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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 leadership (183)


The Global Innovation 1000: Why Culture Is Key - Booz and Company Annual Study

Booz & Company’s annual study shows that spending more on R&D won’t drive results. The most crucial factors are strategic alignment and a culture that supports innovation.

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com


Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...


Why Moral Intelligence Must Be Part of Leadership Development - Frank, Kalman, Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Learning to lead through compassion, integrity, forgiveness and responsibility may be the secret ingredient to leadership success — but being more self-aware must come first. While robust business acumen is a must for any leader of a large organization, it is only one piece to the leadership puzzle. As any CEO could attest, being a successful leader is much more complicated than it appears. It requires an arsenal of character traits that will never show on a resume and a complexity that reflects more on genetics than on acquired skill.

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Leading the unpredictable - a new way of working | Erik Hoekstra, Krauthammer

The way we currently organise ourselves is increasingly out of step with our fast-evolving environment. What if organisations were to become a societal movement, whose passionate members had the drive to make a difference? People are dynamic and innovative – organisations aren’t. Yet flextime and connecting via social media are not enough. Let’s envision a new form of management, people engagement and leadership – a world where organisations would adapt to their employees, rather than vice versa. In short, an integrated approach to the oft-cited ‘New Way of Working’ (NWW).

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The Contagion of Leadership - Justin Menkes - Harvard Business Review

A few years ago, I was on a small regional jet when we smelled smoke. The pilot barked orders into the speaker to put out any lighted cigarette immediately. As it turned out, no one was smoking — the alarm was the result of a faulty smoke detector. But the pilot's tone transmitted fear, and that fear spread through the cabin. On another flight, the pilot announced that there was a problem with the plane's hydraulics and that they had to consult with Boeing to decide the best way to get us on the ground. The second situation was far more serious and involved two failed landing attempts before we finally touched down safely. But I will never forget how calm everyone was because the confidence in our pilot's voice was contagious.

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