New Word: VUCA, what it is, what it does and how to handle it

So proper, isn’t it. A new word to describe what we’re all feeling, the situations we face, and what others around us are dealing with too, and on so many levels, all at once. VUCA = Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. What a whirlwind, no? (Check out VUCA’s description in Wikipedia and its platform for […]

Global Innovation 1000 – Making Ideas Work – from Booz &Company’s R&D Report

Different people use different idea tools which relate to their task according to Booz & Company study of global R&D spending released in Strategy and Business 2012 Winter Issue. Successful innovators bring clarity to a process often described as fuzzy and vague they say. Full report here.   On another note The experience of creating […]

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 employees withhold vital comments out of fear that doing otherwise will show poorly on them. […]

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 to unlock, uncover and unleash the collective creative capabilities of their organisations. Why are some […]

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 more than 40 countries.  It’s totally volunteer, bootstrap and non-profit. The ask is small because […]

Why so hard to change? Empathy for the leaders

Pertec Consulting in Finland makes a case for the new world – and how it differs from what we’ve known. Partner Pentii Sydanmaanlakka* evoked empathy for today’s leaders – and what they are going through – as conditions continue to shift. Simultaneous trends impacting today’s post industrial organizations, shifts… From clockwork/assembly-line-structured organizations to open systems […]

Creative and Philanthropic Team Building Activities: Ones that Give Back

Wondering what you might do for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in 2011 and beyond? Here’s a great idea from Team Builders Plus. Philanthropic Team Building…Give & Get Even More Back in Return by Andy Kraus Despite what is going on with our current economic situation, most corporate groups understand the […]