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    1. Intrapreneurship is Strong in Australian Employees

      Intrapreneurship is Strong in Australian Employees

      Here's some exciting news for Australian intrapreneurs. It's called Australian employees strong on intrapreneurship: QUT research.

      It shares some interesting insights. Here's one of them:

      The GEM survey found that 8.3 per cent of Australian adults aged 18 to 65 years – around 1.4 million people - are involved in employer-sponsored entrepreneurship up from 7.8 per cent in 2017.

      To learn more, take a look at the rest of this article...

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    2. How Firms Are Flexing Their Creativity Muscles This Social Distancing Season

      How Firms Are Flexing Their Creativity Muscles This Social Distancing Season

      In times of crisis, people tend to flex their creativity muscles. Companies are no different.

      This article shows how some of the biggest firms in Australia is coping with the social distancing policies. Here's a short excerpt:

      Big four consulting firm KPMG will split its workforce into a "blue team" and a "white team" from next week and keep them separate from each other to try to avoid infections.

      Under the plan, one team will work from home and the other from the office for a week at a time, and the teams will then swap locations for the ...

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    3. Leading Your Team Through Remote Work

      Leading Your Team Through Remote Work

      Came across this article from Jason Wingard and loved it. It's published in Forbes.

      He gives us some fascinating nuggets of wisdom here. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Leaders, especially those who are not used to managing virtual teams, may feel stressed about keeping the team on track. Under these circumstances it is tempting to become exclusively task-focused. To address these challenges, making time for personal interaction is more important than ever.

      Take a look at the rest of this fascinating piece to learn more...

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    4. How to Make Innovation Stick

      How to Make Innovation Stick

      Here's a thoroughly interesting article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review that we just couldn't help but share. It's called A Guide for Intrapreneurs and it shares an interesting excerpt from Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs.

      Kaihan Kirppendorff shares some really interesting ideas. Here's one that we thought was incredibly thought-provoking:

      The second chapter of the entrepreneurial hero story has the entrepreneur working alone or with a small team to develop the idea. Actually, only seven of the thirty were developed this way. Most transformative innovations come to life when a larger ...

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    5. Good Business Leaders are not A Fan of Busyness

      Good Business Leaders are not A Fan of Busyness

      There are some really thought provoking ideas in this article that we thought we would share. The piece is called Is It Business Or Just Busyness? Five Questions Every Leader Must Ask and it's published the highly respected Forbes website.

      In it, Forbes Councils Member Nicola Albini shares some really interesting points. Here's one that really piqued our interest:

      Busyness comes from two incongruent internal states. It is driven by the pressure to always look busy to gain respect, or it’s about avoiding something uncomfortable, such as an important conversation that needs to be had. One of ...

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    6. Lead More Effectively With These Tips from Serial Entrepreneur Sabri Suby

      Lead More Effectively With These Tips from Serial Entrepreneur Sabri Suby

      This article from Kochie's Business Builders piqued our interest. It's called 4 leadership tips to help you sustain business growth.

      In it, serial entrepreneur Sabri Suby shares some really fascinating insights on leadership. Here's one that's really thought provoking:

      Business moves quickly, so if you wait for 100 per cent of the facts, you’ll never do anything. Great leaders are effective risk-takers who can quickly weigh up upsides and downsides on 30-40 per cent of the facts to make calculated risks. Being decisive helps you seize opportunities so you can stay ahead.

      There's a ...

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    7. Successful Intrapreneurs are Humble

      Successful Intrapreneurs are Humble

      Forbes always has great articles on intrapreneurialism. This one from Tendayi Viki is especially fascinating.

      In it, he shares thought-provoking insights. Here's one of them: 

      Intrapreneurs that are brash and over-confident easily make enemies in an environment that is already geared up to resist innovation. Trying to innovate in a large company is difficult enough without unnecessarily creating a group of people that are rooting for you to fail. 

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    8. What Companies Really Mean When Hiring Out of the Box Thinkers

      What Companies Really Mean When Hiring Out of the Box Thinkers

      There are some thought-provoking ideas to be gleaned from this article. It's called What Does “Think Outside of the Box” Mean?

      In it, Mike Sturm shares some interesting thoughts. This one's particularly interesting:

      If you aim at the same target everyone else is aiming at, your shots will end up where everyone else’s do. If you till the same soil that everyone else tills, plant the same seeds they plant, and use the same water, you’ll get the same garden.

      My point is that the minute you introduce a goal in your thinking, you’re introducing ...

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    9. How to Showcase Your Intrapreneurial Skills Throughout the Hiring Process, From Job Application to Interviews

      How to Showcase Your Intrapreneurial Skills Throughout the Hiring Process, From Job Application to Interviews

      Intrapreneurialism is slowly becoming one of the most sought-after traits in new hires. However, it's not something you can show off immediately.

      This piece from This is Money, gives us some pointers on how to showcase your intrapreneurialism throughout the hiring process. This one story from the RotaCloud HR head, Denise Jennings, shares:

      One of our most memorable candidates really impressed us by building us a bespoke app for the interview.

      'He took all of the skills listed in the job description, and built a web app that utilised all of the skill sets that we had said we ...

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    10. The Importance of Choosing and Giving the Right Kind of Mentorship

      The Importance of Choosing and Giving the Right Kind of Mentorship

      Came across this fascinating piece from the Entrepreneur and thought that we should share it. It's called The 3,000-Year-Old Lesson in Executive Mentorship.

      It's a really insightful article. Here's one point that was thought-provoking:

      Like Odysseus, executives are fighting a war. But the battle to integrate digital growth within their companies will require a strong guide to win. If you’re one of the many executives going to battle, seek out a coaching program that embodies the ideals of Mentor — one where you are paired with someone dedicated to your growth as a leader who will ...

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    11. Leadership Isn't About Knowing Everything

      Leadership Isn't About Knowing Everything

      In this article from Brene Brown, we learn a thing or two about how being a 'knower' can be a detriment to good leadership. It's called The Courage To Not Know.

      In it, there are some really interesting insights that we thought you ought to know. Here's one of them:

      Having to be the “knower” or always being right is heavy armor. It’s defensiveness, it’s posturing, and, worst of all, it’s a huge driver of bullshit. It’s also very common—most of us have some degree of knower in us. Unfortunately, needing to know ...

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    12. Reading Books Can Help You Innovate

      Reading Books Can Help You Innovate

      Here's a really interesting piece from Entrepreneur. It's called How Reading Books Helps Your Brain Recharge.

      There's some really thought provoking points there. Here's one of them:

      As any entrepreneur will tell you, problem-solving is critical for launching or running a business. But so is giving our busy brains a rest, and books help with that too. According to neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, focused reading uses about 42 calories per hour, whereas absorbing new information (e.g., scanning Twitter or the news headlines) burns around 65 calories per hour.

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    13. How Exceptional Leaders Communicate

      How Exceptional Leaders Communicate

      Thought we'd share this fascinating piece from Medium. It's called 10 Communication Patterns Used by Great Leaders.

      It's got some points that we thought were really thought-provoking. This is one of them:

      Every leader knows how tempting it is to jump in and solve other people’s problems for them. However, if you’re doing the work of the people who are supposed to work for you, how are they ever going to grow?

      The best leaders are able to control themselves and ask questions instead. Asking good questions takes practice. A good question is open, simple ...

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    14. Businesses Are Required to Constantly Transform

      Businesses Are Required to Constantly Transform

      Came across this fascinating article from the FInancial Review and thought that we would share it. It's called 'Transformation as Usual' is Here to Stay.

      There are some really thought-provoking ideas being shared by David Maloney here. This one's particularly intriguing: 

      I believe that “transformation as usual”, or TAU, is a term that is here to stay. The old “business as usual” (BAU) won’t cut it in a business environment that is moving at breakneck speed.

      TAU speaks to the need to respond to ever-changing demands in business at a speed and magnitude that hasn’t previously ...

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    15. Kobe Bryant Was The Perfect Intrapreneur

      Kobe Bryant Was The Perfect Intrapreneur

      This article from Entrepreneur makes some really interesting points. It's called 5 Things We Can Learn from Kobe Bryant's Legacy.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      We all know about Kobe’s 5 Championship rings, 18 All-Star appearances, and multiple scoring titles. But did you know that Kobe’s 20-year career with the Lakers is an unmatched NBA record? No other player has played longer for one team without interruptions.

      Why did he stay that long with one team? Because he believed deeply in team loyalty. Kobe respected his LA fans tremendously and saw the Lakers franchise as his ...

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    16. Problem-Solving Mentality That Will Come In Handy for Intrapreneurs

      Problem-Solving Mentality That Will Come In Handy for Intrapreneurs

      We find this video Brian Tracy so powerfully thought-provoking. It's called The Personality Traits That Define a Successful Problem-Solver.

      He shares some insights worth exploring here. This one, we thought, was a particularly fascinating one:

      You can change your attitude from negative to positive and constructive in a single moment by simply switching your thoughts off of the problem and on to the solution. Instead of asking about who did what and who is to blame, you should instead ask the questions: What do we do now? 

      There's a lot more takeaways from this video and we'd ...

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    17. The Importance of the Intrapreneur In a Disruptor's World

      The Importance of the Intrapreneur In a Disruptor's World

      Intrapreneurs will soon become a common trait that companies hire for. This is, at least, what this article from Financial Times is suggesting.

      It's a fascinating point that's worth taking a look at. Here's a particularly thought-provoking idea that we gleaned from it:

      There are now five generations in the workforce, the latest being Gen Z (born after the late 1990s). This range of age and experience offers an unparalleled scope for creativity and imaginative thinking, but companies first need to create an environment that fosters collaboration — as well as giving staff the tools to put great ...

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    18. How to Enact Radical Changes

      How to Enact Radical Changes

      What do politics and intrapreneurial endeavours have in common? They're both pushed forward by the shared values of people who want to enact change.

      This thought-provoking piece from Innovation Excellence shares with us how to methodically achieve that. Here's a short excerpt:

      To achieve lasting change, you need to plan to survive victory and you do that by reaffirming your commitment to common values. In the case of South Africa, that meant adhering to the principles of the Freedom Charter, which called for equal rights for all citizens, even for the white oppressors. That’s why today Mandela ...

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    19. Steps These Companies Took to Be Able to Produce Social Intrapreneurs From Their Ranks

      Steps These Companies Took to Be Able to Produce Social Intrapreneurs From Their Ranks

      These companies have thriving social intrapreneurship programs that we thought we would share through this article. It's published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

      There are some really interesting perspectives here that we thought our readers ought to know about. Here's one of the most thought-provoking ones:

      Internal stakeholder engagement both wins investment and assembles the capabilities to get an intrapreneurial venture off the ground. Staff associated with Pearson’s Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator, CEMEX’s Growing platform, and Barclays’ Social Innovation Facility all help their intrapreneurial colleagues reach and influence decision-makers within their own companies, and find ...

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    20. The Joy of Managing a Team of Intrapreneurs

      The Joy of Managing a Team of Intrapreneurs

      One intrapreneur is cool but how about an entire team of innovators? This fascinating piece from Thrive Global has some particularly 

      In this article, Ben Erwin, President at Charitybuzz, shares some important insights. Here's one of the more thought-provoking perspectives:

      As a manager, if you can harness intrapreneurs’ passion in the direction of your business goals, you end up with a team that is more effective both individually and together.

      It's an intriguing read so do give the rest of it a thorough looking over.

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    21. Get Your Innovative Ideas Funding Through The Les Margaret Award

      Get Your Innovative Ideas Funding Through The Les Margaret Award

      Thought our leaders would want the opportunity to read this interesting piece from African Brains. It's about the Les Margaret Award 2020.

      It's a contest for innovators, both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs alike. Winners will get funding and massive media exposure for their ideas.

      If you're planning to join, here's a helpful excerpt:

      Intrapreneurs on the other hand must mainly demonstrate that they are developing new growth opportunities within their company based on agile and original methods. This category concerns employees of large and medium-sized companies who have developed a project in agreement with their employer while ...

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    22. The Rise of Burkini in Women's Fashion

      The Rise of Burkini in Women's Fashion

      Intrapreneurialism is about thinking outside the box from within the box. In this piece from GOOD, we learn about Nike's burkinis.

      It's a great read that shows how Nike is embracing its social equality ethos. Here's thought-provoking excerpt:

      Many Muslim women wear modest attire, yet their needs aren't always catered to when it comes to the world of athletics. The lack of swimwear options is such a problem that "a lot of Muslim girls never learn how to swim," Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad told the New Yorker. Now, Nike has launched a new modest swimwear line ...

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    23. The Government Can Use A Bit More of that Intrapreneurship Magic

      The Government Can Use A Bit More of that Intrapreneurship Magic

      Intrapreneurship can blossom from within the government offices too. Here's a shining example:

      Discouraged by levels of employee attrition at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Anthony Soriano and Michael Lawyer formed the “Under Five,” an employee group that supports a sense of community and champions changes favored by the workforce. For example, some employees were frustrated when the agency failed to support Google Chrome as a browser on its computers. The HUD team placed a voting poll on an existing (but rarely used) platform called “HUD Ideas in Action”; more than 100 employees voted within ...

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    24. An Environment of Gratitude Helps Buy-In

      An Environment of Gratitude Helps Buy-In

      Having innovative new ideas might be nice but having more people buy-in to it so much more important. In this piece from Gideon Kimbrell, we get to learn about how an atmosphere of gratitude can do just that.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      Leaders who adopt a mindset of gratitude might be taken aback by the results. We’ve seen quite a few benefits from consciously and proactively prioritizing appreciation for our people. For one, there’s less stress in the office when people feel valued. By fostering an environment of connectivity and belonging, people are less on edge -- even ...

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