Announcing the 2015 Global Innovation Survey


To help innovation leaders and forward-thinking companies do better, Imaginatik has launched the 2015 Global Innovation Survey. This research initiative, a follow-up from a similar study in 2013, is aimed at defining the state of innovation in the enterprise in 2015.

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The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

The Surge of innovation reports in 2015. I am sure you have experienced that in 2015 we have seen a significant surge in innovation reports, many of these coming from large consulting firms or innovation publishers.

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Last Chance for Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards

Braden Kelley

August 1st is the last day to nominate someone for a 2015 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award. I would greatly appreciate your nomination for a 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award in this category: Innovation Click here to nominate me for the 2015 … Continue reading → Innovation awards nominations Thinkers50 thought leaders Thought Leadership

Voting Open for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinkers for 2015

Braden Kelley

Thank you everyone for your nominations for the Innovation category of the Thinkers50 Distinguished 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards. September 1st is the last day to cast your … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Top 10 awards Thinkers50

Thought Leadership Builds Firm Value

Braden Kelley

One … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy consultants growth internal consulting revenue thought leaders Thought LeadershipConsulting firms sell expertise, and their currency is trust.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2015

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of August 2015

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Social Media Strategy Top 10 marketing ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please.

Is Innovation a Priority for CEOs?

Braden Kelley

So what did CEOs say was their priority when they were surveyed by KPMG for their Global CEO … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Global CEO Outlook 2015 KPMG Surveys

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How 2015 Changed Corporate Innovation: An Overview

Innovation Excellence

There were several key (and generally welcome) themes that emerged throughout 2015 within corporate innovation. Continue reading → Culture & Values Experience Innovation Innovation Innovation Perspectives Leadership Open Innovation Training culture Corporate innovation

Why Board Leadership Fails

Faisal Hoque

Where is the leadership? The post Why Board Leadership Fails appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Blogs homepage-recent Leadership & Management BOARD BOD Business Compliance Governance Performance Transformation

Six Levels of Leadership

Innovation Excellence

This new requirement is at the heart of leadership. The network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders.

Stop innovation fizzling out due to lack of leadership buy in

HYPE Innovation

We have heard many times over that a tangible and impactful innovation program requires alignment of strategy, vision, leadership, culture, processes, systems and communication.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of November 2015

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management Social Media Strategy Top 10 marketing ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please.

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 – Just Released

Innovation Excellence

In a just released “The State of Innovation Management in 2015” that I have authored and kindly provided by HYPE for free, I believe you will find something of interest that you might have missed during a busy year, that is coming to a close.

Building Firm Value with Thought Leadership

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Digital Innovation Leadership Management Social Media Strategy marketing Boston Consulting Group consultants Consulting deloitte growth internal consulting revenue Thought Leaders Thought Leadership

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2015

Innovation Excellence

2015 was the fourth full year of operations for Innovation Excellence. To celebrate we've pulled together a list of the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2015. Did your favorite make the cut?

5 Leadership Lessons from 2015’s Business Headlines

Adam Hartung

2015 was not short on bad decisions, nor bad outcomes. But there are 5 major leadership themes from 2015 that can help companies be better in 2016: 1 – Cost cutting, restructurings and stock buybacks do not increase company value – Dow/DuPont.

Innovation Leadership Needs More Than Words

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management R&D culture change Innovation Management StrategyLast year I helped to run a survey with members of the IACCM (International Association of Contract and Commercial Management).

Leadership – What Real Transparency Looks Like


Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Communication Implementation Performance Strategic Thinking Strategy honesty leadershipOne church I regularly attend received a new temporary pastor, replacing another relatively new pastor.

Leadership Training – Walmart Hopes for Big Impact


We’re happy to have them back today with an article adapted from a newsletter they published on a leadership training program Walmart is rolling out in its US stores. Walmart and the Impact of Leadership Training. Leadership Training Implications for Your Organization.

Sitting on untapped potential – Exago’s director in ‘Switched on Leadership’


The post Sitting on untapped potential – Exago’s director in ‘Switched on Leadership’ appeared first on ‘If you want to improve a process, enhance customer experience or create and perfect a product or service, the solution likely lies within your organisation.’ So, ‘Instead of using substitute brains, why not harness this collective intelligence to solve business. Read More.

Personal Leadership – The Answers Are out There


Yet, having worked with the individual closely in the previous year, I witnessed the most dramatic turnaround in personal leadership I had ever seen in a co-worker. A Personal Leadership Test. (This is another in a week-long series on forming oneself as a Catholic business person.).

Business Leadership – 7 Ways Mass Forms a Catholic Business Person


From September 22nd to 27th, Pope Francis will be visiting the United States.

Leading a Community of Innovation: Long Term Emergence vs High Value and Rapid Success


engagement innovation communities innovation leadershipCommunities of practice or innovation have been around for some 30 years and we, at Imaginatik, were pioneers in using them. Yes, even before the Internet and social media became essential tools in aiding collaboration.

If You See Rocks, You Hit Rocks

Tim Kastelle

leadership Ernst & Young innovationWhat we focus on determines our performance I recently had a chance to catch up with my friend Ben for a quick coffee while I was traveling through Seattle. As usual, our discussion was great, covering all kinds of ideas.

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Listen to Employees When Evaluating Leadership

Adam Hartung

And, of course, Radio Shack made the list in 2012 (#3,) 2013 (#5) and 2014 (#11) only to file bankruptcy in 2015. Employees have consistently expressed their dismay with CEO Ed Lampert, and 80% actively dislike his leadership. And it 2015 the stock is at $85 as it topped the list #1.

Architecting the Organization for Change

Braden Kelley

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Leadership Skills – 8 Ways to Fake It Until You Make It


Suppose you’re going into a meeting and taking over leadership of a team or initiative where those you will be leading have been involved and active previously. The question in each of these cases is how you use your leadership skills so you can “fake it until you make it?”.

The Five Keys to Successful Change

Braden Kelley

While my first book helped people identify and remove barriers to innovation, my next book is designed to … Continue reading → Change Innovation Strategy change leadership change maintenance change management change planning frameworks portfolio management Tools

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Three Leadership Lessons From Tree Climbing Goats

Adam Hartung

As I thought about the experience, I realized there were leadership lessons to be learned from these tree climbing goats: These goats don’t chase low hanging fruit. Innovation Leadership Openness accomplishment argon oil extraordinary goals goats leadership marrakesh morocco

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

experiments innovation leadership Adaptability Experimentation Innovation Culture Organization Organizational AmbidexterityRecently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey.

Why Innovation Maturity Matters


Senior leadership therefore develops a strategic plan for innovation, appoints a corporate innovation leader, and provides that leader with the resources deemed necessary and appropriate for success.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable


— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 5, 2015. It’s why innovation requires a different type of leadership , one that constantly aims to push possibilities. — Scott Berkun (@berkun) August 3, 2015. — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 5, 2015.

Innovation is not a Game for Juniors

Destination Innovation

Leadership of Innovation Management disillusionment innovation junior senior training workshopI am often asked to give corporate innovation training workshops.

Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

The post Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed appeared first on More Than A Minute. agility Communications destination employees growth and development leaders and managers Leadership winning Architect of Pause Holly G. Do you have an engaged, committed workforce?

Birth of the Part-Time Chief Innovation Officer

Braden Kelley

I encourage you to follow the link and read the details of how to hire the right person to … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management careers CINO HR jobs Talent Talent Development

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Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. Collective leadership.

We should do our best at whatever job we take on


— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 7, 2015. Siegler (@mgsiegler) August 8, 2015. — Nick Cook (@cookednick) August 8, 2015. — Patrick Breitenbach (@pbreit) August 11, 2015. — John Maeda (@johnmaeda) August 15, 2015.

Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever

Tim Kastelle

design leadership Management purpose flat management hierarchy holacracy ZapposWhy aren’t we mad at the bad managers?

You can’t mandate innovation


More than leadership, or funding, or anything else, corporate culture is the primary impediment to innovation success. Imaginatik’s most recent state of innovation 2015 report isn’t that different. Innovation Leadership innovation report

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Practice Your Way to Winning in 2015

The Human Factor

To improve your chances of winning in 2015, practice the following winning habits. To keep your most important leadership tool (your brain) in top operating condition, practice building time into your schedule to re-energize and recharge it. Winning in business takes practice.

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Personal Leadership – 10 Keys to Hustle. Every Day


Her article for today on personal leadership lays out 10 keys to hustle. Personal Leadership – 10 Keys to Hustle. Brainzooming - All Posts Career Guest author Implementation Performance Strategy blogapalooza personal leadership

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model. I have been spending some significant time on questioning the current innovation business model, from both the customers (clients) perspective and the innovation consultants’ one.