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Artificial intelligence entrepreneur: 99% of innovation is not innovative [VIDEO]

Artificial intelligence entrepreneur: 99% of innovation is not innovative [VIDEO] | Business change | Scoop.it
Lighbulb_in_the_hand_-_innovation.jpg Serial entrepreneur John Rauscher, currently running language software firm Yseop, met Lucie Mitchell at Finovate Europe and explained why most businesses which claim to be innovative actually aren't.
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5 Characteristics of a Change Agent

5 Characteristics of a Change Agent | Business change | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by visualpanic (change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change… In my work through school and organization visits, I have been fascinated...

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Strategies for Managing Resistance to Change

Strategies for Managing Resistance to Change | Business change | Scoop.it
Stakeholder resistance, if it gains a foothold on a large scale, can threaten to derail even the most positive change effort. There are four primary reasons1 that people resist change. Once you kno...

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If You Always Do What You've Always Done.............

If You Always Do What You've Always Done............. | Business change | Scoop.it
 .......then, you’ll always get what you always got”. That was the favourite mantra of a consultant called Bernard Wright with whom I used to run leadership courses in the 1990’s.  Our aim was to t...

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Influencer Series: The Four Keys to Successful Social Business Transformation

Influencer Series: The Four Keys to Successful Social Business Transformation | Business change | Scoop.it
Vala Afshar is Chief Customer Officer and CMO at Enterasys If you are not a social business you are losing market share. If you are not a social business, you are also losing the opportunity to recruit and retain the very best talent in the market.
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Vakla Afshar - always worth paying attention to!

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Martin Scorsese: Leadership Lessons for Project Managers

Martin Scorsese: Leadership Lessons for Project Managers | Business change | Scoop.it
Uses 7 questions that plague Martin Scorsese on movie projects, to explain what project managers can do to improve their leadership skills.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Christine Heine
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Nice take.

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Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, March 3, 2013 2:45 PM

Great blog on linking Martin Scorsese's POV on his way of working to general Project Management and Leadership: "As I read the list of 7 questions that plague Mr. Scorsese, I had an a-ha moment: if Martin Scorsese deals with these same questions that I do, it makes encountering and tackling them that much easier to deal with."

 

The writer refers to an interview in FastCompany (http://www.fastcompany.com/1793518/martin-scorsese-vision-hollywood)

 

Good Read!

Ricard Lloria's comment, March 4, 2013 4:56 PM
great and good read!! TYSM
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The Grateful Lead

The Grateful Lead | Business change | Scoop.it

The grateful lead.

 

This is what it means to Lead From Within.

Be the kind of leader who embraces gratitude and extends appreciation to others. The grateful lead with heart.

 

Day One of the In ternational leadership Blogathon kicks off with a powerful post from the fabulous Lolly Daskal!


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Great blog from Lolly, great initiative from Todd, great writers to come every day for the mext month.

 

A must read for anyone interested in improving leadership across the world!

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UK Shared Services Strategy and Plan - interview with Paul Marriner

UK Shared Services Strategy and Plan - interview with Paul Marriner | Business change | Scoop.it

Most attempts to share services in Whitehall (UK Government) have been pretty disastrous. Joshua Chambers meets Paul Marriner, the man charged with demonstrating that shared services schemes don’t have to be expensive white elephants.


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Let's hope this man is successful!

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:16 AM

This outlines the UK strategy and plan for developing Shared Services hubs.  This is an ambitious opportunity with massive benefits.   It needs vision, commitment, a clear plan and the expertise to manage a complex and heavyweight set of suppliers.  Really interesting interview with Paul Marriner.

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Change Initiatives Failing? The New Leadership Paradigm Shift

Change Initiatives Failing? The New Leadership Paradigm Shift | Business change | Scoop.it
Change - Just Do It! Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was that easy?

 

Change by command is no longer a plausible method of implementing a change in an organization.


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Maya Mathias's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:05 AM

A more theoretical article than I'd normally post, but with some important distinctions between 3 different types of organizational change and how to manage them.

Lansana Gagny Sakho's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:41 AM

HE SHOULD READ THIS ARTICLE 

Lansana Gagny Sakho's comment, March 8, 2013 9:53 AM
Taff point is how to handle african context is very conservative putting change in place is like 'changing culture'
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To Change the World, Fear Means Go

To Change the World, Fear Means Go | Business change | Scoop.it
It's exactly the advice your mother didn't give you, unless your mom was a rule-breaker like my mine. Fear means go. This was one of my mom's favorite principles.

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Relate, repeat, and reframe to promote change

Relate, repeat, and reframe to promote change | Business change | Scoop.it
Relationships are key! Nice entry, Dennis!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:32 PM

"successful change efforts in schools offer a sense of hopefulness that student learning can be improved through a genuine sense of community and teamwork that supports the implementation of new practices (relate). They also provide sustained learning to enable the acquisition of new habits of mind and behavior (repeat) and the development of new frameworks aligned with the innovation (reframe)."


We cannot sustain without relationships.  

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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR)

The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR) | Business change | Scoop.it
In today’s fast-changing world, why freeze your strategic thinking in a five-year plan?

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:01 AM

Thinking and planning in this type of growth oriented mind-set could set public education on an entirely different course of growth and innovation.

Maya Mathias's curator insight, February 2, 2013 3:01 PM

Plan, then experiment and be fluid to changing course.  Adaptive strategy is THE way to succeed in the 21st Century economy.  Thoughts?

Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:34 PM

Lose the assumptions...  Love it!

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Business Transformation: Making Change Management Stick

Business Transformation: Making Change Management Stick | Business change | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, January 30, 2013 8:40 PM


Business owners seeking to introduce major changes to their business operations, need to be conscious of the high failure rate of major change initiatives, and take steps to prevent the common causes of such failures.


Vast volumes of literature can be read to determine why change initiatives have such high failure rates, yet for small business owners it is more important to accept that this is the case, and look for easy to understand advice on the key steps to take, to reduce the chances of failure and prevent the associated high costs.


This excellent article, suggests that the final step in making any important business transformation is to make the changes a permanent part of the business operations, and it recommends five key tasks that need to be effectively completed to ensure that the changes required become the normal way of doing business.

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Instant Project Visibility | LeanKit

Instant Project Visibility | LeanKit | Business change | Scoop.it
LeanKit is a simple, visual project and process management tool that allows organizations to easily visualize and manage the flow of their work, while collaborating with team members to consistently deliver results.

 

Online, Visual Project Boards

 

In LeanKit, you map your organization’s processes onto virtual whiteboards. On each board the process steps are represented as vertical and horizontal lanes. Cards represent work items, which team members update and move from across the board as they complete their share of the work.

 

Rather than having to ask for status reports, managers and customers can just look at the board. Board updates are visible in seconds around the globe and e-mail alerts and RSS feeds are available, so you and your team can take immediate action to resolve issues before they turn into serious problems.

 


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Martin Gysler's comment, March 5, 2013 4:53 AM
An interesting tool for project management, thanks!
Christine Bushong's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:31 AM

This would work well for students collaborating on group projects.

Karen Schmidt's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:13 AM

the video http://leankit.com/product-tour/ looks nice, but I did't try it myself. Has anyone experiences with this tool?

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The Paradox of Change

The Paradox of Change | Business change | Scoop.it
It is now nearly twenty years since Beer and Nohria (1998) wrote their influential article for the Harvard Business Review entitled "cracking the code of change" in which they stress that the proliferation of approaches to managing change (‘an...

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10 Best Reasons to Be an Entrepreneur

10 Best Reasons to Be an Entrepreneur | Business change | Scoop.it
When the work is hard and the hours are long, these are the reasons founders keep doing what they do.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 3, 2013 2:35 AM

When the work is hard and the hours are long, these are the reasons founders keep doing what they do.

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Debra Kaye: Companies Need to Innovation to Stay Ahead - Forbes

Debra Kaye: Companies Need to Innovation to Stay Ahead - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
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Debra Kaye: Companies Need to Innovation to Stay Ahead
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I recenlty spoke to Debra Kaye, who is the author of Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation.
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Is Your Business Growth Strategy Forward Thinking or at the Edge of Chaos?

Is Your Business Growth Strategy Forward Thinking or at the Edge of Chaos? | Business change | Scoop.it
The 21st century business growth strategy must go beyond sales, costs and profits to one that embraces chaos. (Via @CoachLee Is Your Business Growth Strategy Forward Thinking or at the Edge of Chaos?
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Chaos is what we can look forward to, get used to it.

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Lessons Learned Templates & Guide | ManagingAmericans

Lessons Learned Templates & Guide | ManagingAmericans | Business change | Scoop.it
Create a cultural shift that will improve your bottom line & make you more competitive. Lessons Learned Templates & Guide: A Managers Toolkit for Continuous Improvement.

Via Deanna Brandes, steve batchelder
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In my experience, this is the part of the change cycle that is least followed, often with disastrous results for future projects.

 

Maybe these templates will help.

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Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn't Work

Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn't Work | Business change | Scoop.it

Anything - even doing laundry - will help you dream up new ideas better than sitting in a meeting, says Debra Kaye, author of "Red Thread Thinking." A case study of the history of the single-use detergent pod.


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Come to think of it, I've got some ironing to do...!

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Unternehmerwerk Interim Management camicon GmbH Unternehmensberatung

Unternehmerwerk Interim Management camicon GmbH Unternehmensberatung | Business change | Scoop.it
Ralf von Einem | Unternehmensberatung: Berater, Dozent, Businesscoach für Unternehmensgründung Changemanagement, Marketing, Callcenter, Event.
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Well worth using Google Translate!

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Keeping Work Organized when Your Team Is Fragmented

Keeping Work Organized when Your Team Is Fragmented | Business change | Scoop.it
Companies increasingly use external specialists to do key tasks. Processes don't have to suffer.

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Trailblazers: 11 People Changing Business

Trailblazers: 11 People Changing Business | Business change | Scoop.it

A trailblazer is a special breed in business. Fortune set out to identify entrepreneurs whose very young companies -- they had to have been officially launched in the past five years -- are already disrupting industries or changing the way businesses or consumers behave. But this isn't just a group of innovators. They're business leaders: Each of these founders is also the CEO (or equivalent) of his or her company. At a startup, that often means setting a vision and a strategy while managing the business, winning customers, motivating employees, and crucially, figuring out ways to remove the challenges that stand in the way of the company's success. And isn't knocking down barriers the very definition of trailblazing?


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How Intelligent Constraints Drive Creativity - Bloomberg

How Intelligent Constraints Drive Creativity - Bloomberg | Business change | Scoop.it
How Intelligent Constraints Drive Creativity Bloomberg Not long ago, Teresa Amabile revealed in an HBR blog post that while she had spent much of her career as a research psychologist showing how constraints can undermine creativity, she had...

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Rejection Breeds Creativity & Innovation

Rejection Breeds Creativity & Innovation | Business change | Scoop.it
New research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that having our ideas rejected tends to boost our creativity output.  Sharon Kim and her colleagues found that when most of us experience rejection, it can actually enhance our creativity, depending...

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Making good out of bad - powerful motivation for those with resilience...

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:07 AM

Interesting .... rejection brings unexpected benefits.