How Innovative Leaders Lead Innovative Organizations

The current issue of Forbes features a ranking of the world’s most innovative companies ( ). The list itself is instructive and inspiring and refreshingly international. At least as important, though, are the issue’s introductory comments, which make clear that a crucial commonality among the innovative companies is the presence in them of innovative leaders.  That may… Continue reading

Challenge for the New Year: Innovate Management, Organizational Design, not just Products, Services or Teams

I’m a great fan of Gary Hamel’s work on management innovation. Through his research and writings, especially at Hack 2.0: The Management Innovation eXchange, he goes beyond much of the current thinking and modeling of how to foster innovative ideas, products, and services ( Instead, though very much relatedly, his emphasis is on innovating management… Continue reading