Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus
MARCH 5, 2017
Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy
Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing
MARCH 27, 2017
Why do we keep doing more of the same things? Is it because they are familiar and easy? Is it because we are lazy? Or are we scared that if we try something new it might not work and we will look foolish?
Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
MARCH 16, 2017
So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.
How to Practice The Art of The Possible
MARCH 21, 2017
Innovative leaders and organizations practice the art of the possible. What is the key trait all innovators have? Curiosity, which enables them look beyond the obvious and consider possibilities. Innovation is about new, surprising and better options.
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.
Is ‘Jobs to be Done’ the Road Map for Innovation?
MARCH 23, 2017
Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, ably assisted by three acolytes, Hall, Dillon and Duncan. It is an important work which makes some big claims.
Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge
MARCH 6, 2017
Watch any group of kids playing with Lego and you’ll quickly get the idea behind platform thinking. A small number of standard modular components linked to a basic architecture – and you can build almost anything!
Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems
MARCH 14, 2017
The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this means and its business impact.
The United Nations of Innovation
MARCH 23, 2017
Diversity as the key to success .
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.
Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’
MARCH 22, 2017
This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas.
The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government Funded Science Into Real Businesses
MARCH 15, 2017
The Lean Startup isn't not just a series of techniques and tricks, but a fundamentally different way of thinking that can help anyone launch a new product or venture. Related posts: How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Lessons in Innovation from Rome’s Arch Enemy
MARCH 30, 2017
Hannibal (247 – 182 BC) was an illustrious general of the North African state of Carthage, Rome’s enemy and rival for control of the Mediterranean. His father was a Carthaginian general, Hamilcar, who made his 9 year old son swear undying enmity for Rome.
Innovation Metrics in Outcome-Based Culture
MARCH 3, 2017
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.
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.
Is innovation really important to you?
MARCH 10, 2017
How can we establish Innovation as the vital link to a process of change and strategic direction options? One that lifts the debates of managing today’s business by linking it into the future and then turning this thinking into a series of plausible and coherent set of activities?
Best Practices for Asking for Employee Ideas
MARCH 1, 2017
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.
Offering You An Innovation Coaching Methodology
Guide 4 Innovating
MARCH 22, 2017
Coaching offers real benefits. For instance, in Leadership Coaching, the results offer an ROI on the initial investment of nearly SIX times on average.
The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human
MARCH 19, 2017
The key to winning in the new era of automation is not to eliminate people, but to put them at the center. Related posts: The Future Of Robots. Are Robots Really the Problem? Why The Future Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
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.
13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting
MARCH 8, 2017
Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed.
What Every CEO Should Know for Successful Change
MARCH 21, 2017
Your organization has embarked on a new venture which is going to require a lot of change. Of course everyone is hoping for the best – but please allow me to be frank with you now, to save you a lot of heartache, time, and money in your near future. As CEO, your style and.
The innovation knowing/doing gap
MARCH 15, 2017
The more we learn, the more we discover that innovation is vital to renew businesses of all sizes. Those that undertake significant innovation activities seem to grow and prosper. Those that neglect innovation seem to wither away. Executives understand this. More importantly, markets understand this. And when markets understand and signal something, executives get on board. Innovation, therefore, is an important component of future success of many companies, and executives understand this.
Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation
MARCH 28, 2017
When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization.
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.
Innovation Leaders Report Summary 2016/17: Trends and Leaders in Innovation Worldwide
MARCH 5, 2017
Innovation Leaders has released its annual report detailing companies across 25 different sectors worldwide that accomplish the most from innovative activities. This year, Innovation Leaders highlighted three trends in its analysis: US dominance, partnerships and collaboration, and the impact of big bets and bold moves to deliver tangible, sustained growth. Reports Trend Alert analysis collaboration collaborative innovation europe report trend USA
How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most Successful Social Movements
MARCH 12, 2017
Business leaders today not only need to study people like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Jack Welch, but also Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk as well. Related posts: How Successful Movements. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management
The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager
MARCH 3, 2017
The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager by Mukesh Gupta.
Why You Need a Personal Innovation Strategy
MARCH 15, 2017
The challenge we're facing is to avoid personal obsolescence, and to thrive amidst the churn. And that’s why I believe in developing a Personal Innovation Strategy -- a written out game plan to keep you on course and adding value no matter what’s going on in your life right now.
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.
Innovation is about finding and discovering
MARCH 20, 2017
I've been thinking a lot about the challenges that midsized and larger companies face when trying to do more innovation. It's not a secret that they need to do more innovation; everyone knows this. It's not really a secret what innovation is, or what the potential benefits might look like. We've seen the results of good innovation in the marketplace.
Is Innovation Just a Buzzword?
MARCH 2, 2017
I moved to the Bay Area three years ago for an exciting new job with IdeaScale. From the first week in town I was meeting new people constantly—people here really love networking. It was amazing, it was exciting, it was … endless.
6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Innovation Development
MARCH 7, 2017
Before investing in your company’s innovation development, it’s important to develop a strategy for collecting and evaluating ideas.
If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths
MARCH 1, 2017
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! ]].
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.