Thursday, January 6, 2022


It’s the beginning of the new year with an innovation theme; being innovative is a growth mindset and proactive attitude.

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It’s the beginning of the new year with an innovation theme; being innovative is a growth mindset and proactive attitude. Organizations today have to make strategic choices all the time about where and when and how they innovate, putting emphasis on identifying, developing unique innovation capabilities. There is a paradigm shift that is taking place in accelerating innovation and building a scalable innovation ecosystem. It’s important to connect wider dots for spurring fresh ideas and catalyzing innovation.

It’s the beginning of the year, corporate board directors make their resolution to shape a clear vision of their organizations, and share fresh perspectives on how to reinvent an innovative company. Driving digital paradigm shift is not a passive activity, it is a proactive pursuit. Corporate board directors are wise advisors and top leadership roles, able to ask insightful questions, look forward and actively position the business in the right place to take full advantage of opportunities and manage innovation in a structural way.

Innovativeleadership The business is complex, the world is complex, and leadership is complex, leadership is about the future and change, innovation, and progress. Leadership differs by level, the type of organization, the stage of organizational evolution, the mindset of stakeholders, the complexity of the business, and many other variables. The future of leaders has to deal with opposing views, cultures, constraints and competition across the global scope. At a high mature level, leaders change the course of the business by seeing beyond what all others see and by understanding issues from new perspectives.

Unhealthycompetitions It’s the beginning of the new year, it’s also the great time to overcome shadow thinking and rejuvenate positive energy for moving forward confidently. In reality, the workplace competition is not always positive, it is the energy behind the competition that matters sometimes. The goals or motivation behind competition can be unhealthy and the competitive arena can produce a myriad of unwise mentality and negative externalities. How to encourage professionalism and healthy competitions for innovative problems-solving and transformative changes?

Quite many problems today are complex due to exponential growth of information and interdependent pieces of varying issues. There is a shortage of effective problem-solving management which could be translated to the capacity shortage for both defining and solving the right problems. It’s important to identify a variety of constraints, build a comprehensive problem-solving framework to integrate all important components for designing and developing innovative solutions and optimizing problem-solving management.

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