In the depths of winter, my thoughts often turn to warm visions of summer: barbeques, the beach, and graduations. As we run up to the New Year, I share a little commencement advice to those who hope to graduate or at least advance a grade in the curriculum of life: (more…)

Everyone wants to make innovation an everyday, everywhere capability of their company. But, just about everyone, and leaders especially, don’t know how innovation really works or how to actually support innovation.

I’ve worked with some of the biggest, and most dynamic companies in the world to build the innovation process into their businesses. Below, I’m pleased to share my five truths about innovation that most of us get wrong–and how to get them right. (more…)

Recreating Your Company

It’s an old story–a new company with a new product and a new way of looking at things dislodges established business that can’t keep up. A few years later, this same company that so nimbly entered the market stops growing and starts falling prey to new competitors. Why is sustained growth so elusive? And why do some companies seem immune to this sort of cycle? The answer: the most successful companies understand that they need to continually recreate themselves by building innovation into their business models. I call this processĀ Creativizing. (more…)