Nina Nets It OutPerspectives on Leadership
It’s clear there is value in data. But extracting – or “mining” that data for value is no easy task. An often overlooked key to data science and our ability to move beyond, is the role of expertise and talent. Leaders seeking new value must look beyond data and create the cultural conditions that attracts the brightest minds in a competitive market.
The next generation of leaders are finding that the path to innovation is not as straight forward as it once was. These days we need to find new methods to create value – and the innovation equation may prove to be a winning formula.
When it comes to backing innovation – whether in the enterprise or in the startup sector, there is a great deal of value to unlock by promoting and supporting women. Leaders can make personal, professional and industry-wide impacts when they strategically back female founders and emerging women leaders.
How do you keep a watching brief on business opportunity? As a leader you need to develop a disruptive innovation radar that helps you see beyond the horizon.
Leaders don’t have to be entrepreneurs – but they do need an entrepreneurial mindset. The leaders of the future will embrace change and chaos, and will find comfort in discomfort.
What would describe your leadership style? Would others say you have a fixed or a growth mindset? Here’s why you should aim for growth.
Employee engagement is fundamental to high performance and business growth, and it can be substantially impacted by your performance as a leader. Take a future-forward mindset, and work to improve employee engagement using your head, heart and hands, and you’ll be surprised how quickly growth is impacted.
We are all attracted to the new. But is your innovation lasting or is just bright and shiny?
2016 was a year of disruption, change and innovation. What have we learned?
No matter whether you are just starting out in your career or about to retire, saying “yes” to high visibility projects should be at the top of your list of priorities.
I will be the first to admit that numbers matter. It matters that you set them, pursue them and achieve them. As leaders, we need to be across the numbers - from revenue targets to cost centers, investments to acquisitions, and everything in between. But not all...
Leaders struggle to balance the competing needs of near term and longer term objectives. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By taking a structured approach to innovation we can learn to balance new innovation alongside our existing businesses.
Today I walked out of the office and into the fresh air. I stopped, looked across the parking lot, looked to the sky and began to walk. I took my time. I took long, deep breaths and felt the clear, unfiltered air filling my body. My head cleared and I scanned the...
The compassionate leaders understand that, more than ever, we are more closely connected to each other in the workplace and beyond.
There has been much public focus and attention on the subject of equal pay – but in the seven years since the passing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, little has changed. Equality is a goal worth striving for – but the culture of business needs work before we can see more significant gains made.
Often when we think of innovation, we call to mind those projects that fly below the radar within the enterprise, only to surface at some point to loud applause, fully formed and functioning. These are the make or break innovations that change companies or industries....
Where the lean startup approach focuses on ideas, coding and data, lean leadership sets the conditions for maximum acceleration. But what of leaders and leadership? Here are five principles for the lean leader.
If innovation is in your job title, then it’s time to get social – even for the most skeptical of leaders.