strategy+business (s+b), an award-winning management magazine geared toward organizational and business decision makers, is published through the PricewatershouseCoopers (PwC Strategy& LLC) network. It recently included my article, “A Simple Concept: Lead with a Vision” on its blog and is based on one of my favorite nuggets related to stating a vision.
You can (and should) stretch yourself creatively by collecting pithy, approachable nuggets or reminders of what you may already know as a leader, but may be neglecting to put into practice. To learn more about leading with a vision, you can read the full article here.
Training Magazine (a 50-year-old professional development publication) just released an article that brings techniques for offering innovation inspiration to both large numbers of employees and executive leadership groups.
Since companies can no longer rely on acquisitions for sustained growth, they must instill a renewed spirit of innovation down into their organization.
Barbee states, “I was inspired to write 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators) because throughout my career I observed many different people who could stretch themselves beyond their self-perceived limitations and attain a far greater level of innovation than they initially thought they could.” So even if you are not Steve Jobs, you can still learn to be more innovative with the right tools. For example, learning how to observe and learning how to transfer what you have observed or learned is key to becoming more innovative—and we can all achieve that with determination and practice.
The full text of both “Observing as an Art” (which is Nugget No. 19) and “Transferring Innovations” (Nugget No. 23) are included in the article. For more innovative nuggets, you can order Barbee’s book on Amazon or read more about it here.