How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. And one of the most overlooked reasons for entrepreneurial failure is innovation capital. He offers a unique perspective on innovation and winning in the marketplace. You are teaching what separates successful innovators from those who struggle.

A Stunning, New Leadership Lens

Steve Farber

We know that leadership is a decision not a position, and we have to work really hard to get better at it. We’ve been exploring the convergence of three essential qualities: Human Capital–individuals’ attributes, talents, capacities, and contribution.

What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills Scofield

Because the key to innovation isn’t processes, stage gates, weird exercises, or competitions. The key to innovation has been and always will be People. Innovation may be a designated job residing in a small part of the organization instead of throughout the culture.

Talking with Each Other @ Work

Coaching Tip

Other successful companies build upon social interaction to develop innovative concepts leading to disruptive product and service developments. Find out more about social capital by clicking here. Leadership in a Gladiator Culture.

Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

Coaching Tip

Beyond alarming questions of what is "fair" to the innovators themselves, few have considered how these human capital controls might impact the quality and quantity of innovation--and ultimately economic growth. We need diverse social and professional connections to innovate.

Social Capital Is as Important as Financial Capital in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

But effective cooperation, particularly in a setting as complex as health care, requires more than a resolve to play well together; it requires leadership to explicitly recognize the need to build social capital across the organization, and implement a strategy accomplish it.

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

This one little question lies at the intersection of two big fields – leadership and innovation. Whereas innovation used to be all about research & development, technology, and product or service innovation, what’s required for innovation today goes far beyond the traditional nuts and bolts. Innovation today is as much about how you deliver value as it is about what it is you offer to the market. The other domain is leadership.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation via @IXchat. The Best Free Leadership Advice You'll Ever Get by @LollyDaskal. Do You Know The Value of Your Social Capital at Work? Leadership Development Needs More Podium Results by Bruce Watt, PhD via @DDIworld. Lead Change Group: 10 Insights on Inspirational Leadership by @scott_mautz. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas.

Best of the Web Leadership Articles

Michael Lee Stallard

Author/speaker Jason Seiden just posted a “best of the web&# collection of articles on leadership that includes the post I recently wrote about the CEO of Starbucks. Here’s what Jason wrote: For the uninitiated, the Leadership Development Carnival is collection of blog posts, normally maintained by Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership by Dan , about leadership development. posted at Team Building & Leadership Blog: Create-Learning. leadership

Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

N2Growth Blog

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes.

Building Relationships Across Cultures In Today’s World

Tanveer Naseer

Our web of relations creates the foundation for our lives as social creatures, no matter what culture we come from. In many parts of China –– the art of networking in business revolves around a system of building social capital known as guanxi (gwan-shee).

All Work in Done Through Relationships

Coaching Tip

Positive social relationships — the uplifting connections associated with individuals’ interpersonal interactions— have beneficial effects on a variety of aspects of human behavior and health. Sources: Kim Cameron: Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance.

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

Harvard Business Review

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with some studies showing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, but others arguing for it.

Real Dysfunction Today, Hidden in Plain Sight

Michael Lee Stallard

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.

Social media summit

Lead on Purpose

Filed under: Techology , Market-driven , Product Management / Marketing Tagged: | social media , Chris Brogan , Julien Smith , Mitch Joel , community , tribe « Leadership and learning Five championship strategies » Like Be the first to like this post.

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Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization

Harvard Business Review

We often find ourselves engaged with members of large organizations on questions of how to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. And like entrepreneurs, these entrepreneurs inside face a substantial set of risks—even though organizations are calling for more creativity, more innovation, and more entrepreneurial behavior from employees. External entrepreneurs are often supported by the discipline of staged venture capital for this work.

5 Examples of Great Health Care Management

Harvard Business Review

And yet, when I go “outside,” I constantly see health care providers working brilliantly together in innovative ways that I had not even imagined. Here are just five examples of the dozens of innovations out there that make my head and my heart hurt. It wasn’t easy for Utah to reach this decision – its physicians had plenty of misgivings, but they were also irritated by the negative comments made by small numbers of patients on existing social media sites.

5 Examples of Great Health Care Management

Harvard Business Review

And yet, when I go “outside,” I constantly see health care providers working brilliantly together in innovative ways that I had not even imagined. Here are just five examples of the dozens of innovations out there that make my head and my heart hurt. It wasn’t easy for Utah to reach this decision – its physicians had plenty of misgivings, but they were also irritated by the negative comments made by small numbers of patients on existing social media sites.

3 Things the Most Creative Leaders Do

Harvard Business Review

Over the past three decades at IDEO, I’ve worked with some of the most innovative companies in the world and seen a lot of creative leaders in action. Innovative Teams (20-Minute Manager Series). Innovation Book. They jump-start their innovation journey with storytelling.

What Business Should Do about Occupy Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

The global financial crisis that continues to send shock waves across the world unfortunately represents the ugly face of capitalism today. The failure of free-market economic models in creating social equity, thereby perpetuating islands of affluence amidst a sea of deprivation, is the root cause of the growing public anger on the global corporate community. The clarion call is out for "humane and inclusive" capitalism. Corporate social responsibility India Leadership

What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Harvard Business Review

Our decades strangely resemble each other – and have big implications for how individuals and companies may want to rethink a whole host of issues, from career management and pensions to mobility and leadership criteria. They group these into three areas and argue that over time, you want to review that you are investing enough to balance out your portfolio for a lifetime: Productive assets: Knowledge, skills, professional social capital, reputation.

The New Kind of Worker Every Business Needs

Harvard Business Review

We live in a world in which amplified individuals — people empowered by technologies and the collective intelligence of their social networks — can do things that previously only a large organization could. For better and worse, this is the world in which weekend software hackers can disrupt large software firms, and rapidly orchestrated social movements can bring down governments. Socialize your underused assets.

Use a Brand Council to Help Steer Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Smart companies form brand councils to meet this leadership imperative. On occasion, these senior executives may designate lieutenants to sit on the brand council as their representatives, but they ensure the designees have the social capital, as well as the authority, to participate fully. Product development often requires strong executive brand stewardship because the pursuit of innovation and the pressure to fill the pipeline often cause teams to veer off-brand.

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Social awareness: According to Goleman, the competencies associated with being socially aware are Empathy, Organizational Awareness, and Service. PMs have to have a deep understanding of how the organization operates and must build social capital to influence the success of their product – from obtaining budget and staffing to securing a top engineer to work on their product. Aron Vellekoop Len/Getty Images.