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Design thinking 2.0 – When innovators become change leaders

Although design thinking traces its roots to the late sixties, the discipline entered the business world a mere decade ago. According to Tim Brown and Roger Martin, two respected thought leaders in the field, the time has come for design thinking to go to the next level.

My take on it: it is all about the need for innovators to think like change leaders – whether they are working on super complex or relatively simple innovations.

Article first written for the blog of HR People & Strategy (USA). Also appeared on the blog of the Strategic Capability Network (Canada).

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Ready to operate like the movie business?

A discussion with one of the authors of upcoming book “Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment” got me to realize two things: we are at the front-end of a major transformation; and organizations will increasingly operate like the movie business. Are we ready for that?

Article written for the blog of HR People & Strategy (USA) – the executive arm of SHRM, the world’s largest HR membership organization.

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The ugly statistics of succession management

Research data from NACD, Korn Ferry and CEB are painting a shocking picture about the effectiveness of current succession management practices. How bad is it? Why? What should be done about it? And maybe most importantly, who should take the lead in driving the necessary change?

Article first written for the blog of HR People & Strategy (USA) – the executive arm of SHRM, the world’s largest HR membership organization. Also appeared on the blog of the Strategy Capability Network and, in a shorter form, on Canadian HR Reporter.

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