Values Centered Innovation

Innovate your way through tough times

Values Centered Innovation

With all the health and economic turmoil, it’s natural to experience heightened concern and fear. Fear that can slow down our personal and collective recovery. Fear that can halt our creativity and productivity in its tracks. Yes, it’s quite uncertain what lies ahead.

Fear, Confidence and Innovative Teamwork - Part 1 of 2

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Unlocking the innnovative potential of everyone - Part 1 of 2. Recently I read a story about a National Hockey League game between the home team of Toronto and the visiting team from Carolina.

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Innovation is still being innovated - Part 2 of 2

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The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated. And rightly so. It’s a never-ending journey, with notable milestones along the way.

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Innovation is still being innovated - Part 1 of 2

Values Centered Innovation

The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated. And rightly so. It’s a never-ending journey, with notable milestones along the way.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Innovation is still being innovated

Values Centered Innovation

The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated. And rightly so. It’s a never-ending journey, with notable milestones along the way.

“Entrepreneur” and “Innovator”: Same or Different?

Values Centered Innovation

Words matter. Their meaning has an impact on how we live and work. For example. . Do the words “creativity” and “innovation” mean the same thing, or something different? Do “entrepreneur” and “innovator” mean the same thing, or something different?

Amplify Your Design Thinking

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“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Turbo-Charge Your Design Thinking

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Strive for more than just "teamwork" - Part 2 of 2

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Part 2 of 2: Which comes first: Team alignment or attunement?

Strive for more than just "teamwork" - Part 1 of 2:

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Part 1 of 2: Attuning for extraordinary teamwork. There was an extraordinary team expedition-competition called the Eco-Challenge , sponsored by the Discovery Channel on TV. One year it was held in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Human Centered Innovation: Its time has come

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Perhaps the most significant epic journey of modern times is not found in literature, but in the real-time voyage of man into space — mankind walking on the moon and seeing “spaceship earth” floating against the black backdrop of the universe, and bringing that extraordinary shift of perspective back to the planet.

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Human Centered Innovation: The time has come

Values Centered Innovation

Perhaps the most significant epic journey of modern times is not found in literature, but in the real-time voyage of man into space — mankind walking on the moon and seeing “spaceship earth” floating against the black backdrop of the universe, and bringing that extraordinary shift of perspective back to the planet.

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Innovative teamwork is like a string of quartz pearls

Values Centered Innovation

After living and working in India for 16 years, we enjoy insightful stories that draw from the Indian culture. This story came to us in a newsletter and we couldn't help but share it since it touched upon the deeper dimensions of innovative teamwork!

Part 2: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

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Part 2 of 2: Which comes first: Team alignment or attunement?

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. Given my long-standing background with both project management and innovation, I was delighted to be on a panel that explored how project managers, their teams, and their company cultures could be more innovative.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Voyage Dallas Magazine - Featuring Debra and William Miller

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Voyage Dallas is an online magazine that shares inspiring stories about people and businesses in the Dallas area. We're delighted that they chose to feature an article about the co-founders of Values Centered Innovation, Debra and William Miller. Click here to enjoy!

Part 1: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

Values Centered Innovation

Part 1 of 2: Attuning for extraordinary teamwork. There was an extraordinary team expedition-competition called the Eco-Challenge , sponsored by the Discovery Channel on TV. One year it was held in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

Let's increase our Gross National Character!

Values Centered Innovation

Several years ago, we met an MBA student named Kapil Jawa who was completing his studies in India. He shared with us a most fascinating masters thesis he had researched about a values-based approach to measuring economic development.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charge how you innovate

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charging how you innovate

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

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Part 3 of 3: Talent Development as an enabling force for innovation campaigns. Innovation campaigns are great for near-term impact and results. They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation.

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Part 2: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

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Part 2 of 3: Professional knowledge and motivation: essential, but not sufficient. IT-based platforms for enabling innovation have variously been called idea management, crowdsourcing, or innovation management systems.

Part 1: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

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Part 1 of 3: Innovation is the core driver to meet critical business needs. In a 2007 McKinsey Quarterly article on “Leadership and Innovation,” the authors made it quite clear that “Innovation is a core driver of growth, performance and valuation.”

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Are you leading with style?

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Rob Lauber, Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corporation, has a competence he may not be conscious of – an “unconscious competence,” a phrase coined by Noel Burch, a learning expert at Gordon Training International in the 1970s.

Part 3: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

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Part 3 of 3: Integrating HR and CEO priorities in a coherent framework. Previously, we examined how HR has a pivot-point opportunity to transform how it meets the most critical CEO priorities.

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Part 2: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

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Part 2 of 3: A laser-like focal point for transforming HR’s value to the business. As we’ve already seen, HR has a pivot-point opportunity to transform its contribution to meeting overall business needs. To make this happen two sets of priorities are on track to converge….

Part 1: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

Values Centered Innovation

Part 1 of 3: HR’s pivot-point opportunity to sharpen its focus. Chief Executive Officers, Innovation Officers, Human Resource Officers, and other senior leaders all know the increasing urgency of integrating HR strategies with business priorities and needs.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Human Values are the hard stuff of innovation

Values Centered Innovation

Bob Dylan recently won the Noble Prize for Literature, and one of his iconic songs opens and closes with these lyrics: Come gather 'round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown …You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'.

Fostering innovation at L&T Technology Services

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Innovation is no longer an option for organizations today. In fact, an innovative mind-set has become the deciding factor between greatness and mediocrity, success and failure of corporations today.

Accelerating the practice of innovation

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William had an opportunity to be interviewed by Gregg Stebben with Forbes Books for the Conscious Capitalism Conference being held in Phoenix this week. Enjoy the full interview where they explore how VCI is accelerating the practice of innovation through the lens of "Human Centered Innovation.". .

Creative Insights from Enchanting Marketing

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We love discovering innovative people! We've been following Henneke at Enchanting Marketing for a while now and never cease to be amazed at her creativity. Here's a fun infographic that's full of insights. She even draws her own images. Hope you enjoy! .

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Ten Questions to ask during a Recession

Destination Innovation

If your organisation is facing a difficult time during the current downturn then here are some questions to ask at your next executive meeting. Are we doing all that is necessary in order to survive? I guess that is the question that you are already sharply focussed on.

Podcast S3E54: Rita McGrath – Seeing inflection points of innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Professor Rita McGrath, one of the world’s most respected experts on the intersection between strategy and innovation.

Recession, Survival and Innovation

Destination Innovation

In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? Well the short answer is that you have to survive first.

Podcast S3E51: Stephen Shapiro – Using different lenses to reframe business problems

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with Stephen Shapiro about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."