4 Questions New Leaders Should Ask

IDG (parent company for CIO, Computerworld, CSO, Infoworld, ITWorld and  MACWorld) asked what advice I would give new leaders. At the moment, I didn’t think it was going to be that hard. Then they added a constraint. I had to do it in less than 5 minutes. Watch the video on IDG.TV – http://www.idg.tv/video/79875/4-questions-new-leaders-should-ask For those of […]

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Developing Leadership Skills for Innovation: The Questions Strong Leaders Ask

Becoming an effective innovation leader is about more than just understanding the principles of leadership. If you’re trying to improve your innovation leadership skills, there are several questions you can ask yourself to see where you stand and how you are impacting your organization. Question #1: Am I involved at the ground level with my […]

The Questions Strong Leaders Ask

Why Was Steve Jobs Better At Driving Innovation at Apple?

In Silicon Valley, you can’t avoid the game of comparing every company to Apple. There is no avoiding the success Apple has experienced. So what made Apple so successful at establishing its innovation leadership and avoiding the traps and roadblocks other companies’ experience? Was it the fact that the founder CEO was still involved? Or […]

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3 CEO’s who get innovation

Over my career, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a number of CEOs.  The general perception in the market is that the CEO’s of public companies are only focused on meeting the quarterly numbers.  The following are 3 CEO’s who get innovation. How do I know? I’ve had the opportunity to spend meaningful […]

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All of my innovation projects work perfectly! No honest … trust me …

  When I saw this cartoon over the weekend, I couldn’t help but reflect on my past experience watching people with poor leadership skills try to manage the innovation process.  A telltale sign that someone doesn’t get the innovation process is they try to over manage it.  They apply the same structure as they do to supply […]