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Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. Find out what it is: wgdryZ9r0B @HarvardBiz. — Brian Tracy (@BrianTracy) August 20, 2016.

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Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes

Idea to Value

Chances are you’ve heard of and maybe taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test. Unfortunately, what it tells you is pretty much pointless. I remember when I was at Deloitte, my whole cohort took the MBTI test to find out more about our working preferences.

Why Employee Ideas are Useless and How you Avoid Dealing with Them


Imagine that you were the innovation guru in an agile and innovative organization. Would be pretty neat, right? But where -- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Are Job Interviews Utterly Useless?

Michael Roberto

The title of his article: "The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews." Jason Dana, Assistant Professor of Management at Yale, wrote a thought-provoking piece for the New York Times this past week. Dana argues that people draw conclusions from interviews based on a variety of factors, yet in many cases, these conclusions are unwarranted or flat-out wrong. In his article, Dana explains the findings from his experimental research.

The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project

Board of Innovation

The post The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project appeared first on Board of Innovation. Let’s assume your innovation project has a clear purpose. Example: “You want to find new sources of revenue based on the existing assets you have as a company.” ” To develop a new product or services you decide to launch an innovation accelerator. The people you invite to your brainstorms & workshops are of course carefully selected. But still we see.

The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project

Board of Innovation

The post The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project appeared first on Board of Innovation. Let’s assume your innovation project has a clear purpose. Example: “You want to find new sources of revenue based on the existing assets you have as a company.” ” To develop a new product or services you decide to launch an innovation accelerator. The people you invite to your brainstorms & workshops are of course careful selected. But still we see. Read More.

Innovation is Never a Single Event

Innovation Excellence

Greg Satell on the discovery of useless things, engineering innovation, and making good on the connected age. Continue reading →

The Theory of Innovation


An interesting question to consider is if a theory is useful or useless. In the case of this blog post, the question is more specific: Is a theory of innovation a useless abstraction, or an essential tool? Does theory make action more effective, or is it a needless diversion?

10 most popular creativity and innovation articles of 2016

Idea to Value

Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes. Here you will find a list of the Top 10 most popular articles on Idea to Value published in 2016. As Editor, I’m amazingly proud of the rapid growth seen on the site in our first year. We had over 300,000 visitors, with some of our articles going viral and getting thousands of shares as well. Here are the 10 articles which you (the readers) visited the most: What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition.

The Maginot Line and the Fall of France

Destination Innovation

The Maginot line proved useless. Image by Jean-LouisBourgogne from Pixabay. After their experiences in the first World War the British and French High Commands assumed that any new war with Germany would be similar to WW1 – a massive static engagement between two huge armies.

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Hire the Best People with These 6 Interview Questions

Innovation Excellence

In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup cultures, I’ve come to realize that the vast majority of standard interview questions are useless. There’s no lack of sources for canned interview questions.

Try this Brainstorm Method – The Contradictory Innovation

Destination Innovation

Then you take each useless idea and see if it leads anywhere useful. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay. Consider for a moment these self-contradictory innovations: The solar-powered torch (flashlight). The inflatable dartboard. The underwater hairdryer. The waterproof teabag.

5 Steps Towards a Clear Focus to Any Business Challenge

Innovation Excellence

If you ask the wrong question you will simply end up with useless answers. It’s essential to phrase your focus properly. Use these 5 guidelines to make sure your focus is razor sharp. Continue reading → Creativity Experience Innovation Innovation Business Challenge focus focus question

The Coming of the Age of Tolerance


Today Age of Abundance is a useless notion; the term is widely used […]. How did we arrive here, so suddenly? When for the first time was the original idea of the ‘age of curiosity, scarcity and abundance” published? It was right here in a syndicated column in 2005 and it was a very scarce notion. Innovation Psychology

Top Four Benefits of Effective Idea Management Software


Just like a hammer is useless without someone to swing it, even cutting-edge technology conveys no advantage unless your team uses it in new and clever ways. A team works best when it collaborates.

25 Sources of Personal Competitive Advantage


Most everyone is afraid artificial intelligence will render us useless, leaving us without a job. What gives you confidence that you have an advantage in any situation? Shane Parrish from Farnamstreet started an interesting thread on Twitter about sources of personal competitive advantage, check them out below. – Ability to persuade others – Ability to look stupid – Advanced Pattern recognition – Focus – Ability to say no.

Nine Actions You Can Take Today to Make Your Company More Innovative


One useful “boring” feature that supports your core business is worth a million useless flashy ones. Innovation strategy is often about direction and momentum. But in order to have either, you need at least a small amount of mass to get started.

How to Design for Outcomes

Tim Kastelle

They require a great deal of care and maintenance, and without a support infrastructure in place to keep them running, they quickly die – and become useless. Your great ideas are useless if you don’t make them real.

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How to Practice The Art of The Possible


And, tools are useless if you don’t have the habit of using your creative skills. Innovative leaders and organizations practice the art of the possible. What is the key trait all innovators have? Curiosity, which enables them look beyond the obvious and consider possibilities.

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Back to Basics: Elements in the Product Story

Idea to Value

Emotional relief: never feel old and useless again. Many companies and people confuse what they mean when discussing Value Propositions, Benefits, and Features. Be clear with your product marketing. Value Proposition: Definition : A value proposition is the concise statement of the overarching solution to your customer’s problem.

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10 Timeless Thoughts on Work & Life


Thoughts about New York, about being lost, about feeling useless, about feeling useful, about adventures, about learning, about healing, about loving, about everything and about nothing.

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

General questions, get a lot of useless answers and can devolve into online gripe sessions. Six Considerations for Inclusive Innovation. The Wall Street Journal published an article this week, Why Innovation is a Team Sport. .

15 Awesome Quotes on Collaboration

Idea Champions

If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless." - Darryl F.

Strategic Planning in a Dancing Landscape


“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Does this mean that strategic planning is useless for a complex organization?

5 Challenges for the Next Economy


Education is something I’m deeply worried about for the next generation, who want to avoid being called the “useless class” Universities have never been able to keep up with the demands of change because corporations hire for comfort and predictability; not for change.

What To Consider When Choosing Your Office

The Human Factor

It is useless getting all of the building supplies and materials ready only to find that you aren’t actually allowed to make the space into what you want. Contributed post –. If you’re a business owner, you’ll know just how important your office is.

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

I have previously talked about why the most famous test for determining your extroversion level (the Myers-Briggs) is actually useless when it comes to innovation. Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas.

Small Business Successes That You Can Achieve Right Now

The Human Factor

So much money is wasted every single day, by small businesses implementing useless marketing strategies. Contributed post –. When you run a small business it can be very difficult to see the bigger picture in the future.

Learning is Different From Education


I believe in a future where the point of education is not to prepare you for another useless job, but for a meaningful mission. Illustration by Christian Laborin. While in college I was the guy that jumped from one topic to another.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 2: Idea Refinement


Gasoline was just useless trash to oil companies until it was realized it could power a combustion engine, for example. Nothing is built without collaboration. Ideas are simple to find. But, as we all know, good ideas are exceedingly rare. It’s much like finding gold. It rarely comes whole out of the ground; it’s often bound up in rock, various other minerals, and other “scrap” you have to separate to get at the gold you want. Ideas are much the same way.

Context Matters in Successful Innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

To ask for innovation without defining a need or opportunity is useless - but to innovate based on a key insight, opportunity or problem is exceptionally valuable. I think we often over complicate the work of innovation, because we believe it cannot be simple and straightforward. After all, how can an activity that can disrupt an industry, create compelling new products or services and reap significant riches be simple?

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Innovation failing to deliver

RTI Innovation Advisors

Saying you want innovation and that it is an important component is valuable, but useless if we don't change perspectives, behaviors and rewards. In what should come as no surprise to many of us working in the innovation space, a McKinsey study revealed in October 2016 that 84% of CEOs think innovation is important for their growth.

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Innovation is about finding and discovering

RTI Innovation Advisors

Probably the biggest gap in corporate innovation is finding the time to actually conduct innovation the way it should be conducted, rather than adding it on to a team's other responsibilities or trying to shorten the activity to the point where innovation is simply abbreviated and useless. I've been thinking a lot about the challenges that midsized and larger companies face when trying to do more innovation. It's not a secret that they need to do more innovation; everyone knows this.

Skillset vs. Mindset

Idea Champions

But all the skills in the world become useless if the mind of the physician is cloudy. Yesterday, as one of my clients introduced me to a roomful of people attending a leadership development programs, something she said caught my attention: Innovation skills.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Unfocused questions mean useless ideas. Want an Innovation Breakthrough? Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. Sessions often fail, and there are many reasons. Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines!

Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement


While it’s easy to knock vision statements (including core purpose and mission statements) as so much useless corporate jargon and gobbledygook, we’re firm believers in them – when they are done well.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Team efficiency improves because a lot of useless chatter, debate, and conflict is reduced or eliminated. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training! When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy.

Can you teach people to innovate?

RTI Innovation Advisors

If you can't think differently, all the training in the world is useless. One of my recent pet peeves is the proliferation of education options for innovation. One of my alma maters offers a "certificate" for innovation management. While I cannot comment on the course, it is taught by two professors with little private sector experience who haven't created a product.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. Content. Introduction. Nick Skillicorn. David Burkus. Stephen Shapiro. Pete Foley. Gijs van Wulfen. Kevin McFarthing. Robert Brands.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges


Without thinking about all of the important parts of their innovation journey out of the gate, money gets tossed at things that can best be described as “innovation theater” — showy, but ultimately useless. The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them.

How we use hackathons to accelerate corporate innovation & attract talent

Your Ideas are Terrible

New APIs are useless without 3rd-party developers and customers using them. What do you picture when you think about a “hackathon”? A conference room full of empty pizza boxes? A scene from the movie The Social Network? Black t-shirts and Macbook Airs? Many of our corporate clients ask us for advice about planning and running hackathons. How much should we budget? How do we handle IP? How can I sell the opportunity to executive leadership?

The Fundamentals of a Training Session

Gijs Van Wulfen

Genuinely, its useless. Retain the notice in size and the same font because the paper’s rest, and double space the writing. GCSE Biology Coursework: Anything Nobody Will Inform you Clearly, it appears that you are ready for crafting your GCSE Biology coursework. You discovered the requirements, decided on a topic, and collected more than enough substance. Even so, not one person will most likely show you some extraordinary strategies of your victory. Permit us get it done!

Idea management software, what is it, why do we need it?


Simply put idea management software is just a tool, anyone can have tools, but without the correct management the tools are useless. I get asked this question on a weekly basis; I also get told that idea management is an invaluable tool.