Implementing Innovation (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Knowing doing gap. A decision by itself means nothing Turning knowledge into action Avoiding the smart‐talk trap Smart talk happens now, smart action  happens later Some organisations and bosses make things  worse by rewarding smart talk rather than  smart action Don Peterson, ex CEO of Ford, credited with keeping the company alive in the 80s, ‘Ford was so desperate to save the company, that even though I’m a boring guy, they put somebody in charge who … Continue Reading Implementing Innovation (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Routine vs. Creative work (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Bob Sutton: Simplified: Innovation = Creativity + Implementation Diego Rodriguez (IDEO) (to clients): What is your space for failing? (also, what are the acceptable forms of failure in your organisation?) Note. Rodriguez now prefers ‘accelerated learning’ to failing (or ‘rapid learning’ rather than ‘rapid failing’). Avoid a single ‘prototyping/ innovation room’ … Continue Reading Routine vs. Creative work (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

The Future of Work and how Trump’s win shows how vital the arts and humanities are

THE FUTURE OF WORK Mithunkumar Ramalingam and Brian Bailey The second half of 2016 has seen a number of reports and papers suggesting emergent disruption of the structural composition of the Australian workforce, largely through a convergence of technologies that seem likely to drive the automation of work. What might … Continue Reading The Future of Work and how Trump’s win shows how vital the arts and humanities are

I can do it. Value & Leadership Competencies

PEOPLE & ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Developing the long-term capabilities of others and the organisation as a whole, and finding satisfaction in influencing or even transforming someone’s life or career. (Ross Dawson – Supporting business ecosystems, workforce change) TEAM LEADERSHIP: Focusing, aligning and building effective groups both within one’s immediate organisation and … Continue Reading I can do it. Value & Leadership Competencies