Strategic innovation, fresh ideas, creativity, new business models; we know these are becoming increasingly important for companies. Yet, we also the speed of change is slow in most firms. Way too slow. The more experience the company has, the slower is the rate of change and adaptation.
As consultants and lecturers in strategy, leadership, marketing and innovation at BI Norwegian Business School, we witness every single day, the lack of effect from the standard tools we teach. The tools we teach today, are not good enough for tomorrow. They do not get us the creativity and strategic innovation we need.
This is something we are working to change.
Today we work on “Strategy Tools For the Next Generation”.
‘Dream bigger’, we say. Why, most managers reply.
‘Think different’, Steve Jobs said. How?, most managers reply.
Young leaders, however. The ones under 35. They still haven’t developed the fatal flaw of fixed mental models – yet. Be believe it is today’s young leaders, the ones under 30, the ones under 35, who will create the future. These are the ones we need to develop. These are the ones we need to develop tools and processes for. These are the ones we need to develop into change agents. Into intelligent revolutionaries. These are the ones we should teac h how to lead from behind. How to change the mental models of their teams. These are the ones who should learn to master the innovation pyramid, the change escalator and our full kit of Strategy Tools For the Next Generation.
We are already hard at work.
Launching in 2012: www.strategytoolsforthenextgeneration.com
Strategy Tools for the Next Generation is our solution for today’s emerging leaders. We believe tomorrow’s leaders need different tools than most we have today.
Most organizational theorists agree on higher speeds, more change, need for more creativity, more adaptibility, more engagement and, of course, more innovation.
These are some of the tools we are developing.