Recently I read with interest this article by Leanne Kemp, QLDS Chief Entrepreneur entitled Every Company Needs a Chief Entrepreneur.I LOVED the core message - that organisations need a dedicated C-Suite executive responsible for focussing specifically on the future...
COVID-19: Overcoming Wicked Problems in Life and Business Through Antifragile Intrapreneurial Strategies
Recently, one of the long-term subscribers to my newsletter sent me an email suggesting the above topic for a newsletter. He had been reading “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder” by Naseem Nicholas Taleb and was struck but the key role that intrapreneurs play...
We all know of Florence Nightingale as the most famous nurse in modern history — but her other legacy is in the coronavirus data we use today. She was born on the 12th of May 1820 so this week’s newsletter pays tribute to her and her remarkable contribution to...
Are you noticing the creativity that is being unleashed right now as people and teams and businesses are doing things differently and rising to the challenge of creating a new normal? I’m pretty confident that everyone reading this newsletter has experienced some form...
Has there been in leadership change in your department? What if you were invited to share the things that drove you crazy about your work?
So, there’s been a leadership change within your department and your new Executive Director has invited you to share the things that drive you crazy about your work, or outdated practices that you know are wasting of your time. What would the result be? A list of...
Over the next decade, the world of work will be radically transformed. We’ve all heard the statistics about job losses due to automation over the next decade. It is predicted that by 2030 between 30% and 40% of current jobs will be lost to technology in various forms....
Creative problem-solving requires us to use many different kinds of thought processes. It is not just about brainstorming and generating ideas. Creative outcomes are the result of a combination and integration of different kinds of thinking - generating ideas,...
The dawn of the fourth industrial revolution has made creative thinking a CORE workplace activity.We have moved from a workplace paradigm where creativity for so long has been a ‘fringe’ activity (the marginalised, poor cousin of analytical thinking) into an era where...
In a call centre for a major American bank, there were vastly different levels of productivity among the teams. Some teams just seemed to be able to handle calls so much faster. But why? They were all operating from the same script, working the same number of hours...
Ethnography is a qualitative research approach that seeks to appreciate and describe, at a deep level, the culture and practices of a community or social system. It has traditionally been the domain of anthropologists - the social scientists traditionally...
As intrapreneurialism starts to become more mainstream in progressive, future-focussed organisations, it helps to have some tools and models by which to understand this trend. I’d like to share one here that identifies different levels of readiness for...
Want to be an intrapreneur? Try this simple five step process!This simple process experientially develops a host of useful intrapreneurial skills. Problem identification, project planning, advocacy, influence, mitigating risk, business acumen. Good luck....
Entrapreneurs are problem solvers who are being recognized as the driving force behind innovation in organizations. Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is leading the charge in this new way of working. In this episode, she shares how to be an intrapreneur and how to create a culture that fosters creativity and intrapreneurialism.
On this episode, you’ll hear how Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw transitioned from a high school teacher to become Australia’s leading expert on creativity and innovation. Listen in when she discusses the strategies she uses to facilitate knowledge retention and behaviour change in the workshops.
On this episode, Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw discusses, in BizTalk with Emmanuel, Intrapreneurship. That it’s not new, and is fundamental to the success of any organisation in the world, yet still very little attention has been placed on it.
My guest today says, “Intrapreneurs are the future of work, the future of talent AND the future of your organization.”
Joining me today is Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw
Irena has been a thought leader and practitioner in innovation and creativity since before they became the new workplace imperatives. With a PhD in creative problem-solving and a Masters in Adult Education, she is a rare combination of deep academic knowledge, real-world entrepreneurial experience and a dedicated educator on a mission to liberate underutilised talent in workplaces.
|What is an INTRAPRENEUR||3:00min|
|Why INTRAPRENEURS are so valuable to business||5:50min|
|Barriers to INTRAPRENEURSHIP||8:20min|
|Why NOW is the age of the INTRAPRENEUR||12:00min|
|The importance of upskilling and supporting INTRAPRENEURS||13:22min|
|What counts as INNOVATION||16:00min|
|What are the drivers of INTRAPRENEURIALISM||20:10min|
|How being an intrapreneur can prepare you for being anentrepreneur||23:16min|
|About the Australian Intrapreneurs Summit||32:00min|
|Can INTRAPRENEURIAL skills help you get a job||35:00min|
|Why INTRAPRENEURIALISM is so hot right now||37:39min|The Future of Work | Intrapreneur | Interview with Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw
The Future of Work – Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw reveals how leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change, and how creative and enterprising individuals – Intrapreneurs – are transforming their organisations from the inside out.
ABOUT – DR IRENA YASHIN-SHAW
Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw has been a thought leader and practitioner in the fields of innovation and creativity since before they became the new workplace imperatives.
With a PhD in creative problem-solving and a Masters in Adult Education, Dr. Irena is a rare combination of deep academic knowledge, real-world entrepreneurial experience and a dedicated educator who is on a mission to liberate underutilised talent within our workplaces.
In that capacity she works with leaders in both the public and private sector who want a critical mass of high performing, dedicated, energised employees who can help shape the future of the organisation.
Right now she is spearheading the intrapreneurialism movement in Australia by founding and organising the Australian Intrapreneurs Summit and also in her capacity as founder and editor-in-chief of Intrapreneur Magazine which launched in February 2019.
She is currently a member of the advisory board of Griffith University’s Department of Business Strategy and Innovation. Her most recent books are Leading in the Innovation Age (2016) and Intrapreneur: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change (2019).