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The endeavor cycle
To build an endeavor that contributes to solving a social challenge at scale, many elements need to come together. The endeavor cycle consists of delighting customers, envisioning how to make a scalable platform, empowering your network, and maintaining a dynamic focus toward impact.
Digital transformation: Learning from failure
Everyone is exposed to digital transformation, from entrepreneurs to social change agents to corporate leaders. This means that everyone needs to find its potential and lead through deep behavioral change.
Forgive me for trying
The future will be shaped by leaders who fight to solve large challenges. These leaders will think beyond what they were taught in traditional education, using 21st-century skills like creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
The Three Horizons
The Three Horizons framework, originally conceived by McKinsey & Company, gives a method on how daily actions affect current, medium, and long-term goals for success.
Open Innovation and Network Orchestration
Learn about the relationship between open innovation and network characteristics in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Innovative Enterprise Theory & Practice
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.
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.
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?
Leaderhip Journaling about a day’s events is a powerful leadership tool. What would happen for you if you routinely reflect on your day? Read more at THNK!
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.
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.
Creative Leadership Personal Mastery