How Innovative Leaders Lead Innovative Organizations

The current issue of Forbes features a ranking of the world’s most innovative companies (http://www.forbes.com/sites/innovatorsdna/2012/09/05/how-innovative-leaders-maintain-their-edge/ ). 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 (www.managementexchange.com). Instead, though very much relatedly, his emphasis is on innovating management… Continue reading