Tag: Strategic Thinking and Strategic Leadership

4 Demented Ways To Internally Disrupt Your Business (for the sake of staying ahead)

4 Demented Ways To Internally Disrupt Your Business (for the sake of staying ahead)

The Consciousness Quotient Test yourself and your employees for the ‘consciousness quotient’. Find the site, read the literature, see how it works, ll in the questionnaire. Make the results transparent for everybody. Have ideas for raising the stakes for each of you to the next consciousness level – This is Integral Innovation   Biofeedback Buy a biofeedback/neurofeedback apparatus, install it…

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3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

Completely change your managerial system. Change it to an open one meant to inquire for people’s solutions. As a high-ranking manager in large corporations, I began as a directive type. Then I shifted towards a more collaborative style and ended up as a ‘one-minute manager’, as a manager-coach. I would never return to directive style. Ask any manager-coach about the…

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2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

Reframed Topics Reformulate focus-questions like ‘Why Not…?’, ‘How Else…?’ and ‘What If…?’ and lead meetings where everybody should concentrate on answers to these types of questions, instead of ‘Why…?’, ‘What…?’ or ‘How…?’. Search for different ways of replacing the usual problem-solving process.  – The Upper Right Quadrant of Integral Innovation. Reframed Reason Have ‘no reason’ meetings, that is, meetings where anyone can…

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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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The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

In Oz, the wizard is shown to run the kingdom through some complex machine hidden behind a curtain. Many executives may think themselves the wizard; enthralled by the idea that AI technology will allow them to shed millions of dollars in labor costs, they could come to believe that the best company is the one with the fewest people aside from the CEO. But work…

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Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective

Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective

In this article, there are three usual ideas you can start to implement for your company to become more inclusive in terms of listening, leadership, innovation. Example 1: Guess who identified the most important innovation that led to millions in annualized savings? It was a patient care assistant. Example 2: “When we pack and sterilize the pallets to be sent to…

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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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