Dec 6, 2021
Noel Sobelman is the Principal at Change Logic, where he works with corporate leadership to accelerate new growth business and core business vitality. Noel has led venture programs that received national accolades, including PR Week’s Best High Tech Consumer Launch, PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice, USA Today/Rochester Institute of Technology’s Quality Cup, and CNET’s Best of CES awards. With a career spanning 25 years, Noel was the Managing Director at Kalypso, Segment Director at Kyocera Wireless Corporation, and Director of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development at Mobility Electronics. Noel has a Master of Business Administration degree in Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona University.
Noel joins me today to discuss ambidexterity: the concept of having to simultaneously manage your core business and your exploratory business. He outlines how leadership should tackle processes and resource balancing for short and long-term opportunities with low and high risk. He reveals why it is vital to create new behaviors and a pull for change from the top-down and the bottom-up. Noel also shares why PPM systems are necessary enablers for allowing ambidexterity and facilitating future growth.
"The companies that can figure this out and effectively manage both sides of this equation without trading off for the other are going to set themselves up for success in the future." - Noel Sobelman
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