What Innovative Companies Can Learn from Keurig’s Highs and Lows
Leading an organization can sometimes feel like plate spinning: racing from pole to pole, trying to keep each plate aloft and whirling. To lead (and to spin), you have to achieve and maintain balance. Within an enterprise, this means balancing the demands of current operations while laying the groundwork for future opportunities, as well as reviewing past activities and policies that may be holding back your...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 06/20/2016 at 12:18 pm
Stop Saying Big Companies Can’t Innovate
Some business pundits today believe innovation ignites better in startups than in large, established corporations. They believe big companies are weighed down by their own success, too invested in the past to create and execute new ideas. They say, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I disagree.
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Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 06/06/2016 at 09:00 am
How Disney Found Its Way Back to Creative Success
Since every industry changes in time, the key to success is adapting to those changes – hence, strategy is innovation. In this, Disney and Warner Brothers provide an instructive study in contrasts.
When Robert Iger, Disney chair and CEO, purchased Pixar for $7.4 billion ten years ago, some in the industry thought he was crazy. The Disney empire was rooted in animation, and its classic...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 06/03/2016 at 08:56 am
To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership
In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas:
They wisely manage the present, anchoring in purpose and values.
They selectively forget the past, letting go of old values, beliefs, and behaviors that no longer serve them or their organizations.
They purposefully create the future by adopting new...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 06/01/2016 at 06:49 am