Archive for January, 2016

Organizing for breakthrough innovation

Schwan-1Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Severin Schwan by for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Schwan talks about Rcohe’s R&D structure, tough decisions, and long-term mind-set. To read the complete … READ MORE

Creativity: A Treasury of Observations and Insights

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Creative thinking is essential to making something new (invention) or something better (innovation) .

I agree with David and Tom Kelley, co-authors of Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All , that almost anyone can … READ MORE

How the best acquirers excel at integration

How the bestHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Rebecca Doherty, Oliver Engert, and Andy West for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They note that the same handful of integration challenges vex companies year after year. However, new … READ MORE

How to close the strategy-to-execution gap: five acts of unconventional leadership

Strategy That WorksIn Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap, Paul Leinwand and Cesare R. Mainardi (with Art Kleiner) point out that two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. Leinwand and Mainardi … READ MORE

The Two Sides of Employee Engagement

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sean Graber for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription … READ MORE

Make Learning Harder to Increase Retention

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Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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When information is at our fingertips, and attention spans are shorter than ever, it’s … READ MORE

How conventional business practice creates a strategy-to-execution gap

Strategy That WorksIn Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap, Paul Leinwand and Cesare R. Mainardi (with Art Kleiner) point out that two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. Leinwand and Mainardi … READ MORE

Howard Gardner on “Intelligence Isn’t Black-and-White. There Are Actually 8 Different Kinds.”

Gardner, HWhat does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one or more of eight possibilities.

In this video interview, Gardner addresses his eight classifications for … READ MORE

Strategy and Execution Are the Same Thing

MartinHere is an excerpt from an article written by Roger L. Martin for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth … READ MORE

What are the major differences between innovation and invention?

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In recently published INVENTology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 2015), Pagan Kennedy offers working definitions of invention and innovation by Art Fry — the … READ MORE

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