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Is it possible to lead a creative team with some members who are closed-minded?


Unless you’re a newborn baby, there isn’t a single person in this world who is completely open-minded. It’s common that people become more close minded the older they get; hanging out with people who think alike, following the same routines and just avoid getting uncomfortable.


Two answers you need to improve innovation success

OVO Innovation

I was talking recently with a colleague who had been working in corporate innovation for quite some time. He was discouraged because he felt his innovation activities were really insightful, and had resulted in a product offering that had great value for customers. But in the end the business decided not to commercialize his idea. As we dissected the opportunity and the outcome, two issues became clear.


Get Innovative Solutions with the Ideas Exchange Method

Destination Innovation

Image by Geralt on Pixabay. The Ideas Exchange is a brainstorm method which I use with larger groups. It is easy to run, quick and effective. This is the procedure: 1. The problem is clearly stated. Everyone is given two coloured cards (or post-it notes). Say one white and one pink.


So I keep asking myself “What is the role of social media in innovation?”

Paul Hobcraft

Social media haunts us all. For many years you first become aware, then very aware and then fully aware that social media is changing our lives. Let me confess: I am not alone I am sure but I seem to be presently suffering from Social Media Return Dilemma.


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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Imaginatik Releases Innovation Central Spring 2018 to Drive Front-Line Engagement


New mobile experience makes ideation easy for employees across the enterprise.


3 Startups That Are Defying The Odds And Bringing Breakthrough Discoveries To Market

Digital Tonto

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Transforming cost-cutting into growth in your innovation programme


In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, companies are bound to cut costs, to become more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Managers can support these efforts, namely within the corporate innovation programme. The post Transforming cost-cutting into growth in your innovation programme appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation challenges cost cutting engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-journey


Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty


Some football-related thoughts as the world turns its attention to the 2018 FIFA World Cup over the next few weeks. There’s a famous 1972 film by German director Wim Wenders called "The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty," which, if nothing else, is a great title for a movie. It’s a powerful metaphor for the anxieties that go with any role we must play.


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.

Video: Ethics of Using Technology to Capture Emotions


Any discussion of applied AI will naturally gravitate to ethics. Last week, Sunil Malhotra (CEO of Ideafarms ) and I hosted a highly informative chat on the ethics of emotional artificial intelligenc e; specifically on using it to capture people’s emotions.


Think Your Business Will Exist in 10 Years?


“Forty percent of businesses in this room, unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years.” ” Outgoing Cisco CEO, John Chambers, told the company’s customers that in 2015.


Here’s Why No One Cares About Your Ideas

Digital Tonto

If you want people to start listening to your ideas, focus less on the fact that you have them and more on what value they can deliver to others. Related posts: America Isn’t Out Of Ideas. In. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation


Why Winning a Trade War Can Lose the U.S. Battle over Innovation

Innovation Excellence

For years, American companies have complained that foreign competitors, the Japanese in the past, and more recently, the Chinese, were stealing, borrowing, and copying intellectual properties.


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.

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation


There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Alan Turing to pursue their science and art. Oh, Hugh Laurie and John Oliver, too. Unnerving as in intimidating, I guess. How exactly does Cambridge produce so many sound thinkers (and thinking)?” I wondered a few weeks ago as I walked past the Mathematical Bridge on my way to the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).


Learning Platforms and Personal Learning Pathways

Guide 4 Innovating

My mind has been swirling around the significant changes taking place around learning. Not just in the time we have available, suggested recently as 25 minutes per week to stop and learn but in the variety of ways we can learn.


7 Ways Groups Can Collaborate on Fun Strategic Planning


An executive responsible for strategy planning who was downloading our eBook on 11 Fun Strategic Planning Ideas posed an important question: How can you successfully identify and try new ways to get internal groups working together on strategic planning?


We Need Real Scientific Breakthroughs To Build A Clean Energy Economy

Digital Tonto

Developing new battery chemistries is going to be key Related posts: This Startup Is Leveraging Decades Of Pollution To Help Build a Clean Energy Future. Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Clean Energy New Era of 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.

Problem Solving: Your problem may be your best resource

Innovation Excellence

Testing the traction We all try to avoid the bias of the ‘Law of the Instrument’— whereby we walk around with our hammer and see everything as a nail — but when you keep seeing a method really help people think differently, it’s hard not to want to share the hammer around… I gave a.


Idea Theft: What you need to know and how to prevent it


Few things can get me as annoyed as usage of corporate buzzwords. They always seem to be uncalled for, cryptic -- Delivered by Feed43 service


Community Engagement Tips


Crowdsourced innovation communities only succeed when they bring in new voices and encourage them to share ideas. Companies with higher ideation rates are associated with higher profits and net growth, but how are you supposed to bring people in and make them feel heard.


Building a Strong Innovation Advocacy In Practice

Guide 4 Innovating

I have been a strong champion for innovation for a number of years. It has become my overriding passion, interest, and source of inspiration. I research continuously in this area, as innovation is restless , it never stays the same, it is always evolving.


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.

Our rebranding: a fresh skin & updated missions

Board of Innovation

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Embody the Problems to Discover Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Much of the work of innovation takes place trying to deeply understand the unmet needs of a particular market. As one Innovation school of thought calls it, what are the “jobs to be done?”


21 Buzzwords you Need to Stop Using ASAP


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Social innovation and open innovation, 2 sides of the same coin

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Charlotte Peleszezak is graduated in International business law and entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. Her professional thesis examined the link between open innovation and corporate social responsibility within large companies. 1) Hi Charlotte, could you explain the topic of your recollection, … Continue reading → Engagement Innovation Charlotte Peleszezak CSR Open Innovation social innovation tech for good


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.

How To Lead Digital Transformations

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future.


Six Companies that Thrived after Bankruptcy


Retailers all over the United States are filing for bankruptcy at unprecedented levels. This is, in part, due to the ways the global economy has evolved. Now, more than ever, retailers are turning to the internet for sales, and consumer habits have adapted. Bankruptcy is an alarming and confusing process whether you’re a CEO of a large corporation or an individual who is worried about the implications it might have on your credit score. Organization & Culture bankruptcy profit


Accelerating Corporate Startups at Telekom UQBATE

Innovation Excellence

Johannes Nuenning is VP of the Deutsche Telekom incubator, targeting employees who want to realize their idea, and become entrepreneurs: yes, en-trepreneur, and not necessarily in-trapreneur!


The Road to Success with Open Innovation Facilitators


IdeaConnection’s problem-solving teams regularly come up with breakthrough innovations and solutions for a range of solution seekers. Helping these brilliant minds to deliver results are world-class facilitators.


Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.