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Are you asking the right questions?
Gerald Haman said " If you want to come up with idea, then you meed to ask great questions"...Read what Chuck Frey has to say about the power of provocative questions.
Fostering a culture of innovation
- Some good ideas on fostering a culture of innovation Read more
- Lean in the office - Setting the Stage Read more
- Bill Gates once said “640bk ought to be enough for anybody.”Read what other experts said about the impact of new technologies.
Evolving Excellence: Management Trumps Culture Every Time
There is a fundamental lesson to be learned from the BP debacle in the Gulf of Mexico - that management rules - not culture or leadership Read about the role of management in sustaining innovation.
Seth's Blog: "This better work"
is probably the opposite of ,"this might work." Read more
Steps on coaching your team to greater levels of innovation!
Steps for managers to help their team's creativity blossom; Information, Training, Feedback and Get out of the way Read more
Owning our mistakes!
Life is full of learning experiences and making mistakes. How we own mistakes can have a big impact on others. Read about the impact of an umpire owning his mistake
What makes a good boss great?
- Read what Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, says about what makes a good boss great and what this might mean for innovation Read more
- Recognising innovative behaviour gets returns - Try it
Does your leadership style encourage your staff to innovate and improve? Read about Four Things Employees Need from Leader Read more
Innovation and mistakes are closely aligned
Read Amy Gallo's blog You've made a mistake. Now What? for some best practice pointers about using the experience to learn and grow. Read more
The Failure of Failure - Michael Schrage - Harvard Business Review
What can we learn from partial failures? Read more
Read about innovations the Harvard Business Review suggests.
- Gardiner Morse is a senior editor of Harvard Business Review Group. Read Gardiners blog - Ten innovations that will transform medicine
- What can we learn from improvisational theatre for increasing creativity at work? Read more
Joy at Work
What do Rubik's Cube and holding hands with customers and staff have to do with finding joy at work? Read Rosabeth Moss Kanters blog - Top Ten Ways to Find Joy at Work
The Art of Giving Praise
Tips for encouraging staff read Steve DeMaios blog - The Art of Giving Praise
Check out this blog
Why don't I innovate at work ? Blog and associated comments about how the fear of others' opinions can hinder us from innovating. Read more
A clever technique for thinking about how to innovate. Innovation tools
Paralysis of analysis or early action?
Some tips about questions and actions: Read Scott Anthony - Managing Director of Innosight Ventures blog. How to Kill Innovation
Annual TED Conference
The annual TED (technology, entertainment and design) Conference has just finished. The conference focuses on ideas worth spreading. Listen to James Cameron, film director, talking about curiosity and follow many other fascinating speakers at TED Talks
How would our processes be different if we adopted an approach similar to that used by Tesco a UK supermarket? The process has to be better for customers, cheaper for the organisation and simpler for staff. Read more
Create a Garden of Innovation!
Have you thought about the similarities of creating a garden and a culture of innovation? Read more
The critical role of the trust in the innovation process.
How do we encourage each other to innovate? Read more
Allocate time for innovation
Do we have the time to be creative and innovative? Read more
Top Ten Tips for Implementing Lean Six Sigma
As companies continue to cast their nets for ways to improve efficiencies across the board, the appeal of process improvement methodologies - and in particular that arcane-sounding discipline Six Sigma - continues to grow. Read more
Some holiday reading
Take time for some self-reflection, planning and action that can renew your enery, lift your spirits, and boost your performance in every aspect of your life to new highs.
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
The science of stamina has advanced to the point where individuals, teams, and whole organizations can, with some straightforward interventions, significantly increase their capacity to get things done. Read more
Be a Better Leader, have a Richer Life
Work fills most executives' lives to the brim, leaving insufficient time for their families, their communities, and themselves. But Professor Friedman suggests that, rather than view the problem as a set of trade-offs, executives use their leadership talents to benefit all four domains at once. Read more
Do Your Commitments Match Your Convictions
How many of us keep pace day to day, upholding our obligations to our bosses, families, and the community, even as our overall satisfaction with work and quality of life decline? And yet, our common response to the situation is: "I'm too busy to do anything about it now." Unfortunately, unless a personal or professional crisis strikes, very few of us step back, take stock of our day-to-day actions, and make a change. In this article, London Business School strategy professors Donald Sull and Dominic Houlder examine the reasons why a gap often exists between the things we value most and the ways we actually spend our time, money, and attention. Read more
Managing Oneself (HBR Classic)
Throughout history, people had little need to manage their careers--they were born into their stations in life or, in the recent past, they relied on their companies to chart their career paths. But times have drastically changed. Today we must all learn to manage ourselves. What does that mean? As Peter Drucker tells us in this seminal article first published in 1999, it means we have to learn to develop ourselves. We have to place ourselves where we can make the greatest contribution to our organizations and communities. And we have to stay mentally alert and engaged during a 50-year working life, which means knowing how and when to change the work we do. Read more
Real Business Geniuses Don't Pretend to Know Everything
Larger-than-life personalities get more credit than they deserve. Read more.
How Management Innovation Happens
What do we know about how to accelerate the implementation of new processes and practices? Read what MIT Sloan Management Review has to say.
Find the 15 Minute Competitive Advantage
Rosabeth Moss Kanter provides us with eight characteristics of innovations most likely to gain suport. Keep reading.
Every two years AMP runs AMPLIFY, an innovation and thought leadership festival. Click here to view videos from one of the festivals.
The Perils of Having Too Much Money
Scott Anthony writes about why great innovators spend less than good ones. Click here to read Scott's article.
The New, Faster Face of Innovation
Read what MIT Sloan Management Review and others say about technology and innovation. Keep reading