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Innovation — What it is, and is NOT

<i>“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.”</i><p>Inigo Montoya’s famous line from <i>The Princess Bride</i> instinctively pops …

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

The concept of <i>T-shaped skills</i> was first introduced over 20 years ago, but its importance, - to both individuals and organizations, - has continued to …

What Was Volkswagen Thinking?

On the origins of corporate evil—and idiocy<p>One day in 1979, James Burke, the chief executive of Johnson & Johnson, summoned more than 20 of his key people into a room, jabbed his finger at an internal document, and proposed destroying it.<p>The document was hardly incriminating. Entitled “Our Credo,” …

Johnson & Johnson

The Three Horizon Approach to Innovation

Thinking through the management of innovation have you ever considered the Three Horizons approach? It is likely through this approach business …

Pricing Strategy Framework for SaaS Startups

Pricing doesn’t exist in a vacuum and is therefore not something you can tackle on its own.Pricing is a function of marketing and determines, among …

Trump's Values, Rubio's Strategy

1. Nancy Wadsworth at the Monkey Cage considers Donald Trump and American values.<p>2. Also at the Monkey Cage: Elizabeth Bergman on the effects of …

Republicans

strategy+business: international business strategy news articles and award-winning analysis

A conversation with Ian Bremmer about nationalism and populism, which will remain potent political forces — at least until some fundamental issues …

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …

Emotional Intelligence

How digital business disrupts the five forces of industry competition

Exactly why is digital business so disruptive to traditional business models and traditional notions of industry competition? A useful way to analyze …

Climate change is opportunity for growth innovation

<i>The phenomenal reality of climate change is ringing alarm bells, not merely in the halls of science, but also in the boardroom. And while world</i> …

How to Modify the Strategy Map for the Two-Sided Business Model

I am really fortunate to have the opportunity each year to teach strategy mapping and Balanced Scorecard concepts to student entrepreneurs at the …

Constructing Innovation as Value Management

Innovation needs to create value, both short-term and progressively over time. It fuels the growth and fires the imagination.Yet our innovation …

Give Your Customers the “True Value Test”

Business leaders often express frustration with what they see as a disconnect between their company’s perceived value and its true value — a disconnect that’s impeding growth. They’ve got great people, great products and services, they say, but their organizations aren’t selling as much as they …

Bankers to enjoy fees bonanza from SABMiller and AB InBev deal

Consultancy firm estimates advisers involved in third largest takeover deal in corporate history will share fees of up to $235m

Why Larry Page Created Alphabet

Larry Page is the prototypical inscrutable CEO. In a rare interview Monday at the Fortune Global Forum, Page didn’t say much about much. He is an …

Understanding Military Strategy and the Four Levels of War

When "strategy" gets thrown around by politicians and the media, you can bet it's being misused.<p>In my sustained effort to help others understand the news, there is one important area that really must be addressed, both because this is an election period and because some of these words are so widely …

Enough of silos? How about slabs?

Extreme Sports

Switching Costs: 6 Ways To Lock Customers Into Your Ecosystem

Customers

Three Elements of a Successful Platform Strategy

We typically think of companies competing over products — the proverbial “build a better mousetrap.” But in today’s networked age, competition is increasingly over platforms. Build a better platform, and you will have a decided advantage over the competition.<p>In construction, a platform is something …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

Innovation

How to Align Innovation with Your Corporate Strategy

For any corporate innovation initiative to succeed, it is important that it is aligned with corporate strategy. This is more likely to occur …

The Courageous Triumph of Competitive Advantage

Definition<p>Competitive advantage<p>means superior performance relative to other competitors in the same industry or superior performance relative to the …

You Need an Innovation Strategy

Despite massive investments of management time and money, innovation remains a frustrating pursuit in many companies. Innovation initiatives frequently fail, and successful innovators have a hard time sustaining their performance—as Polaroid, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, and …

Innovation

Leading with Strategic Thinking (Wiley, 2015) examines what leaders who think strategically do differently, based on our teaching at Northwestern University, thirty-five years of consulting with executives, and a study of more than three hundred leaders from around the world.

What makes a leader particularly strategic? Leading with Strategic Thinking (Wiley, 2015) examines what leaders who think strategically do …

Leading with Strategic Thinking: Four Ways Effective Leaders Gain Insight, Drive Change, and Get Results

Foreword Kristi Savacool xi<p>Preface xv<p>Introduction xxi<p>Issues and Considerations xxi<p>Fundamental Questions xxv<p><b>Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Strategic</b> …

Strengths-Based LeadershipUnderstanding Strengths and Weaknesses

© iStockphoto<br>PaulMaguire<p>Focus on developing people's strengths.<p>Jeff joined your team 18 months ago, and he's proved himself to be a talented and …

Project Management

4 Successful Habits That Will Make You Think Like a Leader

Good thinkers are always in demand. They are incredible problem solvers, their strategic mind-set can enhance business performance, and they …

Leadership

How leaders earn engagement and commitment from employees

Copyright � 2018 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257<br>This document was published on http://HR.BLR.com<br>Document URL: …

Employment

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