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

Jack Wilshere backs Rob Holding to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal captain

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Jul 2019 6:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Jack Wilshere backs Rob Holding to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal captain Advertisement Laurent Koscielny wants to leave Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)‘Arsenal will have Rob Holding coming back and Hector [Bellerin],’ Wilshere told Football.London.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They did their cruciates – and sometimes when you do your cruciate you actually come back stronger – because you have to work on your strength and quads which actually strengthen you more.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‘Rob Holding was playing so well before he got injured and will be a great addition to their defence once he’s fit again.‘I really think he could be a potential Arsenal captain of the future.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Rob Holding is captain material for Arsenal, says Jack Wilshere (Getty Images)Jack Wilshere has backed Rob Holding to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal’s new captain.Koscielny is expected to be stripped of the captaincy after he refused to travel to the United States earlier this week for the start of the club’s pre-season tour.The 33-year-old has one season remaining on his contract but is pushing to leave Arsenal and is keen on a return to France.Holding, meanwhile, is currently recovering from the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in December but is with Arsenal’s squad for their pre-season campaign.ADVERTISEMENTAnd Wilshere believes the 23-year-old is a suitable candidate to replace Koscielny. Advertisementlast_img read more

Women’s tennis heads to Duke

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s tennis team will face its first test of the season Friday when four players take on an elite talent pool in Cary, N.C., for the Duke Invitational.Juniors Alaina Trgovich and Aleksandra Markovic will join sophomore Hannah Berner and freshman Jenny Hois to represent the Badgers in their fall opener.“The four girls that are going are the girls that have performed the best this fall for our team,” captain Jessica Seyferth said. “It’s a great opportunity for them to get wins over ranked opponents.”The team will look to improve on its 3-7 record last year when the Badgers finished ninth in the Big Ten and were eliminated in the second round of the conference tournament.According to Seyferth, finishing in the top five of the Big Ten is a major goal for Wisconsin heading into the season.While Seyferth added the Badgers were close to achieving this goal last year, it will not come easily, as eight of the Big Ten teams finished the previous season ranked in the top 75.The Duke Invitational will also serve as a chance for the newcomer, Hois, to seek her first collegiate win when she faces Duke’s Rachel Kahan in the singles bracket at 3 p.m. Friday.Despite her inexperience, Seyferth said Hois is a tough competitor who shows great poise on the court and should not let nervousness inhibit her performance.“Playing in such a strong tournament early will gauge where we’re at, where we need to be and what we need to work on for the fall,” Seyferth said.The team’s ability to stay aggressive when closing out games and believe in themselves will be keys to success in the tournament, Seyferth added.UW will face the challenge of rebuilding a young team that features four new freshmen and just one senior.“Everyone works hard already, so I think it’s about pushing ourselves even more and having confidence and trust in each other as a team,” Seyferth said.This year’s Wisconsin team has 11 players, which is larger than teams from the past three seasons. Seyferth said these additional players will give the team more options in its single and doubles lineups, especially in case of injury.The invitational tournaments during the fall season, like Friday’s Duke Invitational, count for individual rankings, but not the team’s overall record. However, strong performances against ranked opponents in these tournaments will improve UW’s reputation for the start of the season in January.Additionally, players from Purdue and Illinois will be represented in Friday’s tournament, so the Badgers can get a glimpse of what they will be facing during Big Ten play.The Duke Invitational will feature five top 25 teams including UNC (3), Northwestern (7), Duke (9), Texas (16) and Illinois (24).Even though the Badgers face highly competitive, ranked competition this weekend, Seyferth said an upset is not out of reach. The Badgers experienced many ranked opponents last year, highlighted by Hannah Berner’s win over Duke.Seyferth will not compete in the Duke Invitational due to injury. She is working to rehabilitate her injured posterior tibial tendon this fall so that she can be fully recovered for the team’s home opener against Green Bay Jan. 16.The Badgers begin their season Friday at the Duke Invitational.last_img read more

Dunk City loses its top gun

first_img“Inside the 20s” runs Thursdays. To comment on this story, email Nick at [email protected] or visit When center Dewayne Dedmon announced Wednesday that he was forgoing his senior season and entering the NBA draft, you couldn’t help but wonder what new head coach Andy Enfield thought of the move.Many believe there is a very small chance that Dedmon, who averaged 6.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last season, will get drafted. And Enfield, with four years of NBA coaching experience, must have known this before Dedmon made his decision.But my guess is that Enfield’s primary concerns were with his own team, not Dedmon’s potential next one.Enfield arrived in Los Angeles with one main goal: to generate some excitement about the USC basketball program that has been anything but exciting in recent years. Florida Gulf Coast’s “Dunk City” moniker has inevitably followed Enfield to the West Coast, and in his introductory press conference, Enfield expressed his desire to continue his fast-paced, above-the-rim style at USC.But with Dedmon’s announcement, Enfield’s plans might need some re-thinking.At FGCU, much of the credit for the Eagles’ high-flying style was given to senior captain Sherwood Brown and point guard Brett Comer, who led the team in scoring and assists, respectively. But FGCU’s thunderous throw downs were only made possible because of bigs, such as Chase Fieler and Eric McKnight, who could run the floor and make dynamic finishes off of lobs and no-look passes.The only player the Trojans had who fit that description just left the building.In Dedmon, USC had a player that fit perfectly into Enfield’s style. Already at 7-feet tall, his long arms, leaping ability and strong motor would have made him an alley-oop waiting to happen in an up-tempo system. Now, though, the Trojans will struggle to find players who fit that type of play.Junior center Omar Oraby figures to see the biggest increase in minutes, but he struggled with stamina last season and implementing a fast pace would only seem to make it tougher for him to stay on the court. And forcing him into playing more when he’s fatigued would make Oraby an even bigger liability on defense, where the Cairo, Egypt, native averaged 2.1 fouls per game despite playing only 14.6 minutes per contest.After Oraby, the cupboard gets pretty bare in the frontcourt. The next-tallest player on the team is 6-foot-9 freshman Strahinja Gavrilovic, who played just 11 total minutes last season and is very much an unknown. Next is freshman Zach Banner who, also at 6-foot-9, is an offensive lineman for the football team and, at a listed weight of 335 pounds, should not figure to take well to Enfield’s style.After those two, redshirt junior Ari Stewart is the team’s only forward. At 6-foot-7, he could be a valuable stretch-four and will most likely thrive in an up-tempo system, but having such an undersized player at the power forward position would be a huge detriment.As far as incoming players are concerned, the only big man that USC has signed for its 2013 class is Nikola Jovanovic of Serbia. He’s 6-foot-10 but, at only 215 pounds, should not be expected to make large contributions during his first season with the program.So what is Enfield going to do now that one of his main assets has left? I think he should stay the course. “Dunk City” might not happen for the 2013-14 season, but the best thing for an undersized team to do is run, run and run some more, and that’s still Enfield’s main goal.USC definitely still has the personnel to get up and down the floor, with Stewart, junior guard J.T. Terrell (who made his share of highlight-reel dunks last year) and sophomore guard Byron Wesley all coming back next season. The Trojans also have a pair of freshman guards returning in Chass Bryan and Brendyn Taylor, as well as a trio of incoming perimeter players in Kahlil Dukes, Julian Jacobs and Gatorade California player of the year Roschon Prince.But this team still has plenty of struggles ahead of it. USC had the luxury of three seven-footers last season, and that number has now dwindled to one. Having the ability to essentially use Dedmon and Oraby as a platoon at center instantly gave the Trojans a leg up on every other team, but now they are left with only one experienced big man who might not even fit in with Enfield’s style.In addition, the Trojans will break in a new starting point guard next season with the loss of team captain Jio Fontan, but no one knows exactly who that will be. FGCU had Comer to run the show and figuring out who will play that role at USC next season should still be Enfield’s top priority.Fans should still be excited to see what Enfield can do with this small-ball type of lineup, but if they are expecting to see Dunk City take over the Galen Center, they might just have to keep waiting.last_img read more

WATCH: ‘Cleas’ act Caitlín spooks viewers with Halloween prank

first_imgDonegal presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh was up to her old tricks again last night as she presented a spooky Halloween broadcast on TG4.The Gortahork native has been with TG4 since 2014 and has become something of a legend when it comes to Halloween pranks. Caitlín last night presented a look back at the history of the Irish language station as it marks 21 years on October 31st. However, a series of Snapchat filters warped her face and her script became stranger and stranger.Caitlín last year shocked viewers during a famous weather report when she was suddenly struck by lightning. She was also seen on air levitating as a floating genie in 2015 – pushing the weather elements to the limit.It looks like they have great craic in the TG4 studio on Halloween, but be warned, the end of the clip is uafásach!Revisit Caitlín’s lightning prank from 2016 below, which had viewers spellbound and became a viral sensation around the world!  WATCH: ‘Cleas’ act Caitlín spooks viewers with Halloween prank was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Caitlín Nic Aoidhhalloween prankTG4last_img read more