The Cable Center Blog

Our dynamic industry is changing faster than ever before, and the nature of business and leadership is evolving just as fast. The Cable Center blog offers insights and guidance from innovators, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs to help keep us ahead of those changes. Our experts share life experiences and wisdom to inspire those who will drive what’s next in the connectivity industry.

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To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.

To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale. Seven years ago, we unveiled research highlighting the existence of innovation’s eight “essentials”—a collection of attributes and behaviors that appeared to underpin superior innovation performance. Since then, we’ve validated the essentials through further research and seen them in action at hundreds of companies.

For even the most experienced leaders, ongoing professional development is essential.

If you’re looking to develop as a leader, where can you turn? Business schools major on technical theory, but often fail to address the practical human reality of work. Consultants are hooked on their own business model—your autonomy is not their priority. And books and magazines talk to everyone’s problems, but nobody’s in particular.

How Broadband Enabled Americans to Cope with a Pandemic

The March - April period marked a historic moment in time for the U.S. when the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread fast, and internet usage proved critical to our country's safety and wellbeing. As pointed out last week, NCTA's COVID-19 internet dashboard, which has been tracking cable broadband network performance across the country every week, measured the largest surge in late March

Why we need social intrapreneurs more than ever

The COVID-19 crisis illustrates the need for innovation from within companies by "social intrapreneurs." A new report from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Yunus Social Business and Porticus presents best practices from these employees who are working to address environmental or social problems.

Intrapreneurs in Action

Prioritizing innovation today is the key to unlocking postcrisis growth.

John F. Kennedy once observed that the word “crisis” in Chinese is composed of two characters—one representing danger, the other opportunity. He may not have been entirely correct on the linguistics, but the sentiment is true enough: a crisis presents a choice. This is particularly true today.

Intrapreneurs in Action

Diane Christman, SVP and Chief Programs Officer at The Cable Center, was thrilled to sit down with Amy Blair to discuss Liberty Global’s innovation efforts. As SVP and Chief People Officer, Amy is passionate about intrapreneurship and has a rich legacy of support and engagement with The Cable Center.