July's Leadership Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit July’s Leadership Carnival Published by Michael Lee Stallard on July 5, 2010 03:56 am under E Pluribus Partners Every month I participate in a leadership carnival with several bloggers whose work I respect. Below are links to the blog posts for the July leadership carnival. Wally Bock presents Once Upon a Time posted at Three Star Leadership Blog.

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A Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting

Harvard Business

This example illustrates that investors consider information beyond just earnings as value-relevant. In a recent HBR article , we claimed that modern digital companies such as Uber, Facebook, and Alphabet play an increasingly important role in the economy, but their financial statements fail to capture company’s main value drivers. In a market like social media, a firm’s success can depend on the winner-take-all profits that come from market leadership.).

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Match Your Innovation Process to the Results You Want

Harvard Business Review

It tends to be short-term, uses familiar (traditional) metrics and development systems like Stage Gate. When forced to present familiar metrics for truly out-of-the-box "beginning" ideas, work teams develop what our friend Jay Paap calls "Imaginary Numbers." Proposition: If an idea is truly breakthrough then there is nothing to measure it against (a true test of breakthrough), with no true benchmarks and no familiar metrics until much further along in the development process.

Beware of Short-term Management, Not the Short-term Investor

Harvard Business Review

The short-term investor does not reduce the firm's long-term competitiveness and value;short-term management does. Moreover, I fail to see any argument why such short-term traders, by themselves, destroy value for the economy as a whole. Indirectly though, these short-term traders can destroy value. A firm's long-term value should correspond to the present value of future expected cash flows. Compensation Economy Leadership

Is Your Business Biased Against Innovation?

Strategy Driven

Many conventional metrics we use to estimate value are based on faulty assumptions. Net present value [NPV] is a case in point. For instance, intelligent failures can add more value than predictable successes, and low-cost experimentation trumps analysis. The authors then show how to best execute specific initiatives, test major project assumptions, and develop a culture that values disciplined experimentation and learning over meeting mindless and unrealistic goals.

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