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Complexity management for leadership and innovation

Leadership and Innovation by dealing better with Complexity

Here are a few tips on how to lead better, or innovate better, by tackling complexity head-on. Better still, here’s just one core reason why most solutions we produce to deal with complex issues, mostly fail.  Also, you’ll find pointers on how to do better. A complex issue is one that has several actors, each …

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Balancing Innovation and Stability through effective Leadership

Here are some pointers on how to break the vicious cycle of desire for improvement and factors that work against it. I am talking of the conundrum in which there is pressure for performance leading to change initiatives, which leads to disruption, which makes it difficult to change, which builds pressure for performance, which leads …

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Mere Efficiency or true Innovation- Role of TRIZ

Being innovative is sooooo misunderstood that I feel strongly pulled to write this. My clinching trigger came after watching how the committees for deciding ‘Most innovation person or product’ are formed. Look at any and you’ll find them packed with highly technical people. As though innovation is a function of high technology! Definitely not. Why …

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Innovation for what – Mousetrap or Suntrap?

Just read the excellent post on  ‘Wanted: More Idiots to tackle grassroots innovation challenges’ by Nalaka Gunawardene. Congratulations, Nalaka.   The point made by Nalaka is worthy of serious debate. Should you work at solutions which are in line with your innate strength, or should you find an area crying for a solution and then …

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Why 'What Innovation is' is meaningless

I have spent days, nay months, fighting with people on what innovation is and what it is not. Only then did I realize that the discussions and dilemma was unnecessary. This is because it did not matter one bit to the guys I was trying to convince and/or impress i.e. my clients At the conceptual …

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