Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

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Robert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with […].

0405 | Saul Kaplan

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Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory. Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory.

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0311 | Soren Kaplan

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Soren Kaplan is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leapfrogging: Harness the Power the of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. Soren Kaplan is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leapfrogging: Harness the Power the of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. Innovation burkus creativity innovation kaplan LDRLB Podcast

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 85 – Anne Marie Burgoyne, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

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This week Pam speaks with Anne Marie Burgoyne, Portfolio Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation about social entrepreneurship and leadership. Gavin Grant and Mark Mendez Weekly Leader Anne Marie Burgoyne, Portfolio Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Twtter: @DRKFoundation Pam’s Research Report of the Week Why [.] Related posts: Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 69: Saul Kaplan, Business Innovation Factory.

0803 | How to Create a Culture of Innovation with Soren Kaplan

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Soren Kaplan is the author of the best-selling and award-winning book Leapfrogging , an affiliated professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a contributing writer for Fast Company, a leading keynote speaker, and the founder of InnovationPoint.

Soren Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a Managing Principal at InnovationPoint, where he works with organizations including Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, Disney, Philips, PepsiCo, and numerous other global firms. Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990’s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web [.].

Whatever else we need, we need this: “the fullest development of the mental resources and technical skills of young men and women”

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Randy's blog entries education Eisenhower Fred Kaplan National Defense Education Act SputnikI don’t know what will solve our problems — and they are quite daunting problems. But every expert seems to imply that education is a major piece of any solution. And yet, we seem to be floundering in that department. I was reading this article this morning in Slate, Can America Ever Have Another “Sputnik [.].

0422 | David Burkus

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To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan. To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan.

How a Successful Leader had the Best Year of Her Life

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Janice Kaplan cried on New Year’s Eve. She snuggled with her husband and watched a movie before the crystal ball dropped in New York City. She didn’t want her year to end. I… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development organizational success

Four ways to get started on obtaining constructive performance and strategic feedback by calling on junior colleagues

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Kaplan in his recently published book, What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential, published by Harvard Business School Press (2011). Here are some invaluable ideas provided by Robert S. Cultivate junior coaches Write down a realistic assessment of your specific strengths [.].

Lexington Kentucky - Entrepreneurs Take Charge!

Mills Scofield

Saul Kaplan Lexington Lexenomics Kentucky Innovation Entrepreneurism BIF-6I’ve been in Lexington, KY these past 2 days watching entrepreneurs learn and discuss how to transform their city. Eric Patrick Marr, founder of The Lexenomics Group, brought a friend of [.].

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

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Thank you Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij & Saul Kaplan for this honor from TIME magazine. RCUS BIF2015 Brown University Business Model Innovation Culture Education Innovation Leadership Networking Saul Kaplan Strategyweeks til the magic of BIF2015.

The Power of Surprise

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surpriseWhy do most leaders avoid uncertainty?

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 69: Saul Kaplan, Business Innovation.

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The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

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Kaplan and David P. Kaplan The Balanced Scoreboard The Perilous "Journey" to Achieve Breakthrough Performance The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Translate the strategy to operational terms Translating the Strategy to Operational TermsThe Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S.

Leading to Disruptive Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan LeadershipDisruptive innovation is no longer the exception, it’s the rule.

Making the Best of the Worst Part of Your Day

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‘Mindful’ commuters say deep breaths, clear mind keep them calm under stress Nancy Kaplan, chief operating officer at a management consulting firm in downtown D.C.,

6 Ways to Create an Innovative Culture

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Innovation autonomy innovation kaplan organizational culture rewards Last week FastCompany published an article called 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation. Yes, I wrote it. No, I didn’t expect that the article would receive over 1200 tweets from FastCo’s page alone on the first day.

Marjorie Kaplan (the Animal Planet and Science networks) in “The Corner Office”

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Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Marjorie Kaplan, president of the Animal Planet and Science networks, who says true creativity comes from the ability to tolerate [.]. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Corner Office column Marjorie Kaplan Ogilvy & Mather SundayBusiness section the Animal Planet and Science networks The New York Times

Leading a Culture of Innovation

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Innovation Leadership creativity innovation kaplan organizational culture All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.”

10 Questions to Inspire Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan

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Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

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This is a guest post form Soren Kaplan. LeaderLab innovation kaplan LeadershipSoren is the Managing Principal of InnovationPoint, an Adjunct Professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and the author of the new book Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs.

Levers of Organization Design: A book review by Bob Morris

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Kaplan Robert Simons the most effective strategies and tactics when designing organizations for performance The Strategy-Focused Organization

Leading through the Laws of Subtraction

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Leadership kaplan may ROWE subtraction

Marketing to Women: A book review by Bob Morris

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Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment Marti Barletta Kaplan Business (2002) How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market Segment In this uniquely informative volume, Barletta answers three separate but related questions: “What makes women a worthwhile market?”, “Why market differently to women?”

Happy or Valuable New Year?

Mills Scofield

Zappos Saul Kaplan Pursuit of Happiness Ponzieconomy Management John Stuart Mill Innovation Happiness Entitlement Economy Economic Value Culture Capitalism BIF-6 Accountability 21st Century Capitalism21st century capitalism is shifting focus from making money to making meaning (ends vs. means, trailing indicators v leading indicators). This is good and necessary.

How to Get Off to a Fast Start in 2012

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These are not head-snapping revelations. Everything that follows is simply common sense. The suggestions are provided in the spirit of Benjamin Franklin whom Walter Isaacson characterizes as “America’s first Yuppie.” ” Here are ten (10) attitudes, strategies, and initiatives to consider: 1. Make sure everyone knows what the core business is. Examples: • ServiceMaster (Its franchise [.].

Why Too Much Power Stifles Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan When it comes to innovation, we know that open-mindedness, deferring judgment, including diverse inputs from diverse people, and supporting collaboration inside and outside our organizations are all success factors when going for big ideas that make a big difference.

Viral Innovation Through The “Surprise Factor”

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Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surprise Infuse the unexpected into everything you do for customers — and deliver a continuous stream of positive surprises. __.

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

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Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surprise uncertaintyMost leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty. Big visions, carefully crafted strategies, and detailed plans are signs of great leadership. Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it?

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

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Innovation culture innovation kaplan organizational culture When FastCompany published 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation this last Fall, within the first few days the article received over 2000 tweets from FastCo’s page alone.

2012?s Top Ten Insights on Leadership, Innovation, and Strategy

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Ten Questions to Inspire Innovation – Soren Kaplan with ten questions that can be used to evoke more creative thinking. Leadership bell burkus kaplan mcdowell mcKeown vanderpylIt’s the end of another year and that could only mean one thing: lists. As you reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013, LDRLB did some reflecting too – on the most popular content on 2012. The following ten posts were our top read pieces written in 2012.

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The Prime Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Prime Solution: Close the Value Gap, Increase Margins, and Win the Complex Sale Jeff Thull Kaplan Publishing (2005) Many of the same core concepts in this book were previously discussed in Thull’s Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High!

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4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013

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Innovation breakthrough innovation kaplan leapfroggingThe New Year brings about resolutions to redefine the status quo. It’s usually an individual endeavor focused on fitness, friendships, or finances.

Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

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Kaplan Ron Adner Thomas H. Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How and why technology should support your organization’s strategy…not the other way around This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review. Having read all of them when they [.].

How To Create Sustainable Inclusion In Your Organization

Eric Jacobson

After 20 years of working with corporations to build a more diverse and inclusive culture, authors Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan wrote, The Inclusion Dividend. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Mark Kaplan Mason Donovan The Inclusion Dividend

Innovative Leaders Aren’t Scared of Customers

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. LeaderLab innovation kaplan Leadership

Thanksgiving of Trust

Mills Scofield

My friend, Saul Kaplan from the Business Innovation Factory , is the keynote speaker and two other friends are on the panel. BIF BWCIG Innovation Saul Kaplan Thanksgiving TrustTomorrow is a day of thanksgiving and blessing for me. It is the 4 th Open Innovation Summit at BW’s Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG). For the past 3 Summits, friends-clients-colleagues have taken a flyer (literally), trusting me, to come share stories, sacrificing a few days at the office.

Fear Your Strengths: A book review by Bob Morris

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Fear Your Strengths: What You Are Best at Could Be Your Biggest Problem Robert Kaplan and Robert Kaiser Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2013) Actually, what we should fear are complacency and self-satisfaction as well as the assumption that “just good enough” really is.

Five Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation

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Innovation business model innovation kaplan nonprofit Nonprofits face a fundamental “business” challenge: they’re “nonprofits.” Most of the 1.5 millions US nonprofits don’t support themselves through “competing” or creating better products, services, or business models.