Giving Praise as a Management Tool

Appreciative Intelligence is a term coined by Professor Tojo Thatchenkery to describe the capacity to see the positive inherent potential of situations or people – it is the ability to, for example, see a top talent that is not readily visible in the present situation. They can see what is valuable and positive in a… Continue reading Giving Praise as a Management Tool

Trends for 2013 and beyond

“I like predictability because I know what I’m getting into.” – Katherine Heigl 2012 was a year of Big Data, Connected Consumers and Social Media, Co-innovation, Multi-dimensional Innovation and according to the Economist, the rise of Shared Value. Shared Value may have been the most important newcomer. Rather than simply doling out checks to good… Continue reading Trends for 2013 and beyond

Lean is about Values–Principles–Methods–Tools

Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, "Lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service,… Continue reading Lean is about Values–Principles–Methods–Tools

Lessons From a Great Company

1) Introduction When it comes to travelling,I prefer to do so at night. By taking airplanes in the evening or during the night I gain two benefits. The first one is that I get to see sunsets and then the the starry sky above the clouds, which I love to see. The second is, I… Continue reading Lessons From a Great Company

Creative Personalities and Innovation

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even… Continue reading Creative Personalities and Innovation

New paper on Innovation Management for SMEs released

In a world of hyper competition, innovation is imperative to gain competitive advantage. However, the coin has a flip side, as innovations are often expensive and can be easily imitated by competitors. In this study, the nature of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) acting on niche markets with few players have been investigated and explored,… Continue reading New paper on Innovation Management for SMEs released

Building High Performance Team for Innovation Success

As one of Insights accredited instructors, we have carried out several workshops building high performance teams, from getting strategic innovation teams on track to dysfunctional management teams up and running. Besides getting people to know them self’s, their impact on other as well as how to use their opposite personas strengths there are also a… Continue reading Building High Performance Team for Innovation Success

The launch of the year

The 20th of October, Christer Asplund and Jacob Ikkala, together with Bearing Consulting Ltd, launch the new book “Place Management – New Roles for Place Managers in Rebuilding European Wealth”! In the new book of Christer Asplund, senior advisor at Bearing Consulting Ltd and one of Europe’s leading authorities on place management, he deals with… Continue reading The launch of the year

The Swedish business paper DI launches their yearly MBA scholarship!

A PR trick? Yes, but important to promote higher and executive education of Swedish business people. In the past it has been a lack of focus of higher education and executive education within the Swedish business sociality, something absolutely necessary to sharpen up the competitiveness of Sweden and all other all western countries. Go go!… Continue reading The Swedish business paper DI launches their yearly MBA scholarship!

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