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Becoming More Innovative in 2016: Innovation Resolutions (Forbes)

Innovation is much easier to talk about, and to romanticize about, than to actually do. It requires both imagination and discipline, a combination that is far from ubiquitous. Yet, each of us should aspire to be change-agents in the organizations or communities in which we live. So, each year, at this time, I ask a number of innovative people, whose work I admire, to join me in suggesting some behavioral changes that they will resolve to try during the next 12 months. The question is simple: ‘What are you going to do this coming year to be more innovative?” The underlying argument is that innovative organizations deserve innovative leaders and members and if you’re not consciously thinking about how you might improve your own personal innovativeness, then you’re abdicating on an important managerial responsibility.

This is the fifth rendition of these resolutions (earlier resolutions can be found for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). What follows is a thoughtful selection of relatively global and certainly ambitious good advice, all of which has one overall objective: to make us all more innovative in 2016!  Read more:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfischer/2016/01/08/becoming-more-innovative-in-2016-innovation-resolutions/#56f28674636f

Rethinking Thinking About Strategy

It's all about change being continuous

Originally appearing in IMD's Tomorrow's Challenges -  July 2014

 

What if I told you that the foundation of much of how we've opened strategic conversations in business schools over the last forty years is now perceived as being unreliable? Not "wrong," not "misleading," not "unnecessary," but something that you need to be much more careful about in using than in the past. I'm speaking about Michael Porter's long-loved "five-forces" approach to industry analysis. The new advice is let the user beware.

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