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Dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership

Can there be exploration without a self-challenging attitude? What is the balance between social and commercial purpose? How is experimentation established, and who is it for? Is there a limit…

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What makes scale-up leaders different?

Within the very diverse sample of former THNK participants, “scale-up entrepreneurs” score particularly high on four dimensions: 1) leveraging chance encounters, 2) developing concrete business plans, 3) establishing a risk-taking…

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5 influencers of creative leadership

This article is the final installment of our four-part series on creative leadership, where we will look at five modern influencers of creative leadership. Check out the rest of the…

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How creative leaders live in paradox

This article is the third installment of our four-part series on creative leadership. Check out the rest of the articles in the series here: Creative Leadership (definitions of creative leadership and…

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Characteristics of creative leaders

This article is the second installment of our four-part series on creative leadership. Check out the rest of the articles in the series here: Creative Leadership (definitions of creative leadership and…

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What is Creative Leadership?

This article is the first installment of our four-part series on creative leadership. Check out the rest of the articles in the series here: Characteristics of Creative Leaders; How Creative Leaders Live…

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Assets to access

Think back to your old record or CD collection, proudly displayed next to your stereo. You owned these – they were yours, painstakingly bought and collected. If you lent them…

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Spotting 21st century talent and cultivating creative leaders

Egon Zehnder is a Global Executive Search firm serving Fortune 500 companies around the world to fill executive board positions. In the 2014 HBR article 21st-Century Talent Spotting, Egon Zehnder’s senior…

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Exponential organizations: How to create them and why they spell success

This article is part of THNK VIEWS. We bridge theory and practice on organizing imagination and innovation by extracting key implications and offering new insights to innovation practitioners from a…

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Enterprise growth and scalability

This article is part of THNK VIEWS. We bridge theory and practice on organizing imagination and innovation by extracting key implications and offering new insights to innovation practitioners from a…

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Digitalization and intelligent business

This article is part of THNK VIEWS. We bridge theory and practice on organizing imagination and innovation by extracting key implications and offering new insights to innovation practitioners from a curated…

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It's all about the brick: LEGO's modular system

It’s all about a modular system. It’s all about distinguishing those basic building blocks of your enterprise concept that can be assembled and re-assembled into numerous diverse offerings. Think about the LEGO…

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