The Committed Innovator

The Committed Innovator: A conversation with Tanya Baker of Goldman Sachs Accelerate by Erik Roth (Senior Partner at McKinsey’s)

The global leader of Goldman Sachs’ internal new business incubator on fostering innovation and entrepreneurial ventures within the firm. Keep reading the original interview / post here.

Quiz: Test Your Innovation Knowledge

How much do you know about corporate innovation concepts, key thinkers, famous failures, and Silicon Valley disruptors? Try a 22 question quiz by InnovationLeader here.

McKinsey study of 1,700 companies reveals CEOs don’t understand design leadership at all

Designers finally have a seat at the table. 

Just about nobody knows what a chief design officer is actually supposed to do. Keep reading here.

The Leader as Coach

One of the best ways to get better at nondirective coaching is to try conversing using the GROW model.

The role of the manager, in short, is becoming that of a coach. Hear and read the full story here.

Strategic Leadership: The Strategy of Saying No

It can be extremely difficult to know when you may have to say no to that potentially game-changing idea.

Saying ‘no’ offends our sensibilities and our natural desire to be liked by everyone. Got interested? Keep reading here.

The Slow-Burning Success of Disney’s Bob Iger

This year alone Disney have shattered Hollywood records by releasing not one, but five $1 billion movies.

Iger is an example of a CEO who is determined to see growth through a much kinder form of leadership than we tend to see in Hollywood and the media. Keep reading here.

America’s Most Innovative Leaders

Measuring four essential leadership qualities of top founders and CEOs.

These are the visionaries that are reshaping the industries around them. Keep reading right here.

Different Styles: But Bezos And Musk Are Both “Forward Thinkers” With Innovation Capital

Creativity is not enough to make an innovative leader.

You need innovation capital: The capacity to win resources and convince others to support your innovation projects. Keep reading here.

Leader, Innovate Thyself

Three faulty assumptions around corporate innovation.

These assumptions only attack the symptoms of slow innovation, not the root causes. Read full story here.

Business leaders gird for ‘organizational explosions’

A framework for successful transformations.

The path to digital transformation is littered with episodes that disrupt customers, employees, and partners. Reading and watching (video): follow me.