Tag Archives: innovation

What Feeds Profitable Innovation? Leadership Grounded in a Celebration Change and Diversity

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the golden age of American innovation was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But it wasn’t a lack of regulations, or a search for stability, or a need to keep people in their traditional places that motivated these changes. It was a visionary drive that grew out of thriving and diverse new communities.

Becoming The Leaders the World Needs: Dare to be Different

People do a lot of foolish things, and we know that because, in retrospect, we can see exactly how dumb we were! Take the hopeful, clueless love of science and propaganda that justified atomic bomb test viewing parties in Las Vegas — a real tourist draw! Mother and child watching bomb test (look at the […]

The Land Of “But”; Where Ideas Go To Die

Originally posted on DCulberhouse:
Each day hundreds of thousands of ideas are formed, considered…and most often disregarded, cast-aside, and left to wither and die… Each day, ideas, both good and bad, survive and thrive or wither and die due to the mindset in which they are formed and the environment in which they are tossed…

Addressing Stereotypes in Stock Photos

Originally posted on Clearly Connected Conversation:
Getty Images teamed with LeanIn.org to create a collection of stock photos intended to represent women in a more empowering light. LeanIn.org is the foundation launched by Sheryl Sandberg, author of Women, Work and the Will to Lead. The book, published last year, challenged women and the business world…

Who will talk at TED2014? The speaker lineup, revealed!

Originally posted on TED Blog:
TED2014 is our 30th-anniversary conference, and the speaker lineup is — in a word — thrilling. Speakers will touch on topics ranging from technology, entertainment, design and education to climate change, architecture, music, physics, parenting, typography, fireflies and the Golden Gate Bridge. Randall Munroe of xkcd will talk about his…

Visionary Leadership: Seth Kahan on the Pragmatics of Innovation

One of the most difficult challenges of good leadership development is bridging vision from theory into clear, effective practice.Too many managers fail in leadership initiatives because they’re applying techniques they only¬† understand as theory. The key to becoming a better leader is finding ways to live the values and beliefs behind the vision. That means […]

The future of leadership development

Originally posted on The Future of Leadership is Collective:
About ten years ago I ran a sought-after international leadership development program for multinational companies together with Bill Isaacs (http://www.dialogos.com). What struck me years later was the impact of the program that was thoroughly based on a dialogic approach – about half of the participants left…

Leadership Spirit at the International Leadership Association Conference, Montreal

Next week, I’ll be presenting at the International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference in Montreal, sharing a new training exercise that integrates values-based authenticity with Shapeshifter Leadership development! It’s definitely time for the Shapeshifter-with-integrity to rise up and claim its space in our leadership archetypes and stories. Innovation, out-of-the-box thinking and new ways of knowing ourselves […]

Ten Lessons about Leadership from the 2013 MacArthur Fellows

Here are ten lessons about leadership and innovation we can take from this year’s MacArthur Fellows, recognized for their originality, contributions to their field, and creativity in their work. 1. The past can teach us volumes about the future. Effective innovation requires innovative research into how we got here. Paleobotanist C. Kevin Boyce has established […]

Risk, Reward, and Trust, Oh My! Visionary Leadership Builds Value-Based Systems for Innovation

Visionary leaders hope to get everyone excited about innovation and transformation, making systemic change and new beginnings easier and more rewarding. The pragmatics of transformation, though, mean creating visionary systems that reward risk and reward, built on trust. Here’s Henry Doss, entrepreneur and blogger at Forbes, about the ways leadership and innovation fuel transformation, and […]