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Innovation and organizational performance can be yoked.

Innovation, Improvements and Employee engagement – Options for connecting the performance engine with the innovation engine

First let us be clear about what innovation is. Probably, it would be easier to put down what it is not. Simple improvements and problem solving are NOT innovation. Innovation, the type that really provides a competitive edge, is step-change. It involves doing things that you’ve never done before, or doing them in a manner …

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Leadership of OD for Innovations

Effective Leadership for OD – Choosing a stability strategy based on your innovation profile

Do you suspect that the growth of your organization is being hampered by a mismatch between the philosophies (operational and personnel) and the environment it is placed into? Is it that innovation in your organization is being held back by change fatigue? If so, my advice could help you. I’ll tell you here how it …

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Vigilant leadership for creating High Reliability Organizations (HROs)

Vigilant leadership is all about guarding against the expected. That is best done by expecting the unexpected. This trait, and accompanying organisational skills, is very useful for leaders in high positions.   Here are some examples or the unexpected that did happen in recent times – A terrorist managing to kill 49 CRPF personnel, a …

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Leadership is about responsibility

Leadership involves pissing people off. Your responsibility is to the group.

The culture of protecting our subordinates is a good one. However, it can easily be overdone. This point is very effectively made in the movie ‘12 O clock High’ starring Gregory Peck. In that, the de-briefing of an Air Force bombing mission reveals that the Bomber Group had suffered heavy casualties due to technical error …

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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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Innovation, Leadership,

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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