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Making Innovation Happen

A Global Aggregation of Leading Edge Articles on Management Innovation, Creative Leadership, Creativity and Innovation.  

This is the official blog of Ralph Kerle, Chairman, the Creative Leadership Forum. The views expressed are his own and do not represent the views of the International or National Advisory Board members. ______________________________________________________________________________________


Entries in creative leadership (90)


Five Rules for Making Smart Hires - A Centre for Creative Leadership Review - WSJ.com

With the economy showing signs of recovery, many organizations are speeding up hiring decisions for key roles that stood vacant throughout the recession. For hiring managers, the pressure is on to make their choices count. Here are five ways to make smart hires and avoid costly mistakes:

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Reviews of the Best Human Capital Books 2010

Download this excellent article reveiwing the top ten books on Human Capital for 2010 from Strategy and Business.


Creativity in Organizations - How can creativity become a prime contributor to the strategic objective of the organization? - Ralph Kerle

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This article provides an historical overview over the last 100 years of the development and affects of applied creative thinking in organizations and asks the question why creativity has not been better understood as an organisational or business process; analysizes the findings of a 2008 major national research project entitled ‘Is Australian management creative and innovative?” in the context of contemporary creative practice in organisations and offers a benchmarking system – the Management Innovation Index™ as a way for organizations to model their creative ecology and over time, using the organisation’s key measures for success, to educate specifically to improve management innovation practice and productivity and ultimately to predict the outcomes of the organization’s creativity and innovation behaviours.

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Work Beyond Borders - IBM Global Chief Human Resources Officers Study 2010

Entitled Work Beyond Borders, the 2010 IBM Chief Human Resources Officers Study says the three main concerns of CHROs globally are

  • Cultivating creative leaders — who can more nimbly lead in complex, global environments
  • Mobilizing for greater speed and flexibility — producing significantly greater capability to adjust underlying costs and faster ways to allocate talent
  • Capitalizing on collective intelligence — through much more effective collaboration across increasingly global teams.

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Start-Ups, Not Bailouts, is The Creative Way To Go - Thomas L. Friedman - NYTimes.com

Here’s my fun fact for the day, provided courtesy of Robert Litan, who directs research at the Kauffman Foundation, which specializes in promoting innovation in America: “Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S. were created by firms that were 5 years old or less,” said Litan. “That is about 40 million jobs. That means the established firms created no new net jobs during that period.”

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