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Partnership: A Crucible for Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Realizing the path to innovation would require revolutionary new thinking; all three leaders grasped that it would also take a new way of coalescing and harnessing talent. Reading Collective Genius , The Innovators , Creativity, Inc. and The Google Guys yields a strong confirmation that the pursuit of innovation might require a partnership approach, not a traditional teamwork style. Sourcing Innovation Collaboratively. Luca de Meo at Volkswagen AG did it.

Leadership, Employee Engagement and Innovation at BIF-6 Summit

Michael Lee Stallard

After taking a couple days to mull it over I’ve decided to select a few presentations that will be most relevant to the themes I typically write and speak about i.e. leadership, connection, employee engagement, productivity and innovation. He encouraged attendees to use design thinking, develop creative duos and groups with links of trust who challenge the status quo and the tyranny of false tradeoffs.

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Brain Research: To Improve Learning, Use Whole Mind

Michael Lee Stallard

We might refer to this as “whole body learning.” So many interesting developments in the brain science field. Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Brain Research: To Improve Learning, Use Whole Body Published by Michael Lee Stallard on July 17, 2010 05:03 am under E Pluribus Partners , connection culture , employee engagement , knowledge flow We learn best when we think, feel and do.

Customer Reference Programs at The Tipping Point

Harvard Business Review

Some of the most exciting — and challenging — innovations in social media are around how to enable users of sites like Facebook and Pinterest to make recommendations, referrals, or "likes" of the products and services they use. How many are references and advocates for us? Have we engaged our references and advocates in long-term relationships? How long does it take our sales people to find customer references when they're needed to close deals?

Customer Reference Programs at The Tipping Point

Harvard Business Review

Some of the most exciting — and challenging — innovations in social media are around how to enable users of sites like Facebook and Pinterest to make recommendations, referrals, or "likes" of the products and services they use. How many are references and advocates for us? Have we engaged our references and advocates in long-term relationships? How long does it take our sales people to find customer references when they're needed to close deals?

Brands, Leadership and the Climate Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sean Pillot de Chenecey : Innovation, on which any organisation is so reliant, is about to become more dynamic and challenging than ever. Whilst hyper-relevance, ultra-personalisation, collaboration, ethics and sustainability are the crucial foundations of success; those tasked with creating that innovation are now faced with the challenge of the environmental crisis.

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Pfizer’s Straight Talk on Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

Developing this ownership culture will be key to our success. They embody our humanity and innovative spirit, and are determined to tackle some of the most pressing health care challenges of our time. When Pfizer acquired Warner Lambert in 2000, it adopted Warner Lambert’s practice of referring to employees as colleagues. People are more committed and loyal to an organization that is ethical.

Leaders Share about New Beginnings, Fresh Starts, and Project Launches: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Michelle Cubas, CPCC, ACC, of Positive Potentials, LLC shares that often the expression, “Chasing bright shiny objects” refers to them as distractions, and advocates to take a different perspective. According to John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement , innovation is one of the areas of management improvement that is not given sufficient attention. This blog offers practical guidance for developing your leadership skills and making an impact in the world.

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

My four Legends books include “Pop Icons and Business Legends,” “The Classic Television Reference,” “Houston Legends” and “Non-Profit Legends.” Business dilemmas, solutions and analyses are framed first in the field of reference (pop culture teachings of their youth) and then reframed in modern business context. I developed the concept of integrating Pop Culture Wisdom with management training and business planning over the last 40 years. Exemplifying ethical behavior.

Answering “Why did you quit your last job” in an interview

HR Digest

A reference from your last job or company goes a long way in reassuring the interviewer of your performance and skills. Did you leave because of work issues or ethical issues? BRING MORE INNOVATION. I was given ample opportunity to develop the positioning of products and present sales pitches to clients. I have the experience to handle the position and can bring innovative ideas to the table.

Five myths about leadership

Lead on Purpose

A new Leadership Development Carnival » Like Be the first to like this post. 3 Responses Chris Fillebrown , on January 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm said: In October of 2009 I started the Frame of Reference blog to focus on the innovation space.

Connection Cultures in Faith Communities

Michael Lee Stallard

Leadership — what you leave

Lead on Purpose

A few common methods include: The number of people reporting up through the organization The quantity or amount of product or services produced The “bottom line&# or income produced by the company The number of links, references or accolades to the leader or the organization Other methods that focus on things and not people. They put as their first concern the growth and development of the people with whom they interact.

The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era

Harvard Business

Today digital technology is all the rage because after decades of development it has become incredibly useful. We need to start preparing for a new era of innovation in which different technologies, such as genomics, materials science, and robotics , rise to the fore. First, people need to change their habits, and then secondary innovations need to come into play. These efforts are already greatly increasing our ability to innovate. Tara Moore/Getty Images.

How To Manage Multiple Generations In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

Key takeaways from Grubb's new book, Clash of the Generations , include: Old habits - not old people - kill innovation , and pairing veteran workers with younger ones has proven to spur innovation at many companies. Learning is a lifelong pursuit , and motivating senior team members to develop their skill sets is just as important as mentoring new and mid-career members of the team. With clear caution against stereotyping people by age, Valerie M.

How to Get Lazy People to Work

Kevin Eikenberry

However, your values and ethics also impact your perspective. What you define as lazy, how you define a work ethic, what you believe is the right work/life balance for you – all of these and more play into your perspective – and judgment – about whether someone is “lazy&# or not. Not having ‘your’ work ethic doesn’t in and of itself make the other person ‘lazy.’

Real Dysfunction Today, Hidden in Plain Sight

Michael Lee Stallard

We are sorely deficient of what I refer to as connection (also known as community, social capital, belonging or meaningful relationships). Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Real Dysfunction Today, Hidden in Plain Sight Published by Michael Lee Stallard on August 25, 2010 04:42 pm under Uncategorized Many individuals and organizations today are in a funk.

How To Manage The New Workplace Reality

Eric Jacobson

Key takeaways from Grubb's new book, Clash of the Generations , include: Old habits - not old people - kill innovation , and pairing veteran workers with younger ones has proven to spur innovation at many companies. Learning is a lifelong pursuit , and motivating senior team members to develop their skill sets is just as important as mentoring new and mid-career members of the team. With clear caution against stereotyping people by age, Valerie M.

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

This is referred to as the ‘measurement inversion.’ In order to complete the chain, organizations must insist that suppliers, professional services counselors and vendors show demonstrated quality programs, as well as ethics statements. Faster innovation. There’s this thing that websites do. They use the term ‘metrics’ out of context. Their metrics are arbitrary, and they jerk the chains of sellers with figures that are unsubstantiated.

Book Review: The Right Leader

Lead on Purpose

He develops what he calls the “universal character traits of leaders&# : Traits of personal humility: Courage, caring, compassion, respect, acceptance, kindness, optimism, gentleness, teachability and patience. The book cites many references to the author’s company and consulting services, which at times seems more self-serving than helpful.

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How To Manage The New Workplace Reality

Eric Jacobson

Key takeaways from Grubb's new book, Clash of the Generations , include: Old habits - not old people - kill innovation , and pairing veteran workers with younger ones has proven to spur innovation at many companies. Learning is a lifelong pursuit , and motivating senior team members to develop their skill sets is just as important as mentoring new and mid-career members of the team. With clear caution against stereotyping people by age, Valerie M.

To Impart Your Values

Michael Lee Stallard

Ted (not his real name) has developed a small, pocket-sized, laminated card that describes his values and has given the card to all of the employees of his company. Recently it’s been referred to as the “knowing-doing gap.” Ted, like all great leaders, has what I refer to as moral courage.

8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The best leaders are focused on leading change and innovation to keep their organizations fresh, dynamic and growing. They find ways to consistently engage them and incorporate them into their innovation and planning initiatives. Others include a lack of focus on culture, failure to question assumptions, and poor innovation.

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Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

How about a discussion on what leaders can do to inspire cultural innovation. Many organisations talk about the need to become more innovative and to seek game-changing improvements to their business models or business processes but they need to look at the cultural inhibitors which prevent people from committing to and exploring unpopular and industry changing ideas (tried before, not invested here, never fly in our organisation etc.)

When AI Becomes the New Face of Your Brand

Harvard Business

As brands assume more and more AI functionality, businesses must proactively manage any potential ethical and legal concerns. In Hong Kong Hanson Robotics is developing robots with human features. It might seem flippant to suggest that AI systems will need to develop specific personalities, but consider how a technology like Siri or Alexa has already become so closely associated with the Apple and Amazon brands. And then there are ethical challenges. Cat Yu for HBR.

Your Leaders, Hubris or Humility?

Michael Lee Stallard

The Greek historian Heroditus who is referred to as the “father of history&# warned his fellow Athenians of developing hubris in his great work The Persian Wars. I know from my own experience how fear of losing the love of your life from something that’s out of your control develops a sense of humility. Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Your Leaders, Hubris or Humility?

Three P's of business success

Lead on Purpose

Their intellect—along with personality, skills, knowledge, character, integrity, and other things collectively referred to as “human life value”—create the true value in any organization. Filed under: Leadership , Team Building , Knowledge , Market-driven , Integrity , Product Management / Marketing Tagged: | success , people , principles , products , Lee Iacocca , profits « A new Leadership Development Carnival Providing value » Like Be the first to like this post.

The Fallacy of No | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In fact, there are some very bright people who believe you cannot become a good leader without developing a mastery for using the word no as evidenced by the following quote from Tony Blair: “The art of leadership is saying no , not saying yes.” I couldn’t disagree more…In today’s post I’ll share my thoughts on what I refer to as the fallacy of no. The word no ends discussions, stifles creativity, kills innovation, impedes learning, and gates initiative.

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Leadership & Political Correctness | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I don’t know about you, but it’s almost as if we have raised a generation of leaders who feel they have a moral and ethical obligation to be politically correct – WRONG. In my opinion politically correct thinking is a large contributor to a decrease in workplace productivity, and of greater concern, to the moral and ethical decay of our society. We need to look to leadership examples of truly radical, innovative, in-your-face teams like that at Nucor Steel.

The Big Picture of Business: The Realities of Networking

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree™ has 7 major parts… 5 primary branches, a trunk (6) and the base (7): The business you’re in Running the business Financial People Business development Body of Knowledge The Big Picture No single branch (business component) constitutes a healthy tree. They are given salaries, expense accounts, support staff and a company machine which sees business development and lobbying value in their work. This essay has taken 50,000 hours of my life to write.

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Harvard Business

90% of them reference ethical behavior or use the word “integrity,” 88% mention commitment to customers, and 76% cite teamwork and trust. Here are the five terms I ban from every core values list I work on: Ethical (or integrity) — Every company should operate ethically and with integrity — and by stating this concept as one of your core values, you raise the question of why you have to point it out. CSA Images/Getty Images.

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45 Career Advice Experts Offer Career Success Secrets

Miles Anthony Smith

Adrienne Tom ( Career Impressions ) ​ My #1 tip for being successful in a career today would be ongoing investment in professional development and skills development. A flexible employee demonstrates proficiency in a variety of areas, allowing for greater use of skills and less resistance to re-organizations, transformations, or company developments. I am referring to working on your next promotion as soon as you have started working on your new role.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. Having a bad attitude comes in many forms and despite my own lousy attitude during which I lost my businesses, I found that having a happy home life transformed my own attitude for the better and has allowed me to focus on my family first and go on to develop a successful business right from my own home!

What U2 and the US Navy Have in Common: Connecting with Core Employees

Michael Lee Stallard

These issues are referred to as strategic alignment and employee engagement. In addition to the negative impact on decision-making, diminished communications from the lack of connection reduces the marketplace of ideas inside the organization, which in turn reduces innovation. This is the case because innovation occurs when an individual sees a potential connection between two previously unrelated ideas e.g. shoes + wheels = roller skates.

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In evaluating any relationship in the value chain I’m looking for value, talent, performance, leverage, efficiency, economy of scale, work ethic, integrity, character, discipline and many other traits irrespective of your skin color, age, etc. A sense of entitlement is not a substitute for work ethic and a desire to achieve. link] Anna Smith “Let the attacks begin” – The number one source for innovation/change is pissed-off people (Tom Peters).

People Skills Are Hard Skills - More Than You Know

Building Personal Strength

It is still common for most managers to refer to people skills as “soft skills,” because they aren’t specifically about the business of the organization. They aren’t about computers, vehicles, machines and other “hard” equipment. The perception is that getting along with people is nice, but “nice-to-have” — secondary to the operation of the business. Nothing is further from the truth. People skills are “hard” skills because in almost every job, they’re crucial to workplace performance.

What to Do When You Realize You Made a Bad Hire

Harvard Business

Sometimes it happens that a candidate who had the right credentials, seemed to fly through the interview process, and had lovely references turns out to be an unexpected problem after hiring. We developed an intensive training program to equip him for the new role and ensure a smooth transition. In some situations, the negative impact on other team members or the business makes it impractical to look for other internal opportunities or to invest in ongoing development.

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The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business

Before long, we’ll stop referring to the underlying technologies involved — including lasers, radar, cameras, embedded sensors, and advanced machine learning software — in terms of what they’re replacing. legal system is already having trouble keeping up with the pace of developments in transportation. “The city is currently soliciting proposals from tech companies to test and develop driverless car and roadside sensor technology.”

Make Yourself Sponsor-Worthy

Harvard Business Review

Loyalty manifests in many different ways: trust that’s earned through repeated demonstration of a dedicated work ethic, commitment to a shared mission, and allegiance to the firm. You’ll need to develop and deploy a personal brand. Career planning Leadership development Managing yourself Gauge whether you’re ready for a sponsor by taking this brief assessment. “I’ve I’ve always given 110%,” says Maggie.

3 Emerging Alternatives to Traditional Hiring Methods

Harvard Business Review

When evaluating talent for recruitment or development, you have just two key questions to answer: What should you assess? As for the how question, there has been much innovation in talent identification over the past five years, mostly as a result of the digital revolution and the ubiquity of smartphones. Clearly, web scraping has ethical and legal implications, particularly when firms request applicants’ social media passwords as part of the vetting process.

The (New) Skills You Need to Succeed in Sales

Harvard Business Review

The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) estimates that in the U.S., $15 In fact, there is plenty of evidence that high-performing sales people are those who listen and respond, who are flexible, and who think in terms of developing a solution to an emerging customer problem. Cognitive skills and capabilities include innovative problem solving; the ability to identify opportunities; the ability to work under pressure; and mental toughness and resilience.

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Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

To gain more insights into a specific firm, investors have shown more interest in intangibles like strategy, brand, innovation, systems integration, collaboration, and so on. The leadership ratings index we have developed has two dimensions, or domains: individual and organizational. Individual refers to the personal qualities (competencies, traits, characteristics) of both the top leader and the key leadership team in the organization.

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What Inspiring Leaders Do

Harvard Business Review

To address this question we engaged in what some might refer to as a reverse-engineering exercise. They spent time developing their subordinates. They encouraged those about them to be more innovative. Or maybe he encouraged the team to find an ethical goal that focused on the organization''s mission (in which case he took the "principled" route). What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries.

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