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4 leadership paradoxes and how to embrace them
People & Culture

4 leadership paradoxes and how to embrace them

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but o...

Forget Best Practice, It Is All About Next Practice
Strategy & Alignment

Forget Best Practice, It Is All About Next Practice

Often you hear the request made of “can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we a...

How to turn around a failing program
The Innovation Manager

How to turn around a failing program

Not all enterprise innovation programs go well - sometimes they crash and burn, and sometimes they slowly degrade until ...

Knowledge as a social process
People & Culture

Knowledge as a social process

Walker’s Wagon Wheel tavern in the 1970s has a particularly important place in innovation history.  Its name provides a ...

On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation
People & Culture

On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to cr...

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation
Methods & Frameworks

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t ...

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting
Ideation & Collaboration

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

Making organizations meaningful. Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting ...

How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation
Strategy & Alignment

How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation

The innovation management industry is highly fragmented today, which makes it confusing to understand which methods appl...

Creating the Physical Space for Innovation
People & Culture

Creating the Physical Space for Innovation

Building spaces for innovation is a hot topic these days. Whether you call them innovation hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs,...

Balancing Exploitation & Exploration for Changing Performance
Strategy & Alignment

Balancing Exploitation & Exploration for Changing Performance

“Being ambidextrous” in organisations is the ability to successfully combine the exploiting of all the investments that ...

The Single Most Important KPI for Building Innovation Muscle
Governance

The Single Most Important KPI for Building Innovation Muscle

The best literature on innovation all points to the same thing: innovation is highly uncertain, and therefore the best a...

Three lessons from “Grit” to make you a better innovator
The Innovation Manager

Three lessons from “Grit” to make you a better innovator

Love it or hate it, innovation advice is everywhere. In places where you expect to find it – like Guy Gawasaki’s 5 innov...