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How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO

Innovation Excellence

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.

Best Practices for Asking for Employee Ideas


Creativity should be rewarded, but you need to ask for it. Can an employee ever offer you the unvarnished truth? Many of us would like to say yes, but stop and think back to the jobs you held before you took a leadership role. If your boss had asked for the full-on truth, would you have given it to them? So implement these best practices for encouraging honesty and openness. Set the Tone.

If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there is no one true path to innovation. You need to define your own innovation playbook based your strategy, capabilities and culture. Related posts: How Innovation Really. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Microsoft

Can Uber Recover?

Michael Roberto

By now, everyone has read about the serious problems at Uber. On February 19, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post in which she described serious transgressions by managers at the firm, including sexual harassment. Soon, newspaper accounts documented a culture that appeared to be out of control. CEO Travis Kalanick has tried to address the situation, though his early moves have been met with criticism. He appointed a panel to investigate the situation, but people have objected by noting that all three members are essentially "insiders" at the firm. How can Uber recover?

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager

Rmukesh Gupta

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager by Mukesh Gupta. First, lets talk about a few successful products and the stories about how they became successful. We will then try to learn what did the product managers (in some cases, entrepreneurs themselves) do so that their products became successful. Chester Carlson was a patent attorney in Mallory’s, while studying law.

Intrapreneurial Success: Leading Disruption, Managing Change


Embracing an intrapreneurial mindset, which intentionally disrupts things from the inside out and often from the bottom up, is a radical concept for companies that thrive on stability and predictability. Creative Leadership Innovation Psychology Strategies culture change disruptive innovation innovation culture internal communications intrapreneur organization & culture scaling up Stakeholder

Innovation Metrics in Outcome-Based Culture

Innovation Excellence

One of the key objectives of the corporate innovation function is to build and manage the innovation funnel of ideas that will eventually become Horizon 2 & Horizon 3 products. How do you measure success of corporate innovation especially when your organization’s planning process is extremely outcome-based, and most ideas are not going to move.

Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas


Innovation leaders must master a wide range of skills in order to enhance the innovation potential of their teams. Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business. Guiding projects along the path of least resistance and avoiding political pitfalls. Common Obstacles to P lan F or. Decca Recording Co.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Lessons in Leadership from An Elephant, A Rhino and A Penguin

Rmukesh Gupta

Lessons from an elephant, a rhino and a penguin by Mukesh Gupta. I came across this video from the FilmBilder channel (they were part of my 20 insanely interesting people I found in 2016 ) on YouTube, that symbolises what we see in and around us – at work and at home. First, lets watch the short 3 min video : This video is about three friends – An elephant, a Rhino and a penguin.

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36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities


Yesterday, we identified the six types of strategic planning process activities we use to design a client’s strategic thinking workshop. To facilitate you going deeper into thinking about how these activities function within a strategic planning process workshop, here are articles in each of the six areas. 6 Types of Strategic Planning Process Activities. 11 Ways to Reimagine the SWOT Analysis.

Inspiration Comes from Anywhere


Illustration by Christian Laborin. A common innovation challenge inside established organizations is the Not Invented Here syndrome , where you block ideas that come from outside the four walls of your organization; denying yourself of inspiration and a fresh perspective. So, as a business leader, how do you overcome this challenge and jump-start innovation in your business? Take a wide angle view.

Connectivity and IoT Disruption: Optimizing Logistics and Enabling Smart Trade


The consumer trend in connected devices is all about connected cars, smart homes and cities — like fridges that order milk when it runs out and voice assistants that control home heating systems. But the Internet of Things (IoT) also has big things to offer to enterprises, particularly in logistics and trade. Here are some of the IoT and connectivity trends from RocketSpace's 2017 Disruption Report. Trends Logistics Internet of Things (IoT

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session will examine the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly.

The Tale of Amar, Akbar, Anthony and What They All Need to Succeed

Rmukesh Gupta

Three Friends. Meet three friends – Amar, Akbar & Anthony. Amar is an entrepreneur. He thinks that he is unemployable and wants to always remain his own boss. He is self-driven, creative, knows what he wants and has the ability to inspire people. He is not afraid of taking risks and following his dreams. He dreams big and wants to make it big some-day. He wants to do something more.

A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues


Talking with a client team about facilitating its strategic planning process , we discussed why completed strategic plans sit on shelves. There are multiple reasons for this unfortunate situation. I think an important reason is when a strategic planning process focuses on the wrong issues. They also assume the things they work on every day must not be part of the strategic planning process.

Disturbing Finding on Happiness

Michael Roberto

Knowledge@Wharton reports on the intriguing, but perhaps rather disturbing, findings of Professor Maurice Schweitzer's latest research. Schweitzer has studied how people perceive others who appear to be very happy people. He explains the conclusions from the research: The pursuit of happiness is deeply embedded in our national thinking. Yet sometimes people who are very happy are exactly the kinds of people who are exploited. That’s what we document in our research, where we look at people who are very happy. We found that link consistently. deception happiness

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5 Guiding Principles for Your Next Innovation Challenge


Holding an open innovation challenge is an excellent way to ensure a continuous flow of fresh ideas to your organization. When launching your next challenge, consider these five guiding principles. Cast a Wide Net to Find Unexpected Innovators. Let everyone know that you’re on the hunt for ideas. You never know who is capable of coming up with a great innovation.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

What Keep us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome It?

Rmukesh Gupta

What Stops Us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome the same by Mukesh Gupta. Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson are documentary filmmakers based in Gothenburg, Sweden, who have worked together since 2013. Maximilien, on his website says, People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. What is Happening here. Conclusion: . It worked.

Change Management and the Structure of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Often innovation is cast in the minds as a pure product related process. Apple’s iPod to iPhone to iPad, for example, is, perhaps, a perfect reflection of how most people would define innovation. But innovation doesn’t have to be limited to product design and new product ranges. It also encompasses process and structure, where change.

Technology’s Moral Crisis

Digital Tonto

It is never enough to simply charge boldly forward, we also need to stop every once in a while and think about where we are going. Related posts: Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Artificial Intelligence CRISPR Genomics

New and Classic Corporate Innovation Books To Read in 2017


One of the few things that seems as rapid as the pace of innovation is the number of books coming each year to talk about it. It's a rare executive who has time to even check out the reviews of the hundreds of titles published each year, much less read more than a handful of business books. Trends Leadership Good Reads Innovation Models

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

From Human Resources to Resourceful Humans


In his talk at TEDx Koeln, Heiko Fischer builds a strong case for turning Human Resources on its head by enabling employees to become resourceful humans instead. He argues that businesses should be designed around a network of entrepreneurial teams contributing autonomously to the best interest of its customers. Fischer's company, Resourceful Humans was awarded the Management Innovation Award for enabling democratic entrepreneurship at HAUFE. RH combines its maverick management framework with cutting edge networking technology like aiRH, to optimise work environments for people and products.

Innovation failing to deliver

OVO Innovation

In what should come as no surprise to many of us working in the innovation space, a McKinsey study revealed in October 2016 that 84% of CEOs think innovation is important for their growth. This is not new news and is actually a substantial increase from previous surveys conducted by BCG and others, where the numbers routinely suggested that anywhere from 66% to 75% of CEOs thought innovation was important. The real news that McKinsey released has to do with results. In the same survey McKinsey found that 6% of CEOs felt that their innovation efforts were satisfactory.

Podcast #009 – Paul Hobcraft on the Three Horizons Framework

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak to innovation expert Paul Hobcraft. Paul is the founder of Agility Innovation and is well known for his insights into the Three Horizons Framework. In today’s episode, we talk about: Why executives need coaching on innovation (05:35). Why senior leaders often feel like they need to start from the beginning with innovation (07:35). What has changed in innovation over the past few years, divergence and convergence (11:15). The Three Horizons Innovation Framework (13:30). How to allocate resources to innovation (23:00). link].

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Corporate Branding Decisions – You Gotta Get Physical


I long ago learned an important lesson about corporate branding decisions : no matter how many intriguing, mentally-engaging brand strategy conversations you have among senior executives, those conversations NEVER lead to final decisions. No, corporate branding decisions are only resolved when someone needs a new business card, trade show booth, brochure, or website. See what I mean?

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Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

The Human Factor

In case you didn’t get the memo, March 3 rd is National Employee Appreciation Day. Created in 1995 by a board member of Recognition Professionals International, a professional association dedicated to supporting employee recognition, Employee Recognition Day provides an extra opportunity to thank employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Answer the “Need to Know” Questions.

Whole Foods Inside of Target?

Michael Roberto

Brian Sozzi of has reported in recent days rather extensively about Target's disappointing financial results. Target experienced a 1.5% decline in same store sales in the most recent quarter, while rival Wal-Mart produced a 1.8% gain in same-store sales. Moreover, Target missed earnings estimates this quarter, and the firm decreased its estimates for 2017 earnings. Sozzi has some interesting ideas as to how the firm might turn things around. Same-store sales were pressured throughout last year, as the company battled with pricing strategies in a competitive backdrop.

How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence


Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas. But how can each organisation’s collective intelligence be harnessed and focused to continuously find new ideas and deliver sustainable results?

The 6 Types of Strategic Planning Activities for a Workshop


What types of strategic planning activities are in a strategic thinking workshop ? Readers have been asking this question frequently of late. That this is taking place during a period when many companies are IMPLEMENTING strategies suggests you understand the importance of strategy even beyond initial planning. 6 Potential Strategic Planning Activities for a Workshop. Branding and Marketing.

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Proven Strategy: How to Harness the Voice of the Customer to Solve Business Challenges

How do you leverage insights gained from customers, contact centers, and other customer support functions to solve your top business challenges? Gareth, VP of Product Management at Spigit, shares a proven strategy that will help you do just that.