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Strategy doesn’t inspire people. Conviction does.

Before strategy, have an opinion. Everyone wants a strategy, but not many have an opinion. I’ve talked about this before, purpose matters. And although I don’t like repeating the same message over and over again, I’ve got a feeling this is never going to end. A real opinion, to me, is a stretch thought about [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: Three principles for making innovation a reality in your company

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Innovating when the old rules don’t fit the new environment

A few weeks ago, I wrote about future-proofing yourself by asking questions that anticipate great challenges. Why am I bringing this up again? Because, like you, I still get to engage companies that are disconnected from “what is” and “what could be”. There is a huge gap between how they perceive their environment, and how [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: To disrupt and industry, it’s best to know it well

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The 12 enemies of adaptability

The twelve enemies of adaptability as curated by Hack Management participants: Click image for larger size. Source: Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

No investment in innovation means no investment in the future

“It’s absolutely ingrained in human nature that we simply assign responsibility for what went wrong instead of chalking it up to bad luck. And bad luck is out there. You can’t totally insulate yourself from it because if you try to, you really impair your ability to achieve good luck. And unfortunately, the world is [...]

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

Last week I shared with you HBR’s 10 must reads on innovation. Today I’ll share HBR’s 10 Essential must reads. Again, just click on the link and voila!