What used to seem stable has become increasingly volatile. While we have more data than ever we are more uncertain about the future than ever. In a planetary context, the world has become overwhelmingly complex. Overall, we are less clear about things than ever. So how do you lead in times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity? The military coined… Read more →
Overcome 3 Kinds of Resistance to Change Few things are more frustrating than leading innovation and encountering resistance to change in your team or departments connected to your initiative. You are here to move things forward, and instead of others seeing the promise of the future and joining you excitedly to create the next iteration of your company, you face lack… Read more →
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 with “i”: with the individual and their readiness to embrace… Read more →
There is a saying that if you want something done, give it to a busy person. There is also a saying that if you want to get something done well, give it to a lazy person. Both have their merit. We have become more busy. We keep ourselves more busy. Instead of having managed to free ourselves from wage slaving,… Read more →
A lovely short video my friends from Riazo in Bangalore made after my visit there last year.
Film Editing by Abhishek Maji for RIAZO Production & Curation Co.
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 sustains itself. To equip innovation leaders with tools for communicating… Read more →
A brief overview with highlights from our FUTURE-READY NOW! workshop in Bangalore, India on October 24.
Wonderful participants and energy in the room. We are grateful for everyone who attended and made this workshop a success, including creating some tangible and actionable solutions.
More information at http://future-ready-now.io
Directed by Deepti Rao
Camera – Deepti & Dhruva
Sound – Chandan Kumar
Producer – Simar
Event Production – RIAZO – http://riazo.in
Had a fantastic event in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, where we jumpstarted the FUTURE-READY NOW! international series. As we prepare our next adventure in Berlin later this month, below a short video with some highlights from the event.
Excited and honored to have been featured on the ONE&ONLY podcast with Mark Shapiro: Read more →
Twenty years ago today, I boarded an airplane from Stuttgart to Chicago. Twenty years ago I left my home in Germany and moved to the United States. Today marks 20 years of being an ex-patriot, or rather, a planet-patriot. Back then my father told me that I would get to choose one day if I wanted to be German or… Read more →