How great leaders accelerate innovation through meaning

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Why the need to accelerate innovation?“No company in the future will be in a position to succeed if it squanders the imagination of its employees.”Professor Gary Hamel, co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), and the M-Prize: Innovating Innovation Challenge.Hamel says innovation is one of the most important and difficult challenges facing business around the world.At the same time, innovation is a vital capability for companies because it is the:> only insurance against irrelevance> only antidote to margin-crunching competition> only way you can out-perform a dismal economy> only way to build enduring customer loyalty.Yet, he says, “I don’t think there’s one company in a hundred that makes innovation the work of every single employee, every day.”He identifies three reasons why organizations aren’t truly innovative, from top to bottom: continue reading »last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Arsenal, Chelsea & Spurs will be ‘boosted’ by European semi-finals

first_imgTottenham have two ties against Ajax to manage as well as five league games (Picture: Getty)But Solskjaer does not believe the European progress of Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs benefits United, and would much rather be in their shoes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Well it will probably give them a boost playing those games,’ said Solskjaer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That’s what you want, we’d have loved to have a semi-final to play in but not the case.‘These three games are our short term focus and shouldn’t think about anything but having a great week.’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Arsenal, Chelsea & Spurs will be ‘boosted’ by European semi-finals Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link544Sharescenter_img Chelsea take on Frankfurt a few days after their trip to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)After exiting the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona, United now face three hugely important – and difficult – matches to secure their top-four place.The Red Devils, who are currently sixth, travel to Goodison Park on Sunday to face Everton, then host Premier League title contenders and fierce rivals Manchester City in midweek, before taking on Chelsea at Old Trafford a few days later.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors The Norwegian does not believe his side have an advantage in the top-four battle (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United’s top-four hopes have been boosted by all their rivals progressing to European semi-finals.Tottenham overcame Manchester City in dramatic fashion on Wednesday to make the last four of the Champions League, while Arsenal and Chelsea both won in the Europa League and will face Valencia and Frankfurt respectively.The three teams face a testing run of games to end the season, domestically and in Europe, while United are only focused on finishing in the top four now. Advertisementlast_img read more