Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath Author. Speaker. Consultant.



  • Healthcare, Teamwork and more! New newsletter out


    by Rita McGrath on March 1, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    For those of you in the healthcare field, or worried about healthcare (and who isn’t these days?), you might want to have a look at my latest newsletter, which summarizes some of the themes that I see colleagues and clients wrestling with in that field. It also summarizes some of the outcomes of a team effectiveness workshop that I ran last month, which features the results of some of the new thinking and diagnostics around teamwork. Things really have changed – we now have teams with far more fluid membership, teams that are more far-flung, and teams that are only now beginning to understand the importance of psychological safety. You can access the newsletter on line here. […]



  • Beyond Innovation Theater with Steve Blank and Brian Murray


    by Rita McGrath on January 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    If you couldn’t be there in person for our January 10, 2017 Columbia Entrepreneurship event, here is the video reprise.  It was an amazing conversation and a standing room only crowd!  Have a look and let me know what you think. […]



  • Failure can be your friend – if it’s intelligent


    by Rita McGrath on January 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Just out, a short video primer on how you can decrease the fear and increase the learning from failure by practicing the art of intelligent failure. Click here to view. […]



  • Will we get beyond ‘innovation theater’ in the New Year?


    by Rita McGrath on December 28, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Join Steve Blank, Brian Murray and myself at the kickoff event for Columbia’s Forum for Dynamic Innovation on January 10.  If you are responsible for growth, in charge of transforming an organization or just want to learn from the experts, this evening’s conversation will be well worth it! Click here for more information and to register.&nbs […]



  • Forum for Dynamic Innovation at Columbia Event January 10


    by Rita McGrath on December 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    The last few years have seen a resurgence of what Steve Blank and other startups folks call ‘innovation theater‘.  On January 10, I’ll be chatting with Steve and transformative CEO of HarperCollins, Brian Murray, about what comes next. You can read about the event details and register at this link.  Under the heading the ‘Forum for Dynamic Innovation,’ we are bringing together people across the university with an interest in how established organizations – whether companies, not for profits or even governments – can innovate more reliably.  I’m looking forward to the challenge! While on that topic, note also that our brand-new on-line course, Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship On-line is launching the following week, the week of January 16.  We’ve just wrapped up the beta and are making a few final tweaks before going live in the new year. I’ll be doing a live session to kick it off earlier in the day on January 10. […]

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