16 New Books for Creative Leaders to Begin 2016

The opening months of of 2016 will see a shelf of new books containing research, insights and proven experience that promise to support better creative leadership.  The topics range widely from learning, disruption and uncertainty to the execution of strategy and the creativity, non-conformity, and gender equality in organizations.  All the following titles are scheduled… Continue reading

Building New Strategies for Creative Excellence: Michael Porter vs. Chuck Porter

On Thursday evening, June 19, I had the privilege of presenting ideas for ‘building new strategies for creative excellence’ at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.  The session grew out of a White Paper with the same title co-authored with my Berlin School of Creative Leadership colleague, Professor Paul Verdin.  Guiding both session and… Continue reading

The Leader’s Guide to Building an Everyday Strategic Practice: Lafley and Martin’s ‘Playing to Win’

A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin, Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, Cambridge: Harvard Business Review Press, 2013. =============================================================== A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble from 2000-2009, is one of the most-respected and successful corporate leaders of the young twenty-first century.  Roger Martin, a long-time business consultant and currently Dean of the Rotman… Continue reading

Rishad Tobaccowala on Strategy

In case you missed his blogpost from the past weekend, @rishadt offered a characteristically pointed and instructive definition of strategy — three words, to be exact — that he then very usefully annotated. http://rishadt.wordpress.com (For those who don’t know Rishad, he serves as the Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer at VivaKi – which draws together… Continue reading