Category Archives: People & Skills

Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

There is a huge noise around what companies should do to find the big ideas. Compared to it, the discussion about the best way of turning those ideas into substantial businesses is almost silent. We think it is high time to change this.

Five Tips for Prioritizing Every Day

This past weekend, after finally completing the book I’ve been working on for more than 2 years (The Moral of the Story), I was looking forward to relaxing a bit with the family. However, it didn’t take long before thoughts of all the things still on my plate for the weeks ahead began causing anxiety. ...

Invent IT: Lufthansa Intrapreneurs Program

Lufthansa Systems, IT services provider in the airline industry with over 300 airline customers, initiated an Intrapreneurs program named Invent IT in 2007-2008. New Business and Innovation manager at Lufthansa Systems, and key executive of the program, Carina Leue-Bensch takes us step by step through this extensive journey, and draws some leassons learned out of this 10 years experience.

Why Agile Learners are Ideal for Innovation

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. Today, I share an article by the Korn Ferry Institute and my top line thoughts as important for advocacy of innovation.

Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

Intrapreneurship is also for startups! I met with Sylvain Tillon a few weeks ago in the course of the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program set-up by Dominique Van Deth. I must say I was quite impressed by his entrepreneurship know-how. This was not the end of my surprise: he then mentioned the intrapreneurship spirit that ...

When Should You Pull the Plug on an Innovation Project?

History skews our perception of possibility. It’s easy to forget that man’s great achievements were mere “mights” for those on the other side of the present. Take the Apollo 11 moon landing. Retold today, that “one giant leap for mankind” was but a series of surefooted steps taken by America’s scientists and engineers. Conquering the ...