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Kickstart Innovation by Removing the Barriers

Destination Innovation

Surveys show that the large majority of senior executives see innovation as critical for their businesses but are dissatisfied with progress in this area. If you want to make your organisation more agile and innovative where should you start?

Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

Digital Tonto

There is no one "true path" to innovation but there are some common attributes Related posts: 6 Things Great Innovators Do Differently. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

“Innovation is not for us”, they say

Exago

If I had a dollar for every time that someone said that to me, I wouldn't need to work another day in my life. As someone who is trying to get corporations in Pakistan to understand the value of innovation, this declaration is extremely frustrating. .

Innovation and creativity: the lasting competitive advantage

OVO Innovation

I wrote recently about my last trip to Dubai, and the impact it had on me. Dubai is unusual because it combines a number of factors - an energetic leadership, a country and region hungry for growth and transformation, a significant investment pool, and a real "can do" spirit. Clearly things are changing quickly there, and everywhere. During the conference where I spoke we had several other speakers who were futurists, including Matthew May.

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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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How Big Radical is Reclaiming Design

InnovationManagement

Nobody doubts that design can be powerful.

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Allocating Innovation: The 10% Myth

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to allocating time for innovation its easy to fall into the trap of declaring the time allocation and assuming that everyone knows what it means. Innovation Management People & Skills goals Innovation Management People Management

Advice for Graduates (2017)

Michael Roberto

At this time of year, I've always shared an old blog post with some advice for those young people graduating from college. This year, I thought that I would share a new post. Here goes. I want to tell you a story about Retired U.S. Navy Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. Twenty years ago, in June 1997, Captain Abrashoff became the Commander of the USS Benfold, a guided missile destroyer. Unfortunately, the USS Benfold was a seriously dysfunctional ship.

100 Reasons Why You Definitely Won't Read This Blog Post

Idea Champions

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. YOU know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. We both know you're not going to read this blog post. It's too long and you have more important things to do.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released 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.

Interview with Change Management Review

Braden Kelley

Banging the Data Valuation Drum

Information Playground

Last week at Dell EMC World I spent a significant amount of my time discussing the value of data with Dell EMC World attendees. I am in my third year researching the topic on behalf of Dell EMC's Office of the CTO.

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User-centered design: how to merge it with a design thinking program

Innovation Excellence

Sometimes underrated and later-introduced in the process, user-centered design is a fundamental tool for innovation. The design thinking approach most of the time offers a great deal of product structure for the team to deal with.

Collective Behavior in IdeaScale Communities

IdeaScale

Contributions from community members in the form of valuable ideas are seen as strategic assets in the success of IdeaScale initiatives. The larger the community of participants the more diverse views are likely to appear; more diversity increases the chances of producing valuable ideas.

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined 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. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Podcast #014 Tendayi Viki – What is Lean Innovation?

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Tendayi Viki on what exactly “Lean Innovation” is.

What’s Next – The Disruptive Innovation Toolkit™

Braden Kelley

… and a new Innovation Intervention service. People have been asking me recently – What’s next? I think managers and leaders are wondering now that I’ve written two popular books (Charting Change and Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire) and a chapter … Continue reading → Change Innovation Bank of Montreal Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit disruption Disruptive Innovation frameworks methodologies OSF Healthcare Tools value innovation

Mapping Innovation with Greg Satell

Game-Changer

Every Business Manager asks itself the same key strategic question about how to approach innovation: what do I do?

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Mapping Innovation: Playbook for navigating a disruptive age [book review]

Innovation Excellence

In his new book, Greg Satell debunks innovation myths and looks closely at what innovation “is”. Greg offers a powerful innovation matrix to navigate the innovation space, and then walks us through the challenges of innovating in the digital age.

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.

7 Strategic Planning Process Challenges You Can Fix!

BrainZooming

Are you involved with the strategic planning process for your organization? That could involve leading it, participating in it, or trying to influence the strategic planning process so it delivers more value and better results for the organization? 7 Strategic Planning Process Challenges You Can Fix!

4 Things We Can Still Learn From Albert Einstein

Digital Tonto

We need to remember him not only for his achievements, but for how he achieved them. Related posts: How to Create Insights. How To Unlock Creativity. How The Impossible Becomes Possible. What Do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The innovation value lies within the new system

Paul Hobcraft

Core capabilities have upsides and downsides. As many of our business organizations seek to optimize their processes across the company, they are constantly reaching more outside to gain growing partnerships and greater innovation interactions.

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Fintech Innovations to Follow in the Future

InnovationManagement

Fintech has been one of the most talked-about topics in technological innovation lately, paving the way for revolutions in the financial sphere. The Bank of England announced last year that they would be looking to boost fintech development, indicating keen interest from financial giants. In this article, we’ll look at a few of the many recent innovative developments in fintech. Trend Alert fintech

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.

3 Ways to Measure Success of Your Business Innovations

Innovation Excellence

In this article, I share three google tools for tracking the success of new business activities and measuring your ROI. Although every business is unique, these types of tools are universal for many businesses.

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How to Become a Content Strategist and Avoid Becoming Extinct

BrainZooming

Following up the post about why so many mid-career marketers have missed out on becoming outstanding content strategists , Emma Alvarez Gibson, from our West Coast (or Best Coast) Brainzooming HQ , is here discussing the steps to become a content strategist and avoid marketing career extinction.

Two Important Market-Trends Vantage Points: Broadview + Futureview®

Daniel Burrus

Even the most traditional, by-the-book organizations share a common goal with their more forward-thinking counterparts and competitors: How to stay in front of market trends.

The Three Keys to Becoming a Masterful Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

As a former student of the martial arts, I have noticed a curious phenomenon in corporate America that is becoming increasingly troubling to me -- especially among "creatives" who aspire to become masterful brainstorm facilitators.

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.

Considering International Expansion? Get Ready To Think Outside Your Comfort Zone

InnovationManagement

Globalization is great for business: it opens up new markets and allows businesses to bring in revenue and talent from all over the world.

Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change

Innovation Excellence

Uncertainty and instability are the key drivers of the business game and our clients are challenged by a diverse range of problems which are not going away.

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What autonomous cars tell us about the future of innovation

OVO Innovation

May you live in interesting times. This is supposedly an ancient Chinese saying, replete with both opportunity and a veiled threat. Interesting times can introduce great new innovations but can also inaugurate great conflicts. Nowhere is this more evident than the evolving phenomena of autonomous vehicles. Innovators across the globe, from the large (Amazon, Google) to the small are all working on autonomous vehicles.

11 Hacks for Strengthening Your Brand’s Visual Vocabulary

BrainZooming

Beyond depicting your product every which way (or depicting the equipment and people who create your service every which way), what images do you include in your brand’s visual vocabulary?

Swiss Post & Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story

The Qmarkets team endeavours to ensure that all projects are successful, sometimes this is easier said than done. This post discusses an innovation project which posed many challenges, but also garnered many rewards. Read and Download it for free.