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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Birth of the Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership - Innovation Excellence

Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that helps individuals cope with disruptive technological change”. The article outlines a broad narrative of ...

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How Success Can Become Your Enemy

If you've started a company chances are pretty good that you saw a pattern of opportunity emerging in the marketplace that most other people hadn't yet noticed. Identifying that pattern and then capitalizing on it meant convincing investors, employees, and customers that the pattern really existed--well before it was obvious. All of that preaching requires so much effort that once you've established a pattern for success you've just about etched it in granite.

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Top 7 Reasons Your Successful Startup Will Fail

How People Respond to Change

Nobody ever started a business intending to fail. Yet, within five years half will. It’s foolish to expect that all of these businesses could somehow succeed. Still, many successful and innovative businesses fail not because there was anything wrong with their product or service but rather because they fell into one of the pitfalls of success. So, how can you ...

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Failing Fast Causes More Failure

One scary statistic is that 70% of change initiatives fail. An overwhelming proportion of new product launches fail. Most new businesses fail. The sad fact is that failure is all around us. Is this why so many organizations talk about a fear of failure being one of their major innovation stumbling blocks? And, so what mantra do many innovation and ...

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Lessons from Monet: Impressions of Innovation

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I did not set out to chronicle the innovative characteristics of the great painters (my previous writing was on Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings), yet somehow I ended up following precisely that path as I read a new book by Ross King on Claude Monet’s famous Water Lilies. In Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, King examines ...

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