Management Innovation

Leadership – Critical Now More Than Ever

“Never before has leadership been so critical, and never before has it seemed in such short supply.” – Gary Hamel That is not to say that Gary Hamel and Polly LaBerre pin the responsibility of poor leadership on the individuals in those positions, but on the “top-down pyramidal structures” that they work within. The pace of change within the business environment has increased, and continues to do so. In today’s IT-driven …

W.L Gore Confronts Chaos

W.L Gore is lauded as being one of the world’s most innovative organisations and in the last 50 years, has never made a loss. The company , however is not immune from the “velocity of change transforming our economy”. Terri Kelly, the CEO of W.L Gore recently explained her organisations response to this constant pace of change – organisational maturity. “We have one through distinct periods of uncertainty in the past, but …

Why Bureaucracy Must Die

Innovation needs to be intrinsic and instinctual within our organisations if we are going to be able to adapt and thrive when met with future challenges. As we move from a knowledge-based economy into a creativity-based economy it is initiative, creativity and engagement that will be sought out in the work force. Yet the internal hierarchal structures in our companies are inhibiting, rather than aiding this. Gary Hamel, one of the …