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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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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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What’s Your Innovation Story?

Many, but not all, innovations involve some kind of technology, and start as an invention. Many of these technology-based inventions that may eventually become innovations are created by startups, but many are created inside large companies as well. In both … Continue reading

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Google’s Insights into Successful Teams and Managers

A little over five years ago I created an evolution of a Gary Hamel framework from The Future of Management that I titled The Innovator’s Framework and included in my popular first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. Recently Google recently … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Business Artist

I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, … Continue reading

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Get More Done

What Matters Most Management (WMMM) is the Key to Success Most times you’ll see this posed as a question “What matters most?” as people grapple with finding the meaning of life. That is not the case here… Instead I would … Continue reading

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Most Companies Fail at Innovation Because…

Most companies fail at innovation because they fail at change. There you go, there is the entire article in a single sentence. Please click the like button or leave a comment on your way out, and I’ll turn out the … Continue reading

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Highlights from IBM’s Latest Innovation Research

More Than Magic According to a recent research study published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, outperforming organizations are 79% more likely to establish dedicated innovation teams. For those of you who don’t have time to download, print, and … Continue reading

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What Should the Role of Personal Branding be in Recruitment?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about personal branding, in part because several people have told me that I seem to do it pretty well, in spite of the fact that I would never call myself a personal branding expert … Continue reading

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Key to Innovation Success Revealed!

Achieving innovation success is not easy. Sustaining innovation success is even harder. The list of innovative companies that no longer exist is long, and some of the biggest enemies of innovation are ultimately complacency and resistance to change. So what … Continue reading

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