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How Corporate Best Practices Inhibit Innovation

by Alex Jarett Despite our focus on disruptive innovation deriving from new technologies, Jim Tanner, Chief Innovation Officer at Morningstar made a great case that many great corporate innovations appear obvious in hindsight, during his presentation, “Creating A Culture of Innovation.” Don’t believe it?  Then think of innovations like bottled water, wheels and handles on […]

How to Move into the COO, VP of Shared Service, R&D or Digital Transformation Roles

In my last post, I shared Eric Dirst’s four general strategies for positioning yourself for a senior business role.  Eric is President of Online Services at DeVry Education Group, and he presented his talk called “How IT Leaders Can Move into Business Leadership Roles” to our group.   After giving us his general strategies, he […]

Take This Short Quiz to See If You Are at Risk for Leadership Failure

One of the most popular presentations we’ve had from our Technology Innovation & Leadership summits was a presentation by Jeff Anderson, CEO of Lake Forest Graduate School.  The talk was called “Leadership Derailment.” In our last post, I shared notes from the first part of Jeff’s presentation, which explained that the research has shown us […]

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