Ed Catmull is a calm, open, genuine person. Three qualities which should be among the assets of any leader. And this book, although its title may make us think of another topic, is in fact about leadership. And not so much about its classic characteristics, but about the attitude one must have, and what one must generate and expect. Before … Read More
Rake and Spade Dig. Remove. Rake. Tidy. Let’s get to work. Action. Effort. The enjoyment of transforming our environment. Toiling to make what we have imagined become real, only to see that it’s not exactly what we wanted… but that’s okay too. It’s our work. The result of our effort. And if we are still not satisfied… start again. Dig. … Read More
Yes, it is important to discuss about the role of Leaders. And it is because their mission within the company is crucial. Both their mission and the way they do, how they manage time and resources, the way they relate to people and how to inspire them to accompanying the Leader in his task… But today we do not want … Read More
Aligning a definition of culture is something complicated. There are almost as many definitions and interpretations of culture as writers in the field. We particularly like one we got at a conference we attended some time ago: Culture is the observable part of an organization, department or team. We take the freedom to add: It is the what and how … Read More
Innovation and Leadership are certainly two concepts closely related in our minds, but is the leader expected to innovate or she supposed to create innovation environments? Innovation requires a group of people working collaboratively in a space where trust and fluent communication allow to create value and solutions to improve our day to day.
In previous articles we introduced the Discovery phase into a Culture of Innovation consisting of two stages: the Assessment (the 6x3x3 Assessment Tool questionnaire) and the Sensitization (COGNOS and INSIGHT workshops). This phase makes us aware of the innovation culture in our organization and helps management and employees penetrate the concept of innovation, empowering the special role of leadership in … Read More
THE JOURNEY© process has been developed by Dicere to help companies develop a more robust Culture of Innovation. It consists of three phases: Discovering, Learning and Experimenting. The Discovering phase is divided in two stages: Assessment and Sensitization. In our last post we introduced the Assessment stage, performed through the 6x3x3 Assessment Tool, which gives companies an overall “Innovation Quotient”, … Read More
The term “modembitious” comes from the hybridization of “modest” and “ambitious”. The authentic geniuses of business do not try to know everything. The most creative leaders do not only take advantage of the genius’ hidden power to attract new ideas, they take advantage of the collective genius in order to evaluate the ideas they attract. Not all the new ideas … Read More