Create a Team of Master Problem Solvers

Problem-solving is an essential skill as an innovator. If problems stump your employees, how can your organization ever innovate for customers? Luckily, problem-solving skills can be learned, and as a leader you can create a team of master problem solvers and innovators.

Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year

Chaos might have defined the year that was 2020, but that turmoil helped business leaders learn a new skill that will serve them well in the years to come.

Increase Your Innovation Reputation and Velocity with an Innovation Evangelist

Building upon my popular article Rise of the Evangelist, I wanted to create an article for the global innovation community focused specifically on the importance of the innovation evangelist role.

The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture

In this article by Jeff DeGraff, he presents the four types of innovative cultures and four best practices for building a culture of innovation.

The Future of Leadership Development Consulting is Here: a New Job is Emerging

The true basis of leadership is built upon a model generated by an X and Y axis. One side is the concept of leadership that creates change through a process-oriented approach, and the other as more of a relationship-oriented one.

All Good Technology Managers Are Transformational Leaders

Compared to other leadership styles, transformational leaders are better equipped to deploy information technology tools, products, and services. Let's take a deeper look at why transformational leadership sets you up for success in the tech world - both with managing teams and with understanding IT principles - in this article.

How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?

Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development. This article presents the two key steps of successful knowledge management that can be implemented by company executives.

Preparing a Team For Transition To Remote Work In COVID-19 Environment

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies have implemented mandatory work-from-home policies to help contain the spread of COVID-19. While large companies have the resources and experience to foster a massive ‘home office shift’, smaller companies who have never implemented such policies before are facing numerous questions regarding this new work arrangement.

The Top Practices That Separate Great Leaders From The Rest

How do great leaders separate themselves from the rest? This article will examine how several excellent leaders, including Rich Teerlink and Steve Jobs, were able to inspire their teams, develop incredible products, and transform their companies.

The Key Steps Innovation Professionals Should Take in a COVID-19 Environment

Obviously COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on all aspects of our lives, with the scope and scale of business disruption being immense and incredibly challenging. But disruption is what innovation people are generally excellent at responding to, so the question becomes - “how do you and your team support your organisations within this environment?”

Five Innovation Practices for Building & Managing an Innovation Program

There is no “one size fits all” formula for innovation management success. Demystifying innovation takes experiments and practices. In this article, we'll explore five tactics to use in order to develop and manage a successful innovation program.

3 Ways to Reduce Costs While Maintaining Business Integrity

Integrity is regularly considered one of the top characteristics that a business leader can have — whether you're asking employees or CFOs. Sometimes, however, business integrity is considered a cost or burden — a commitment that is almost guaranteed to make a business harder to run over time.