A Novel Approach to Business Development for Managing Partners

The Managing Partner Forum publishes the outcomes of their managing partner surveys each year. The results reveal interesting details about the challenges managing partners face. This year, 69% of the participants indicate that their main challenge is productivity, 63% face pressures on their billing rates and 53% struggle with increased competition for clients. To address […]

A Whole New Doctor

Jack Penner and Margaret Cary co-founded A Whole New Doctor, a vertical leadership program to create physicians for tomorrow. The stunning problem they are addressing in their leadership program: When they start medical school, medical students are happier than their peers When they finish, they show higher rates of depression.

Optimizing Health Care

Tuesday June 14 the Washington Post organized a health seminar on cracking the code: optimizing health care. Excellent panels discussed how to move healthcare forward and the pivotal role of information technology in 21-st century healthcare.

Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit April 26 & 27

As you may know, the 3rd Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit is next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 & 27. It features 8 keynotes, 40 panels, over 100 speakers and hundreds of attendees. Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen is part of the panel on Woman Innovators on the 27th from 1.15 pm till 2.30 pm.

How strong are your innovation capabilities?

With changes being the new normal in healthcare, we –Organizing for Innovation in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement – wondered what processes, capabilities and infrastructure, healthcare organizations need to deal with  these changes. And we wondered, would it help healthcare organizations to know how strong their innovation capabilities are?

The Healthcare Innovation Management Scan

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Organizing for Innovation developed a Health Care Innovation Management Scan to help healthcare organizations assess their current innovative capabilities and infrastructure and identify priority areas for future development of their innovation management systems.

Simon Sinek & The Circle of Why

Attached is a TED talk by Simon Sinek, who explains the importance of What, How and Why. These concepts are very relevant for innovation. Often, when sharing an innovative idea with someone else, we start with the what. What does the invention accomplish that currently cannot be done, or what can it do better. However, if you truly want to be successful, as Simon Sinek explains, you need to start with the Why. Why is it important to change the status quo? Once you have answered that question, the How and What will follow naturally. For yourself, and your audience…

What It Takes To Be A Great Leader

Innovation requires leadership. What does it take to become a great leader? Will a 1-day workshops or corporate leadership training program do? Unlikely. Roselinde Torres, from the Boston Consulting Group, describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares three simple but crucial questions innovators may like to ask themselves in order to thrive as leader