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Sustaining Executive Performance: How the New Self-Management Drives Innovation, Leadership, and a More Resilient World by Steven MacGregor

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11. On Building a Systematic, Continuous Innovation Capability

Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who’s forging a bullet with your company’s name on it.

—Gary Hamel

Janus was the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Having two faces, one to look ahead to the future and one looking back at the past, he is with us to this day in the name that the Romans gave to the first month of the year, January. He was also associated with gates, travel, and endings. On an enterprise level, how may we consider such aspects of tension between the old and the new? How to build on the successes to date without being trapped in the same way of doing things? How to maintain a sense of urgency within the workforce? How to balance the optimum nature of ...

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