How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. Whether you have invented an amazing new technology or product, you could still fail. And one of the most overlooked reasons for entrepreneurial failure is innovation capital. The Components of Innovation Capital. How to Build Reputation Capital.

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. Effective social networks that are built on the "law of reciprocity" flourish.

Leading HR: Harnessing Social Power

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Employees who effectively understand and navigate the social structure of an organization are the most influential employees, for better or for worse, in the organization. Galbraith also wrote that “the long-term human resources role is to build social capital by creating richly connected interpersonal networks across the organization.” This social power is especially important as Millennials continue to infiltrate workplaces.

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Leading HR: Harnessing Social Power

LDRLB

Employees who effectively understand and navigate the social structure of an organization are the most influential employees, for better or for worse, in the organization. Galbraith also wrote that “the long-term human resources role is to build social capital by creating richly connected interpersonal networks across the organization.” This social power is especially important as Millennials continue to infiltrate workplaces.

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Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

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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. Today’s innovators know that services, business models, collaboration, relationships, networks, knowledge, and social capital are the keys to the future.

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. Today’s innovators know that services, business models, collaboration, relationships, networks, knowledge, and social capital are the keys to the future.

Building Customer Communities Is the Key to Creating Value

Harvard Business Review

At Level 4, you're helping customers build their social capital — that is, helping them to build and expand valuable support groups and communities. Helping customers build social capital may seem far removed from the concerns a competitive business should occupy itself with.

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.

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.