1. Articles in category: Intrapreneur Magazine

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    1. Make Sure You Avoid These Mistakes Before You Try to Change Things Up in Your Compnay

      Make Sure You Avoid These Mistakes Before You Try to Change Things Up in Your Compnay

      Here's an interesting article from Forbes' Tendayi Viki. Its called Five Mistakes Intrapreneurs Make When Trying to Change Their Companies.

      It shares some eye-opening perspectives. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Most intrapreneurs have no credibility for driving any successful innovation inside their companies. So I recommend that they start small by working with early adopters on innovation projects. Only when they have some early wins and credibility within their company will they be able to influence leaders.

      For more insights like these, take a look at the rest of the article...

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    2. Intrapreneurship in the Social Sector

      Intrapreneurship in the Social Sector

      We found this powerful interview piece from The League of Intrapreneurs and thought that we would share it. It's called Creating New Pathways in Social Sector.

      Ryan Shepard of Care Atlanta Global Innovation Hub shares his interesting views here. This one really piqued our interest:

      One of the things I try to remind myself is that it’s not personal. When you bump up against people who maybe don’t like your idea or not able to see your vision, you have to be able to separate that from your self worth as well as separate from even their ...

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    3. Growing Intrapreneurs Organically from Within Your Own Company

      Growing Intrapreneurs Organically from Within Your Own Company

      Ever thought how you can go about and start growing intrapreneurs from within your company? Here's a fascinating article from Frobes Magazine Online aims to help you achieve that. It's called How to Enable Organic Intrapreneurship.

      It shares some interesting insights. Here's a list that could help you:

      1. Provide a purpose
      2. Have processes to shepherd ideas upward and identify when support is needed.
      3. Enable employees to 'think like owners.'
      4. Be open to new ideas.

      Take a look at the rest of this article for a more in-depth explanation of each one.

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    4. Why Change Management is Important

      Why Change Management is Important

      Tech is disrupting many different industries in a huge way.  Here's an article that we thought we'd share to help businesses cope with the fast changes that it induces. It's called Change Management is the Key to Digital Strategy.

      It shares some interesting insights. Here's one that's thought-provoking:

      This transformation may include introducing new tech – because there is more of it and it’s cheaper – but the tech on its own, without the underlying changes to business processes, and change management, is going to fail.

      For more of this interesting article, click on the link ...

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    5. How to Make Great First Impression

      How to Make Great First Impression

      Being an intrapreneur starts from day 1. We thought that this article from Entrepreneur would help in establishing this coveted role. It's called How to Make an Impact at Your New Job.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      When starting a new job, it might sound logical that your manager or colleagues would show you the ropes and explain everything, but it's important to understand and adapt to as much as you can on your own. And fast. Take this seriously. No one at a busy company has too much time for ...

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    6. A Quick and Easy Activity That You Can Do to Inspire Innovation in Your Teams

      A Quick and Easy Activity That You Can Do to Inspire Innovation in Your Teams

      Here's a fascinating article from the Harvard Business Review. It's called A Brief Exercise to Spur Innovation on Your Team.

      It shares an insightful activity including three questions that innovative teams should be asked. Here they are:

      1. “What is the existing practice/the recipe for success/the way we’ve always done it at our organization?”
      2. “What market shifts, external forces, or technologies might threaten the elements of our operational status quo?”
      3. “What can we do about these impending disruptions you’ve uncovered?”

      Give the rest of the article a read if you want a more in-depth experience ...

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    7. A Successful Intrapreneur's Tips to Those Who Want to Follow Her Intrapreneurial Path

      A Successful Intrapreneur's Tips to Those Who Want to Follow Her Intrapreneurial Path

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Forbes. It’s titled 6 Lessons from a Successful Intrapreneur's Career - From GE to Ingersoll Rand.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      It’s important to have bosses who support your unique creative process, who trust your inquisitiveness and see the value in them.  Good managers for intrapreneurs realize that it’s these intrapreneurs who will more easily be able to imagine future scenarios and anticipate what Hasaneen referred to as “customers’ latent needs,” that is, needs they might not realize they have yet ...

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    8. Startup Mentality From Within a Large Company

      Startup Mentality From Within a Large Company

      Ever wondered what intrapreneurial cells are? Here's a fascinating article from the Live Mint that might help you understand it better. It's called Why There's a Startup Inside a Big Business.

      It shares some intriguing insights. This one from Maersk's Gowri Shankar Paramasivam is particularly thought-provoking:

      The programme liberates the thought process of employees who have the potential to do more and bring in actual change and develop new products for the company, without burning a hole through their pocket

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

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    9. The Difference between Innovating in a Start-up and Innovating in an Established Company

      The Difference between Innovating in a Start-up and Innovating in an Established Company

      When people think about innovation, they're most likely to think of start-up businesses than established companies. It makes sense--start-ups usually have smaller teams with less rigid structures and processes that allow them to enact change quicker. But that doesn't mean that bigger and older organizations can't innovate--they need to, but just in a different way.

      This article from Leadership Now discusses how established companies can innovate:

      The good news for established organizations, however, is that nobody is more likely to succeed than they are in their innovation efforts. Unlike startups, established organizations have tremendous resources. They have ...

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    10. How to Create an Innovation-Friendly Work Culture

      How to Create an Innovation-Friendly Work Culture

      Innovation is what keeps businesses from going under. But in a fast-paced world, it's not always easy to keep up. Your job as an intrapreneur is not just to introduce innovation to your company, but to transform your company into a place that embraces it. As a leader of positive change in your company, how can you do that?

      Ric Pratte of 100 Open shares some useful tips for leaders and managers to encourage creativity in the workplace. Here's one that struck me because it's a mistake a lot of companies make:

      Don’t expect to have ...

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    11. A Successful Intrapreneur Shares 6 Lessons She's Learned from Top Companies

      A Successful Intrapreneur Shares 6 Lessons She's Learned from Top Companies

      Here's an interesting article from life coach Joan Michelson for Forbes magazine. She spoke with leading intrapreneur Rasha Hasaneen, who has successfully enacted changes and brought about innovation from top companies like Hitachi, GE, and Ingersoll Rand.

      I found this excerpt particularly enlightening:

      “Being able to communicate your ideas and that creativity and that passion in a way that’s consumable by others becomes probably the superpower you want to build,” she stressed, adding,” It’s probably the one think that’s helped me more than anything else.”

      Read more about this and the other five lessons she learned ...

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    12. Intrapreneurialism Might Soon Be a Requisite for Success

      Intrapreneurialism Might Soon Be a Requisite for Success

      Think Intrapreneurialims is just a buzzword? This article from by Gemma Manning that piqued our interest might be able to change that. She titles it How Intrapreneurship Can be Your Secret Weapon and we thought that it would make an interesting read for you as well

      In it, she shares some truly fascinating viewpoints. One such perspective is this one:

      The speed of change occurring in workplaces due to technological advances and digital disruption means that companies that don’t embrace intrapreneurship will inevitably get left behind.

      Take a look at the rest of her work in the link down ...

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    13. Measuring Success as an Intrapreneur and Innovator Within Your Organization

      Measuring Success as an Intrapreneur and Innovator Within Your Organization

      We found this fascinating article titled A Road Map To Success As An 'Intrapreneur'. It's by Tony Holbrook of Forbes Communications Council.

      In it, he shares some valuable insight into the how intrapreneurs can gauge their success. Here's one perspective that we thought was worth echoing:

      If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be content with more qualitative rewards than monetary. Maybe you made a customer happy or made a social impact, or you tested the waters and found a nice opportunity for your next project. When you’re doing something within a corporation, however, return on investment ...

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    14. An Incubator by an Intrapreneur for Intrapreneurs

      An Incubator by an Intrapreneur for Intrapreneurs

      Came across this fascinating piece from the League of Intrapreneurs and it really piqued our interest. It’s called Tomorrow's Markets Incubator.

      It gives us a peek into the world of one innovative incubator. Here’s a short excerpt that we thought was worth sharing:

      The incubator provides resources (by way of funding, coaching, etc.) for venture teams to research, prototype, pilot and scale new business models that profitably deliver products to underserved learners. Ultimately the incubator’s impact is three-fold: offer new career development opportunities for Pearson associates, foster a social innovation mindset throughout Pearson, and increase Pearson ...

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    15. Match Group CEO on Why Constant Innovation is the Real Name of the Game

      Match Group CEO on Why Constant Innovation is the Real Name of the Game

      Here's a fascinating article from the prestigious Harvard Business Review. It's called Match Group’s CEO on Innovating in a Fast-Changing Industry.

      The company's CEO shares with us some of her insights. Here's one that should be particularly thought-provoking for an intrapreneur:

      When we create a feature that works well on one of our apps, we roll it out across our other brands. There’s a lot of copycatting among our competitors as well, which can make it hard to sustain the competitive advantage created by innovations. When possible, we take steps to protect our intellectual ...

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    16. Changing the Work Culture by Respecting Employees' Life Outside Work

      Changing the Work Culture by Respecting Employees' Life Outside Work

      Here's a simple yet innovative way that one CEO is creating a positive work culture in his company: respecting his employees' social lives. Ian Sohn, a single father and the president of Wunderman Chicago digital agency, shared the personal beliefs that have shaped the work culture of the company he currently leads on a now-viral LinkedIn post. Bronwyn Isaac of Good website writes about the lively discussion and positive responses that Sohn's post sparked. 

      Here's one highlight from the article:

      Years ago a very senior colleague reacted with incredulity that I couldn’t fly on 12 hours ...

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    17. Stifling Employee Creativity Can Sink Your Company

      Stifling Employee Creativity Can Sink Your Company

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Forbes Magazine. It’s called Intrapreneurship.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Utilizing and optimizing existing products while embracing innovation is a key element of lasting growth and profitability. A simple yet powerful approach to advancing innovation is to use existing resources within the company, as its employees.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up...

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    18. Foster a More Innovative Work Environment With These Proven Strategies

      Foster a More Innovative Work Environment With These Proven Strategies

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Small Business Trends. It's called Use These 14 Strategies to Encourage Employee Innovation and we thought we'd share it here.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      Employees are most innovative when they are engaged in their work, that work is meaningful, and they understand the part they play in the company’s goals. A culture of engagement depends on employees feeling that they can speak and be heard, which in turn depends on managers who are willing to listen.

      Give the rest ...

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    19. Productive Activities That Property Investors Can Do While There's a Downturn

      Productive Activities That Property Investors Can Do While There's a Downturn

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from the blog pages of Infotrack. It's called 5 Tips to Get Ahead During the Property Market Downturn.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      I looked at this downturn as an opportunity to take time to put in place processes and procedures to ensure that when the market did pick up, my business would be running like a well-oiled machine.

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more information and context...

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    20. How Intrapreneurs Helped a Startup Founder Grow His Company Rapidly

      How Intrapreneurs Helped a Startup Founder Grow His Company Rapidly

      Here's a fascinating article on E27. It's called He Dropped Out of School to Travel Around the World and Is Now a Founder of a Startup with Presence in 26 Countries.

      It's an insightful article that shows just how intrapreneurs can help grow a business efficiently. Here's a short excerpt that shows just how this happened for Johannes Larsson:

      As of now, there are more than a dozen intrapreneurs in the company; everyone having a stake in the game and being responsible for their own markets. As revenue grew, the company hired more people and improved ...

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    21. Knowing Why Innovation Programs Fail is Key To Finding Out How to Help Them Succeed

      Knowing Why Innovation Programs Fail is Key To Finding Out How to Help Them Succeed

      We happened upon this thought-provoking piece from Innovation Excellence blog and thought that it was worth the share. It's called Why Do So Many Innovation Programs Fail?

      It's an excellent article that shares a lot of insights innovation programs that intrapreneurs usually thrive in. Here's one of its fascinating perspectives:

      Even though it certainly isn’t easy to get all of these factors to align with one another, we’ve seen quite a few organizations achieve that. In essence, the key is to have a holistic approach focused on getting the big picture right and then persistently ...

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    22. Embracing the Circle of Disruption

      Embracing the Circle of Disruption

      Thought we'd share this article from Your Story. It's called Dual Transformation: The Four Mindsets for Innovating on Current and Emerging Business Models.

      It describes the disruption caused by intrapreneurs who innovate from within. It offers interesting insights like these:

      The speed of innovation is also being accompanied by the speed of extinction. Kodak’s woes took 40 years to play out, many newspapers had only a dozen years of life after the Internet shock, and Nokia and RIM were ripped apart in just five years, the authors point out. But disruption also opens up opportunity for startups ...

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    23. Attracting and Retaining Millennials with Intrapreneurialism

      Attracting and Retaining Millennials with Intrapreneurialism

      Stumbled upon this awesome article on Forbes online. It's called How Brands Can Leverage Intrapreneurialism to Attract and Attain Millennial Talent and we thought it would be brilliant to share it with you here.

      In it, Jeff Fromm, an expert on millennial culture, shares his views. Here's a particularly fascinating one:

      In addition to encouraging the side hustle, employers should also provide a culture inside the office where millennials feel they can excel entrepreneurially, also what I like to refer to as intrapreneurialism. A collaborative work environment appeals to millennials, who believe a team can accomplish more than ...

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    24. Why Intrapreneurs in Your Business are Worth Their Weight in Gold

      Why Intrapreneurs in Your Business are Worth Their Weight in Gold

      We found this article on Equities online magazine and immediately thought that it was shareworthy. It's called Intrapreneurs, the Hidden Gold in Your Business.

      In it, business mentor Gary Bizzo shares some words of wisdom. Here's one that we thought was interesting:

      Now, I’ve known intrapreneurs, and they had nothing to do with management; they were employees on the floor who, thankful for a position that stretched the limits of their imagination, worked hard to give their best to the corporation. The operative words: "as if it were their own."

      He has more great ideas here so ...

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