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Innovation | Managing/Leading Change | Leadership

A Simply Brilliant Way of Leading Innovation and Organizational Change

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 23rd, 2017

Don’t Let What You Know Limit What You Can Imagine If you’ve been frustrated by the hard work of making organizational change happen in your company, you’re not alone. That’s why this interview with BILL TAYLOR, co-founder of Fast Company magazine, may be a compelling read for you. Beginning with his work at Fast Company, Bill had a front row seat to the revolution in management and competition driven by technology. He’s met and profiled the mavericks and rule breakers who have achieved outsize success by taking a different path. In his latest book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways, Bill gives his audience the best new examples of people and companies who are using groundbreaking new ideas and techniques to compete, innovate, and succeed. The book won many honors including “Best Strategy & Leadership Book of 2016” by 800CEORead. Read here as Bill and I discuss his book and the success stories he encountered in the process of writing it his book.    

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Innovation | Managing/Leading Change | Leadership

50 Reasons Why We Can't Change: Why Adapting to Change is So Hard

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 7th, 2017

THE HARD WORK OF DOING BIG CHANGE BILL TAYLOR has encouraged a generation of executives and company-builders to muster the courage and skills to think differently about change, leadership, and the new world of work. A spirited and hard-charging entrepreneur, Bill co-founded Fast Company, easily the most influential voice on business and innovation in the last two decades. The publication changed the very idea of what a business magazine could be. After the publication was sold for $340 million, Bill became on of the top speakers on managing disruptive change – helping organizations and leaders understand how to adapt to, and take advantage of, the relentless pace of radical change and disruption.

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Future | Managing/Leading Change

Who's Best at Spotting Global Business Trends, Experts or Generalists?

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 3rd, 2017

There's a huge advantage to spotting opportunities and risk before the crowd.  In today's fast-moving global business climate, the ability to anticipate the future is essential to managing change in organizations. Global trends expert VIKRAM MANSHARAMANI helps people look at the world through multiple lenses to navigate the radical political, market, societal, technological, and economic disruption. Vikram Mansharamani believes it’s vital to step back from our areas of expertise and take in a broader view of the world - a generalist's view. Doing so – and then connecting the dots – can result in some very actionable insights that the “experts” miss. The commentary below originally appeared in HQ Asia.  To learn more about Vikram Mansharamani and learn about the global business trends he's watching, click here.

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HR Focus | Managing/Leading Change | Motivation

Why Talent Is Overrated: Leadership & Performance Expert Geoff Colvin

By: Tony D'Amelio
November 10th, 2016

WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT PEAK PERFORMANCE IS LIKELY WRONG What separates great achievers from everyone else? The answer might surprise you.

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Managing/Leading Change | Leadership | Organizational Culture

HOW MIKE ABRASHOFF MADE THE USS BENFOLD THE BEST DAMN SHIP IN THE NAVY

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 27th, 2016

 

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Future | HR Focus | Innovation | Managing/Leading Change

Smart Technology & Robots at Work: The Workplace of the Future

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 18th, 2016

Smart technology has drastically altered how we operate in everyday life, and the workplace is no exception. These technological advancements have contributed significantly to how businesses operate both in the big picture and in day-to-day activities. With smart technology evolving at such a fast pace, what’s in store for the workplace of the future?

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Managing/Leading Change | Leadership | Organizational Culture

A Navy Captain's Advice: Leading Change in Organizations & Breakthrough Innovation

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 13th, 2016

In today’s highly competitive, rapidly advancing business climate, there is an increased emphasis on organizational leadership tactics that will drive real results. And this is for good reason. Now, more than ever, business leaders are realizing that the true power in their organization lies within its employees, and creating an environment where they can succeed should be a top priority. For far too long, there has been a misconception that employee morale, motivation, and productivity are inherent traits to each individual. However, this has been shown to be far from the truth. In fact, the leadership approach an organization takes can make or break them. A prime example of a drastic shift based on an new approach to leading change in organizations is the remarkable turnaround story of USS Benfold Captain Mike Abrashoff.

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Innovation | International Affairs & Business | Managing/Leading Change

Top Speakers on Navigating Business Disruption

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 6th, 2016

Talking about business disruption is almost becoming a cliché. Upheaval is so prevalent that it’s become the norm. The bigger issue is how to find solid expertise to help you and your organization successfully navigate the different forms of disruption.

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Managing/Leading Change | Leadership

Top Business Speakers: Mike Abrashoff - Command and Control Leadership is Dead

By: Tony D'Amelio
August 2nd, 2016

  A LEADERSHIP SPEAKER LIKE NO OTHER I saw MIKE ABRASHOFF, author of the bestselling leadership book It's Your Ship, speak to a group of state administrators from across the country in Orlando recently.   One of the top business speakers, the message from this great leadership expert to the audience was simple: you can’t order excellence.   You can tell people what they need to do but they don’t have to invest themselves in it.   As a result, there's just no guarantee that things will get done the way they should.  Instead, Mike offered a different vision of leadership – one that swaps command and control leadership for commitment and cohesion.

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Innovation | International Affairs & Business | Managing/Leading Change

Innovation Model - Maverick Rules at Lego

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 26th, 2016

  Polly LaBarre - a new innovation model helps Lego innovate like an insurgent

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