The Value of a Long-Term Plan

Ron Edmondson

I read a blog post recently that indicated the death of long-term planning was imminent. In the age of short-term, instant everything, long-range planning gets a bad rap. I just think you may still need a long-term plan. Innovation Leadership

Collaboration for the Long Term

Mills Scofield

Authenticity Culture Innovation Leadership Menasha Packaging Strategy Trust Virtues-Values collaboration

Long Term Implementation of Quality Teams Within Organizations

Create Learning

Long Term Implementation of Lean Six Sigma within Organizations from Michael Cardus. Hire Mike. Want to discuss your company and working with your quality team to create a culture of quality improvement? Contact me mike@create-learning.com or call +1.716.629.3678. _.

Customer Satisfaction is Not Enough

Deming Institute

To succeed over the long term organizations must seek not to satisfy customers but to delight customers. And in that process make those delighted customers more loyal over the long term and gain new customers.

Ambidextrous Innovation:

Great Leadership By Dan

How Can Leaders’ Best Explore and Exploit both Disruptive and Incremental Approaches to Innovation? These players test more established racers with breakthrough innovations. Yet such a rapid and competitive approach to innovation may not be sustainable over the long term.

How Do You Calculate ROI?

Mills Scofield

The calculation defines gain in financial terms. We need to consider intangible returns - gains in learning, brand authenticity, and cultural improvement, for instance, which make a bigger difference in the long run.

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Here are 4 ways you can ignite innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out an abundance of valuable resources, and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please click here. * * * (MoneyWatch) Innovation is great fun to study, filled with inspiring stories — [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dave Logan for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network.

The Disney Way: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company William Capodagli and Lynn Jackson McGraw Hill, Second Edition (2006) The ROI of “Magic” According to William Capodagli and Lynn Jackson, “This book tells the inside story of just how Disney’s success was achieved — not by epiphanic flashes of creative insight that [.].

Creating A Culture of Innovation Using Innovation Software

Leading Blog

As companies increasingly recognize the importance of innovation and disruptive solutions to remain competitive, the big question remains: where does innovation come from and how a culture of innovation be cultivated? Creating a Culture of Innovation.

Opportunity to enter a draw to win a copy Beyond the Familiar: Long-Term Growth through Customer Focus and Innovation

Chartered Management Institute

If you are interested in winning a copy of of Beyond the Familiar: Long-Term Growth through Customer Focus and Innovation by Patrick Barwise and Sean Meehan, this may be for you. You may exclusively access a free sample chapter at. link]. Related Content: New ebooks for the CMI library - tell us what we should be ordering Professional reading on the train: sad – or the mark of a professional?

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

transformational innovation in product and process technologies to minimize resource use the “short-termism” of so much modern business lies at the heart of many of today’s problems The challenge for business is to meet global needs in a sustainable fashion The remedies for capitalism Two thought-provoking perspectives on "the crisis of capitalism" UnileverHere are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company.

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How do you measure the long term success of an MD?

Chartered Management Institute

Can you force innovation? absentee levels business performance capital invested customer retention customer satisfaction innovating innovation Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard labour turnover performance measurement personal development profit revenue sustainable performanceMeasuring performance of the MD through hard, soft, personal and strategic measurements and bring all these measurements together in a coherent manner.

Being a Two-Career Couple Requires a Long-Term Plan

Harvard Business Review

“We learned to take the long view, mostly because we didn’t have any other choice,” says Kate, now in her sixties and busy investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. One of their innovations was to plan a lifetime family career – together. In their thirties, they decided that Kate would leave her corporate job to gain the flexibility she prioritized short-term to care for their two young children. Andrea Lardani/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Robots for Health Care from Toyota

Curious Cat

Most often innovation efforts take the form of understanding the jobs your customers are using your products and service for now and developing new solutions to delight those customers. Occasionally innovation involves meeting completely new needs of customers.

What Business are We In?

Deming Institute

So often companies focus on the short term to the detriment of long term success. And then the company must use their knowledge of customer needs and the possibilities to innovate. If short term budgets dominate it is difficult to invest in the long term.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/4/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: REVIEWS Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Finding Keepers: The Monster Guide to Hiring and Holding the World’s Best Employees Steve Pogorzelski and Jesse Harriott [.].

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What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. If you chose more items on the left, your inborn styles is that of a "structured" innovator. If you chose more items on the right you are an "adaptable" innovator.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/14/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS A Technique for Producing Ideas: The Simple, Five-Step Formula Anyone Can Use to Be More Creative in Business and in Life! James Webb Young HBR Guide to Better Business Writing Bryan A. Garner Know What You [.].

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The Most Innovative Companies Have Long-Term Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Call 2014 the year of innovation. Google Trends reveals that interest in disruptive innovation crept up to peak levels this year. It seems that every time you hop on a quarterly earnings call, the CEO mentions innovation. Staying power is vital for innovation.

Creating a Deep Commitment to Delighting Customers

Deming Institute

But building and maintaining a management culture that reinforces delighting customers and long term thinking is quite difficult. It requires a sustainable business plan that is robust and able to succeed over the long term.

Innovative Service is Inspired by Bold Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Innovative service is different from business as usual—it never follows the current of the latest fad, gimmick, or “me too” tactic. Innovative service is the kind of refreshing experience that is so remarkable it creates customer attraction and ensures customer advocacy. The “remove rather than add” approach means innovative service leaders focus on eliminating whatever exists in the work world that fuels the opposite of boldness—i.e.,

Why Companies and Universities Should Forge Long-Term Collaborations

Harvard Business Review

Instead of one-off projects, both sides have become much more interested in forging long-term, collaborative relationships. Silicon Valley, with its proximity to Stanford and University of California, Berkeley, has long been the paradigm for innovation ecosystems. Now more durable cooperative models are emerging that enable companies to remain connected to institutions in order to foster long-term research relationships on specific projects of interest as they emerge.

48 U.S. Companies Named “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the first portion of an article featured by Talent Management magazine. To see the list of 48 companies, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * The National Business Group on [.]. Bob's blog entries 48 U.S.

Create Constancy of Purpose

Deming Institute

Constancy of purpose is about long term thinking and about thinking of the organization as a system. Innovate. Allocate resources for long-term planning… b.

Why Mass Migration Is Good for Long-Term Economic Growth

Harvard Business Review

At the same time, diversity in societal norms, customs, and ethics can nurture technological innovation and the diffusion of new ideas, and thus the production of a greater variety of goods and services. Our empirical findings suggest that cultural heterogeneity, measured by either fractionalization or polarization, has a discernible positive impact on the growth rate of GDP over long time periods. International migration is on the rise.

Eliminating Sales Commissions at Air Force One

Deming Institute

What works to grow and sustain business over the long term is to focus on the desires of customers (including potential customers) and continually improve your organization’s ability to delight those customers (which includes innovation and process improvement).

Doing Both: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth Inder Sidhu FT Press/Pearson Organizational transformation is not — repeat not – a zero-sum game One of the most self-defeating mindsets is suggested by the admonition, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.&# Obviously there are situations when there are two options that are [.].

Five Steps to Long-Term Growth

Harvard Business Review

It was written with Jay Terwilliger and Mark Sebell, managing partners at Creative Realities , a Boston-based innovation management collaborative. This is the time for long-term thinking. Do you want long-term growth? Long-term growth doesn't come from doing the same things you did yesterday and hoping for a different result. In our world, growth means fostering transformational or breakthrough innovation. Innovation Leadership

Leadership Code Switching in the Innovation Sandbox

N2Growth Blog

Having the experience to successfully code switch in the heat of battle offers a different ‘way to play’ in the innovation sandbox; one that allows leaders to change their lens of leadership whilst achieving greater results and outcomes. Achieving proficiency with leadership code switching enables leaders to effectively play in the innovation sandbox thus achieving desired successful outcomes. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts. Chair, Organizational Development, N2Growth.

How Mindfulness Rewires Your Brain to Be More Innovative

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Matt Tenney There is much debate over the question of whether innovative people are born as innovators, or if innovation is something that is trainable. I'm convinced that we can actually change our brains in ways that help us to be more innovative, and that a simple practice called mindfulness can help us do exactly that. Although many people use the words creative and innovative as synonyms, the two are actually quite distinct.

Art of Managing—Is Your Success Placing You on a Glide Path to Oblivion?

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Leadership Management Innovation Performance Strategy Future Growth Geoffrey A. Moore Short-Term Success and Long-Term Growth We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

To stay competitive, brands must innovate and transform. In contrast, other leaders focus so much on long-term strategies that they miss the opportunity to create competitive advantage by pulling the future forward.

Ways to distinguish yourself #199 – Exit gracefully | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Distinguish yourself Ways to distinguish yourself #199 – Exit gracefully RSS Feed Ways to distinguish yourself #199 – Exit gracefully By Rajesh Setty on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 7:53 AM - View Comments I have always believed that there are only two kinds of relationships – those that are “long term&# and those that are “very long term&#. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

082: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability | with Faisal Hoque

Engaging Leader

In the 21st century, the businesses and leaders that succeed are a difficult mix of creativity and flexibility on the one hand, and long-burning value on the other hand.

World Innovation Forum - The Pressure to be Insightful

CEO Blog

I am spending the day in NYC at World Innovation Forum. I spend some of my time on short term issues and some on longer term. I consider going to a seminar day like today as a "long term" use of time. I am a "blogger" so get to sit in the press gallery. At the same time, there is high pressure to be insightful in Tweets (#wif2013) and Blogs. And there will be lots of blog posts today. It inspires me. Being outside of my usual busy day allows me to reflect.

What will the impact be of this new technology, device, software, innovation? – A question prompted by Rise of the Robots

First Friday Book Synopsis

The most common misunderstanding of disruptive innovations is to overestimate their impact in the short term and underestimate it in the long term. Geoffrey Moore, from this blog post: Geoffrey Moore on competing in the Age of Disruption: An interview by Bob Morris ———————– I’m deep into my reading of Rise of the Robots, which I… Read More What will the impact be of this new technology, device, software, innovation?

How to Break Free From ‘Establishment-Thinking’ and Win Like a Startup

Leadership Freak

Don’t take long-term relationships… Continue reading → Change Innovation Success Taking others higher Leadership Development Organizational Development‘Establishment-thinking’ slows leaders and organizations to a safe crawl. What would you do if you were just starting your business? Love your customers like you just won them.

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.

The Key to Building a Culture of Innovation

leaderCommunicator

Innovation is clearly a hot topic with many leaders today. Yet how exactly do you foster innovation within your company? Every day, we hear more leaders call for increased innovation from their organizations. It’s essential to a company’s long-term success.

Leadership & Innovation do we really learn?

Rapid BI

Developing infrastructure is a key solution for long term sustainability and growth. Business banks bench marking Innovation tradition Growth and development are critical for all parts of the world. Hot in the world news at the moment is the need for India to have a more structured financial system, for more of its population to have bank accounts, and yet only a small [.].

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

Others experience the inherent tension but let short-term goals and fire-fighting consume their lives – at the expense of preparing for and positioning themselves for the future. 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.

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

Others experience the inherent tension but let short-term goals and fire-fighting consume their lives – at the expense of preparing for and positioning themselves for the future. 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.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Create Learning

Time: If time were extremely long what would success look like, how would that happen, in what ways could that system be developed? Can we create a long term research project from this? Can we find short term tasks ‘small wins’ that can happen in a time-frame of 1 day or shorter?