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Harnessing Serendipity: A Guide to Mastering the Art of Creativity, Connection, and Collaboration

Harnessing Serendipity: A Guide to Mastering the Art of Creativity, Connection, and Collaboration

David Adler, along with James Cornehlsen and Andrew Frothingham, authored the new book, Harnessing Serendipity. I’ve known David for years. He’s the Chairman & Founder, BizBash. He’s also a friend. Harnessing Serendipity is a book written for visionary and creative leaders to unlock the potential of artful collaboration. The book features invaluable insights from 65 thought-leaders and change-makers across multiple industries, including me! Thank you, David! This curated group of “collaboration artists” share their stories, philosophies, and methods, to help…

AI, Digital Darwinism, and the Tyranny of the Status Quo

AI, Digital Darwinism, and the Tyranny of the Status Quo

Digital Darwinism: The evolution of society and technology and its impact on behavior, expectations, and behaviors. “It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.” – Leon C. Megginson Transformation becomes the minimum ante to surviving evolution. At some point though, we have to stop reacting…

The Mindshifting Relationship Between Iteration and Innovation

The Mindshifting Relationship Between Iteration and Innovation

When most people describe innovation in their work or share their vision for “the art of the possible,” what they’re really describing is iteration. Let me explain… Every company faces two opportunities forward. And a balance of the two requires investment and care to grow and thrive in a future that doesn’t stand still. 1) Iteration: Embracing the new to improve, enhance, augment, optimize, and scale what we do really well. Note: not everything you do today should come along…

How to Future-Proof Your Business Career Against AI Disruption

How to Future-Proof Your Business Career Against AI Disruption

It was inevitable… According to Bloomberg, IBM expects to pause hiring for roles as roughly 7,800 jobs could be replaced by #AI. IBM’s Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna said back-office functions, such as human resources, will be suspended or slowed. “These non-customer-facing roles amount to roughly 26,000 workers,” Krishna said. “I could easily see 30% of that getting replaced by AI and automation over a five-year period.” This is the first of many announcements as organizations rethink work, resources, and…

CNN Türk: Şirketteki değişimi siz başlatın – You ignite the change within the company

CNN Türk: Şirketteki değişimi siz başlatın – You ignite the change within the company

I’m not sure how I missed this story, but wow! CNN Türk covered the release of one of my favorite research reports I published as a Principal Analyst, “The Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto.” The research was conducted over years of studying digital transformation at companies including Coca-Cola, NFL, Starbucks, and Visa. The result was a guide to help digital executives find a path to gain support from the C-Suite and lead total transformation. Re-reading the report, the insights serve as…

Liderler için yol haritası – An Interview with FAST COMPANY Turkey About Becoming a Customer Company

Liderler için yol haritası – An Interview with FAST COMPANY Turkey About Becoming a Customer Company

I had the pleasure of speaking with M.Rauf Ates, founder of Fast Company Türkiye about research I helped lead with Harvard Business Review Analytical Services. In this conversation, we explore how to become a customer company, beyond the lip service. The research offers 8 steps to give meaning to business, operational, and digital transformation as informed by Ethan Allen, Kellogg’s, Kimberley-Clark, and Pacific Life. Below, I’ve included a translation using Google Translate. If you find errors, please let me know!…

LEADERS Magazine: Brian Solis on Digital Darwinism and Innovation

LEADERS Magazine: Brian Solis on Digital Darwinism and Innovation

In this must read interview in LEADERS Magazine, Brian Solis explores the challenges and opportunities executives face in this Novel Economy. Brian also details how companies can create a culture of innovation to grow and scale in uncertain times. Full interview here or via PDF below… “The paradox of innovation doesn’t inhibit the desire for growth and profitability. You must pursue both iteration and innovation to thrive against digital Darwinism and Darwinism in general. To do this requires a new…

6 Business Speakers Who Will Motivate Your Teams With Their Real-Life Experiences – GRIT DAILY

6 Business Speakers Who Will Motivate Your Teams With Their Real-Life Experiences – GRIT DAILY

via Elizabeth Walker, GRIT DAILY Business speakers are often a source of inspiration and motivation for those struggling on their innovation or transformation journey. No business leader can succeed without help. That’s what the experts on this list do, they help leaders…lead. They guide, support, and motivate business leaders to build their best, most successful organizations and careers. Brian Solis made the list of some of the best business speakers that leaders turn to when they’re in need of more…

Maybe You Didn’t Realize How Much You Light Up Everyone Around You

Maybe You Didn’t Realize How Much You Light Up Everyone Around You

Happy New Year! 🎊 There’s hope and promise in the air and I just know it will help us lift our wings to soar to new heights, explore new terrains, and achieve greater experiences.  I would like to share something with you to help celebrate the new year, and the new you.  For some reason, I decided to keep this in a folder. Maybe I was waiting for the right time. Maybe I didn’t feel like it would resonate. I…

The Brave New World of Digital, Business, and Leadership Transformation and the Part You Play in It All

The Brave New World of Digital, Business, and Leadership Transformation and the Part You Play in It All

I was moved by an inspiring piece about finding hope in a time of disruption and uncertainty. It was written by my friend Andrew Penn, CEO of Telstra. Though it was published this time last year, I found it relevant now. Penn observed that in these times of a great reset, it’s only human to lose hope. It’s true seemingly everywhere. Just looking at Twitter right now, it feels like the special place I once described as a human seismograph has…

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