“72% of CEOs say that innovation is one of their top three priorities. And close to 70% of them say they have a hard time driving innovation in their organization. I would posit, having been in there and been an intrapreneur myself, that the problem is they hire the wrong people. They hire for what… Continue reading Hire The Outliers – Joan on Lesley Michaels Show, “Women We Should Know”
What if U.S. Women’s Soccer had not hired Rapinoe because she was just too “different”? Would they still be repeat World Cup Champions?
In a recent Boston Consulting Group survey of senior executives, 76% “listed innovation as a ‘top-three’ strategic priority—the highest level in the survey’s history,” which goes back to 2004. And yet, “77% of CEOs find it difficult to get the creativity and innovation skills they need,” according to a recent PwC survey. Why the disconnect? They keep hiring the wrong people!
Women are only 4.8% of the S&P 500 and only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, down from 6.4% in 2017 What will it take for the Fortune 500 C-level and other senior levels to match the population – and their customer bases? Mellody Hobson spoke truth to power at the New York Times Dealbook conference… Continue reading Go For The Outliers – Top 10 Tips For Driving Diversity In STEM