The Globe & Mail today features my article that outlines how companies must get back into an innovative frame of mind. The article also provides my innovation-framework — a practical management method by which organizations can learn to harness and manage their internal innovation processes. You can read the article here. The article directly relates to the many workshops and keynotes that I’ve been providing organizations with respect to innovation, which you can read about .
Archives for November 2003
The article I wrote for a variety of association executive publications throughout North America is getting quite a bit of attention; it examines how careers will evolve in the future as a result of the information explosion now occurring. Among the observations, the article notes that we wills witness :
- a change in the very nature of professional skills
- an increased need for “multi-skilling”
- greater demand for “just in time skills”
- a shift from tactical to strategic skills
The article also quotes an Australian report that suggests that “65% of the children who are in pre-school today will work in jobs and careers that have yet to be defined.”
It makes for compelling reading — find it here The article ties into the career planning workshops I’ve been providing to organizations eager to grapple with the complexities of change in the workplace.
“…are we now witnessing the death of IT innovation in business organizations? Have we seen the death of courage – the disappearance of the era in which people were willing to try something new with IT?” Read an article I wrote for clients of SAP, now being distributed to those who attended the SAP ’03 Business Forum. Read it here
I’ve been writing a bi-weekly column for executive directors of associations. The articles are being printed or are carried online by a number of North American Society of Association Executives. Permission is granted to any association to reprint these articles — contact me for details.
The first three include, “10 Things My Kids Think Are From the Olden Days“, “What’s happening to our careers?” and “What’s your tin can?”
Well, it took a while, but I have a spamless life. My setup is now rather unbelievable; mail to me goes to a domain forwarder, which sends it to a mailbox. A Linux system beside my desk grabs mail from that mailbox, and runs it through a spam filter, SpamAssassin. It then reforwards good mail out to another mailbox, where I then pick it up. The extra processing takes about a minute or two — but I’m suddenly in the situation in which only 1 or 2 spam messages a day sneak through, compared to hundreds a day before. I’ve got additional procedures in place to guard against “false positives”, so that I can make sure I’m not losing important messages. But it is truly wonderful!