There are several underlying issues that make growing your company completely different from everything else you do in your business. But there's hope.
By Jeff DeGraff
(TheMIX) -- The sole purpose of a business is to grow. This can take on many dimensions -- profits, revenues, market share, brand or community influence, just to name a few. The road to growth is very simple. Innovation is required to drive growth. You MORESep 5, 2012 11:22 AM ET
After spending decades training executives and design professionals, David Kelley conceived of a school that could produce a generation of design innovators.
By Polly LaBarre
(TheMIX) -- This summer, it's Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs' singular genius that seems to be propped open on beach towels, in hammocks, and at every third airplane seat.
As fascinating as Jobs' person, career, and legacy are, the intense interest in his insane greatness raises a MOREAug 17, 2012 10:52 AM ET
If employees aren't as enthusiastic with their work as they could be, it's not because work sucks; it's because management blows. By Gary HamelJun 25, 2012 11:32 AM ET
For the last 30 years, Semco has operated as a kind of lab for experimenting on what it takes to build positive working lives. By Polly LaBarreMay 1, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Australian software firm Atlassian has developed a novel method to give its employees enough "slack time" to develop new ideas that has gone viral. By Polly LaBarreMar 22, 2012 2:29 PM ET
The best bosses understand that their power comes not from maintaining control, but from devising ways to unleash more freedom, creativity, and contribution. By Polly LaBarreMar 5, 2012 11:47 AM ET
Why does so much innovation happen in spite of the system, rather than because of it? A look at what it takes to embrace your organization's misfits.
While many have embraced the ethos behind Apple's celebrated "Think Different" campaign of the late 1990s, how much has actually changed at most offices? By Polly LaBarreDec 13, 2011 11:17 AM ET
The U.S. has lost its indisputable lead in several industries and disciplines, but it still dominates how business leaders the world over think about management. Change is afoot, though.
By Julian Birkinshaw, professor, London Business School
(TheMIX) -- How many living management gurus can you name who did not learn their trade in North America? I have asked many colleagues this question, and it's pretty hard to come up with a good MOREOct 27, 2011 10:53 AM ET
Creativity is less art and more discipline -- and quite accessible. Here are a few techniques to consider using.Sep 27, 2011 10:38 AM ET
The energy to truly change a company over the course of months or years has to come from the grassroots. How mangers can use viral marketing to support this kind of change. By Scott Heller and Colin PriceAug 3, 2011 9:28 AM ET
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