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About Janet Sernack ImagineNation

Janet Sernack is the Founder of ImagineNation™ a global innovation learning and coaching company that helps organisations, leaders, teams, and coaches adapt, innovate, and grow through disruption. She is an ICF PCC executive and innovation coach, an award-winning global blogger on the people side of innovation, and presenter of the ICF CCE Coach for Innovators Certified Program.

Developing 21st-Century Leader and Team Superpowers

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack According to McKinsey & Co, in a recent article The new roles of leaders in 21st-century organizations they say that the focus of leaders, in traditional organisations, is to maximize value for shareholders. To do this effectively, … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking for a New Era

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our last blog, we proposed, rather than living in a world where everyone hates to fail, why not adopt a rethink, respond, regroup, thrive pattern, and experience failure as an opportunity for change, unlearning, and … Continue reading

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Everyone hates to fail, why do you?

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack If you have ever had a significant setback, made a serious mistake, or failed at completing an important task, you will have experienced some kind of deep emotional and visceral, largely unconscious, negative, reactive response … Continue reading

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You Must Play and Experiment to Create and Innovate

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack Growing up in the fashion industry, in 1980’s Paris, I forged an exciting global career and experienced, first hand, a diverse range of the most amazingly innovative fashion presentations ever.  It was the dawn of … Continue reading

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Creating 21st Century Transformational Learning

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. This means that I have … Continue reading

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Re-Skilling and Upskilling People & Teams

The pandemic has increased the pace of change in a digitally accelerated world, and at the same time, it is forcing organizations, leaders, and teams to become more purposeful, human, and customer-centric. Where managing both the future and the present simultaneously requires people to unlearn what … Continue reading

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Managing Both the Present and the Future

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our last blog, we described the three characteristics that offer senior executives a “unique unfreezing opportunity” from the disruptive COVID-19 hiatus and the rate of exponential technological change. These involved developing a future-ready company that builds upon … Continue reading

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Developing a Future-Fitness Focus

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In a recent article “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company” McKinsey and Co, suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the pressure to change that has been growing for many years, … Continue reading

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Co-creating Future-fit Organizations

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our second blog in this series of three, we opened the door to a threshold for a new kind of co-creative, collaborative and cohesive team spirit that catalyzes change through “innovation evangelism”. Focusing on building both … Continue reading

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Innovation Teams Do Not Innovate

Guest Post from Janet Sernack In our first blog in this series of three blogs, we reinforced and validated the importance and role of collaboration. We then described the range of emerging new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and … Continue reading

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