Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

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Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

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Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. A new world of conscious, creative and commercial possibilities.

Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom.

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Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”.

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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.

Leadership In Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

A presentation at the Airbus Leadership University | “Success comes from connecting the dots between our emotional selves and systematic thinking.”. The post Leadership In Uncertain Times appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

These firms can expect their creatives to experiment freely and regularly. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Becoming more innovative requires success across all 5 pillars of everyday innovation – Strategy, Leadership, Management, Culture and Process & Tools.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

And that’s a big ‘however’ as statistics indicate that in far too many instances, leadership approaches are still firmly rooted in transactional thinking. Because of legacy approaches, management style and outdated hierarchical structures, we unfortunately still see evidence of leadership and management for that matter, centred around a “do what I say and don’t ask questions” culture. Transformational leadership is a must for innovation.

Generating creative energy to innovate

ImagineNation

At ImagineNation we know that this can be done by transforming people’s cognitive dissonance into the vibrant & creative energy that makes innovation happen. Choosing to see the gap between the vision & the current reality as a source of creative energy.

Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change

Innovation Excellence

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16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies

BrainZooming

It’s always a wonderful inspiration for strategic and creative thinking questions (plus it’s exciting that we have a current client among the companies recognized). 16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies. Agility. Extreme Creativity.

Speaking.com Interview: Leading with Mindfulness, with Faisal Hoque

Faisal Hoque

As a renowned thinker, and authority in mindful leadership, Faisal Hoque is frequently invited to speak at business conferences worldwide about leadership, management, innovation, and entreprenuership.

Cooperation for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The trick is to find another party that is complementary in product, market or brand, collaboration Creativity Innovation Leadership Open Innovation Strategy agile business innovation designOne of my Polish agricultural machinery clients was having a hard time.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving. I just completed another workshop for high level executives in the use of Improv for Problem Solving.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). B to C organization’s need to learn to interpret qualitative data more creatively. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not!

How To Lead Digital Transformations

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Imagine the impact that basic training in Creative Problem Solving* and innovation concepts would have — more innovation across the entire value chain of the business. Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking.

Creating cooperation & belonging: Are you living up to your promise?

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Innovation Leadership agile business innovation designAs I travel the world helping businesses to create communities of cooperation and innovation I sometimes wonder why we have not been able to solve the world’s Big Hairy Audacious problems together. We potentially have the knowledge, the resources and the technology to do so, but hunger, overpopulation, poverty and pollution are still on the rise.

Innovation SOP: Does Effective Leadership Lead to Effective Crowd-sourcing?

Qmarkets

This week, we take a look at Innovation Leadership - how has the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) evolved into the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO), and how important is leadership in the age of crowdsourcing anyway? The Evolution from Management to Leadership.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

They may know frameworks, like Design Thinking or Agile, and a few tools, but very few have the extensive training and experience at hands-on facilitation required to make a difference.

How To Lead Digital Transformations

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future.

What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Disruption Entreprenuership innovation Leadership & Management Management

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework.

Three (Cheap) Ways Every Company Can Innovate By The End Of This Quarter

Faisal Hoque

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How To Make Practical Innovation Sustainable

Faisal Hoque

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Hiring a professional facilitator can be a big help, but facilitative leadership is something that needs to be around 100% of the time. Yes, you can train people in creative thinking, Front-End-of-Innovation (FEI) frameworks, problem solving, and meeting facilitation.

How can we prepare people for a future we cannot predict?

ImagineNation

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Creative vs. Strategic Thinking: What’s The Difference?

Idea Drop

There are two distinct (though complementary) ways to work through a problem and develop a solution: we might label them ‘creative thinking’ and ‘strategic thinking’. There are many possible definitions for these two modes of thought, but practically you can think of them in terms of the following principles… The key principles of creative thinking Take your time: a creative thought can strike any time, day or night. Business Leadership Innovation Management

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations .

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

There are great frameworks and tools out there for innovation projects, like Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and blended processes. The elusive low hanging fruit can be accessed through creative combinations. Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Get this alignment and mandate, or, risk projects stopping dead in their tracks due to lack of top leadership support, or, watch projects fail because of incomplete understanding of need states and technical possibilities. Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course.

How can we prepare people for a future we cannot predict?

ImagineNation

At ImagineNation we know that organizations who invest in becoming agile to speedily adapt to changing market demands, by embracing a strategic, systemic & human centred approach, achieve mastery over the interface between people & digitization in the Digital Age.

Invention and reinvention- The ImagineNation™ Manifesto

ImagineNation

Some of the key challenges we raised in our creative conversations acknowledged that; More people & businesses are feeling uncertain about the future & are currently blind to, or poorly enabled & equipped to address the new realities that are emerging. Instead they are using short term, systematic & agile thinking processes to deliver incremental & not the disruptive changes that the new realities demand.

What Are The Key Success Factors For Applying Innovation In An Organization?

Game-Changer

How do you put creativity to work? I was asked recently about this topic, and came up with a few key success factors for applying innovation in your organization; which are listed below in no particular order of importance: Executive leadership support and buy-in.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you don’t know the newer more advanced tools, and some neglected old technologies, including Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, Theory of Constraints, and CPS, you’re missing opportunities. It’s fall and it’s time to go back to school.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. However, in every case, it is beneficial for a company to look inwards and see whether their people, processes and leadership are acting more as innovation enablers, or bottlenecks.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

That doesn’t mean leadership should spell out everything. Creative Thinking – The Math of Brainstorming and New Ideas. #3 Innovation Strategy – 6 Ideas Better than “Clean Sheet of Paper” Creativity. 9 Extreme Creativity Questions from Peter’s Laws. 6 Stays Agile.

Three Common Innovation Mistakes

The Human Factor

Confusing creativity with innovation. Creativity involves coming up with new ideas, connections, and ways of looking at the world. Turning creativity into innovation requires accomplishing three important objectives: Getting focused. Company leaders love to talk about innovation.

What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Culture?

ImagineNation

It was an interesting discovery conversation, causing me to explore what needs to be in place to create permission, vulnerability, safety, courage and trust for the deep learning’s that mistakes and failure provide in advancing creativity, invention and innovation?