Tag Archive: leadership

How Leaders Start A Movement

In this brilliant, rough-cut video Derek Sivers relates insights about how to start a movement by observing  (in the style of David Attenborough) a shirtless guy dancing at an outdoor concert and the behaviours of people around him. Fantastic insights. In particular, Sivers highlights that the role of the first follower is almost as or…

Leadership Focus

Annette Clancy from the Interactions blog posted a nice image regarding leadership focus: The message is self evident from the diagram – leaders should be focusing more on the high level direction rather than operational questions. If I was doing the diagram myself, I think I’d include the ‘what’ higher up in the diagram, in…

The Harvard Business Review on Leaders Thinking Differently

In an article “How Successful Leaders Think” published in the June issue of the Harvard Business Review, Roger Martin argues that it is difficult to reproduce the successes of eminent business leaders such as Jack Welsch or Larry Bossidy just by reproducing their actions, strategies, or best practices – because “moves that work well in…

Building an Innovation Culture

Business Week’s Nussbaum on Design recently underscored the critical point that building an innovation capability requires a substantial and ongoing commitment to business, process and cultural change. Reviewing BCG data on innovation, Nussbaum observed that: . . . right now it looks like managers are reacting to the realization that innovation is not simply about…

Tag Archive: leadership

How Leaders Start A Movement

In this brilliant, rough-cut video Derek Sivers relates insights about how to start a movement by observing  (in the style of David Attenborough) a shirtless guy dancing at an outdoor concert and the behaviours of people around him. Fantastic insights. In particular, Sivers highlights that the role of the first follower is almost as or…

Leadership Focus

Annette Clancy from the Interactions blog posted a nice image regarding leadership focus: The message is self evident from the diagram – leaders should be focusing more on the high level direction rather than operational questions. If I was doing the diagram myself, I think I’d include the ‘what’ higher up in the diagram, in…

The Harvard Business Review on Leaders Thinking Differently

In an article “How Successful Leaders Think” published in the June issue of the Harvard Business Review, Roger Martin argues that it is difficult to reproduce the successes of eminent business leaders such as Jack Welsch or Larry Bossidy just by reproducing their actions, strategies, or best practices – because “moves that work well in…

Building an Innovation Culture

Business Week’s Nussbaum on Design recently underscored the critical point that building an innovation capability requires a substantial and ongoing commitment to business, process and cultural change. Reviewing BCG data on innovation, Nussbaum observed that: . . . right now it looks like managers are reacting to the realization that innovation is not simply about…