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2011 Awards for Excellence
Article Type: Awards for Excellence From: Strategy & Leadership, Volume 40, Issue 2
The following article was selected for this year's Outstanding Paper Award for Strategy & Leadership
"Rethinking the organization: leadership for game-changing innovation''
Stephen DenningWashington DC, USA
Purpose -- The paper aims to identify the lessons CEOs of large established organizations need to learn to make continuous innovation a part of the firm's DNA. Instead of innovation and organizational learning being the responsibility of a few iconoclastic, courageous and rare individuals or departments, it needs to become institutionalized as an organization-wide capability.Design/methodology/approach -- The author has drafted a lesson plan for top managers based on the best practice suggestions for introducing and fostering an innovation culture -- pull management, authentic and interactive communication and putting the customer value zone at the center of the organization.Findings -- Pull management poses the complex challenge of delivering steadily increasing value to customers and engaging employees and customers in conversations. This is a radically different business environment. It requires understanding and mastering a radically different kind of management.Practical implications -- The management lesson plan: learn the skills required to practice pull management, authentic and interactive communication and putting the customer value zone at the center of the organization.Originality/value -- The paper postulates that organization-wide continuous innovation, which will be vital to survival in the coming years, requires a radically new approach to management and the learning of a completely new set of skills.Keywords Communication management, Continuous improvement, Innovation, Performance levels, Workplace trainingwww.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/10878571011072039
This article originally appeared in Volume 38 Number 5, 2010, pp. 13-19, Strategy & Leadership
The following articles were selected for this year's Highly Commended Award
"Scenario planning for economic recovery: short-term decision making in a recession''
Patrick B. MarrenPeter J. Kennedy Jr
This article originally appeared in Volume 38 Number 1, 2010, Strategy & Leadership
"Design thinking -- a new mental model of value innovation''
This article originally appeared in Volume 38 Number 3, 2010, Strategy & Leadership
"Delivering on the promise of open innovation''
Jorge Rufat-LatreAmy MullerDave Jones
This article originally appeared in Volume 38 Number 6, 2010, Strategy & Leadership
Ms Catherine GorrellFormac Inc, USAMr Craig D. HenryCampus Dorr Inc, USA