Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. We want innovation. But innovation creates uncertainty. So while we say we want creativity and innovation we often reject it because it is new, different and risky. The irony is that while we say we like innovation we develop a deep bias against it. Innovation creates uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We like creativity. It’s engaging.

How To Lead In Uncertainty

CO2

In the last few months, the world has been learning devastating lessons from uncertainty. Several years ago, a dear friend of mine, Darrell Mann, CEO of Systematic Innovation , predicted that some catastrophic event would soon plague humanity. The Cliff of Uncertainty.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How Uncertainty Works

Leadership Freak

** Uncertainty invites participation. Exploring ideas, finding solutions, and innovation demand vigorous participation from all players. Communication Influence Leading Listening Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher best game finding solutions Innovation Leadership Leadership Development negative impact Organizational Development Questions uncertainty factor vigorous participation

Decision Making and Planning Within Complexity and Uncertainty

Mike Cardus

And while the complexity of uncertainty and the unknown, unknowables is increasing, your organization and leadership team will be pressured to makes sense of the challenges and develop some planning steps to make things better. solution-focused process for complexity and uncertainty planning.

How Uncertainty Works

Leadership Freak

** Uncertainty invites participation. Exploring ideas, finding solutions, and innovation demand vigorous participation from all players. Communication Influence Leading Listening Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher best game finding solutions Innovation Leadership Leadership Development negative impact Organizational Development Questions uncertainty factor vigorous participation

The New Science of Radical Innovation

Lead Change Blog

In the era of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity), decision-making is very challenging for leaders because one can rarely foresee the consequences of one’s decisions. Dr. Sunnie Giles, author of The New Science of Radical Innovation: The Six Competencies Leaders Need to Win in a Complex World – published one year ago this week – is a new generation expert on radical innovation. Webinars VUCA Sunnie Giles Leadership Innovation Video Webinar

How to Build a Team of Innovators

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Chuck Swoboda : As increasing competition, new technologies and evolving customer expectations continue to disrupt nearly every industry, business leaders are turning to innovation as a way to keep their companies relevant. Deals well with uncertainty.

Uncertainty Will Freeze You in Place if You Let It

Leading Blog

Jonathan Fields writes, in Uncertainty : “The more you’re able to tolerate ambiguity and lean into the unknown, the more likely you’ll be to dance with it long enough to come up with better solutions, ideas and creations.” The problem is that most of us, to one degree or another react so strongly to ambiguity or uncertainty, that it becomes a limiting factor in our lives and stops us from acting in the face of it. Creating value involves varying degrees of uncertainty.

How to Ignite, Scale & Sustain Innovation

Skip Prichard

How to Ignite Innovation. Innovation is one subject that each and every one of us should study because its powerful force is available to us if we know how to tap it. It’s no surprise that Tamara Ghandour’s book interested me because I read all I can about innovation and creativity.

How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups. While organizational size complicates innovation, “scale if properly exploited could actually be an advantage, not a liability, for innovation.” Creating an Innovation Strategy.

What Kind of Innovator Are You?

Leading Blog

When it comes to innovation, it is no different. Jeff DeGraff writes in The Innovation Code , “ Your dominant worldview is your biggest strength —the quality that makes you stand out from other people.” DeGraff describes four basic worldviews or approaches to innovation : the Artist, the Engineer, the Athlete, and the Sage. The Artist The Artist loves radical innovation. This is the high-risk, high-reward innovation approach.” What kind of innovator are you?

Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty

Coaching Tip

9) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. 10) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. As leaders drive innovation and adaptation at relentless speeds, they must sustain a core enduring vision to keep their organizations focused. Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) released results of a global study that shows the importance of executive coaching and the impact it has on organizational success. .

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become the top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it''s important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it''s critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. By focusing on internal factors, you''ll be better able to unearth new opportunities for innovation. Tough times require tough decisions.

SWOT 85

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become the top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it''s important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it''s critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. By focusing on internal factors, you''ll be better able to unearth new opportunities for innovation. Tough times require tough decisions.

SWOT 87

Tim Brown on “How to Sail Through Creative Uncertainty”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries "Embrace Ambiguity" Apple “Make Others Successful” Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation HarperBusiness IDEO Microsoft PepsiCo Procter & Gamble Steelcase Tim Brown on "How to Sail Through Creative Uncertainty LAND HO!: A still from “Embrace Ambiguity,” a video by the old salts of IDEO’s New York office. The team wrote the script, hand-built the sets, then filmed and edited the clip themselves.

Learning from the Innovation Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rowan Gibson : Not since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution has there been a greater need to learn the art of innovation leadership. Successful products, services, strategies, and business models now have a shorter shelf-life than ever before in business history, which means that “innovate or die” is not just a cute bumper sticker; it’s a brutal reality of twenty-first century competition. And who better to learn them from than the innovation leaders themselves?

How Uncertainty Can Actually Build Trust

Mills Scofield

Taking risk requires trust – to discover, try, re-try, be okay with uncertainty, imperfection and even fail. Character Culture Innovation Leadership Lean Start-up Management Strategy Trust Sometimes using what is ambiguous and unknown can build trust. By experimenting, learning, applying and iterating we build trust in ourselves and each other. Give it a try!

096: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization: Leadership in the Age of Uncertainty | with Jeff Dyer

Engaging Leader

The new book The Innovator''s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization, by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer, is a leader’s guide to validating new ideas, refining them, and bringing them to market. Jeff Dyer’s previous book The Innovator’s DNA, co-authored with by Clayton Christensen and Hal Gregersen, is a bestseller, has already been published in more than 13 languages, and won the 2011 Innovation Book of the Year Award from Chartered Management Institute.

Leadership Caffeine—Uncertainty…Get Over It

Management Excellence

The risks, fears of change, possibilities of disruption or the realities of creative destruction and non-destructive creation are all facts of our business lives and they create a remarkable backdrop for us to create…to innovate. Frankly, this is a remarkable time to be in business and to be serving in a leadership role.

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become a top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it's important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it's critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. By focusing on internal factors, you'll be better able to unearth new opportunities for innovation. Tough times require tough decisions.

SWOT 92

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become a top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it's important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it's critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. By focusing on internal factors, you'll be better able to unearth new opportunities for innovation. Tough times require tough decisions.

SWOT 89

The Innovation Formula

Coaching Tip

How do I create a culture for innovation? A new book, The Innovation Formula , is an guide where the latest scientific research tells us very clearly what works and what doesn't. This book aims to remedy that--to give you a clear, practical understanding of what has been scientifically proven to create a culture of innovation. Research into the field of innovation is flourishing and it's exciting. . Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty.

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. VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity has little chance of showing its many faces, and when it does, everyone will be committed to do what is necessary to overcome it and to remain on the path that achieves absolute shared purpose.

Seriously, How Can Standardized Tests Teach Kids About Uncertainty?

Mills Scofield

Business Culture Education Innovation Leadership STEAM STEM I had a fabulous time being interviewed by Nick DiNardo of Meet Education Project about my educational and professional path. Thank you, Nick!!

Leading to Disruptive Innovation

LDRLB

Disruptive innovation is no longer the exception, it’s the rule. Most leaders, however, aren’t prepared for the challenges of leading through such prolonged uncertainty. In the book, the Innovator’s DNA , Clayton Christensen and colleagues list five behaviors that characterize innovative leaders: associational thinking, questioning, observing, networking and experimenting. Leading disruptive innovation requires managing incredible levels of uncertainty.

10 Questions to Inspire Innovation

LDRLB

Pushing thinking to find breakthroughs and innovate is as much about asking the right questions as finding the right answers. CIO Insight recently published my presentation highlighting 10 questions that can be used for leapfrogging mindsets to foster innovation: 1. Has there ever been a time when uncertainty made you feel invigorated instead of intimidated?”. Innovation innovation kaplan

Change and Innovation

Coaching Tip

At the root of all change and innovation challenges is a leadership opportunity,” argues Chris Laping, in his new book, “PEOPLE BEFORE THINGS: Change isn’t and end-user problem.”. Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty. The evidence is overwhelming. Why do so many organizations struggle, while others succeed at delivering change? “At

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. That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jeff Dyer who, along with Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt, wrote a new book, Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Innovative Leaders. He offers a unique perspective on innovation and winning in the marketplace. You are teaching what separates successful innovators from those who struggle.

Innovate and Leapfrog the Competition

LDRLB

Leapfrogging starts with a simple idea: that the biggest innovations come as a surprise. I’ve always held this belief, perhaps best summarizes by Isaac Asimov, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka’ but ‘That’s funny…’” When an innovative idea is generated, it surprises even its creator. The process of innovation is inherently messy and filled with uncertainty. Innovation book review innovation

World's Most Innovative Internet Company:

Coaching Tip

Although one can vaguely see some traces of American Internet companies in what Alibaba has accomplished, the overall shape of its innovation has been totally different. While China’s economy is facing challenges and uncertainties, its e-commerce giant, Alibaba Holding Group , had a banner year in 2015. . Innovation is the uncovered secret of how Alibaba emerged and strode out into the world. . Alibaba’s Pathway.

3 Tips to Lead Strong During Uncertain Times

Leading Blog

Instability breeds resilience and innovation”. G IVEN we are in a sustained period of instability, how as leaders do we dial up the resilience and innovation, without burning out ourselves or the teams we lead? Doing this will automatically drive innovation.

Tips 305

How WeWork Can Help New Yorkers Return to Office Spaces Post-COVID-19 - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM WEWORK

Harvard Business

Innovation Managing uncertainty Sponsor ContentSponsor content from WeWork.

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. In her timely new book, " TALENT WANTS TO BE FREE ," Professor Orly Lobel challenges conventional wisdom about competition, secrecy, motivation and creativity to reveal how our "War for Talent" is backfiring on our quest for innovation. Businesses hate uncertainty.

How To Sustain Team Success Through The Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, And Change

Tim Milburn

Build a gung-ho culture of learning and innovation. Perkins , author of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race , is the author of Leading at The Edge and CEO of Syncretics Group, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders and teams thrive under conditions of adversity, uncertainty, and change. This is a guest post by Dennis N.T.

Improvisation Takes Practice

Harvard Business

Innovation Developing employees Managing uncertainty Digital ArticleResearchers studied how people developed improvisational skills by observing live-action role playing games over two years.

3 Things You’re Getting Wrong About Organizational Change

Harvard Business

Change management Managing uncertainty Innovation Digital ArticleInvert your assumptions about risk-taking.

040: 5 Keys to Leading Innovation | with Todd Henry

Engaging Leader

At many companies today, innovation is the rallying cry, but bunting for singles is the everyday ethic. So how can you lead a team to be truly innovative? How can you inspire innovation, even from employees who aren’t in R&D? And how can you support process-based innovation, not just product-based innovation? Be clear, even in the face of uncertainty. For the transcript of this episode: 5 Keys to Leading Innovation | with Todd Henry.

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. Innovation innovation kaplan Leadership

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. “Culture” can sound like a catchall, a convenient way to place the blame outside the realm of policy, but I am talking about one specific dimension of culture: avoiding uncertainty. High uncertainty-avoidance cultures try to minimize the occurrence of unknown circumstances and proceed by implementing rules, laws, and regulations.

Webinar Navigating Chaos to Complexity

Mike Cardus

Nine Windows for Innovation Thinking – in the webinar, I share how we used this process to focus on work from home, and what happened in the past, present, and may happen in the future. Navigating Chaos to Complexity: Everything is not an emergency.

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. Provide an innovation vision – Create a vision for innovation.

To Build Strategy, Start with the Future

Harvard Business

Even during a crisis, developing a “future-back” mindset can spur innovation and growth. Managing uncertainty Innovation Strategy Audio

Using SWOT Regularly Ensures Focus, Flexibility, Innovation

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become a top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE : While it's important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it's critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. By focusing on internal factors, you'll be better able to unearth new opportunities for innovation. . Tough times require tough decisions.

SWOT 75