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The Three Horizons

The Three Horizons

The Three Horizons framework, originally conceived by McKinsey & Company, provides a method to distinguish how daily actions impact current, medium, and long-term goals for success.

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Open Innovation and Network Orchestration

Open Innovation and Network Orchestration

Learn about the relationship between open innovation and network characteristics in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Best readings on failure

Best readings on failure

Here's a list of our best readings and resources for leaders and practitioners on learning how to handle and grow from failure.

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Why top teams (still) don't have the best leaders

Why top teams (still) don't have the best leaders

Ask any manager which candidate they select for a job opening or promotion and most will answer: the best candidate, of course! The reality is different.

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Smart bets and creative risks

Smart bets and creative risks

Traditional leadership says you must trade-off between making a risk and having a big outcome, but what about smart bets?

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Journaling for leaders

Journaling for leaders

Journaling about a day’s events is a powerful leadership tool. What would happen for you if you routinely reflect on your day?

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Growing from failure

Growing from failure

Failing is tough, but growing from failure is an essential part of creative leadership. Here's how you can engineer failure to turn it into an opportunity.

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Dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership

Dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership

Our 2017 survey on creative leadership revealed some contradictory results. In this article, we discuss the dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership.

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What makes scale-up leaders different?

What makes scale-up leaders different?

In September 2017, THNK launched a survey amongst its program participants to better understand the leadership characteristics of scale up leaders.

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5 influencers of creative leadership

5 influencers of creative leadership

In this article, we cite a number of modern influencers of creative leadership, who have fed the inevitable rise and recognition of Creative Leadership.

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How creative leaders live in paradox

How creative leaders live in paradox

With the volatile challenges of today's society, creative leaders live in paradox, between states like pride and humility, and strategy and serendipity.

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Characteristics of creative leaders

Characteristics of creative leaders

While their behavior and personalities differ, a few common characteristics of creative leaders include being explorative, independent, and purposeful.

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