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Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek

Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek. Companies that encourage and support open communications outperform their peers, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board Nearly half of executive teams lack the information they need to manage effectively because … Continue reading

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IBM Creative Leadership Study, 2011- more creativity needed among leaders

Creative leadership in action enables a wide range of product, process and business model innovations. Innovation will often require leadership styles characterised by influence rather than power. Managing the increasing complexity inherent in today’s environment requires leaders who will work … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about creativity?

Let’s face it, people use their creativity everyday, even you.  You create mash-ups, make new decisions, use your imagination, combine existing elements into new patterns and relationships and more, and not necessarily because you want to. As conditions continue to … Continue reading

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Non-linear innovation map for those who like discovery

Innovation can be the product of an innovation process and/or a process that makes a new idea a reality.  The innovation process is generally thought of containing number of stages and is often depicted in linear progression in some way … Continue reading

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Entering innovation – a parable to prepare you for the human dynamics at play

At the end of play Fiddler on the Roof, the peasants from Anatevka, Poland, leave for the new world because a government edict forced them out. Packed with their what few belongings they have the villagers reluctantly exit their beloved … Continue reading

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What if the world’s future depended on your decisions?

Would you act any differently? Yesterday my financial planner suggested ways to increase the return on investments.  He recommended placing funds in industries I didn’t support, such as agricultural organizations that pay little attention to the quality of life of … Continue reading

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Are older folk getting in the way of our younger leaders? FourSight insights

United Way Toronto has a CITY Leader program which provides young adults with the practical knowledge and tools to become effective leaders, navigators and connectors in Toronto’s non-profit communities. Last weekend I helped them to get to know how to … Continue reading

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Creativity, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship and Innovation – ppt from Russia

Creativity, Design Thinking and How These Have To Do With Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Lumiknows Consultancy

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Inside holocracy

I recently went to a certification workshop to learn about holocracy and am writing about the experience over a series of blogposts. This post shares the underlying principle of holocracy. Holocracy? Its roots stem from an observation from psychologist and … Continue reading

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Conversation starters for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

We’re asking you to take part in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 (WCIW) this, and every year, to open new portals for the future. WCIW began in Toronto, Canada in 2001 and is now celebrated in … Continue reading

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