0405 | Saul Kaplan

LDRLB

Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory. Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory.

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Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Robert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with […].

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2013

Leading Blog

What You''re Really Meant to Do : A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential by Robert Steven Kaplan. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders : Leadership and Character by Al Gini and Ronald M. Green. Change Intelligence : Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks by Barbara Trautlein.

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First Look: Leadership Books for March 2013

Leading Blog

Kaplan and Robert B. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March. Fear Your Strengths : What You Are Best at Could Be Your Biggest Problem by Robert E. Kaiser. Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark. The Leader's Code : Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done by Donovan Campbell. The Athena Doctrine : How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future by John Gerzema and Michael D Antonio.

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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. And in today’s 2013 environment, uncertainty has never been greater.

The Parable of Pop Rocks Candy – My Takeaways from Leapfrogging by Soren Kaplan

First Friday Book Synopsis

At the January First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopsis of Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs by Soren Kaplan. A good book, it reminded me that the “same old same old” will simply not cut it in today’s short-lived business-success-cycle era. Here’s the definition of Leapfrogging, from the book: I [.]. Randy's blog entries

0422 | David Burkus

LDRLB

To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan. To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan.

Learning the Wrong Lesson

Leading Blog

In What You''re Really Meant to Do , Robert Kaplan tells the story of a television producer that got passed over for a promotion. You undermine your "ability to exhibit character and leadership traits" that could help your career, says Kaplan. Injustices happen.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 6/24/13)

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Raynor Mumtaz Ahmed Negotiation New Gallup Study: Most Americans unhappy at work Peter Bregman Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris Russell Foster Suzanne Lucas TEDGlobal 2013 The Imperatives of an Organization Built for Speed The New York Times Vijay Govindarajan What the Dog Saw Why do some companies achieve exceptional performance while so many others struggle to survive

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Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

Coaching Tip

In LEAPFROGGING , author Soren Kaplan reveals why this command-and-control mindset is exactly what stymies innovation. The leapfrogging life cycle that Kaplan describes in his book is not a step-by-step how to guide.

Leading a Culture of Innovation

LDRLB

Innovation Leadership creativity innovation kaplan organizational culture All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.”

6 Ways to Create an Innovative Culture

LDRLB

Innovation autonomy innovation kaplan organizational culture rewards Last week FastCompany published an article called 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation. Yes, I wrote it. No, I didn’t expect that the article would receive over 1200 tweets from FastCo’s page alone on the first day.

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

LDRLB

Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surprise uncertaintyMost leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty. Big visions, carefully crafted strategies, and detailed plans are signs of great leadership. Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it?

Five Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation

LDRLB

Innovation business model innovation kaplan nonprofit Nonprofits face a fundamental “business” challenge: they’re “nonprofits.” Most of the 1.5 millions US nonprofits don’t support themselves through “competing” or creating better products, services, or business models.

The Inclusion Dividend: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan Bibliomotion (2013) A brilliant explanation of the ROI of a workplace community within which diversity and inclusion are core values If you were to ask ten different people to define the word “diversity,” you would probably get 7-10 different […].

Viral Innovation Through The “Surprise Factor”

LDRLB

Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surprise Infuse the unexpected into everything you do for customers — and deliver a continuous stream of positive surprises. __.

America's Future is #RCUS

Mills Scofield

Alan Webber BIF BIF9 Carmen Medina Culture Innovation Jazz Leadership Livestrong Networking RCUS Saul Kaplan Strategy Virtues-Values Whitney Johnson After every BIF , we always wonder if it can get any better and each year is as unique and powerful as the one before.

Seeking and Seeing Breakthrough Moments

Leadership Freak

I asked the “expert on surprise,” Soren Kaplan, “If you could [.]. Hate surprises? Plan on staying the same. Surprises propel into the future or drive into the past. Problem is, surprise signals uncertainty. Organizations hate uncertainty. Extraordinary leaders realize surprise is a catalyst not an enemy. Reject surprises to your own peril. Surprise energizes innovation. Author Book Notes Innovation Interview Leading Leadership Leadership Development organizational success quotes

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Fear Your Strengths: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Fear Your Strengths: What You Are Best at Could Be Your Biggest Problem Robert Kaplan and Robert Kaiser Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2013) Actually, what we should fear are complacency and self-satisfaction as well as the assumption that “just good enough” really is.

What You’re Really Meant to Do: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan Harvard Business Review Press (2013) To paraphrase Walt Whitman, “We are large, we contain multitudes.” Self-improvement initiatives or, if you prefer, self-fulfillment or self-actualization initiatives, are best viewed as an on-going journey, not as an ultimate destination. Many authors […].

Four Executives on Succeeding in Business as a Woman

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the introduction to an article written by Adam Bryant for The New York Times. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * When I started the Corner Office column more than four years and about 250 interviews ago, I set several guidelines for the conversations I would have with top […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kaplan Robert William Fogel Setting the Table Solitude and Leadership The American Scholar The Balanced Scorecard The Fourth Great Awakening & the Future of Egalitarianism The Master and His Emissary The McKinsey Quarterly The Talent Masters Thomas O'Neil Tim Leberecht Victoria Ransom Walter Chen Wildfire William Deresiewicz

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/20/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas John Butman What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/13/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Eric Schmidt on "Disruptive technologies" HBR HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing How to Listen When Someone Is Venting John Butman Management Tip of the Day Margaret Heffernan Mark Goulston Mark Kaplan Mason Donovan McKinsey & Company McKinsey Publishing Michael D.

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Vulnerability & Trust - A Leader's Paradox

Mills Scofield

Listen to John Hagel, Saul Kaplan & Mike Waite Discuss on Trust Across America Radio. February 13, 2013. Does being vulnerable and trustworthy sound a bit paradoxical?

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Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Obstacles, CEO Authenticity & more

leaderCommunicator

By: Elle Kaplan via Inc As the CEO of a mission-driven, socially-conscious firm, I’ll be the first to tell you that vision and values are crucial, but it takes more than big-picture thinking…. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

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2012?s Top Ten Insights on Leadership, Innovation, and Strategy

LDRLB

As you reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013, LDRLB did some reflecting too – on the most popular content on 2012. Ten Questions to Inspire Innovation – Soren Kaplan with ten questions that can be used to evoke more creative thinking. We’re hard at work writing outstanding content and booking thought leaders for 2013. Leadership bell burkus kaplan mcdowell mcKeown vanderpylIt’s the end of another year and that could only mean one thing: lists.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Next Generation

Mills Scofield

So honored to share the screen on Huffington Post Live with Angela Maiers , Saul Kaplan , Robin Chase , Whitney Johnson and Brian Cuban discussing Choose2Matter - helping our kids realize how much they have to offer and give -. Choose2Matter Entrepreneurship Huffington Post Live Innovation Leadership Quest2Matter Youth

Collaboration for the Long Term

Mills Scofield

I'm re-posting from the archives because the issue of real, authentic collaboration has been coming up a few times a lot lately, especially in light of the Vulnerability & Trust Leadership Paradox radio show John Hagel , Saul Kaplan and Mike Waite did with me a few weeks ago.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

LDRLB

It became one of the Magazine’s most popular articles of 2013. Innovation culture innovation kaplan organizational culture

How To Create Sustainable Inclusion In Your Organization

Eric Jacobson

After 20 years of working with corporations to build a more diverse and inclusive culture, authors Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan wrote, The Inclusion Dividend. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Mark Kaplan Mason Donovan The Inclusion Dividend

Four Competencies Required To Create Sustainable Inclusion In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

After 20 years of working with corporations to build a more diverse and inclusive culture, authors Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan wrote, The Inclusion Dividend.

Find Success Your Own Way

Harvard Business Review

Robert Steven Kaplan , author of What You''re Really Meant to Do , explains how to reach your unique potential. Leadership Managing yourself Personal effectiveness

Intelligent Redesign of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Kaplan and Michael E. The results are often surprising; for example in the pilot project described in Kaplan’s and Porter’s 2011 HBR article , one finding was that most providers’ existing cost systems underestimate the cost of new patient evaluation services by 15% to 20%.

Pain VS Gain: How to Best Motivate Buyers to Buy

The Empowered Buisness

Dan Seidman was recognized as the International Sales Training Leader of the Year in 2013 for his work designing and re-designing existing sales training, in order to significantly increase sales team performance. . Guest Article by Dan Seidman.

Stop Me Before I “Innovate” Again!

Harvard Business Review

Journal writer Dennis Berman begins by citing Kellogg CEO John Bryant, the respected head of a well-run company, who was describing one of its “innovations” for 2013. Creativity guru Saul Kaplan , founder of the Business Innovation Factory, warns that too many competitors in too many fields are content with being “share takers”—tweaking at the margins to win a little more business.

15 Hours: A Common Sense Action Blueprint for Congress

Mills Scofield

Sam Gilman and Andrew Kaplan , college juniors started Common Sense Action in 2012 with one chapter. Andrew Kaplan - Co-Founder and Chief Action Officer (CAO) Andrew is a junior at Brown University where he is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Literary Arts.

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New Books from HBR Press for May

Harvard Business Review

By Robert Steven Kaplan. Check out these new and forthcoming books from HBR Press: What You''re Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential. How do you create your own definition of success — and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to "success" as defined by those around us — and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.

Here's What the Internet Is Up To

Harvard Business Review

People are OK at assessing others but really bad at seeing themselves in their own unvarnished, self-centered, sometimes ethically challenged glory, as psychologist David Dunning writes (Robert Stephen Kaplan says we don''t know our own strengths either ). Mobile in China and Collecting Your Fitness Data. As she does every year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins has bestowed upon us over a hundred slides that analyze internet trends.

Don't Wait for Change

Harvard Business Review

Offering not much more than the chance to make a difference (and travel expenses) his line up eventually included Fast-Company Founder Bill Taylor ; Saul Kaplan , who runs the Business Innovation Factory in Providence; Whitney Johnson , founding partner of Rose Park Advisors; Lara Lee, the Chief Innovation and Operating Officer of Continuum; and a dozen others (including me). You probably can think of something in your company that should change.

A Biologist, Computer Scientist & Historian walk into a.

Mills Scofield

Andrew Kaplan eloquently sums this up in his post below he wrote right before graduation. He was a 2013 C.V. It is through eclectic, diverse, and seemingly random relationships, interactions and friendships that we learn and then change the world.

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A Biologist, Computer Scientist & Historian walk into a.

Mills Scofield

Andrew Kaplan eloquently sums this up in his post below he wrote right before graduation. He was a 2013 C.V. It is through eclectic, diverse, and seemingly random relationships, interactions and friendships that we learn and then change the world.

Reflecting on David Garvin’s Imprint on Management

Harvard Business Review

Kaplan’s balanced scorecard or Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation. When Garvin pitched the article that became “How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management” (2013), I laughed — how could anyone intelligent doubt that management matters? David Garvin, who died earlier this month, was by all accounts one of the great Harvard Business School teachers, lighting up the classroom and the minds of his students over the past 38 years.

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