Tagged as: innovation

Givers and takers, movers and shakers

 

I have spent the last couple of days in Adam Grant’s head with his book Give and Take – A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Given by a friend, it’s a great journey and a well-researched look at our characteristics as givers, takers, and matchers.

He argues convincingly that

Aligned Talent Management & Business Strategies – Coming Your Way Soon?

 

Please, you protest, not this hoary old chestnut again. Haven’t we done this one to death? Well, allow me a festive break because it seems to be my abiding memory of 2012. This year has seen me working in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, and now Malaysia. Everywhere I’ve been I and my colleagues have had

Intercultural brainstorming – the deafening silence

 

Here’s how it typically goes. You’ve just taken over a multicultural team and you think a bit of brainstorming would be in order. Show the team right away that you believe in participatory leadership and that you value their opinions while at the same time getting some fresh insights into an issue you’re all fa

Innovation and Creativity Competences – Stop and Smell the Hills

 

The Fringe has started up here in Edinburgh and the city is overflowing with the wildest, maddest, funniest expressions of creativity. And yet the most inspiring couple of days I’ve had in years were last weekend with my stepbrother on the west coast of Scotland. Mike is spending two months on a residency project o