Five Key Tenets of Cultural Intrapreneurship

In my last article I made the distinction between structural or procedural intrapreneurship and cultural intrapreneurship.  Structural or procedural intrapreneurship is focused on the business or product that is the outcome of an intrapreneurship initiative, while cultural intrapreneurship focuses on using intrapreneurship experiences as a tool for long-term culture change…

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Toward embedding a Culture of Intrapreneurship

The basic concept of intrapreneurship is simple: Intrapreneurship is the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization. Intrapreneurship means that individuals in your organization look to the future and develop and test new ways of serving your customers beyond your current business model. It starts…

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Cracking Innovation Culture – Competencies for the Future

Why are some companies struggling with innovation while other thrive in an environment of rapid change and complex uncertainty? In our research and experience we found that — beyond clear purpose — organizational innovation capacity largely depends on cultural competencies and individual capacities. I have written before about frameworks for innovation and how ultimately Innovation starts…

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A Framework for Self-Sustaining Innovation

Innovation leaders today don’t have an easy job. Tasked with bringing Innovation to their organization, they often face a variety of interpretations of innovation throughout the organization, a lack of comprehensive understanding of what innovation really entails, and what it requires to truly embed innovation in a way that it…

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How can you cultivate an Innovation Mindset?

Much of what has been written about innovation is about the mechanics of it. It doesn’t matter if it is top-down or bottom-up. Innovation doesn’t happen either way. Innovation happens from the inside out. All real innovations happen because of an individual. It is self-motivated, personal passion (without being given…

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Innovation starts with “i”

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Personal Transformation as the foundation for creating an innovative organizational culture You might have heard the story about a Zen master who is visited by a Buddhist scholar. The scholar had requested the master to teach him about Zen. As they sat down together, the master began to prepare tea…

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