Erika Jacobi, Organizational Change and Innovation Consultant, C-Suite Executive Coach/Advisor

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Change Leadership vs. Change Management - What Is The Difference And Why We Possibly Need Both

In an increasingly volatile work environment, businesses are more predisposed to change than ever. Not only has the necessity for change increased, but there is also a new understanding of the nature of what needs to be changed.

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Topics: Change Management, Organizational Change, Change Leadership

What Is A Culture Of Innovation?

Everybody wants it, nobody seems to have it: A culture of innovation. But what exactly do we mean when we call for a culture of innovation? After all, how can we create a desired culture, if we don’t know exactly what it looks like?

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Topics: Organizational Culture, Innovation, Organizational Culture Change, Culture Of Innovation

Demystifying Organizational Storytelling

Organizational storytelling is a new buzzword in the world of organization development. While for decades, nothing but quantitative data and process orientation mattered, we are now finally paying more attention to less tangible factors such as organizational culture and storytelling.

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Topics: organizational storytelling, Branding, corporate storytelling

"We Are Not That Dumb, We Are Not That Smart": On The Scalability Of Innovation

Faced with decreasing market share caused by the "Pepsi Challenge" taste-test battle, Coca Cola launched “Mission Kansas” in the 1980s to reformulate Coke. As Pepsi was going sweeter, New Coke was to follow the trend in an attempt to take over the lead again with the altered taste.

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Topics: Business Innovation, product innovation, disruptive change, Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive Change - Why Framing Innovation Matters

In a study released by Gilbert and Bower, the authors extrapolate that when companies face major disruptions in their markets, the way their managers perceive that disruption influences a company’s response profoundly.

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Topics: Organizational Transformation, Innovation, Change Management, Business Innovation, disruptive change

Executive Coaching - 9 Tips For Finding the Right Coach For You

 

Bill Gates once said that every business leader should have a coach. Also former Google CEO Eric Schmidt insists that the best advice he ever got was to work with a coach. How come some of the most successful business leaders of our times, recommend coaching so emphatically?

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Topics: Executive Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Executive Coach

Organizational Culture: To Change or Not to Change? Why Highlighting Your Strengths Can Be Better Than Changing Who You Are

Dynamic and super successful organizations such as Apple, Google and Virgin Airlines are showing us that making a unique organizational culture the focal point of all business endeavors pays off and offers many bonuses along the way.

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Topics: Organizational Culture, Organizational Culture Change, Organizational Change, organizational change leadership

Organizational Transformation: If You Want A Different Dance, Change The Music

An African proverb suggests: If you want a different dance, change the music. In other words: To see different moves and different actions, find the factors that drive the behavior and alter them.

 

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Topics: Organizational Transformation, Innovation, Business Transformation, Change Management

The Agile Organization

One thing is clear, much of today’s business success depends on the ability of an organization to flexibly adapt to unforeseen circumstances, changing markets and new trends.

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Topics: Organizational Identity, Organizational Transformation, Strategy, Organization Design

Is It Time To Rethink Your Organization Design?

The way we do business has dramatically changed in the past 30 years: We work in decreasingly hierarchical workplaces; we often interact in flexibly changing work-groups, projects, or team settings; we overly rely on technology;

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Topics: Organizational Identity, Business Transformation, Organization Design, Change Management

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