New “Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness” course starts Oct. 8,2014

August 28, 2014

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Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness

Join this course! Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness is a 6-weeks online course facilitated by Joseph Agoada and Megan Coolidge and powered by TechChange, the institute for technology and social change.. Course Description As the world rapidly changes new employer and employee skills such as changemaking, teamwork, empathy and leadership are fundamental […]

German Innovation Study confirms Intrapreneuring Increases Innovative Mindset

August 22, 2014

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University of Applied Science Munich (Hochschule München)

German Innovation Study confirms Intrapreneuring increases Employees’ Innovative Mindset German researchers Philipp Gellert and Martin Müller of the Business Innovation and Change Management Dept. of the University of Applied Science in Munich, Germany (Hochschule München) published their international business consulting study “Konzept für Führungskräfte zur Implementierung einer Innovationsstrategie” (in German language only) in summer 2014. […]

Innovation drives Diversity&Inclusion 2.0

August 14, 2014

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Avoiding the trap! (Source: www_goodwp_com 590 × 400)

The traditional world of corporate Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is being disrupted by a new take on D&I and combining it with innovation and talent management.  What some perceive as a threat to the D&I establishment may just be the next step of evolution that could invigorate and drive D&I to new heights. Though not an entirely novel approach (see […]

Brave New (Digital) World: “Touchscreen”

August 6, 2014

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Marshall Davis Jones: "Touchscreen"

We are living in a digital world and sometimes more than we realize.  Still one of my favorite takes on humans in the digital age: Marshall Davis Jones’ “Touchscreen” brings it to the point. If you haven’t seen this, sit back, relax and enjoy…

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“Better before Worse” – are you dropping off the cliff?

July 31, 2014

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Most change initiatives fail.  Statistics from MIT research suggest that for leaders managing change the ‘capability trap’ is the single major failure mode.  So, what is this trap, how is it set up and, more importantly, how to avoid it? As a quick disclaimer, the charts and examples are schematic and simple to get my […]

Xbox’s Hollywood Bust – when culture eats strategy for breakfast

July 24, 2014

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Shut down It’s not only successful innovations that can get shut down (see “Shut down! Why Successful Innovations Die“) but also those that don’t get a chance to take of in the first place:  In the small print of Microsoft’s recent announcement to eliminate 18,000 jobs (mainly in the light of the Nokia acquisition) you […]

Shut down! Why Successful Innovations Die

July 12, 2014

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The world running low on oil (credit: permaculturenews.org)

Why successful innovations get shut down. WhIle we expect unsuccessful initiatives and projects to get shut down, what sense does it make to stop hugely successful ones?

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