Tag: Qualities of Leadership

Are you a Starman? (4 things about Elon Musk’s leadership)

Are you a Starman? (4 things about Elon Musk’s leadership)

SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy for the first time on 7th of February 2018. Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster was the payload. Starman is the dummy driver. Now, it orbits our Sun. This is what this grand act of SpaceX and Elon Musk teaches humans about leadership. Live to create or create to live? Elon Musk teaches us not to live with the…

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With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

A recent story from entrepreneur.com shows a real case of integral innovation: Upper Left quadrant: dedication to a greater cause Upper Right cuadrant: expertise, metodology Lower Left quadrant: the pollination of ideas, sharing expertise Lower Right quadrant: certain processes, crowdfunding Ethan Brown put everything he had into founding the company, which has seen major successes with its plant-based ‘meat’ that’s…

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Why Companies Don’t Respond to Digital Disruption

Why Companies Don’t Respond to Digital Disruption

Disruption: this story from sloanreview.mit.edu uncovers some data about what companies know and what they do in respect of digital disruption. The most “disruptive” data is the 43% lag … Knowing digital disruption is happening and doing something about it are two entirely different matters. The philosopher William James noted that “thinking is for doing,” meaning that the purpose of…

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Leading Innovation / The Holacratic Way

Leading Innovation / The Holacratic Way

Introduction When we talk about leading innovation and about the most adequate leadership system in which the employees of a company can be extremely creative and generate remarkable innovation, we are talking about a type of leadership system that is almost non-existent nowadays. It is that type of leadership that ensures both freedom and adequate constraints, in a mix which…

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Employees love innovating. Stop these 3 behaviours to keep their love.

Employees love innovating. Stop these 3 behaviours to keep their love.

During my last 4 years of corporate training and business coaching on innovation I’ve seen and heard more than 1,500 employees and managers complaining about innovation not working within their environment. This is what I found: #1. not really listening to new ideas, #2. rules instead of limits, #3. forcing versus liberating. Stop doing all these 3 in order to…

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The 4 Cornerstones Of Business Innovation

The 4 Cornerstones Of Business Innovation

Introduction

After so many years of research and reasoning on the creativity and innovation topic, we came to several conclusions. Thus, these are the cornerstones * of the integral theory of innovation as presented also in The Leadership Spark. These 4 fundamental pieces are to be found under the companies aiming at a continuous and disruptive business innovation. More info

Innovation: The 4 q’s a leader has to ask himself before implementing it

Innovation: The 4 q’s a leader has to ask himself before implementing it

  During 2015, while working on my book „The Leadership Spark” on business innovation, I discussed with many managers and scholars involved in this topic, from all around the world, I read a shelf of book on it and thought a lot in the meantime; I did not find an all-encompassing theory summing up everything that humans know about it.…

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