Sustainable Growth:

Innovation System

Leading Innovation

How To Develop Innovation Strategy, Manage, and Lead Innovation-based Change

 

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Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation unlimited!

 

 

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."

– Hyman Rickover

More Innovation Leader Quotes

   

Inspirational Leadership

10 Roles

  1. Make relentless innovation a religion... More

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Innovation Quotes

Creative Leadership DOs and DON'Ts

How To Lead Creative People

By: Max DePree

  • Creative people need constraints... More

Leading Change

The 8 Stage Change Process

Defrost a hardened status quo:

  1. Establish a sense of urgency... More

8 Attributes of Corporate Success

By Peters and Waterman

  • Loose-tight controls... More

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The JAZZ of INNOVATION (Ten3 Mini-course)

The Jazz of Innovation

11 Practice Tips

The Jazz of Innovation: (A) create a guiding structure and (B) encourage improvisation.

  • Provide strategic alignment.

  • Establish a creative chaos environment

  • Allow freedom to fail... More

 

 

10 Ways To Murder Creativity

  • Ask for a 200-page document to justify every new idea... More

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Questioning

Maintaining a Fresh Perspective with Your Employees

10 Tips

  1. Encourage employees to think outside the box and work outside of the rigid constraints of your organization... More

Start with Yourself

To lead innovation successfully you should start with yourself. A characteristic of CEOs in stagnant companies (often referred to as the "living dead") is that they ask their people to be entrepreneurial, to innovate and grow but do not do so themselves.

"If people see that the boss is a "know-it-all," at the very best they'll be motivated to learn all the boss knows. If the boss has a rich sense of curiosity that openly questions the impact of not only his actions but those of others, the business and competitors, than others will learn from this and do like wise," says Christopher Meyer.2

Smart Corporate Leader

 Success Case  GE Digital X-Ray Project

The Digital X-Ray technology development project at GE was about to die several times. This radical innovation initiative survived and finally prospered mainly due to entrepreneurial .skills of the project leader.. More

Visionary Purpose and Goals

Leading innovation requires a visionary purpose and goals.

Make sure you keep stretch in your vision, communicate it constantly, and keep linking the events of today to your vision, underscoring the relationship between the two.

"The constant tension between today's reality and your goals is what spurs extraordinary innovation... Emphasizing the importance of today's work keeps people focused, while linking it to the vision keeps them motivated," says Christopher Meyer2 This communication should be enduring as "each encounter people have with the firm's vision unveils another element of connection."

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Lead improvisation. Managers: Provide structure.

Resulting synergy: Jazz of Innovation... More

Leading With a Growth Attitude

Establishing an attitude of relentless growth is what enables an organization and its people to achieve their goals.

The spirit of relentless growth keeps fresh ideas flowing and reinvigorates your company. The relentless Growth Attitude establishes a context within which corporate executives lead by setting direction, creating strategy, securing resources, defining organization architecture, and ensuring that learning occurs. The Growth Attitude should start at the top and work its way down your organization.

Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Attributes

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Ten3 Mini-course)

 Case in Point  Thermo Electron

An example of how effective creative leadership helped to keep innovation and entrepreneurial creativity and energy alive was the approach taken by CEO George Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron Corporation. He allowed each new project to spin off as a separate company, with Thermo Electron as the majority stakeholder. While thought by some to be primarily an innovation in capital financing, he believed it provided a strong incentive to employees, while at the same time being helpful in bringing in funding. His approach has been an ongoing success6

3 Strategies of Market Leaders

Developing Innovation-Adept Culture

Establishing the culture of innovation requires a broad and sustained effort. Though changing a company's culture is never easy, with the right leadership, cultures can be reshaped and amazing results can accrue. Establishing an attitude of relentless growth is what enables an organization and its people to achieve their goals.

The spirit of relentless growth keeps fresh ideas flowing and reinvigorates your company. Thus, "the primary challenge facing market leaders is to institutionalize an environment where every decision and direction can be constantly and safely reassessed."4... More

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

New Systemic Approach to Innovation

Until recently innovation has been seen principally as the means to turn research results into commercially successful products, but not all research leads to innovation and not all innovation is research-based. Innovation is systemic. It arises from complex interactions between many individuals, organizations and their operating environment. Firms which are successful in realizing the full returns from their technologies and innovations are able to match their technological developments with complementary expertise in other areas of their business, such as manufacturing, distribution, human resources, marketing, and customer service... More

  

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FULL VERSION of e-Coach

Learning to Lead...

Establishing Purpose, Direction and Goals...

Innovation Process: Diversion and Conversion of Ideas...

New Challenge: Leading Knowledge Workers...

Leadership Style...

Positioning of a Leader...

Emotional Task of the Leader...

Creative Leadership...

Managing Creativity...

Creative Problem Solving (CPS)...

Inspiring People...

Energizing Employees...

Volatility Leadership...

Strategic Achievement...

Infecting Your Firm with the Growth Attitude...

Ten Tips for Maintaining a Fresh Perspective with Your Employees...

Thought Provokers...

 Case in Point  Quantum...

 Case in Point  Silicon Valley Firms...

 Case in Point  Hewlett-Packard...

 Case in Point  GE...

 

 

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Ten3 Mini-course)

 

References:

  1. "Extreme Management", Mark Stevens

  2. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  3. "Leading Change", James O'Toole

  4. "It's Not the Big that Eat the Small... It's the Fast that Eat the Slow", J. Jennings and L. Haughton

  5. "1001 Ways to Energize Employees", Bob Nelson

  6. "Creative Intelligence, Leadership, and the Challenge of the Future", Alan Rowe

  7. Entrepreneurial Leadership, Vadim Kotelnikov

  8. Managing Radical Innovation, Vadim Kotelnikov

  9. The Jazz of Innovation, Vadim Kotelnikov

  10. SMART Executive, Vadim Kotelnikov

Innovation

7 Dimensions of Strategic Innovation

IDEO's Innovation Practice Tips

Trend Spotting Tips

The Art of Innovation: 9 Truths

Entrepreneurial Creativity

Keeping Eyes Open for Inspiration

10 Brainstorming Rules

Techniques for Fast Idea Evaluation and Decision Making

Idea Evaluation By Weighted Criteria

Innovation-friendly Organization

How To Kill Creativity: 10 Easy Steps

Letting the Best Ideas Win

Organizing for Innovation: Organizational Models that Support Innovation

How To Transform Your Business Into an Innovative and Creative Culture

Liberate Employees from the Fear of Trying New Things

Google: 10 Golden Rules

Corporate Culture

Strategies for Building a Growth Culture

Smart Corporate Leader

Systemic Innovation

Innovation Management Policies for Large Corporations

Tips for Making the Vision a Reality