Innovation

Ford CEO Bets Boldly on Electric Version of Mustang

The new Mustang Mach-E is more ambitious than even Ford's product developers had first envisioned—and, by many accounts, the credit for that goes to CEO Jim Hackett.

How Amazon Does It: Decision Making Inside The World’s Most Daring Digital Company

The digital age demands high-velocity, high-quality decisions, yet decision-making in traditional companies is hindered by so many hierarchical layers, coordination committees and standing councils...

Don’t Just Collect The Dots—Connect Them

Collecting ‘dots.’ We all do it.  We read, we listen, we process and we intuitively file away pieces of information which by themselves may seem incidental.  Connecting those dots is the foundation for an effective strategy.

Watch Out For Seven Traits Of A Dominant Visionary

Dominant visionaries that lead companies do not act or think like most people. In addition to disrupting industries and changing the world, here are seven of their common behaviors.

To Become An Innovative Company, Pursue an Innovative Culture

Most companies acknowledge the importance of innovation, but few actually know how to be innovative. They don't realize that innovation must be a cultural imperative to truly succeed.

College Hunks Hauling Junk Founder On Scaling The Company

College Hunks Hauling Junk dealt with a recession, not striking a deal on the first ever episode of Shark Tank and numerous challenging franchising relationships in the early days. Having moved past those encounters, President and Founder Nick Friedman says the company is now a position to thrive.

With ‘Stakeholder’ Edict, Will Business Roundtable Catch Up With CEOs?

This week's proclamation by the Business Roundtable is not a novel position, but a rediscovery of the group's original position. Furthermore, such responsible and responsive social conduct has long been far more accepted practice by progressive business leaders than presumed.

The Benefits Of Thinking Out Loud

Adding as much transparency to critical decision making will go a long way to instilling confidence in the team that there is logic and purpose to their role.

The Inherent Value of the Intrapreneurship In The Workplace

Employees don’t have to be corporate founders or CEOs to be innovators—by giving them independence, supporting their goals and staying open to new, risky ideas, you can unleash your employee’s inner entrepreneurs for a healthier culture and even new, profitable products or services.

How P&G Found A 400-Year-Old Renaissance Secret For Making Better Decisions

Former P&G CEO A.G. Lafley was looking for a way to “allow transparency to guide decisions.” What he discovered was the scientific method, a problem-solving device used by inventors from Leonardo to Steve Jobs.
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

August Poll Finds Surging CEO Optimism About A Potential Recovery In 2023—Or Sooner

After four months of continuous decline, our CEO Confidence Index jumped this month, as CEOs report early indications that by this time next year, the country will be in a recovery. “Business is picking up, and our clients are looking beyond 2023.”