Newsletter 2019 – Authenticity
As you are aware, Jay Rao and Fran Chuan have been searching over many years to understand the machinery that moves those organizations which, whether on a natural or learned way, have developed an Innovation Culture.
There are multiple influencing factors; however, there is a common point in all such organizations that is quite relevant: the leadership style.
This year, from our Newsletter, we want to focus upon the style of leadership that best suits the Innovative Culture. We want you to make the right choice an take the right way forward to the innovative organization by itself, for its own culture.
This 2019 we shall dissect the AUTHENTICITY-based leadership style.
TALKS In the orbit of Innovation
Ideas, Creativity, Success, Leadership, Failure, Learning… are all concepts that orbit around the Innovation. Are we ready to discover them? Does our culture allow us to explore them in all their dimensions? What can they provide us? Do they help us overcome our barriers to innovation?
There is a lot to be said about this. In fact, a lot is being said about this and from very interesting perspectives. We recommend a small selection of TED TALKS with which we intend to orbit through this universe of Innovation.
Will you join us?
Newsletter 2017 – Inno_Reading chair
Allow us to continue speaking about Innovation for another year, as you now know that Innovation is not a destination that, once there, we can say has been achieved. Innovation is a way of life. It is something which, like good stewardship, needs to be maintained throughout our lifespan.
During this news series we propose to open horizons, and emerge from our own concept of Innovation. We are going to see other visions and other benchmarks.
We present our Inno_Reading chair, so that you may comfortably enjoy the literature that we are going to propose month after month.
This is how it begins…
Newsletter 2016 – 9 questions leading to Innovation
Regarding innovation in organizations, our experience tells us that both managers and employees still raise the same 9 questions; regardless of the sector, nationality or size of your company. Throughout 2016 we will discuss each of these questions, and our opinions based on our direct experience, to see if together we can manage to elicit valid answers.
And, we will take advantage of this process to build the Innovation Sandbox.
Do you want to know what is this? Come with us…
Newsletter 2015 – Glances around the Culture
In our book The Discipline and Culture of Innovation we describe the characteristics of an innovation culture through a Socratic dialogue between an unsettled executive (John) worried about empowering his company and an academician (Mike) convinced that Innovation must be part of the DNA of organizations having a future.
In our daily work, we continue researching and reflecting abut which are the keys to generate a Culture of Innovation. It is clear for us that culture is a consequence and that, in order to understand it and act upon it we must look beyond the culture itself.
In our news 2015 we will invite you to reflect with us on these glances around the culture, to understand the mechanisms influencing one or another type of resulting culture. We are proposing, as it cannot be otherwise, reflecting on how to achieve a true Culture of Innovation.
Would you come along with us on this in our tenth year of news?
Newsletter 2014 – Who is Who
During the next months we will introduce WHO IS WHO in LEAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT to help you apply it to your innovation projects. Moreover, as tends to happen with all good methodologies, you can apply LPM to any other type of projects with the same advantages. Do you join us?
Newsletter 2013 – ¿¿???¿¿¿??¿??
We have lived times of affirmations, even of big affirmations, where we knew all of everything, and we were no doubting… we did not have time for it. Now we are just in the other side of the currency, and our head has been filled of questions. In our tables are now accumulated interrogations, consultations, doubts, questions and enclosed requests… And this situation is good for the Innovation, since the innovation does not nest in the affirmations, but in the questions, and the better be these … more near we will be of obtaining it!
Newsletter 2012 – Notes on Innovation 2.0
Newsletter 2011 – Movies
We have to our credit (with the permission and complicity of many of you) six full years of newsletters that are more or less serious and more or less professional but that always carry considerable intention… And enough of so much intention and purpose… For 2011, we want to suggest something more relaxed, something to be enjoyed from your easy chair with popcorn (if you like), without the least mention of on-going training or reflection (ahem…). Just entertainment and fun… WE’RE GOING TO THE MOVIES!
Newsletter 2010 – Failures and serendipities
Serendipity is the lucky but scientific discovery of things not sought for. It also occurs when a researcher, after having studied a subject endlessly with nothing more to show than failure, suddenly has a breakthrough due to a fortuitous event. Here are examples of discoveries related to each entrepreneur’s area of expertise. Want to be inspired with us?
Newsletter 2009 – Stories
And what about those popular stories with hidden pearls of wisdom for our mesmerized childhood ears? Many come from ancient oral narratives that have been passed down from generation to generation until becoming rooted in our collective subconscious. At Dícere we also have our own subconscious concepts and authors that accompany us in our daily tasks. We invite you to discover them, at the hand of these all-time classics.
Newsletter 2008 – Dipoles
A dipole is a concept taken from physics. It is a pair of equal and opposite electric charges separated especially by a small distance. Recently a figurative sense has been given to dipoles: contrasting or antinomic couples. These contrasts are rich in suggestion, since such “dipolar” relations often harbour imaginative ideas. Here is our invitation: come with us as we take a new look at these situations and generate new approaches.
Newsletter 2007 – Energies
Energy is an abstraction of a property of physical systems. In fact, energy can be defined as a system’s ability to perform a task… the beginning of the “dance” of ideas and visions: energy conservation, energy transformation, types of energy… So let’s get to work! We’re going to give full reign to the imagination, explore metaphors and refocus our perceptions. It’s the moment to generate ideas…
Newsletter 2006 – The labours of Hercules
For this year we have chosen 12 articles connected by a guiding thread: 12 hard nuts for managers to crack, 12 crucial points that concern all of us. The symbol that will accompany us throughout 2006 is a character from classical mythology: HERCULES.
In Greek mythology we are told that Hercules, the son of Zeus, was punished by being ordered to serve Eurystheus, king of Mycenae, for 12 years. During this time he had to carry out 12 terrible tasks (12 really bad raps). These tasks symbolize twelve “terrible” topics such as those we are forced to face in our job as people movers.