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The Co-Disruptor Manifesto

The Co-Disruptor Manifesto

The intent of this manifesto is to help launch a ‘co-disruption movement’ so that established organizations can better fend off their respective Uber or Airbnb!

In the article Change Management Has Changed: BOARDS MUST TOO, I explained that established organizations (as opposed to start-ups) desperately need leaders who take a highly collaborative approach to disruption from within. I call these special talents the co-disruptors.

The problem is that effective co-disruptors are few and far between. To make matters worst, the good ones tend to be underleveraged. For example, they are assigned to roles in which they cannot fully work their magic.

As a result, established organizations are too slow to tackle the transformation imperatives of our digital era. They are struggling with the new nature of change which is fast-pace, constant and disruptive.

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Teamwork: Google’s data shows that sensitive beats smart

Teamwork: Google’s Data Shows That Sensitive Beats Smart

Google’s quest to crack the team excellence code brings the author back to his childhood – when his parents insisted on two simple rules for discussions around the dinner table. It turns out these rules are the keys to team success!

Article first written for the People + Strategy blog of HRPS (USA).

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A customer-focused culture for market leadership and innovation

A Customer-focused Culture For Market Leadership And Innovation

Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the story of Airbus Helicopters in North America reminds us that market leadership – and innovation – is first and foremost about customer focus.

Article first written for the People + Strategy blog of HRPS (USA). The Strategic Capability Network (Canada) also published the article on its blog.

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