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The Eleven Change Roles

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Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

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Building an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

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Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it.

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Transform Your Business with a Change Success Manager

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“Stealing the role of customer success manager from the world of SaaS is the key to making your digital transformation efforts a success.”

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Rise of the Green Goblin?

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For those of you out there who are comic book aficionados, you might be familiar with a super villain from the Spiderman series called the Green Goblin.

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.

Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

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There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative?

Keeping Your Best Friend Safe

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Every so often something comes along that is super funny, super cute, and super functional, all at the same time. Check out the video below and then we’ll dive in to the innovation potential of The Rocketeer Pack by ZuGoPet.

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Testing My Personal Limits with Innovation

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A few months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing.

Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

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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.

Poking the Box for Innovation

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One of the best ways to challenge people’s thinking and get a group moving in a direction towards innovation is to get the group to define the box.

Wrap Up Those 2017 Loose Ends and Finish the Year Strong

Braden Kelley

As 2017 comes to a close, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the year. Why not get an MBA-qualified resource to help you complete the work?

Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation

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Interview with Change Management Review

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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.

Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation

Braden Kelley

In a popular previous article we looked at the Top 10 Reasons Not to Innovate.

3 Free Change Planning Toolkit™ Site Licenses*

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According to multiple sources, including McKinsey, 70% of change efforts fail. The reason many change efforts fail is that they often lack a clear plan.

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What is your level of Innovation Maturity?

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Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.

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Help Support Gender Equity on May 10th

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I am excited to announce on behalf of Innovation Excellence friend Tiffany Shlain that 50/50 Day is less than a month away and we can’t wait for this global conversation about gender equality!

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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.

Make Money using the Change Planning Toolkit™

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Want to achieve faster and more effective change on a grand scale? I am super excited to announce that you can now can get a Commercial License directly on this web site or through a certified Change Planning Toolkit™ practitioner … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation Association of Change Management Professionals Being First change leadership change management Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Forrester Gartner ProSci Skillsoft Top 10

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What’s Your Innovation Story?

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Many, but not all, innovations involve some kind of technology, and start as an invention. Many of these technology-based inventions that may eventually become innovations are created by startups, but many are created inside large companies as well. In both … Continue reading → Innovation marketing communications Storytelling success The Nine Innovation Roles Value Access Value Creation Value Translation

Failing Fast Leads to More Failure

Braden Kelley

One scary statistic is that 70% of change initiatives fail. An overwhelming proportion of new product launches fail. Most new businesses fail. The sad fact is that failure is all around us.

Building a Better Athlete

Braden Kelley

As an athlete and a basketball coach I’m always on the lookout for interesting things that fit into a regular workout, enhancing the experience and the outcomes, without detracting.

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.

2017 Thinkers50 Nominations Now Open

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Every two years Suntop Media ranks the top 50 management thought leaders and bestows the Thinkers50 Global Ranking of Management Thinkers. The ranking relies on nominations and voting from the community, meaning that the public decides who is selected.

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Change Planning Toolkit™ Ask Me Anything Transcript

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On Thursday, June 8th I took all questions about the Change Planning Toolkit™ on TWITTER via hashtag #cptoolkit and my contact form. Here were the questions and the answers: 1. I bought your insightful book Charting Change – How can … Continue reading → Change

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Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

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13 Change Management Experts Share Their Tips

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Recently my colleague Daniel Lock collected and published points-of-view (POV) from 13 change management experts on implementing fast, dramatic and powerful change.

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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.

Taking Four Different Paths to Innovation

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Five Reasons to Invest in the Change Planning Toolkit™

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There are many reasons the Change Planning Toolkit™ is worth far more than the small cost to acquire an individual education license for the toolkit to learn about the tools and how to use them.

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Get Social with Your Innovation

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If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

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Are you an expert?

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I came across this video recently thanks to my friends at BLT who recruit consultants for firms in London and beyond.

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.

Ask Me Anything About the Change Planning Toolkit™

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Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change and Innovation

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What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person?

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Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

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10 Free Change Planning Tools

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Have you downloaded your ten free change planning tools?

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Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.