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Sorting Through the Management Tools and Trends


We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. So let’s see if we can help here, step back a little from your favourite tool and look at this just a little more deeply. How do we pick through all the tools, let alone keep up with all the new ones emerging? Research Tools

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6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Innovation Excellence

Feature Of The Week book review business books business tools Case study culture growth Innovation LeadershipIt’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. We hear it all the time from the executive suite – take more risks, embrace uncertainty, learn from failure.

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The Best Tools For Low Risk Innovation


The point of low risk innovation tools is that one can use them to test ideas in any setting and with any budget. They are all contained in the book Innovation Tools and, as an additional bonus, as readers of this blog you have access to a free Kindle copy this week only! Full throttle up the innovation curve requires low risk tools to balance the innovation and fiscal imperatives.

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Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. So let’s see if we can help here, step back a little from your favorite tool and look at this just a little more deeply. How do we pick through all the tools, let alone keep up with all the new ones emerging? Tracking the trends on Management Tools. And tools’ usefulness can change over time.

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Six Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful – Webinar and Book

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

and that transforms the industry • it: To provide tools and services that deliver insight for employees and. These are just a few of the numerous examples that show how specific struc- tures, processes, and tools create new experiences for people—experiences focused. Th e advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation, You Should. Chapter 7 Get Symbolic.83

Story as a Leadership Tool

Idea Champions

Here's a lovely animated intro to why STORYTELLING is such a powerful communication and business tool -- by the author of Circle of the 9 Muses. Storytelling at Work. More useful links about storytelling. And more

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New innovation realities require new mindsets and tools

OVO Innovation

Understanding that, we should understand also that the tools that once helped innovators create new products aren't the same tools that we need today when customers demand seamless experiences. Or, put another way, those original tools are still valuable, but by themselves they solve only a small portion of the overall challenge. Innovating in the new expectation All of this explanation ultimately means that any one of these tools simply provides a narrow glimpse into what customers actually want - we need to use them all.

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Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered. There’s a belief that great outputs result from simply using tools and following them to the T. If not tools first, then what? Bingo!

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5 Innovative Online Tools for More Effective Brand Management

Innovation Excellence

This article suggests 5 tools to help create and maintain a healthy brand for your business. Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Management Processes & Tools brand management branding online toolsYour business’ brand is essential for growth and future success.

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Upgrade Your Innovation Program with Crowdsourcing Best Practices

IdeaScale also offers an assessment tool that makes it possible for clients to input their goal. When  the  FCC  used  the  IdeaScale  tool  to  get  feedback  on  the  National  Broadband  plan,  there BEFORE  YOU  BEGIN 
Engagement. One  researcher  concluded  that  using  the  IdeaScale  tool  to  collect  public  feedback  nearly   doubled  customer  service  sa_sfac_on.5

Marketing Innovation: Chicken and the Absurd Alternative Tool

Innovation in Practice

The tools are: Unification. One of my favorites is the Absurd Alternative Tool. Here's a great example fromTyson Chicken that is so simple and effective: To use the Absurd Alternative Tool, first identify the key benefit you want to promote in the advertisement. Activation. Metaphor. Subtraction. Extreme Consequence. Absurd Alternative. Inversion. Extreme Effort.

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The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

Idea Champions

This Harvard Business Review article elaborates on why storytelling is such a powerful communication tool. A two-year analysis of 108 Super Bowl commercials has revealed that it was the structure of the content -- not the content itself -- that was the biggest predictor of its success. And the structure that was most linked to Superbowl ad success? Stories. Storytelling at Work.

The 4 Lenses of Innovation: a power tool for creative thinking [video]

Innovation Excellence

Video book review Innovation innovation book Innovation Enterprise Innovation toolsHave you ever wondered where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss?

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The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. (Part 1)

Board of Innovation

In this post I’ll describe what tools we used to end up with a first selection of 13 concepts. The post The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. Recently I guided a 3 day ideation brainstorm for NGA at their HQ in London. This is the first 3-day workshop of 2 sessions to explore & develop new opportunities for this global HR service provider. 8500 employees, +$850M turnover). Of course I. Read More. Part 1) appeared first on Board of Innovation. Ideation

What is the Most Powerful Tool for Change Leaders? [Video]

Innovation Excellence

In his latest video, Seth Kahan speaks to self-transformation of ambitious change leaders. Continue reading → People & Skills Uncategorized Video CEO change Leadership Management Organizational Change

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The Buyer's Guide to Innovation Management Software

The innovation management solution must offer robust tools for reporting, organizing, and tracking all the ideas that funnel. THE BUYER’S GUIDE. TO INNOVATION. MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS THE BUYER’S GUIDE TO INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 2 1 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Report 2 The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Solutions, Q2 2016 In less than a decade, innovation. and grow their business.

Culture, Process, and Tools


Similarly, when launching a corporate innovation program, you should look to balance these three fundamental components—culture, process, and tools. And everyone’s comfortable looking at and integrating tools into their workflow. Process becomes immediately, and continuously, influenced by both culture and tools. Tools. As an innovation toolset provider, we of course think the tools you choose to drive your innovation program as crucial to the overall likelihood of success. It’s also important to consider how a tool either echoes or cuts against your culture.

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Innovation Tools and Techniques – Do they make an Innovation Expert?


One type of innovation expert knows a great deal about innovation tools and techniques that propel ideation to new heights. You can read about many of these innovation tools and techniques. Brainzooming - All Posts Guest author Innovation Performance innovation strategy innovation toolsYou’re the expert in innovation, what do you think?”. Who exactly IS an innovation expert?

Tools for New Frontiers

Open Innovation

Oxford reports that New Frontiers in Open Innovation “is available for pre-orders and will ship on 16 November 2014.” It’s also available for pre-order from Amazon and Amazon UK. I've put together a few web pages with information about the book. This links to the pre-print chapters at (maintained by co-editor Wim Vanhaverbeke), and includes the biographies of the contributors. 157-168.

Democratising Elite Performance Tools with Dr. Andy Walshe


Currently leading Human Performance for Red Bull, Andy works with hundreds of international athletes and business leaders to develop and implement elite performance models. which looks at how new technologies especially in the arena of Artificial Intelligence encourage us to explore our own potential at a much higher level.

Can You Involve the Crowd in Your Innovation Initiative?

during each stage of development, will also have a powerful marketing tool on their hands. IdeaScale and Innovation Businesses that use an online tool capable of not just prioritizing ideas and inspiration, but. 
What  Ques*ons  Can  You  Ask  the  Crowd? different names that we put to a very basic process called “open innovation.”.

4 Lenses of Innovation: A Great Tool for Creativity and Innovation

Innovation Upgrade

Or Larry page and Sergey Brin, who have refused to develop a narrow self-image of Google, choosing instead to expand not just the concept of search but also of Google itself, by stretching into productivity tools, operating systems, hardware, self-driving cars, robotics, and even life extension technologies. I am a big fan of Rowan Gibson and his  work on the 4 lenses of innovation. Not so long ago, Rowan published a book on his work and this is something you should definitely check out. They are: Challenging Orthodoxies. Innovators look at the world from a contrarian stance. 15inno

Innovation Tautogram: A novel tool that is simple and powerful

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Uncategorized Innovation tautogram Innovation toolsIn this Abstract, Shanta Rajapaksha Yapa encourages us to try a simple technique to harness the power of the vocabulary to innovate.

The tools we used in our Innovation & Creativity training for PPG

Board of Innovation

The post The tools we used in our Innovation & Creativity training for PPG appeared first on Board of Innovation. Recently, me and my colleague Vincent facilitated a 2 day ‘Innovation & Creativity training’ for graduates of PPG, world’s leading coatings company (+46.000 employees, 15.4 Billion turnover). The overall goal of this training was to teach & inspire young graduates with the right techniques & knowledge to come up with creative solutions for challenges they face within PPG. This blogpost will guide. Read More. Board Of Innovation Innovation

A Must Use Tool If you Love Post-it Notes – #1000Entrepreneurs

Rmukesh Gupta

There are not many tools that are available,which are a good fit for such a use case. This can enhance the effectiveness of the tool multi-fold. If marketed well, students can immensely benefit by using the tool for making notes, which they can then share with their classmates and use it for revision. Also, what happens when you are trying to facilitate a virtual workshop.

Crowdsourcing To Innovate Products

simply another tool in your tool belt as you and your team work to improve your. 
CROWDSOURCING TO INNOVATE PRODUCTS. IDEASCALE WHITE PAPER. Related Reading. 3   4   5   7   8   9   10   11   Crowdsourcing to Innovate Products. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly popular in a variety of applications. Individuals and. this resource. confidentiality, ownership, and quality of ideas.

#TBT: A Short History of Innovation Tools


Today, many teams use a platform like Kindling to encourage and facilitate their employees’ innovation , but how did our world gather and discuss ideas before such tools existed? Imagine if a tool like Kindling existed when the Washburn Crosby Co held their very first campaign: their execs would have had a much more efficient way to discuss ideas and make decisions. Every time an organization rebrands or launches a new product, they’re sharing the outcome of hundreds of gathered ideas, discussions, brainstorming sessions, and hours upon hours spent in research labs. Paper records.

How to get your innovation team going with less than $100 on tools a month?

Board of Innovation

Startups are attacking existing and new markets at enormous speed.  So it’s about time to find the intrapreneurs within your company, and give them the right tools to get started. The post How to get your innovation team going with less than $100 on tools a month? Our experience tells us that many companies are in serious need of innovation, it’s even becoming a cliché. Read More.

Key Tools for Back End of Innovation – How Philips does it

Innovation Excellence

Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation & development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era. Philips is a leader is health care, consumer lifestyle, and lighting. And, they fused their front end and back end innovation efforts, with great results and a compelling story.

Helpful tool for strategy formulation: the Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas


I just came across a great visual tool that supports strategy formation. This tool facilitates a … Continue reading → Interesting Ideas Strategic planning strategic thinkers toolsIt is the brand-new Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas developed by Matthew E. This is a one-page canvas which guides you through the whole process.

Innovation in the Finance Industry

Online services like,, and other financial tools help customers lessen their dependency on financial. PLATFORM Using a tool like IdeaScale, create your. 
CROWDSOURCING IN FINANCE. IDEASCALE WHITE PAPER. Entering  the  Conversa:on. The financial landscape in the United States and abroad has changed dramatically in the last. ten years. Crowdsourcing in Finance.

Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley

Consider using two powerful innovation and strategy tools. Challenge Mapping is an analysis tool to explore situations. If carefully done, there is no better tool for creating action plans, or platform questions for innovation. IdeaKeg is also useful in ideation itself, it’s a great stimulus tool. Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg.

Standardizing Change

Braden Kelley

The Change Planning Toolkit™ is Now Available

Braden Kelley

Not surprisingly, research shows … Continue reading → Change Leadership announcements Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit downloads free news toolkit ToolsIt’s finally here!

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth


Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. Provide Tools of the Innovation Trade. The government promotes and reinforces its tools through its Innovation Showcase Awards. Article based on the upcoming book, The Invisible Advantage ). Nothing wrong with that.

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

management solutions like Spigit work well with pre- existing tools for communication and collaboration. The practice of innovation has come a long way, and for good reason. Regardless of size or sector, every organization today faces existential threats from changing customer expectations and a booming. technology industry. decades. Disrupt, or be disrupted” is the mantra. WAYS TO. That’s.

How to Frame a Problem Using a Challenge Map

Innovation Excellence

Daniel Nolan shows how Challenge Mapping is a simple yet powerful tool to properly frame a question. Continue reading → Innovation Processes & Tools Strategy challenge map challenge mapping Consulting denovo framing idea generation ideation Map Template Mapping problem Problem Framing Question tools

Why Change is Accelerating

Braden Kelley

Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation – Revisited

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Processes & Tools culture frameworks tools value Value Creation Value InnovationBut innovation is all about value and each of the definitions, frameworks, and models out there only tell part of the story of successful innovation.

Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 3)

Robert Brands

Articles General Innovation Tools corporate survival guide; innovation process; Robert’s Rules of Innovation innovation; business growthIf you want to survive in today’s supersonic-fast business world, innovation is no longer optional, it’s imperative. Underscoring this same sentiment and urgency for business growth via innovation, Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! link].

How to Use Crowdsourcing for Product Development

simply another tool in your tool belt as you and your team work to improve your. 
CROWDSOURCING TO INNOVATE PRODUCTS. IDEASCALE WHITE PAPER. Related Reading. 3   4   5   7   8   9   10   11   Crowdsourcing to Innovate Products. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly popular in a variety of applications. Individuals and. this resource. confidentiality, ownership, and quality of ideas.