Do Your Leaders Manage a Portfolio of Innovation?

Any organization needs to innovate.  Every organization ought to have a portfolio of efforts–from improving today’s execution to developing seeds for the future.  Can your leaders work across all three horizons?Improving execution will only get you so far. To generate meaningful organic growth leaders need to operate across all three horizons.Watch this brief video Susan [...]

Do Your Leaders Manage a Portfolio of Innovation?2017-10-25T11:41:47-07:00

Why You Need 3 Types of Networks

My dear friend, Janet, was reassuring me the other day that we’re unlikely to get Alzheimer’s disease because we’re very social.  We love our friends & family and strive to spend time with them.  Multiple studies have found: Having close friends and staying in contact with family members offers a protective effect against the damaging [...]

Why You Need 3 Types of Networks2017-04-17T12:20:52-07:00

Creative Leadership Study

The IBM Creative Leadership Study is available online and it's worthwhile reading if you are inside an organization.  This study is a follow-on to the 2010 study that cited Creativity as the top leadership quality that CEOs are seeking today. To learn more about the study, here's one of the IBM researchers, Steve Gray, summarizing [...]

Creative Leadership Study2017-04-17T12:20:52-07:00

The Most Important Leadership Quality? Creativity!

Results of the 2010 IBM Global CEO Study have just been released. The most exciting part of the study for me was this: About 60% of CEOs polled cited creativity as the most important leadership quality, compared with 52% for integrity and 35% for global thinking. Creative leaders are also more prepared to break with [...]

The Most Important Leadership Quality? Creativity!2017-04-17T12:20:53-07:00