Manifestos tagged with Innovation & Creativity


Watch Your F#*k%^g Language!: Why the Analogies We Embrace Drive Success and Failure, and How to Choose Better Ones
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: John Pollack
“Bad analogies can deceive and distort, even without ill intent by those who make them. Good analogies can reveal fresh insights, leading to breakthroughs in understanding. The challenge is telling one from the other at the very outset.”
The Humble Pulpit: Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Jeffrey A. Krames
“Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March of 2012, he has shown the world a new way to lead. Not with bluster or bravado, but with humility and humanity. He has, without a doubt, emerged as the most humble leader on the world stage. There isn’t even a close second.”
Work As We Know It Is Dead
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Jacob Morgan
“The idea that ‘work sucks’ is engrained in almost every aspect of our professional lives. Employees aren't cogs, work should not be drudgery, and managers can no longer be slave-drivers. This isn’t a manifesto about following your passions or being happy, it’s a call to action to change and evolve our organizations to reflect the world they operate in.”
Beyond Keeping Afloat: How Established Business Can Get Breakthroughs
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Tony Davila & Marc J. Epstein
“What can be done to avoid the seemingly inevitable drought of innovation that comes along with building and cementing the apparatus of an established organization? How, as an established organization, do we maintain, and perhaps even build on the successes we have achieved?”
The Road (to Reinvention) Is Calling
July 23, 2014 - By: Josh Linkner
“Companies, communities, and individuals fall for many reasons, but one of the most common—and easily avoidable—is the failure to reinvent. Those who feel the most secure in the status quo are in fact the most vulnerable. ... The disruption of ongoing innovation eventually topples any organization that fails to keep moving—to reinvent.”
The Most Important Company In the World: Intel, Moore’s Law, and the Heartbeat of Civilization
July 23, 2014 - By: Michael S. Malone
“We now live differently, learn differently, communicate differently, an ultimately, think differently. … We have internalized Moore’s Law. Its beat is now our heartbeat; its pace of change is now the heartbeat of civilization.”
The Accelerating Organization: In a Faster Moving World, We Need Speed and Agility to Keep Up
June 11, 2014 - By: John P. Kotter
“Organizations everywhere are struggling to keep up with the accelerating pace of change—let alone get ahead of it. The stakes—the financial, social, environmental, and political consequences—are rising in a similar exponential way.”
How to Ignite Innovation with F.I.R.E.
May 14, 2014 - By: Dan Ward
“The pattern of rapid, thrifty innovation shows up across a large range of technical contexts and genres. Whether we are talking about submarines or software, medical or military technology, the most impactful and successful innovations tend to be produced by small teams with short schedules, tight budgets, and strong commitments to simplicity.”
The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health
May 14, 2014 - By: Rich Karlgaard
“The soft edge of business is the side of deeper human longings and values. ... Not surprisingly, the soft edge is the most underestimated and oft-neglected side of the triangle. But do not dismiss the soft edge. It is the source of enduring strength.”
Strategic Thinking: A Framework for Individual Executives to Elevate Business
April 16, 2014 - By: Rich Horwath
“The inability to effectively navigate strategy challenges can have devastating long-term effects on an organization. ... While it’s convenient to blame an organization’s failings on external factors such as the economy, decisions about strategy account for failure a whopping 70 percent of the time.”



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