6 results for author: Lisa Solomon


Lessons From the Godfather of Strategic Conversation

In this excerpt from their new book, Moments of Impact, authors Chris Ertel and Lisa Kay Solomon tell the story of Pierre Wack, the oil executive who used the art of conversation to revolutionize Shell. Pierre Wack may be the most influential business ...
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Innovation Tip: Flipping the Meeting

What does it take to create sustainable cultures of innovation? Let's start by Flipping the Meeting. Ten years ago, Sal Khan started tutoring his niece using homemade online video tutorials. Fast forward to the present, and the Khan Academy is widely ...
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Leadership in the VUCA World: Design Strategic Conversations to Accelerate Change

Today’s leaders face a constantly shifting array of strategic challenges. Disruptive technologies can appear with little notice, reorganizing industries and markets. New competitors and customer demands are challenging incumbent business models. Skills ...
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Why Isn’t Innovation Taught in the Classroom?

Innovation is hard to teach because it's inherently messy, unpredictable, and team-oriented – which makes success hard to measure in a quantifiable way. This mindset is at odds with the traditional constructs of education, where students are taught to ...
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Why Don’t Big Companies Innovate More?

Innovation is hard. As an organization, it's easy to proclaim, "we want to be more innovative," but it's very hard to put into practice. There are three majors reasons for this. First, most organizations are focused on short-term results - quarterly earnings, ...
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Creating Moments of Impact: Using Sparklines for Strategic Conversations

Resonate is one of my favorite books. As a professor of innovation at the MBA in Design Strategy, I teach its core principles of visual storytelling to all of my graduate students. In today's complex and noisy world, the ability to tell a compelling and ...
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