Category Archives: Leadership

Five Principles for Innovation Deal Flow Managers

BMNT Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series explaining the common beginner-steps needed to get an innovation practice off the ground or improve an existing innovation practice. Find our first post, explaining the goals of implementing a structure … Continue reading

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The Leader’s Guide to Making Innovation Happen

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Many would-be innovators obsess over ideas, wait for inspiration to strike, and believe that with the right idea, success can miraculously come overnight. However, as we’ve written before, that’s just not going to happen. In … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Encourage Employee Engagement

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson How do we become disengaged? What triggers disengagement in employees? When employees are engaged they embody the vision, values, and purpose of the company. The ultimate goal is to have a team of passionate contributors … Continue reading

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You Must Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack It’s been a tough two and a half for everyone since the COVID-19 crisis began. Some of us have been hit very, very hard, by the impact of the pandemic exacerbated by the rate of … Continue reading

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Leveraging Tacit Knowledge to Drive More Innovation

GUEST POST from Diana Porumboiu The value of intangible assets in organizations is nowadays five times greater than the one of tangible assets. In fact, 84% of value in S&P companies is currently represented by intangible assets, like intellectual property, … Continue reading

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Four Key Attributes of Transformational Leaders

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Change isn’t what it used to be. Where earlier generations had leaders like Gandhi, King and Mandela, today’s change efforts seem rudderless. Movements like #Occupy, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo hold marches replete with strident … Continue reading

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Creating the World’s Best Change & Transformation Book

On Friday I was speaking with my publisher Palgrave Macmillan (now part of Springer) about doing a second edition of Charting Change. This means that my publisher is interested in having me create a new version of Charting Change that … Continue reading

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Impact of Cultural Differences on Innovation

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen The effects of cultural differences for innovation are an interesting and extremely multifaceted topic. For most of us, it probably goes without saying that cross-cultural and multicultural capabilities are crucial in today’s globalized and hyperconnected … Continue reading

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How to Effectively Manage Remotely

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Consider five best practices for managing remotely. Remote work was once associated with poor accountability, incohesive teamwork, and confusing communication practices. Fortunately, that’s now easily preventable. With the right management practices and tools, remote management … Continue reading

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A Guide to Organizing Innovation

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen I recently read a couple of excellent articles by Nick Skillicorn, and Prof. Rita McGrath where both discuss the challenges and intricacies involved in structuring and governing innovation within a large organization. This is a … Continue reading

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