Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

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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. Without a viral movement, ideas go extinct before innovation.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

5 Lessons from an Office on the Edge

Mills Scofield

We have to innovate, test, fail, and try again, in order to ensure a true impact on such a societal problem. As Executive Director, he is responsible for crafting Mali Health’s strategic vision, communications, programs, financing, and fundraising.

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3 Places to Find New Church Leaders

Ron Edmondson

In my last church, some of our best leaders on our finance committee, for example, had never served in leadership in the church. They were, however, tremendous leaders in their careers. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization Innovation Leadership Organizational Leadership

How the U.S. Can Rebuild Its Capacity to Innovate

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From automotive to semiconductors to pharma to clean energy , America’s innovation centers have shifted east, offering growing evidence that the U.S. Local and regional governments also use procurement to drive innovation. Jetta Productions/Getty Images. Many U.S.

The Top Five Career Regrets

Harvard Business Review

What do you regret most about your career? I had just finished a guest lecture on business and innovation at Parson's School for Design , and a particularly attentive front-row audience member kicked off question time with the curliest one of the day.

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

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I’d like to focus on a few areas of Dr. Deming’s career that perhaps are under appreciated, not talked about as much as some other areas. Related: A Historical Look at Deming’s Career: Lecture by J. Hunter: an Innovator and Catalyst for Quality Improvement.

The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

For most of my career, I operated within intensely competitive arenas where fractions of market share points were worth millions of dollars. The companies that employed me were generally the underdogs in battles against bigger, better-financed organizations.

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Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

Harvard Business Review

Let me begin this post with a personal confession: Although I’ve talked with many managers about career transitions over the years, I’ve never had a career transition myself until now. The first hurdle is the sense of guilt about leaving a previous employer or career.

Why Germany Dominates the U.S. in Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Reading the headlines, you might think that the most urgent question about national success in innovation and growth is whether the U.S. Germany does a better job on innovation in areas as diverse as sustainable energy systems, molecular biotech, lasers, and experimental software engineering.

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Getting Past a Career Setback: An Example and a Test

Harvard Business Review

Managers often think about their careers in terms of winning and losing. But what about those whose careers are sidetracked or derailed when passed over for a key assignment or big promotion? Are these “losers” out of the running for career advancement, or can they regain their footing, refocus their sights, and continue to rise? Very few managerial careers proceed upward in a straight line. The lesson here is that careers aren’t just about “winning.”

If Greece Embraces Uncertainty, Innovation Will Follow

Harvard Business Review

Many politicians and commentators mention two critical factors in accomplishing this: increasing innovative capacity and reducing bureaucracy. The data in the graph above demonstrate the link between innovation, bureaucracy, and uncertainty.

Nabob and the Coffee Kerfuffle: How the 120-year-old brand managed to maintain its challenger status.

In the CEO Afterlife

Years later, it took on bigger players by introducing new innovative packaging to the market, and subsequently carving out a double-digit share when few thought it could be done. This article was written by Jennifer Horn for the June 2016 issue of Strategy Magazine.

Case Study: Career Choices When Life Is Short

Harvard Business Review

Michael Shrock, the team’s finance expert, shook his head. “It We want to establish a prize to reward innovative ideas in this particular area.”. Most people have lots of opportunities to make important career decisions in their lives. Career planning Work life balance The leaders of MedPath didn’t typically shed tears in their weekly meetings, but this was an exception.

This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things

Harvard Business Review

For industries that depend on innovation, sustaining it is a constant challenge. When one of us (Vivek) and his team launched Roivant Sciences in 2014 and began developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease — they were determined to learn from the pharma industry’s innovation issues and build a more sustainable innovation engine. Roivant’s second innovation initiative was to forcefully inject an openness to fresh thinking and outside practices.

Design Matters

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Whether it is aesthetic, functional, creative, process, innovative, intellectual, technical or applicational…design matters.

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Many CEOs Aren’t Breakthrough Innovators (and That’s OK)

Harvard Business Review

Innovation is widely regarded as important to long-term business performance. However, CEOs often don’t have the career background and education that would equip them to personally lead the process of new product development. We’ve found that CEOs of big pharmaceutical companies, for example, are more likely to have a background as company lawyers, salespeople, or finance managers, than one in medicine or pharmaceutical R&D.

Entrepreneurship: Transforming Nothing into Something

Coaching Tip

I failed at my first career in banking. I failed at my second career with the phone company. But you'd be surprised at how many of the skills I learned in those careers can be applied to almost any field, including cartooning.

Management Week in Review for January 28, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Career Dealing with Difficult People Leadership Management Education Management Week in Review Professional Growth difficult people Gaining Power Inexperienced Management Teams powerEvery Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week.

Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Marshall Goldsmith

Co-founder of Rose Park Advisors—Disruptive Innovation Fund. A leading thinker on strategy and breakthrough innovation. Bill began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Formerly a leader in the automotive, retail, restaurant, media innovation and consulting industries.

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But My Business Is Different… | N2Growth Blog

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What about competing against the innovation of others that could cause the obsolescence of your product or service?

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Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership Matters

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Gordon Berridge: Our readers, with mining knowledge, will be will be familiar with the name Sam Walsh and Rio Tinto, but to provide a complete sketch of your background, would you please share a brief summary of your career history? (as featured in CEO Interview: Sam Walsh.

Disruptive Business Models | N2Growth Blog

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Few things are more critical to your efforts in increasing your revenue growth and corporate sustainability than understanding the value of disruptive innovation. So why do so many established and often well managed companies struggle with disruptive innovation?

Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

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Tenure Inhibits Change and Cripples Innovation : Organizations that favor tenure also tend to be prone to majoring in the minors. All of these traits preclude the advancement of change initiatives and cripple innovation.

Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

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Regardless of where you are in your life and your career, I can promise you one thing; you will consistently be faced with challenges and obstacles along the way.

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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

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The Myth of the Intrapreneur

Harvard Business Review

These products are all held up as legendary examples of the power of intrapreneurship — entrepreneurial creativity and innovation within large, established organizations. Since the term was coined in the 1980s, intrapreneurship has been sold to companies as a catch-all solution for fostering innovation. While this vision of the intrapreneurial maverick is certainly alluring, in truth it’s an ineffective way to drive innovation. Innovation Digital Article

Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

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I have only raised my voice in the workplace twice during my career and both times I have regretted it tremendously. Resist the temptation to give way to emotional decisioning and you’ll see your career and company soar to new heights of success.

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MIT Technology Review The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s magazine of innovation promotes “the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on business and society.&#

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

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This is the definition of presence, and it is only when we operate in the present that real creativity, growth and innovation occur.

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The Heart of a Warrior

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Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

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At an organizational level have you focused so much on process improvements and incremental gains that you’ve failed to recognize opportunity and innovate?

Featured Instigator: Susan Mazza

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Susan graduated from Penn State with a BS in Finance and International Business. She started out working in a very large accounting department facilitating the communication between the accountants and the IT professionals to develop and deploy new and innovative technologies.

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

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Fight or Flee—How and When to Decide

Joseph Lalonde

M ost entrepreneurs, business owners and innovators have faced failure in the course of their lives and careers. Andrew is the CEO of CBAC Funding , an innovative invoice finance company.

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

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It was a pain by then but during the rest of my career that mentality has stuck with me and I found that its always easier comming up with the simple solution in the first place rather than dealing with complex workflows until you have had enough and go back to simplify it.

Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

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Buzzwords Aren't All Bad | N2Growth Blog

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In fact, look no further than the current business innovations to seek validation for my assertions.

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Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

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link] Rob Hiliard Mike: Priceless and savvy advice – If only I’d had this insight early on in my career as a CEO I would have been spared a lot of pain and suffering.

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World Business Forum – Top 10 Speakers | N2Growth Blog

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Lafley - The former Chairman and CEO of Proctor & Gamble gave a clinic on innovation. I’ve never heard anyone speak so fluently on the topic of innovation. A recognized expert on strategy and innovation he is also the author of seven books.

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How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

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