people what they think about when they consider creativity and innovation, and most likely [.]. Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning Manage Projects Personal Development Idea problem solving

Avoid These Mistakes If You Want to Lead Innovative Teams

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development creativity experimentation Innovation Problem Solving risk Posted in Leadership Development Note: This post is adapted from my new book The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say.

February 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

LDRLB

Welcome to the February 2013 Leadership Development Carnival. To help guide your way through, we’ve divided the posts up by the three categories we at LDRLB tend to see the world through: leadership, innovation, and strategy. Innovation.

The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! original in their ideas, their creative and innovative thoughts go beyond. You''ve heard of "speed dating"? Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development".

Innovating Higher-Education

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Resources [link] MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are a very hot topic in higher education and corporate training. Nabeel Gillani started Coursolve.org to connect organizations using MOOCs with students around the world to solve real world problems.

Innovation According to Jack Nicholson

Kevin Eikenberry

new ideas, and ask me and I will tell you that we don’t always innovate as much as I would like. Collaboration Communication Creativity Innovation Leadership Leadership Communication Learning Personal Development A Few Good Men Jack Nicholson

Top Professors 2013 Nominations Are Open

LDRLB

Every August, we assembled and rank the top professors on Twitter in the fields of leadership, innovation, and strategy. Innovation Leadership Strategy You can check out our previous year’s rankings here. This year we’re widening our search and we need your help.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. To learn more about using job benchmarking in your hiring process, read “Human Resources CAN Innovate with TTI’s Job Benchmarking System.”. By Ashley Bowers.

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013

LDRLB

2013 represents a great opportunity to leapfrog our mental models and innovate our way to breakthroughs for ourselves, our teams, our organizations and, of course, our customers. Breakthrough innovation isn’t much different; there are no maps for uncharted territory.

Busting the Barriers to Greater Innovation

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I did my best Jack Nicholson/ Colonel Jessup imitation to get you thinking about why you don’t have as much innovation in your team or organization as you wish. (You Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning Personal Development Solving Problems barriers to innovation

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! presents Big-Bang in Practice: Antifragility, Innovation and Leadership. I’ve never been a fan of practical jokes, so April fool’s Day is one of my least favorite days of the year.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Next Generation

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] I am so honored to share the screen on Huffington Post Live with Angela Maiers, Saul Kaplan,Robin Chase, Whitney Johnson and Brian Cuban as we discuss Choose2Matter - helping our kids realize how much they have to offer and give to the world.

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. If you chose more items on the left, your inborn styles is that of a "structured" innovator. If you chose more items on the right you are an "adaptable" innovator.

Innovation: a Case for Entitlement (really!)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Light Your World [link] Isn’t it amazing how we complain about our federal government’s lack of guts to do anything about the entitlements and yet we do nothing about it in our own organizations. Have you looked at your own organization lately?

Women Leadership Changes in 2013

Coaching Tip

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 19, 2013. It’s hard to believe that at the end of 2013 we still see more than a few all-male corporate boards and leadership teams.” Diverse business leadership and governance are correlated with stronger business performance, employee engagement, and innovation. Catalyst Take on Women Leaders in 2013. Janet Yellen is lined up to run the Federal Reserve.

10 Practices That Drive Innovation

LDRLB

Innovation means more than just new products or services. Perhaps my favorite definition of innovation is Scott Berkun’s : “Innovation is significant positive change.”. Promote Innovation as an Organizational Value. Tie Compensation to Innovation.

Innovation through Organizational Structure

LDRLB

One of the articles, “ Leading Innovation: Organizational Structure Insights for Novices ” features some great advice for enhancing innovation. All organizations—private, public, profit, and non-profit rely on innovation to exist and thrive.

Education? Innovation? Do – Learn – Do – Learn

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Light Your World Self Leadership [link] Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took. Victor has hacked his MBA and learned more than he would have in school. Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. “My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Over time, the idea of [.]. Light Your World Self Leadership Books Education leaders youth leadership

Leading a Culture of Innovation

LDRLB

All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.” This last week at the Front End of Innovation conference in Boston, I shared a presentation on the Strategies and Tools for Creating a Culture of Innovation.

The 9 ½ Principles of Innovative Service

Kevin Eikenberry

Now, his latest book takes Service to a new, innovative level. By Chip Bell My friend Chip Bell has studied and spoken on Customer Service for many years. He has consulted with large influential companies on this topic and written a number of great books on the subject too.

A “Must-Read” on Innovation

Michael Lee Stallard

David Burkus’ new book, The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas , is among the best business books I’ve read this year. It provides a valuable review of research and practices related to the process of innovation. It’s impossible to read The Myths of Creativity and not come away with new, useful practices that will improve your ability to innovate. book reviews innovation David Burkus Myths of Creativity

Five Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation

LDRLB

Dependence limits innovative thinking. And earlier this year, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg doled out awards specifically recognizing the city’s most innovative nonprofits. Innovation is about partnerships. Innovation business model innovation kaplan nonprofit

Innovation Execution

Coaching Tip

All companies, no matter the size, need to continually innovate in order to remain competitive. Innovation is a two-part challenge. Organizations are not Structured to Execute Innovation. So why is innovation execution so hard? The Innovative Leader "Out Thinks".

Thinking of Others Can Enhance Innovation

LDRLB

Innovation burkus creativity innovation Imagine you’re locked in a tower. Better yet, imagine someone else is locked in a tower.

Innovative Personalities

Coaching Tip

The psychologist Jordan Peterson argues that innovators and revolutionaries tend to have a very particular mix of these traits--particularly the last three: openness, conscientiousness and agreeableness. Innovators have to be open. An innovator who has brilliant ideas but lacks the discipline and persistence to carry them out is merely a dreamer. But crucially, innovators need to be disagreeable. The Innovative Leader "Out Thinks". Innovation Execution.

Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble on Innovation Execution: Fundamental Core Principles

First Friday Book Synopsis

In their latest collaboration, Beyond the Idea, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, explain how to execute innovation in any organization. As they explain, “The most important message in Beyond the Idea is very simple: innovation execution is its own unique discipline. It requires time, energy, and distinct thinking. Unfortunately, few companies treat it as such. […].

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013.

0404 | Do IPOs Hurt Innovation?

LDRLB

Interesting new research from Shai Bernstein at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business suggests that companies that go public experience a significant decline in innovation post-IPO. Innovation innovation IPO LDRLB Podcast

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6 Ways to Create an Innovative Culture

LDRLB

Last week FastCompany published an article called 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation. I believe many leaders and organizations have finally recognized that strategic innovation isn’t about creating finely tuned processes, using new fangled methodologies, or creating 2×2 matrices.