Risk Takers and Ants Marching–The Key to Innovation

There is a great deal of conversation around the concept of bold and innovative leaders as of late.  To be truly bold and innovative requires a leader to take risk, and risk requires courage.  So, how brave are you?  How brave is your organization?  Will it tolerate risk?  Will it tolerate our potential failure?  This is …

Leading in the V.U.C.A. Environment—What’s Changed?

How many times have you heard our environment has changed—it’s now more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) today than every before? I’m not 100% convinced this is true. Go back just in American history. Did George Washington live in uncertain times? Did Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, or LBJ live in uncertain, complex, …

Proceeding With Caution By DAVID M. GROSS and SOPHFRONIA SCOTT

Monday, July 16, 1990 / View Original Interesting as we get ready to teach a block on leading millennials--all we have to do is look back and find--really there is nothing new.  Take a look at the article below regarding the NEW Generation X as they entered the work force in 1990.  The twentysomething generation …

Crystal Clear Organizational Clarity: 4 Key Components

The post also appears on the GiANT Worldwide blog: Organizational clarity begins with clear leadership and clear leadership begins with a clear, shared vision. Vision is so difficult because most leaders prefer to deal with the data-driven world of organizational intelligence. The problem is, without strong organizational clarity, organizational intelligence is attenuated. Simply put without …