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The Best Management Is No Management

Game-Changer

“I give you permission to slap me in the face if I’m micromanaging you.” ” I told my colleagues recently. Extreme? Late last year I was invited to talk to a group of students of a newly minted Innovation major from CETYS University.

The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda

Exago

In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, managers and financial directors are bound to cut costs to make organisations more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Leaders with a clear vision then tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy, to lower costs, focus on the aspects of the […]. The post The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago.

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What it Means to be An Ambidextrous Innovation Leader

Game-Changer

Innovation is a code word for leadership. Yet innovation is not business as usual ; it requires a different mindset: a growth mindset. You have to be comfortable with ambiguity, putting yourself and your organization un uncomfortable positions, having a point of view and pursuing it with conviction.

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A Revolutionary Idea – Thinking Inside the Box

Destination Innovation

McLean in 1957. Containerization was a massively important innovation which powered the expansion of global trade but it was a difficult idea to implement. Before containerization, goods were physically manhandled as break bulk cargo.

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 Blockbuster, Kodak And Xerox Really Failed (It’s Not What You Think)

Digital Tonto

The roots of disruption are always more complex they first appear Related posts: A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn’t Have To. How PARC Saved Xerox. Newsweek’s Failed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Disruption

4 Great Innovations that Started as Employee Ideas

IdeaScale

The idea for IdeaScale functions on a simple premise: good ideas can come from anywhere. This tenet underpins most of crowdsourcing and all open innovation programs.

To See Your Assumptions Act Like An Outsider

Beyond the Obvious

The problem with trying to be the “outsider” is that most of us aren’t outsiders. We are inside—inside our company, our industry, or our organization.

How Do You Deal With Failure?

Game-Changer

I saw this tweet from Whitney Johnson on how she handles failure and made me reflect on how I’ve evolved. Below is my answer: When I fail, I am mortified, but I am also heartbroken. I have envisioned a future in which I would achieve a goal, and perhaps be hailed as the conquering hero.

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.

13 Plastic Packaging Alternatives

Innovation Excellence

Why should brands care? Plastics is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing right now. Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, consumers are suddenly aware of the thousands of tonnes of plastic filling the ocean.

5 Things Managers Should Know About Innovation (But Most Don’t)

Digital Tonto

There is no one "true" path to innovation, but there are basic principles that we can apply Related posts: An Innovation Roadmap. Why Best Practices Can Lead To Better Innovation. A New Breed Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Leadership

Expanding Into New Markets? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

IdeaScale

Expanding into new markets can be a lucrative business move, but it’s one that should be taken with care. Before you so much as dip a toe into a new market, you need some idea management.

The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Hype

There are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. These are constantly combining, relentlessly adding new shape to our future. We are actually caught up in a very revolutionary period. The Innovation Manager

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.

AI Developers Take Note: The Bartender of the Future Will Probably Be a Robot

Game-Changer

Anyone who likes going out to bars or restaurants knows they can get crowded. Bartenders don’t always have the time to take every order. Sometimes, they’re simply new to the job and struggle to stay on top of each customer’s request; this can make it difficult to get a drink.

Design Thinking Grows Up – Welcome to Experience Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Prologue Design Thinking is an incredibly powerful way to approach the design of just about anything that involves an interaction with people (or other intelligent creatures).

The Semmelweis Myth And Why It’s Not Really True

Digital Tonto

To create a real impact on the world is no simple thing. Innovation is never a single event, but a process of discovery, engineering and transformation and those things rarely happen in the same. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Semmelweis

Music for Innovation

IdeaScale

There is a growing body of research that is dedicated to analyzing what kind of music makes an employee work more efficiently, joyfully, or precisely. Here are a few interesting working theories for music in the workplace. Music can help in task efficiency.

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.

The Idea Magnets Book Is Available with an Exclusive Free Offer for You!

BrainZooming

As a Brainzooming reader, it’s a foregone conclusion that you are an Idea Magnet ! That’s why we wanted to give you this exclusive update. Idea Magnets Is Available Now!

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The State of Artificial Intelligence Adoption in LATAM

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies ; artificial intelligence underpins them all. And the race is on for the crown of having the Holy Grail of computing, the countries that are leading in the adoption of AI are China and the United States.

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Do you have an innovation strategy?

Innovation Excellence

A recent article by Juruzelski, Loehr and Holman from Booz Consulting (www.strategy-business.com) noted that there is no statistically significant relationship between financial performance and innovation spending.

We May Finally Be Winning The War Against Cybercrime. Here’s How:

Digital Tonto

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and those that guard our financial system need are upping their game as well. Related posts: Digital Media’s Secret Weapon for Winning Ad Budgets (Why. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology

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.

The State of Innovation in Healthcare

IdeaScale

In a recent survey, researchers found that seventy-five percent of hospital executives at a location with 400 or more beds are planning to build an innovation center.

Challenging Orthodoxies – Flying High

Braden Kelley

With a new Top Gun movie coming out soon, I thought this might be an appropriate share. It used to be in the early days of military aviation that a pilot’s head only served as some level of protection during … Continue reading → Innovation aircraft Israel military Military Innovation U.S. Military United States Air Force Weapons Systems

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The Power of Questions And How To Use It!

Beyond the Obvious

I’ve been fascinated by the power of questions, either good or bad, for my entire professional life. The more I thought about them, the more I began to notice how people used them.

Not All Innovation Looks The Same

Innovation Excellence

I used to believe that in order to be innovative, we all have to innovate the same way, my way. Usually, that involves stepping outside my comfort zone and daring to be fearless. My way of innovating includes getting super uncomfortable and taking big risks.

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.

Summer Reading List: 12 Great Stories About History’s Most Legendary Innovators

Digital Tonto

Great innovators are real people with real flaws that managed to overcome their failures Related posts: Summer Reading List: 17 Great Books Every Innovator Should Read. Summer Reading List: Books. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Reading List

Make Employee Engagement Part of Your Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Innovation starts with teamwork. Core to any organization is the people that join it. This is as true of the workplace as anywhere else: Who works for your company often defines it. However, a surprising number of employees don’t feel engaged or interested in their workplace.

Retail innovation: Trends, challenges and opportunities

hackerearth

Retail giants such as Amazon have literally eaten up thousands of stores world over, capturing considerable market share.

Forging the Future

IdeaHunt

One CIO’s Journey to Create a Culture of Innovation

The 2018 Business Guide to Implementing an Innovation Program

In today's fast-changing world, companies must have the ability to evolve to fend off competitors, attract new customers, and retain existing ones. Innovation powers this evolution. No industry sector anywhere in the globe, from traditional and stalwart ones such as banking and agriculture to relative newcomers such as software and technology companies, can ignore the need to innovate.