Creating High-Performance Innovation Teams at Scale

For innovation initiatives to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent.

How to Regulate Innovation — Without Killing It

Digital innovation is giving rise to new business models. Uber and Airbnb are household names today, when not so long ago we were all learning about the sharing economy. The regulations don’t always evolve as quickly as technological change — at least that’s the perception. So what should policy makers and regulators do? Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach recently shared his … [ Read more ]

Is Pay for Performance Detrimental to Innovation?

UCLA Anderson Professor Florian Ederer says that compensation packages should leave some room for experimentation and failure.

‘Originals’: How Anyone Can Become a Trailblazer

A new book by Wharton management professor Adam Grant challenges our assumptions about what it takes to generate and champion original ideas in ourselves and others. In Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Grant reveals what we can learn from entrepreneurs and other trailblazers to help us think differently and to make our voices heard.

The Five Lenses: Creating Ideas that Win

Finding new opportunities can be one of the biggest challenges for left-brained leaders of companies. That’s because many companies rely on a traditional brainstorming process that might yield hundreds of small ideas, but few that evolve into ventures worth exploring. In this brief audio presentation, Bain Partner James Allen discusses a different approach that companies are using to identify promising ideas and turn them into … [ Read more ]

Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

In The Innovator’s DNA, co-authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen built on what is known about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move from idea to impact. Through their research on the world’s best innovators these authors have identified five key skills that differentiate great innovators.

In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Dyer describes these five key … [ Read more ]

Innovation and Corporate Culture

Professor Rajesh Chandy explains why corporate culture is the key to innovation.

Remaining Innovative Through Good and Bad Times

Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing and Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship discusses why managers need to focus on the future in order to help an organization remain innovative through difficult and prosperous times.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling. [Hat tip to Brad Feld]