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This contentious election cycle has drawn unprecedented focus on the character of the candidates. What are the qualities that make a leader good or bad? Historian Robert Stauss has a pretty sharp answer in his new book, titled Worst. President. Ever. He says it comes down to one big skill: decision-making.

I couldn’t agree more with Strauss about the importance of decision-making, and it’s no less significant when you frame it in a corporate context. We’ve all experienced the bewildering process of decisions being run up the flagpole, strangling the flagpole, unraveling and come back down, months behind schedule and resembling nothing like what they started out as. I believe inept decision-making is one of the biggest barriers to innovation in the workplace.


Read more about Layers and Lines: Barriers to Corporate Innovation.
The Intrapreneur’s 10 Commandments is enough to scare the daylights out of most managers.

The list — written by Gifford Pinchot, the guy who coined the word “intrapreneur” in the 1980s — reads like a manual in subversion. It includes such pearls of wisdom as, “Come to work each day willing to be fired,” and “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.” There’s my personal favorite, “Work underground as long as you can — publicity triggers the corporate immune system.”

It conjures up images of rebellious employees running amok, which sounds like chaos to anyone in the confines of a corporate structure. But Pinchot has an excellent point. And it’s all about unleashing the kind of creativity, ingenuity and problem solving that can take a business from good to great.


Read more about What Is An Intrapreneur?
Prototyping Power - Workshop Actively Rapid Prototyping a Service Design  

The Frontier at RTP,
800 Park Office Drive, Durham, NC


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00 PM  

Join other innovators live to learn insights, practitioner tips and meet others in this curious community. For more details and to RSVP, click here.
We are giving you exclusive online access to our featured speakers from the Carolina Innovators Meetup after the live event with prize
packs up for grabs.

When: November 9, 2016 | 8:30-9:30pm EST  

Where (via Twitter): Follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag, #InnovatorsMeetup or via Tweetchat here: http://tweetchat.com/room/InnovatorsMeetup


For more details on hosts, speakers and prizes, click here.
The Weekly Zing are quick, fun innovation exercises that 48 Innovate participants explore back at the office.
Curious George

Most innovative people are highly observant and curious.

Take an existing process and ask 5 questions on why you do it that way and observe what comes up.

Share your insights with @48Innovate use 
#curiousgeorge.
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~John Risse, Cisco
 



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