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The Powerful Impact of a Learning Environment on Discretionary Effort

Decades ago, in a Harvard Business Review article, “How I Learned to Let My Workers Lead,” the founder and CEO of a food company made this connection between learning and agility, “Learning is change, and I keep learning and relearning that change is and needs to be continuous… change is the real job of every […]

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10 Distinctive Behaviors of Highly Innovative Leaders

Innovation clearly sets organizations apart. It’s key to inventing our future. But how do you cultivate innovation in leaders and teams?

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Webinar: 10 Distinctive Behaviors of Highly Innovative Leaders

Decades ago pioneering leadership researcher and author, Warren Bennis, declared, “The organizations of the future will increasingly depend on the creativity of their members to survive.” The future is here. Disruptive innovation is destroying and creating whole new industries at a blistering pace. Before experts have finished declaring that something can’t be done or won’t […]

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Webinar on the 10 Distinctive Behaviors of Innovative Leaders

George Bernard Shaw, the highly creative Irish playwright (he wrote more than 60 plays and won a Nobel Prize in Literature), and founder of the London School of Economics, George Bernard Shaw once declared, “Some people see things as they are and say ‘why?’ I dream things that never were, and say ‘Why not’? Seeing […]

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Tunnel Vision Will Get You Nowhere

Examples from history illustrate the importance of seeing the potential of new ideas.

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The View from the Front Line

Customer-focused organizations build internal communication processes around the valuable players that deal directly with the public.

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Successful Failures

Key characteristic of learning leaders; they refuse to be trapped by "conventional wisdom" or what others say is or isn't possible. Highly effective leaders go against the odds – or just ignore them.

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Strategic Planning Smothers Innovation

Strategy is an interactive process focusing on improvement and implementation, but beware of common strategic planning traps.

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Stepping Back to Step Ahead Through Reviewing and Assessing

When we don't know how we're doing we can't improve. Failing to periodically review and assess is one of the major reasons so many improvement efforts lose their way.

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Reflection and Renewal

A great fictional story, illustrating a major problem we encounter again and again in our work with individuals, teams, and organizations trying to move to higher levels of performance. It's the problem of balancing the speed and pace of daily life or operations, with periodically stepping back to make sure we're heading in the right direction.

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Nurturing Change Champions

A good change champion is passionate about their cause or change. We can't harness or manage champions. Often we're best to point them in the right direction and get out of the way. Then sponsor and protect them from the bureaucracy when they need it.

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Leaders Focus on Reflection and Renewal

Strong leaders who are effective coaches know the value of reflection and renewal. They periodically pull themselves and their teams back from daily work in operations to work on themselves.

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Innovation Through Accidents and “Controlled Chaos”

The innovation paradox: Random, chaotic, and unpredictable innovations need a stable management system and process to nurture the growth and development of "lucky breaks."

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Innovation Needs a Culture of Trust and Openness

If we want more experimentation and learning on our teams or organizations, we must establish an atmosphere that builds self-confidence and trust.

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Innovation Means Looking Beyond What Is to What Could Be

We need to manage the paradox of paying close attention to closing today's customer and partner performance gaps while we explore, search, and create tomorrow's new markets, customers, and partners.

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Innovation Calls for Leadership

Seizing the opportunities of tomorrow calls for leadership. It means taking off the blinders of what is, in order to see what could be.

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Innovation and the Law of Averages

To double our innovation success rate, we need to double our failure rate. Our goal is not failure; it's success, therefore, we must use the Law of Averages to "fail our way to success."

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Innovation and Organizational Learning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part 3)

Discover the Innovation and Organizational Learning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success

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Innovation and Organizational Learning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part 2)

Discover the Innovation and Organizational Learning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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Innovation and Organizational Learning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part 1)

Discover the Innovation and Organizational Learning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success

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