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10% of the majority: when ideas get adopted

How long does change take? Interesting question. And one that, at least to me, doesn’t have a concrete answers. But a good answer is that it takes time. It simply doesn’t happen overnight. But, we do know that if we want to accelerate change then it is best to aim to win over / enlist [...]

A simple technique to help you develop culture in your organization

Do you have a User Manual of yourself for others to learn about how to deal with you? This is an interesting idea I read about in an interview with Ivar Kroghrud, lead strategist of QuestBack, by Adam Bryant for his upcoming book Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a [...]

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5 ways to champion learning in your organization

How do leaders go about creating an environment for innovation and innovative thinking? In five ways:

10 Change your course questions CEO’s need to ask themselves

Questioning, one of my favorite activities. I’ve been spotting a lot of it lately, and that’s good. Whether it’s because we are entering the last month of the year or because people are feeling the need to reflect, we need to be constantly questioning the obvious. The obvious, if you’re succeeding, should also include this [...]

Why do successful companies fail?

Question-to-innovate Series: This the thirtieth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know. Success hides problems.  – Ed Catmull, President of Pixar This is a [...]

For Good Strategy Not To Do Is To Be

 Why do companies insist on a one-size-fits-all template for strategy? Is it because the MBA types come in with their unimaginative frameworks that speak to unimaginative executives? I certainly think so. The ones who are at a fault the most, McKinsey, recently published a series of articles about the Art of Strategy. What’s new about [...]