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PROPOSED CHALLENGES

Along with our partners and editorial team, we’ve zeroed in on a handful of challenges we think will help us make real strides in the overall goal of making organizations fit for the future (and fit for human beings). But this is your endeavor as much as ours, so we’re opening up the challenge nomination process to the world. We want to hear from you: What are the make-or-break challenges management innovators should focus their energies on this year? How would you add to or improve upon this set of challenges?

Challenges

Innovating Innovation Context: For all the talk about innovation, in business books, blogs, and boardrooms, few companies have figured out how to make innovation a way of life. Too often innovation is still something that happens occasionally, in pockets, rather than everywhere, all the time. What...
Getting to the Future First Context: The business landscape is littered with the bones of corporate dinosaurs that failed to adapt. Like Kodak, they didn’t respond quickly enough to an emerging discontinuity (digital film). Like Nokia, they seriously underestimated an unorthodox new competitor (...
Cultivating 21st Century Capabilities Context: We want our organizations to be “fit for the future”—resilient, inventive, engaging, and responsible. We want every person to bring his or her full ingenuity, passion, and initiative to work every day. Yet, few leaders and organizations have applied...
Pursuing Radical Fairness Context: In an age when we’re asked to bring more of ourselves to work every day (more imagination, more initiative, more performance and more hours) it’s easy to feel like we’re getting less than we’ve earned (less compensation, less security, less recognition and less...
SYNDICATING THE WORK OF LEADSHIP Context: As the environment becomes more complex and less predictable, it becomes ever more difficult for a small cadre of senior executives to anticipate the future, set strategy and make critical resource tradeoffs. That’s why so many CEOs in recent years have...