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Vadim Kotelnikov

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Inventor and Founder

Ten3 Business e-Coach

1000ventures,   1000advices.com

InsBeCo,   Success360

Innovarsity.com,   Fun4Biz.com



Albrecht's Law Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity.


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Obstacles To Innovation

How To Prevent Innovation: 10 Tips

How To Kill Creativity: 10 Easy Steps

Winning Organization

Organizational Success 360: Five Basic Elements

Organizational Fitness Profile (OFP)

7-S Model

Adaptive Organization

Flat Organizational Structure

Entrepreneurial Organization

Organizational Transformation

5 Rules for Effective Meetings

People Power

Employee Empowerment

The Tao of Employee Empowerment

Inspiring People

Energizing Employees

Principles of Human Resources Management (HRM)

Strategies of Market Leaders

Innovation-friendly Organization

Relentless Growth Attitude

The Fun Factor

Team Building and Teamwork

5 Characteristics of a Winning Team

Building a Team Culture: 10 Action Areas

Corporate Culture

Inspiring Culture

Shared Values

Developing the Fast-paced Flexible Culture

Innovation-adept Culture

Creating a Culture for Innovation

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture for Innovation

Creating a Culture of Questioning: 5 Strategies

  1. Fuzzy Vision:  corporate vision and mission don't inspire people; lack of strategic alignment; people don't know where the organization is going and what it is trying to achieve in the future.


  2. Lack of Leadership Skills: fear of change; leaders lack entrepreneurial spirit; leadership style on the part of management is either too directive or too hands-off; managers do not lead and don't manage change, they just administrate and micromanage; weak leadership development program.

12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

  1. Discouraging Culture: corporate culture does not inspire people; no shared values; employees are not energized;lack of trust; blame culture; focus on problems, not opportunities; people don't have fun at work; diversity is not celebrated; failures are not tolerated; people lose confidence in their leaders and systems.

Inspiring Culture: 5 Pillars

  1. High Bureaucracy: bureaucratic organizational structures with too many layers; high boundaries between management layers; slow decision making; too close monitoring of things and subordinates; too many tools and documents discouraging creative thinking; bureaucracy is tolerated.

  2. Lack of Initiative: employees are not empowered; poor motivation and encouragement; people do not feel their contributions make a difference; management fails to engage the organization effectively; people work defensively and not creatively, they do their job, and nothing more.

Innovation-friendly Organization

  1. Poor Vertical Communication: people have no clue of the big picture and do not feel that their contributions are important; too much uncertainty; people don't know what top-managers are thinking and planning.

Managerial Communication

  1. Poor Cross-functional Collaboration: functional mindset;  lack of cross-functional goals and cross-functional collaboration spirit; functional, no enterprise-wide business process management; no cross-functional management committees; lack of or powerless cross-functional teams.

  2. Poor Teamwork: no organizational commitment to team culture; lack of shared and worthwhile goals; weak team leaders; team members who don't want to play as part of a team are tolerated; teams are too large; lack of shared rewards.

  3. Poor Idea and Knowledge Management: cross-pollination of ideas is not facilitated; no creativity, idea and knowledge management strategies and systems; "know-it-all" attitude; "not invented here" syndrome.


  Yin-Yang of a Winning Organization


Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements


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