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Making innovation your organizing theme

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my continuing series of posts about lessons learned from corporate innovation, today I'd like to expand on the idea of innovation language, and go even further. I'd like to riff on the idea of innovation as central, organizing idea in a business rather than an occasional distraction.

Let’s Face Facts, The Digital Revolution Has Been A Huge Disappointment

Digital Tonto

We are awash in nifty gadgets, but in many ways we are no better off than we were 30 years ago. Related posts: 5 Uncomfortable Facts for the Digital Maniacs. Is Digital Technology Really Making Us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang. When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation.

China Plans to Trump Innovation from Outer Space

Braden Kelley

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

3 Steps To Learn From Mistakes

Game-Changer

Mistakes. We all make them. We wouldn’t grow without them. I used to be overly critical with myself when I was younger, and would get pissed whenever I made a mistake. Today, that isn’t the case. I realized that we all make mistakes, especially when you take an unknown path.

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Cracks in Unicorns — Why Corporate Innovators Should Take Heart

Rocketspace

It is now 8 years since Marc Andreessen penned his famous essay “ Why Software is Eating the World ” in The Wall Street Journal. Since this time, tech titans have continued to grow like weeds through their “ blitzscaling ” strategy and the “uberification” of everything.

Ideas are easy, good ideas are hard

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm writing a series of posts that examine some of my lessons learned after over 15 years of corporate innovation consulting.

4 Things Business Leaders Can Learn About Transformation From Social And Political Movements

Digital Tonto

In the final analysis, driving change is less about a series of objectives than it is about forming a common cause. Related posts: Social Movements Can Teach Us A Lot About What It Takes To Build A. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Cooperation in Teams: What skills do you need to create cooperative teams?

Innovation Excellence

Hi, my name is Sari van Poelje, I’m an expert in agile, innovative design. I fly around the world helping businesses innovate as quickly as they innovate their products. One of the questions I’m often asked is, “What skills do you need for cooperation and especially to create cooperative teams?”Well,

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The 7 Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

While a sustainable standardized method of innovation still eludes most organizations - having this in your toolbox is a game changer! Discover the 7 essential habits for enabling companies to systemize and establish innovation as a core competency.

Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both

IdeaScale

Innovation has to come from somewhere. Even the biggest game-changers come from understanding the “game” and are built on in-depth knowledge of how existing products or processes work. How businesses conduct operations on a daily basis can encourage or discourage breakthrough innovation.

The Infinite Game

The Future Shapers

While we now live in a world that is on a path of continually accelerating transformation, most executives continue to act as if we were still living in the 20th Century. Unfortunately, this attitude is putting many companies on a road that will eventually drive them out of business.

Language: the most challenging and trival innovation barrier

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my continuing series of lessons I've learned from 15 years of corporate innovation, I've tackled issues including the reasons ideas need sponsors , or why ideas are easy and good ideas are difficult. In this episode I'm going to talk about my experiences as a translator and interpreter.

5 Steps to create an international team of innovation catalysts

Board of Innovation

In early 2019 Cigna International engaged Board of Innovation to help accelerate their innovation capability by establishing a global innovation network.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Developing Collaborative Leadership Styles

Innovation Excellence

With a new Australian government recently in place, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. This caused many voters, like myself, to question what leadership style might be best for our country’s future?

What It Takes to Be an Innovative Leader

IdeaScale

Leading any endeavor can be a challenge, and leading innovation can be an even bigger challenge. Fortunately, the values that make a good leader dovetail well with being an innovative one. A Positive Attitude.

Why Is Innovation So Hard?

Viima

The majority of companies find innovation difficult. In fact, according to McKinsey, only 6% of executives are actually satisfied with their innovation performance. Innovation Innovation Management

What would a punk rock version of CX look and feel like?

The Future Shapers

The CX space is becoming a little like progressive rock used to be in the 1970s. Overly technical, too elaborate and complicated, inwardly focused and somewhat exclusive.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Learning How to Master the Art of Your Career

Daniel Burrus

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living — whether you work in medicine or retail, law or construction, software engineering or writing — there’s an art and science to every career.

Where are the Entrepreneurial Lawyers?

Innovation Excellence

I recently found myself in a room filled with in house healthcare lawyers. I was the only doc, let alone physician entrepreneur, there.

Don’t Follow The Dollar, Follow The Duty! The Most Important Rules To Follow In Business

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Everybody feels that they know what is best for their business. After all, it is their baby, they have the final say. But this tends to mean that a lot of the time they do not follow the rules but rather, satisfy their ego.

Seeing Things as They Can’t Be

Mike Shipulski

When there’s a big problem, the first step is to define what’s causing it. To do that, based on an understanding of the physics, a sequence of events is proposed and then tested to see if it replicates the problem.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Hints for Creating a Kaizen Training Plan

Kainexus

I might have written here before that Kaizen isn’t really a thing you do ; it’s a way of thinking that leads you to do a bunch of things differently. Every leader wants an army of employees who are always on the lookout for an opportunity to create positive change.

Idea Magnets and New Product Development from a New Tree

BrainZooming

Suppose you’ve been successful innovating. Suddenly, you can start over in the same field. What new product development strategy might an Idea Magnet employ to pursue a fresh path to new ideas? That’s a question guitar innovator Rick Turner faced.

Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are Monopolies: So What?

Innovation Excellence

The need to support a free market by breaking up large companies that stifle innovation and competition is well established, but is it still valid? We’ve reached an economic precipice in building the future of technology; one that is striking chords of terror in many.

Important Business Data Cabinet Features

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When it comes to finding the best data cabinet for your servers no corners should be cut. After all, you are making this purchase in order to ensure that your servers and networks are protected and have the ability to operate to their optimum level.

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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.