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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 Talent (5)


Creativity is Not A Talent, It Is A Way of Operating - John Cleese

Two great Cleese videos on creativity


Cleese talking about his own creativity

This 1991 video is erudite and comic yet right to the "creativity"point


What makes a Mozart? Secrets of extraordinary performance - YouTube


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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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.

Download and read the full report here


Making talent a strategic priority

Another leading discussion by McKinsey's in 2008... The War for Talent never ended. Executives must constantly rethink the way their companies plan to attract, motivate, and retain employees. Companies like to promote the idea that employees are their biggest source of competitive advantage. Yet the astonishing reality is that most of them are as unprepared for the challenge of finding, motivating, and retaining capable workers as they were a decade ago. Ten years after McKinsey conducted its War for Talent research,1 the 1997 study drawing attention to an imminent shortage of executives, the problem remains acute—and if anything has become worse. Companies face a demographic landscape dominated by the looming retirement of baby boomers in the developed world and by a dearth of young people entering the workforce in Western Europe. Meanwhile, question marks remain over the appropriateness of the talent in many emerging markets. Business leaders are deeply concerned, judging by two McKinsey Quarterly global surveys.

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