IT: Leading Innovation & Change From The Rear?

More excitement — politics and stereotypes — at the Irish Computer Society (ICS) this week. This time, it came in the form of Prof. Joe Peppard of Cranfield University School of Management. His seminar was Leading and implementing change in IT projects: Politics and the IT Stereotype. Engaging and informative, Peppard tackled the problem of…

Innovation Howto

I attended the seminar Do Many Hands Make Innovation Work? around two weeks at the Irish Computer Society (ICS) and meant to write up some notes before the next event (Capturing The Spark of Creativity) this Friday, April 30th. I am only getting around to it now, of course. The seminar was given by Michael…

Waiting For Inspiration While Others Work At It

We’re all familiar with Edison’s remark that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Management guru Peter F. Drucker said something similar in The Discipline of Innovation in 1985. There,  he outlined seven sources of innovation, and also had this to say: Most innovations … especially the successful ones, result from a conscious,…

Spreading Critical Behavior "Virally" and Free Innovation

Spreading things virally usually means getting a gazillion hits on the internet, or doing it less wholesomely, the old-fashioned way, with bodily fluids and stuff. However, in this interesting blog piece, Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan outline their experiences studying around 12 front-line supervisors in a large American telecoms company. They selected the supervisors…

"If You Can't Measure It" Doesn't Measure Up

“The perception that good management is closely linked to good measurement runs deep,” says Roger Martin in this article on the HBR blog site. Rotman, who is Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, says a certain comfort can be found in the certainty of numbers and measurements. But that…

Anti-Creativity Checklist

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I found this amusing blog post on the Harvard Business Review site: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/03/the_anticreativity_checklist.html My Anti-Creativity Checklist from Youngme Moon on Vimeo.