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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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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?

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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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Failing Fast Leads to More Failure

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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.

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.

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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Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

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Architecting the Organization for Change

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The Eight Change Mindsets

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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.

Why Change is Accelerating

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Standardizing Change

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The Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

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Changing Outcomes, Changing Behavior When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes.

Measuring Change Readiness

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Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc.

Change Agents and the Future of Change Management

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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.

The Change Planning Toolkit™ is Now Available

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It’s finally here! Following the success of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, it has become abundantly clear in my work with clients that for any organization to be good at innovation they must be good at change.

Taking Four Different Paths to Innovation

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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.

Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation – Revisited

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Some authors talk about successful innovation being the sum of idea plus execution, others talk about the importance of insight and its role in driving the creation of ideas that will be meaningful to customers, and even fewer about the … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Continuous Innovation frameworks methodologies Process

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.

Digital Transformation Matters

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The pace of change is accelerating. Much has changed since we all started to dial in with our modems and connect to online services like America Online or Compuserve and eventually directly onto the Internet and the World Wide Web.

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.

5 Keys to Developing an Innovation Culture

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The Interview Listen to the interview on The Everyday Innovator Podcast I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Chad McAllister recently for the Everyday Innovator Podcast on the topic of how an organization can become more innovative. Below you … Continue reading → culture Innovation Innovation Culture Interviews podcasts

Thought Leadership Builds Firm Value

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Consulting firms sell expertise, and their currency is trust. Large consultancies like Boston Consulting Group, Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, Accenture and others make their money from being a trusted advisor to companies around the world. Why do companies trust them?

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.

Ask Me Anything About the Change Planning Toolkit™

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Let’s Start a Change Revolution

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The pace of change is accelerating, and for many people (and companies) things are changing so fast that they feel overwhelmed and retreat to the familiar instead of embracing the change. In fact we are approaching a tipping point where … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Association of Change Management Professionals Books change leadership change management events Interviews news organizational change translation

Google’s Insights into Successful Teams and Managers

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A little over five years ago I created an evolution of a Gary Hamel framework from The Future of Management that I titled The Innovator’s Framework and included in my popular first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. Recently Google recently … Continue reading → Change collaboration Leadership Management Google Innovation managers success teams

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.

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.

The Flawed Crawl Walk Run Methodology

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Many of you may have heard of the Crawl Walk Run project methodology.

Death of the Chief Innovation Officer

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Among my innovation peers, we have talked about how crucial executive commitment is, and some organizations have responded by hiring Innovation Managers, Innovation Directors, VP’s of Innovation, and Chief Innovation Officers (CINO’s not CIO’s so there is no confusion with … Continue reading → culture Innovation Leadership Management Chief Innovation Officer facilitation facilitator Innovation Director Innovation Leader innovation leadership Innovation Manager

Last Chance for Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards

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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

Change the World – Step One

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Do you want to change the world? Even just one tiny corner of your own world? Change often feels overwhelming, scary even, and frequently we don’t know where to begin. Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire focused on helping organizations identify and … Continue reading → Change Leadership Strategy change leadership change management change planning organizational change planning Tools

How Can You Leverage Innovation to Become an Industry Leader?

To outsiders, the term innovation can seem like another empty buzzword, but as a CEO in a world where technology is driving market competition, you know that innovation is essential. Keeping up can prove challenging, especially if you are continuing to rely solely on internal personnel. Currently, the key to innovation is to go beyond existing resources and seek ideas from external sources.

Most Companies Fail at Innovation Because…

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Most companies fail at innovation because they fail at change. There you go, there is the entire article in a single sentence. Please click the like button or leave a comment on your way out, and I’ll turn out the … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management change change management failure Innovation Management success

Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

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‘Charting Change’ Now Launching on February 24th

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To supporters of my first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and my latest book Charting Change, I am sad to say that the launch date for my new book, designed to make change less overwhelming and more human, has moved … Continue reading → Change Books Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit launch news

What’s Next – The Disruptive Innovation Toolkit™

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… and a new Innovation Intervention service. People have been asking me recently – What’s next? I think managers and leaders are wondering now that I’ve written two popular books (Charting Change and Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire) and a chapter … Continue reading → Change Innovation Bank of Montreal Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit disruption Disruptive Innovation frameworks methodologies OSF Healthcare Tools value innovation

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.