Conventional wisdom suggests that small companies are more innovative than larger organizations. It is also clear that large companies must have been successful (at least in the past) given their size. Considering these observations, does innovation lead to success, does success stifle innovation or are both true? Few would disagree that meaningful innovation leads to […]
Who Leads Innovation?
When making the transition from entrepreneur to large company executive, I was introduced to the concept of Clarity, Confidence and Commitment as the three C’s of leadership and human capital management essential for successful strategy implementation within an organization. The message was that clarity in communicating strategy inspires confidence in both the individual employees (empowering […]
I recently read a fascinating article on a social media site entitled “Micromanagers: Flushing Companies Down the Toilet, One Detail at a Time”(1). While the article is very thought provoking at a company level, the adverse effects of micromanagement on innovation is even more pronounced. After nearly 30 years in leadership roles in product development […]
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