TAG: Intrapreneurship

  • Empowering Women for Leadership: Panel with Jana Henthorn, Amy Blair, Su Guaglianone, Sandra Howe, and Dr. Andrea Huber

    Woman's Empowerment Panel 2021 at ANGACOM Moderated by Jana Henthorn

    Grit. Innovation. Confidence. Resilience. These are just a few of the unique qualities these trailblazing women leaders embody. Join Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center; Amy Blair, SVP and Chief People Officer, Liberty Global; Su Guaglione, Senior Marketing Director, EMEA, CommScope; Sandra Howe, Board Director, Minim; and Dr. Andrea Huber, Managing Director, ANGA, as they share their personal and professional journeys as empowered women in the broadband business. From overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities, to sharing success stories and leadership lessons, watch and learn how they made their mark in the industry — and how they continue to empower women for leadership.

  • 2021 Year of Impact [Infographic]

    2021 Year of Impact [Infographic]

    Through a year of global economic recovery, Intrapreneurship Academy partner companies saw a tangible ROI: Return On Intrapreneurship. This snapshot illustrates the value of investing in your most important resource—your people.

  • 2022 First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report

    2022 First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report

    Our First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report showcases how today’s corporate entrepreneurs enable and inspire a new generation of industry innovators to drive the next connectivity era.

  • 3 Insights from an Idea Generation Program that Actually Works!

    Driving Innovation: Investing in People and Process

    As instructor of our Intrapreneurship Academy course, Driving Innovation, Robyn Bolton is our in-house expert on all things innovation and intrapreneurship. Since 2017, Robyn has been teaching Driving Innovation participants the process of innovation, cultivating the skills and mindset needed for them to effectively innovate from within.

  • A Conversation with Amy Blair about Employees and Innovation

    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.

  • Ask These 4 Questions Before Investing In Any Leadership Development Training

    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.

  • Avoid Three Mistakes When Pitching Your Innovative Idea

    How to Transform Working From Home into the Best Thing to Happen to Innovation in Your Company

    While the pandemic has created many challenges for companies across the industry, it has also opened the door for innovation. From a rapid shift to WFH to transitioning to a virtual hiring and onboarding process, HR continues to rise to the occasion.

  • Back to Basics: What is Innovation?

    When I worked on P&G’s WalMart sales team, one of my bosses was a big guy with an even bigger personality. He shared his opinions loudly and broadly and one of his opinions was that we needed to stop using the word “breakthrough.”

  • Cable Center Board of Directors Elects Wonya Lucas, President and CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, As Its Newest Board Member

     

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    CABLE CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS WONYA LUCAS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS, AS ITS NEWEST BOARD MEMBER

    Lucas brings industry leadership experience, expertise to The Cable Center Board of Directors


    DENVER, CO – The Cable Center announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Crown Media Family Networks’ President and CEO Wonya Lucas as its newest Board Member. Lucas oversees the company’s vast portfolio of entertainment brands, including linear networks Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama; subscription video on demand service Hallmark Movies Now; and publishing division Hallmark Publishing. Lucas will serve a two-year term on The Cable Center Board of Directors, joining the Class of 2022 and twenty-five well-known industry leaders and influencers.

    The following Board Members have also been re-elected to serve another three-year term:

    Nomi Bergman, Senior Executive, Advance
    Paul S. Maxwell, Media-Max Advisors
    Robert Stanzione, Former Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, ARRIS
    David R. Van Valkenburg, Chairman, Balfour Associates, Inc.
    K. Dane Snowden, Chief Operating Officer, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
    David M. Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Communications, Inc.
    Jeffrey A. Zucker, Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports; President, CNN Worldwide
    Jay Rolls (additional one-year term; Class of 2021), Former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Charter Communications, Inc.

    In addition, the following Executive Committee Members have been re-elected to serve another one-year term:

    Michael S. Willner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Penthera Partners, Inc.
    Jeffrey S. DeMond, Founder and Managing Partner, Archtop Capital Management
    David R. Van Valkenburg, Chairman, Balfour Associates, Inc.
    Jerald L. Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cequel III
    Jana L. Henthorn, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Cable Center
    Bridget Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Baker Media, Inc.
    Nick Davatzes, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, A+E Networks
    Chris Lammers, Chief Operating Officer, CableLabs
    Paul S. Maxwell, Media-Max Advisors
    Kyle McSlarrow, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Comcast Corporation
    Robert Stanzione, Former Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, ARRIS

    Prior to joining Crown Media in August of 2020, Lucas was President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, where she oversaw Atlanta’s NPR and PBS stations. Previously, Lucas was President and CEO for TV One with the distinction of being only the second African-American woman to hold the position of President and CEO of a cable television company. Prior to joining TV One, Lucas held several positions at Discovery Communications including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Discovery Channel and Science Channel and Global Chief Marketing Officer with responsibility for marketing in 210 countries and over 130 networks.

    Earlier in her career at Discovery Communications in 2008, Lucas served as General Manager and Executive Vice President of The Weather Channel Networks, where she was responsible for corporate strategy and development, strategic marketing for The Weather Channel, Weather Channel radio and weather.com. Before joining The Weather Channel in 2002 as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Lucas held several positions at Turner Broadcasting System, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for cnn.com, CNN radio and CNN Networks Worldwide, Vice President of Business Operations and Network Development for Turner Entertainment and Vice President of Entertainment Marketing for TNT.

    "Our esteemed Cable Center Board of Directors and I are honored and delighted that Wonya has joined our Board,” said Jana Henthorn, President and CEO of The Cable Center. "Wonya’s knowledge and years of experience in the industry at numerous organizations and in various executive roles will help provide invaluable counsel to The Cable Center as it continues to grow and expand its unique programs focused on innovation and intrapreneurship."

    "It is truly an honor to be working with industry leaders like Wonya," said Michael Willner, Board Chair of The Cable Center and President and CEO of Penthera Partners, Inc. "Our Board of Directors has been instrumental in helping  to develop a strong strategic plan for the future of our organization and programs. We are excited to have Wonya join forces with us and we look forward to driving and implementing our Cable Center vision and strategy.”

    Lucas currently serves on the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors and the Sundance Institute Board of Trustees. She also serves as a corporate Board Member for EW Scripps, and previously for JCPenney. Her other experience includes brand management roles for The Coca-Cola Company and The Clorox Company. Lucas began her career with Westinghouse Electric as a Product Engineer.


    About The Cable Center

    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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  • Cable Center Reschedules 2020 Cable Hall of Fame to October 20, 2021 in New York City

     

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    February 24, 2021

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    Cable Center Reschedules 2020 Cable Hall of Fame
    to October 20, 2021 in New York City


    DENVER – The Cable Center announced today that it has rescheduled its 23rd annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration from April 29, 2021, to October 20, 2021 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

    The Cable Hall of Fame event will honor seven leaders who are changing the world of cable media and video entertainment, including: 

    • Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media Inc. 
    • Jim Blackley, Former EVP, IT and Engineering, Charter Communications
    • Cathy Hughes,founder and chairwoman, Urban One, and Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO, Urban One; chairman and CEO, TV One
    • Jeff Marcus,Cable Pioneer
    • Dave Watson,president and CEO, Comcast Cable
    • Jeff Zucker, chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports and President, CNN Worldwide

    The Bresnan Ethics in Business Award will also be presented to Ted Turner, Environmentalist and Philanthropist, during the Cable Hall of Fame celebration.

    If unable to gather in-person on October 20, The Cable Center will host a lively and engaging virtual celebration.

    The Cable Center is still confirming its plans for 2021 honorees.

    For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

     

     

    About The Cable Center
    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

     

    About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
    The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.

     

  • Cable Center Reschedules Cable Hall of Fame to November 15, 2021

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 10, 2021
    For more information, contact:
    Hannah Rogers Hardi

    720-502-7532

     


    CABLE CENTER RESCHEDULES CABLE HALL OF FAME TO NOVEMBER 15, 2021

    (This is our date and we’re sticking to it!)

     

    DENVER –The Cable Center announced today that it has rescheduled the annual Cable Hall of Fame virtual celebration to November 15, 2021.

    The celebration will premiere on C-SPAN 3 on November 15 at 8p ET and be available for view simultaneously on C-SPAN.org. The program will also be featured in the C-SPAN Video Library and available for on demand viewing immediately following the event.

    “As we continue to navigate the world of Covid and the necessary rescheduling of various industry events, we made the decision to move our Cable Hall of Fame celebration to a later date,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, the Cable Center.

    The Cable Hall of Fame event will honor seven leaders who are changing the world of cable media and video entertainment, including:

    • Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media Inc.
    • Jim Blackley, former EVP, IT and Engineering, Charter Communications
    • Cathy Hughes, founder and chairwoman, Urban One, and Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO, Urban One; chairman and CEO, TV One
    • Jeff Marcus, Cable Pioneer
    • Dave Watson, president and CEO, Comcast Cable
    • Jeff Zucker, chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports and president, CNN Worldwide

    The Bresnan Ethics in Business Award will also be presented to Ted Turner, Environmentalist and Philanthropist during the Cable Hall of Fame celebration.

    Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. For more information on the celebration visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

     

     About The Cable Center 

    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

    About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
    The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.

     

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  • Cable Center Talks Building a More Agile, Intrapreneurial Industry

    Cable Center Talks Building a More Agile, Intrapreneurial Industry

    The Cable Center revealed a new five-year business plan Tuesday that included an expansion of its Intrapreneurship Academy. It will now offer two courses under the Academy’s umbrella: Driving Innovation and Leading with Agility.

  • Cable Hall of Fame To Go Virtual on October 20, 2021; Event to Air on C-SPAN3

     

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    June 15, 2021
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    Hannah Rogers Hardi

    720-502-7532

     


    Cable Hall of Fame to go Virtual on
    October 20, 2021

    Event to Air on C-SPAN 3

     

    DENVER –The Cable Center announced today that its 23rd annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration will now be held virtually on October 20, 2021.

    The celebration will air on C-SPAN 3 at 8p.m. ET and be available for view simultaneously on C-SPAN.org. The program will also be featured in the C-SPAN Video Library and available for on demand viewing immediately following the event.

    The Cable Hall of Fame event will honor seven leaders who are changing the world of cable media and video entertainment, including: 

    • Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media Inc.
    • Jim Blackley, Former EVP, IT and Engineering, Charter Communications
    • Cathy Hughes,founder and chairwoman, Urban One, and Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO, Urban One; chairman and CEO, TV One
    • Jeff Marcus,Cable Pioneer
    • Dave Watson,president and CEO, Comcast Cable
    • Jeff Zucker, chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports and President, CNN Worldwide

    The Bresnan Ethics in Business Award will also be presented to Ted Turner, Environmentalist and Philanthropist during the Cable Hall of Fame celebration.

    “After much thought and consideration, The Cable Center decided that it was best to host our Cable Hall of Fame event virtually at this time,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “We are eager to gather in spirit with the industry on October 20, and finally have the opportunity to celebrate our honorees.”

    “This year has proven that our industry is extremely resilient and creative, and the Cable Hall of Fame will be no different,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “We have some fun surprises in store as we roll out the red carpet virtually for our honorees and we are thrilled that C-SPAN has agreed to air this engaging celebration. We can’t wait to induct our 2020 class and hope that everyone will support this must-see event by not only viewing but also through our unique sponsorship opportunities.”

    The Cable Center is still confirming its plans for 2021 honorees.

    Additional sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

     

     

    About The Cable Center
    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

     

    About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
    The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.

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  • Cable′s Story

    How to Transform Working From Home into the Best Thing to Happen to Innovation in Your Company

    Since 1948, The Cable Industry has been a force for American innovation. Below you can peruse a brief history of the industry's most innovative achievements that millions of American consumers enjoy every day.

  • CX: The Performance Enhancer Pays Off

    CX: The Performance Enhancer Pays Off

    In today’s marketplace, customer experience (CX) is a pivotal element to a company’s success, with data to suggest that it is even more important than product or service offerings. Senior Fellows at The Cable Center expand on the business imperative of using innovation to solve CX challenges.

  • Developing Agile Employees Who Can Thrive in the Age of VUCA

    Developing Agile Employees Who Can Thrive in the Age of VUCA

    Instructor of the Intrapreneurship Academy course, Leading with Agility, and author of The Agility Shift, Dr. Pamela Meyer empowers leaders, teams, and organizations to adapt, innovate, and thrive during changing contexts for sustainable business impact.

  • Developing Your Voice: Fireside Chat with Jana Henthorn, Robyn Bolton, and Dr. Pamela Meyer

    Fireside Chat with Jana Henthorn, Robyn Bolton, and Dr. Pamela Meyer

    You can thrive during unplanned change and unexpected opportunity. And, you can learn the skills and mindset to effectively innovate from within. Join Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center; Robyn Bolton, founder, Mile Zero, Intrapreneurship Academy course designer and leader (Driving Innovation); and Dr. Pamela Meyer, agility expert and author, Intrapreneurship Academy course designer and leader (Leading With Agility) as they discuss how today’s leaders can accomplish both while driving measurable success and impact.

  • Diane Christman Interviews LaShaun Solomon & Brenden Rowe

    Diane Christman Interviews LaShaun Solomon & Brenden Rowe

    The Cable Center’s Diane Christman sat down with IA graduate LaShaun Solomon and her sponsor Brenden Rowe to discuss how our course Driving Innovation provides the strategic tools needed to actuate measurable impact in any department.

  • Diane Christman, Cable Center SVP and Chief Programs Officer, talks with Art Bell, author

    Diane Christman Interviews LaShaun Solomon & Brenden Rowe

    Diane Christman, Cable Center SVP and Chief Programs Officer, talks with Art Bell, author of memoir Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor.

  • Do Entrepreneurs Really Create More Transformative Innovations than Intrapreneurs?

    Do Entrepreneurs Really Create More Transformative Innovations than Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs have become rockstars. Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are just as famous as movie stars. These entrepreneurs often grace the covers of business and celebrity magazines. When people think about transformative innovations that have had the highest impact on society,

  • Driving Innovation: Investing in People and Process

    Driving Innovation: Investing in People and Process

    The pandemic has changed many things in the world of work, and the Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center, in partnership with C2HR, was interested in understanding the 2021 priorities of human resources (HR) professionals across the connectivity industry. The HR Priorities Survey was conducted in the first quarter of 2021.

  • Four Actions That Derail Innovation (And What To Do Instead)

    Four Actions That Derail Innovation (And What To Do Instead)

    Innovating — doing something different that creates value — is hard. Innovating within a large organization can feel impossible. In my work with corporate innovators, we always start with great optimism that this time will be different.

  • From Plug & Pray to Plug & Play: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Jana Henthorn

    From Plug & Pray to Plug & Play: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Jana Henthorn

    Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Jana Henthorn's fireside chat during last month's virtual Cable-Tec Expo sparked our appreciation for the innovations that started it all.

  • How Broadband Enabled Americans to Cope with a Pandemic

    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

  • How ISPs Used AI to Manage Traffic

    Artificial intelligence and machine-learning software played a huge role for Comcast when the ISP experienced its largest surge in internet traffic this past spring during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

    Internet traffic during the pandemic continues to plateau since it experienced its largest surge in March and April, when more people were working from home than ever before and students turned to distance learning to finish off their school year.

    Now, with more people returning to work sites each month and students out of school for the summer, traffic has stabilized.

  • How to be an intrapreneur

    How to be an intrapreneur

    Vice President Sales at Yaymaker, overseeing virtual experiences and corporate events to give people and employees more Yay in their life.

    You do not have to be Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates to be entrepreneurial. If you work for a company and have ideas to help your company, try to be an intrapreneur.

  • How To Continue Innovating Post-Pandemic

    How To Continue Innovating Post-Pandemic

    Innovation is thriving in these uncertain times. In response to the coronavirus, we’ve all seen the

    stories of companies switching their operations to produce personal protective equipment and small businesses pivoting to offer pickup, delivery and other products and

  • How to Spot an Innovator

    It’s Not as Hard as You Think

    “I don’t know how I got into the program. I’m not innovative.”

    For nearly two years, I’ve been the Dean of the Intrapreneurship Academy, a program I created in partnership with The Cable Center to help the industry’s rising stars learn how to be more effective innovators.

  • How to Transform WFH into the Best Thing to Happen to Innovation in Your Company

    How to Transform Working From Home into the Best Thing to Happen to Innovation in Your Company

    The seasons may be changing but, for most, there is no end in sight for our new Work From Home (WFH) existence. The prospect of more months of working from the kitchen table, searching for a quiet spot for a Zoom call, and juggling personal and professional responsibilities on a minute-by-minute basis is frustrating and overwhelming for most. It’s also raising questions about the future of work.

  • Innovation in a crisis: Why it is more critical than ever

    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 - Kristin Buch

    Intrapreneurs in Action

    Kristin Buch, Senior Director, Public Affairs, NCTA and Graduate of Intrapreneurship Academy, Class 2

    In 2018, NCTA– The Internet & Television Association – began implementing new strategies that included a strong component focused on building corporate membership.

  • Intrapreneurs in Action - Kristin Turner

    Intrapreneurs in Action

    Kristin Turner, People Director, Liberty Globaland Graduate of Intrapreneurship Academy, Class 4

    If we’ve learned one thing from airline travel, it’s that in the event of a change in air pressure, you need to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.

  • Intrapreneurs in Action - Nicolás Ramos Maseras

    Intrapreneurs in Action

    Spotlight on Nicolás Ramos Maseras, Head of Finance, Discovery Networks, Argentina
    Graduate of Intrapreneurship Academy, Class 6

    How can a structured program empower a corporate innovator to catalyze the ideas of fellow disrupters without stifling creativity? Nico Ramos Maseras of Discovery Networks addressed this very question when he joined Class 6 of The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy(IA).

  • Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report Reveals New Insights on ‘State of Innovation’

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 2, 2022

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    Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report Reveals New Insights on ‘State of Innovation’

    Interactive Resource Designed to Support Collaboration, Idea Sharing in Fast-Evolving Industry

    DENVER, CO, February 2, 2022 – The Cable Center today announced the release of its First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report, an interactive resource for idea sharing and innovation leadership. The report serves as a connection point for leaders to exchange information and explore new ideas to shape business strategy.

    “The Cable Center empowers innovators to drive change from the inside,” said Diane Christman, president & CEO of The Cable Center. “We tapped our network of influencers and global changemakers to provide data-driven insights on the ‘state of innovation’ in our industry. Our First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report showcases how and why today’s corporate entrepreneurs enable and inspire industry innovators.”

    Featuring guest commentary, perspectives, and video interviews from 20 industry and leadership experts in an interactive digital format, the report is designed for decision makers seeking to benchmark best practices for innovative thinking and action. Leaders will take away relevant content and actionable information to drive business strategy through intrapreneurship and internal innovation.

    In the report’s foreword, industry leader Ken Klaer, EVP & president, Comcast Technology Solutions, offers perspective on using agile approaches and autonomous teams when planning for change.

    “The advanced innovation happening across our peer companies enables us to compete at a level that years ago we might not have imagined,” said Klaer. “To succeed in this environment, I believe companies must embrace challenges, be forward thinking, and lean into the kind of changes required to operate in this hyper-competitive and connected marketplace of the future.”

    Industry leaders will also find in-depth guidance on preparing for what’s next. The Cable Center’s human resources industry partner, C2HR, focuses on leadership preparedness and resilience to face the future with confidence. Additionally, the First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report offers the industry an introduction to Dr. Simone Ahuja, a bestselling author, consultant, and expert in intrapreneurship and sustainable innovation. She is the newest course leader at the Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center, a place that activates leaders to accelerate business from within.

    Ahuja draws from the book she co-authored, Jugaad Innovation, to outline how companies can integrate frugal innovation approaches to accomplish more with less. For future Intrapreneurship Academy participants, the report previews the insights she will share during the Driving Innovation course.

    Embracing change, empowering people, supporting a culture in which innovation thrives, enhancing customer experience, collaborating to advance technology, and seizing the opportunities of tomorrow are all connection points within the report aligned to the pillars of intrapreneurship and innovation. Leaders from all levels in the connectivity and content industry will discover how their peers use the building blocks of innovation to construct successful internal programs to solidify an innovative foundation for success.

    “Thank you to the leaders from across our industry for providing their perspectives and specific examples on encouraging and elevating new ways of thinking and doing,” said Christman. “Collaboration is the foundation of our industry and a hallmark of our success.”

    The Cable Center will build on the thought leadership in its First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report through the Intrapreneurship Academy’s programming and learning opportunities to support the industry in developing the next generation of connectivity innovators.

    About The Cable Center

    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

    Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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  • Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center: The Place to Activate Your Leaders

    Intrapreneurship Academy: The Place to Activate Your Intrapreneurs

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    To quote Richard Branson, “Innovation happens when people are given the freedom to ask questions and the resources and power to find the answers.”

    For the connectivity and content industry to continue to grow and thrive we must empower our bold thinkers. People are looking for a place and a forum to ask questions and get resources so that they can return to their organizations and act as intrapreneurs. Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center is that place.

  • Intrapreneurship Academy Continues to Gain Traction, Develops Two New Courses to Activate And Empower Industry Intrapreneurs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 17, 2021

    For more information, contact:
    Hannah Rogers Hardi
    720-502-7532

    Intrapreneurship Academy Continues To Gain Traction, Develops Two New
    Courses To Activate And Empower Industry Intrapreneurs

    New course offerings focus on executive agility and CX

    DENVER, CO – The Cable Center released today its 2022 Intrapreneurship Academy course catalog centered on high-impact intrapreneurship and leadership development in the connectivity and content industry. After a year of tremendous momentum, Intrapreneurship Academy expands its current high-engagement, results-driven professional development courses – Driving Innovationand Leading with Agility – with two additional learning opportunities that prepare leaders for impact: Leading with Agility: Executive Intensiveand Leveraging Customer Experience.

    A 2021 Intrapreneurship Academy survey with C2HR reveals that while 58 percent of people leaders note that the way their organization operates has changed significantly, only 24 percent of HR professionals believe their leaders are prepared with the necessary skills to respond.

    Jana Henthorn, president and chief executive officer of The Cable Center, states that Intrapreneurship Academy fills an industry need. “For the connectivity and content industry to continue to grow and thrive we must empower our bold thinkers. They’re looking for a place and a forum to ask questions and get resources so that they can return to their organizations and act as intrapreneurs. Intrapreneurship Academy is that place. Our graduates are flourishing, creating value, and making measurable impact.”

    Investment in employee innovation capabilities pays off in multiple ways: It stimulates regular innovative behaviors that become entrenched in culture, retains high performers, and encourages continuous innovation. Henthorn believes that people leaders hold a prime position to stimulate organizational growth and engage talent in the process. “To effectively seize internal innovation opportunities, people leaders must harness the intrapreneurial talents in their teams to equip them with the tools, capabilities, processes, and mindsets to successfully advance corporate innovation.”

    Intrapreneurial Skills Recognized as Indispensable

    Intrapreneurship consistently ranks high on Michael Page’s top skills list. “Intrapreneurial skills include behaviors such as innovating from within, having an ownership mentality, being agile when conditions or situations change, and maintaining a customer-first approach whether your customers are internal or external,” explains Diane Christman, senior vice president and chief program officer of The Cable Center. “Through this lens, we develop Intrapreneurship Academy courses that build these skills.”

     

    Intrapreneurship Academy 2022 Course Catalog

    8-week courses:

    • Driving Innovationteaches the process, skills, and mindset to innovate from within. Participants advance a real-world project with each weekly module, adding immediate value to an organization.
    • Leading with Agilityprepares leaders to quickly adapt, and often find opportunity, when situations unexpectedly change. Organizations are a human system, and people from all parts of the organization need to be prepared to flex and adapt as conditions change.
    • New! Leveraging Customer Experiencehelps learners develop creative and innovative solutions to the challenges of designing and delivering on the customer experience promise.

    1 and 1/2-day course:

    • New! Leading with Agility: Executive Intensivebrings senior level executives together to navigate business, team, and organizational agility strategy and best practices. Effectively responding to unplanned change requires a culture of agility from the top.

     

    ROI: Return on Intrapreneurship

    Since 2017, Intrapreneurship Academy has helped participants from 26 industry organizations build intrapreneurial skills. More than 200 graduates represent functions across their companies including HR, sales, engineering, software development, operations, marketing, finance, and dozens more.

    Driving Innovation graduate Jeremy Meissner, principal engineer II, Charter Spectrum, began his course project with a problem. As he proceeded through the steps of the innovation process, a solution emerged that ultimately resulted in a patent for himself and the company. Intrapreneurship Academy provided me with tools I still use today in developing and architecting solutions for my company. It also helped me hone my current skills, including how to talk to colleagues clearly and get them involved in finding the best solution.”

    Presale rates for 2022 Intrapreneurship Academy courses are now available through October 1, 2021. For more details on dates and courses, and to make a reservation, https://intrapreneurshipacademy.org/reservenow.

     

    About The Cable Center
    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

     

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  • Intrapreneurship Academy's Newly Launched Course Graduates Inaugural Class of Industry Leaders

     

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    May 4, 2021
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    Hannah Rogers Hardi

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    Intrapreneurship Academy's Newly Launched Course
    Graduates Inaugural Class of Industry Leaders

    Leading With Agility, Intrapreneurship Academy’s latest professional
    development course, engaged 18 industry leaders and empowered them to thrive in environments characterized by unplanned change and unexpected opportunities.

    DENVER, CO – The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy announced today the graduates of its newest course, Leading With Agility. The pilot session included 18 leaders from across the industry representing 12 organizations.

    Leading With Agility first launched in March as part of The Cable Center’s activation and implementation of its five-year business plan, which is anchored in the expansion of Intrapreneurship Academy and its courses to serve the increasing need to build agile, innovative, and value-driving industry leaders.

    The graduates of Leading With Agility’s pilot session are:

    Kalyan Boinapalli, VP, IT enterprise architecture, Midco
    Ann Boldt, HR director, talent management, Hallmark Channel
    Joanne Coniglio, VP, human resources, Charter Communications
    Bill Dorman, L&D manager, WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
    David Eng, distinguished engineer, Comcast
    Melissa Garner, director, talent management, Sparklight
    Matthew Halt, senior director or care, Comcast University
    Eric Hellman, analytics manager, human resources, Charter Communications
    Michelle Hurt, director, IP video, video integration, and validation, Charter Communications
    Britney Mapp, skill development manager, Comcast/ Effectv
    Robert Moore, L&D director, Comcast
    Peter (Pedro) Negrete, executive director, XOC/network operations, Comcast
    Jagdip Panesar, director global talent & leadership, Liberty Global UK
    Joseph Rysavy, director of CX strategy, Midco
    Shannon Saviers, VP, Sand Cherry & Associates
    Kristin Turner, global people director, Liberty Global
    Brendan Wilson, director, customer care education and enablement, Cox Communications
    Jennifer Znaniecki, senior director of training, Mediacom

    A high-engagement, high-impact course designed for both seasoned and emerging leaders, Leading With Agility empowers participants to adapt, innovate, and thrive during changing contexts for sustainable impact. The unique, 8-week virtual course — which is led by agility expert and author of The Agility Shift, Dr. Pamela Meyer — enables participants to build their internal and external resources to maximize their personal and professional agility. Participants also learn to weave a robust Relational Web — a network for support, coordination, and resource sharing — that enhances their ability to respond to unplanned change within their organizations.

    “I’m now analyzing my team from a different perspective,” says graduate Jennifer Znaniecki, senior director of training, Mediacom. “We’re reviewing our strengths, working on areas of opportunity, and seeing what changes we can make and different strategies we can employ.”

    After a successful pilot with rave reviews from participants, The Cable Center and Intrapreneurship Academy are proud to announce that two more sessions of Leading With Agility are scheduled for 2021: one from June 22 – August 11, 2021, and one from September 16 – November 5, 2021. Spots are available, but are filling fast.

    “Agility is a necessary leadership quality in today’s rapidly changing business environment, and IA is proud to serve this industry need. I attended the pilot of the Leading With Agility course, and have already begun to apply the valuable frameworks at The Cable Center,” says Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “This course is suitable for executives as well as mid-level leaders, and there is no other program like it in the industry.”

    For more information about Leading With Agility, Intrapreneurship Academy, and to register for courses, contact Janice Silver at or visit www.intrapreneurshipacademy.org.


    About The Cable Center 
    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the content and connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop agile leaders and innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of industry -related information and resources. Visit  www.cablecenter.org  for more information.

     

     

     

  • Is Intrapreneurship the Solution?

    Is Intrapreneurship the Solution for Unhappy Employees and Behind-the-Times Businesses?

    While many factors contribute to the Great Resignation, Entrepreneur magazine explores one that presents an opportunity to retain top talent: 34% of Americans feel underutilized by their employer, and 47% wish their company would try to understand their skill set better (source: Gloat). Thought leader educator, intrapreneur, and Entrepreneur contributor Frank Theodore Koe, Ph.D, suggests that intrapreneurship is not only the antidote to unhappy, unengaged employees, but it also helps businesses gain a competitive edge. At Intrapreneurship Academy, we also believe intrapreneurship is the solution to engaging, developing, and retaining future leaders so companies can stay competitive, innovative, and relevant in our fast-changing industry. Read more about how a culture of intrapreneurship can transform both your employees and your business below.

  • Mavericks Lunch and Learn: Resilience and Leadership with Mike Fries, CEO OF Liberty Global

    Mavericks Lunch and Learn: Resilience and Leadership with Mike Fries

    Jana Henthorn, and Liberty Global CEO, Mike Fries, discuss the challenges media and tech industry leaders have continued to face in the ongoing global pandemic and the importance of resilience and positive leadership in this unprecedented business paradigm.

  • Mediacom Ignites Innovation in Missouri

    In Columbia, Missouri, business is stirring and innovation is found in just as many places as Silicon Valley. Many of these startups are taking off from the Missouri Innovation Center.

    In Columbia, Missouri, business is stirring and innovation is found in just as many places as Silicon Valley. Many of these startups are taking off from the Missouri Innovation Center—a nonprofit located within the University of Missouri campus that supports business ventures—and these innovators are doing everything from finding cures for cancers to producing satellite imagery for corn fertilization purposes.

  • MythBusters: Innovation Edition

    Mavericks Lunch and Learn: Resilience and Leadership with Mike Fries

    Are entrepreneurs responsible for the majority of groundbreaking innovations? Are most innovations the result of that “light-bulb” moment? Are innovators born or made?

  • Now Is the Time for Big Ideas

    Now Is the Time for Big Ideas

    Innovation starts with an idea––a flash of inspiration, matching need with possibility. Idea generation happens much the same way today as it did more than 75 years ago.

  • Riding the Wave of Change: Why Developing a Culture of Innovation and Agility is Essential to our Success

    Riding the Wave of Change: Why Developing a Culture of Innovation and Agility is Essential to our Success

    The pandemic has changed everything – the way we socialize, celebrate, communicate, and how we work.

    In the content and connectivity industry, the challenge was two-fold – to quickly equip a remote workforce, and in addition, ensure that people worldwide stayed connected. Proudly, the industry rose to the challenge, exhibiting agility and innovation in a time of crisis. But now that seas are starting to calm, what will organizations continue to do to ride the wave of change?

  • SPOILER ALERT: Intrapreneurship is here to stay

    SPOILER ALERT: Intrapreneurship is here to stay

    Hear from intrapreneurship experts Janice Silver, Cable Center's VP of marketing and programs and the director of the Intrapreneurship Academy, and Diane Christman, Cable Center's chief programs officer and SVP of development, on how IA cultivates agility and success and why leveraging intrapreneurs within your company is more important than ever.

  • The Cable Center Activates New 5-Year Strategic Plan With Innovation And Intrapreneurship At Its Heart

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 19, 2021

    For more information, contact:
    Hannah Rogers Hardi
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     THE CABLE CENTER ACTIVATES NEW 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN WITH INNOVATION AND INTRAPRENEURSHIP AT ITS HEART

    Future-focused strategy energizes the next generation of changemakers through the bold investment and expansion of Intrapreneurship Academy

    DENVER, CO – The Cable Center announced today their strategic shift to a more expanded, dynamic, and innovation-focused organization. The Cable Center’s thoughtful activation of their new five-year business plan, which includes a bold expansion of their Intrapreneurship Academy (IA), is their first step in bolstering their role and brand in the evolving connectivity ecosystem.

    With its 40th anniversary in 2025, The Cable Center’s five-year plan takes the organization from champions of the cable industry to activators of the industry’s future agile and innovative leaders. The first activities supporting The Cable Center’s pivot is its expansion of its thriving Intrapreneurship Academy.  

    A Future-Focused Shift for The Cable Center

    For the past year, working under the sponsorship of The Cable Center Board of Directors, The Cable Center team alongside 34 industry leaders and experts in their fields, tackled all facets of business planning from brand to finance to program development. Now, with a clear path forward, The Cable Center is focused on implementation, investing in expert-led program development and thought leadership that will create measurable value for our partner organizations. A natural connector, The Cable Center will continue to host compelling conferences, thought-provoking panel discussions, and engaging events including the Cable Hall of Fame, and will maintain its strong link with academia.

    “Through this detailed work, we know affinity for The Cable Center runs deep among cable veterans and there is continued desire to modernize and advance our industry innovation story,” says Jana Henthorn, president and chief executive officer of The Cable Center. “We take our responsibility to uphold and preserve our industry’s legacy seriously. By drawing on our depth of knowledge around the achievements of the original entrepreneurs, we enable and inspire a new generation of connectivity industry innovators.”

    Michael Willner, president andchief executive officer of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors, says, “On behalf of the Board, I wholeheartedly endorse that our organization is on the right track. I’m enthusiastic about our future and the impact we’ll be able to create to mark a new day for The Cable Center. The entire Board is rallied around what’s next.”

    The Intrapreneurship Academy Investment and Relaunch

     According to a 2020 McKinsey Survey of corporate executives, the COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity that few feel equipped to pursue: 85% are concerned that the crisis will have a lasting impact on their customers’ needs, and yet, only 21% have the expertise, resources, and commitment to pursue new growth successfully. This is where The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy comes in.

    At the direction of the new five-year strategic plan, The Cable Center is deeply investing in its Intrapreneurship Academy, relaunching its brand, its website, and expanding its course offerings to serve the need for industry organizations to build agile, innovative, value-driving leaders. The Cable Center will also provide a vibrant community for resource and idea sharing; publish primary thought leadership on intrapreneurship, agility, and CX; and continue to engage industry innovators as course speakers and mentors to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders.

    “The connectivity industry is ever-expanding. As our industry evolves, so does The Cable Center,” says Chris Lammers, chief operating officer of CableLabs and member for The Cable Center Board of Directors Executive Committee. “They are making the right choices to keep pace with change and to develop our greatest source of innovation – our people.”

    Through Intrapreneurship Academy’s applied learning curricula, expertise, and insights, partner companies can invest in their bold thinkers from any discipline or department to help them grow, thrive, and create value throughout their organization. Amy Blair, senior vice president and chief people officer at Liberty Global, and member of The Cable Center Board of Directorshelped shape the organization’s five-year strategic plan. Liberty Global champions its high potential talent and has invested in their participation in Intrapreneurship Acadrmy since its inception in 2017. “We have seen firsthand the extraordinary benefits of Intrapreneurship Academy for our participants and how the approach complements what we do at Liberty Global,” says Blair. “Our people have honed their skills to think more innovatively and to contribute in new ways. We are excited to continue our partnership.”

    Formerly known as one stand-alone course, Intrapreneurship Academy now includes two intensive content-rich courses underneath its brand umbrella, and with more on the horizon. 164 leaders have graduated from the flagship course Driving Intrapreneurship (formerly known as Intrapreneurship Academy) which offers an extraordinary deep dive into the principles of intrapreneurship to enable high performers to drive innovation and accelerate business from within an organization. Launching in the spring of 2021, Leading With Agility is a high-engagement course designed for both seasoned and emerging leaders to develop the necessary skills to thrive in an environment characterized by unplanned change and unexpected opportunity. Their premier CX course is also scheduled to launch in late 2021.

    For more information or to reserve spots at Intrapreneurship Academy, visit their new website: www.intrapreneurshipacademy.org


    About The Cable Center
    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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  • The Cable Revolution

    The Cable Revolution

    The humble and innovative beginnings of the cable industry in Colorado sparked one of the most important industries in the world. Based on information gleaned from The Cable Center's historical archives, videos, and photographs— plus new interviews with some of today's top industry leaders— we are delighted to share our collaboration with Rocky Mountain PBS on the latest episode of their Colorado Experience docuseries, "The Cable Revolution." Not only does "The Cable Revolution" illustrate the unique story of our industry, but 90% of the episode's visuals were provided by The Cable Center’s director of the Barco Library and archivist, Brian Kenny.

  • The Eight Essentials of Innovation

    Here are strategic and organizational factors that separate successful big-company innovators from the rest.

    Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field. It’s no secret: innovation is difficult for well-established companies. By and large, they are better executors than innovators, and most succeed less through game-changing creativity than by optimizing their existing businesses.

  • The Innovation Commitment

    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.

  • The Intrapreneur’s Mindset

    The Intrapreneur’s Mindset

    Leadership strategy and innovation expert Tendayi Viki finds that the most successful corporate innovators are obsessed with “designing and testing value propositions” aligned with their company’s vision. The ultimate measure of success for an intrapreneur is developing a process, product, or service that is efficient, executable, and has staying power. In the article below from Forbes, Tendayi describes the behaviors that define successful intrapreneurs and breaks down the unique core skills that we also cultivate in our leaders who attend our Intrapreneurship Academy: creating measurable value; building strategic relationships; and developing repeatable processes for continued, successful innovation.

  • The Top 8 Things Intrapreneurs Should Do in 2022

    The Top 8 Things Intrapreneurs Should Do in 2022

    When intrapreneurs hit a wall with their ideas, it’s typically not because their idea is bad. It’s that they fail to gain the necessary support from business leaders and other stakeholders to actually make things happen.

    If you are keen to launch your idea in 2022, here are 8 tips you can apply to improve your chances of success.