Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. Innovation and strategy are tightly linked.

Strategy Implementation Process eBook – 10 Questions to Launch Successfully


How solid is the strategy implementation process at your organization? Some companies move seamlessly from ideas to strategies to execution. Other organizations continually struggle with translating great new product or process improvement strategies into results.

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Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. Innovation and strategy are tightly linked.

Content Marketing Strategy – An Offline Way to Plan Online Content


While social media and content marketing strategy ideas benefit from new thinking and approaches, you can also incorporate offline best practices that make sense, even if they may seem old. An Offline Way to Plan Online Content Marketing Strategy.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Th e advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation, You Should. the course of writing Leapfrogging. Words and catchphrases like lean in, enable, platform, and, of course, disrup- tion are all the rage. Was it part of Apple’s strategy?

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

I of course did not know this then…. We use strategic narrative because it acts as a highly effective vehicle for in-depth collaborative exploration; it also provides a highly effective lens to land the vision onto the ground in the real world. Setting The Scene.

Leadership Strategy – How Much Teaching and Coaching Is Enough?


This week’s “Inside the Executive Suite” from the Armada Executive Intelligence Brief newsletter highlighted two Wall Street Journal articles examining leadership strategy in light of how involved a teacher or coach should be in the details of teaching and learning. . Leadership Strategy – How Much Teaching and Coaching Is Enough? When it comes to your leadership strategy, what are the best techniques to develop your team?

A feast of opportunities for Siemens?

Paul Hobcraft

Of course, some of the replies from Management remain vague, sometimes annoyingly so, couched in future options that can leave you in negative territory. Well, duh, of course, results are down for many well-explained reasons, market reasons.

10 Years of Brainzooming to Help You Create Amazing Possibilities


On November 2, 2009, we launched Brainzooming as a new company helping organizations across industries imagine and implement strategy, branding, and innovation initiatives. They want to collaborate now and in the future. The new online course on simple strategic planning.

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So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

Of course, this shift requires really big changes in strategy, operations, the organization and in each individuals orientation. There are needs to explore the ways of working, collaborating and engaging and that alone is a massive undertaking.

Today’s CIO: The Chief Innovation Officer

Daniel Burrus

I’ve spoken to CIOs who are not only using software as a service (SaaS), but who are implementing hardware as a service, connectivity as a service, collaboration as a service, and security as a service. Of course, not all CIOs will embrace their new role.

7 Failures of Business Growth

Daniel Burrus

In order for you to avoid these failures, you have to be aware of the most common ones and the strategies for combating them. Business Growth: Know the failures to avoid and the strategies to combat them! Of course!Instead FAILURE TO COLLABORATE. The majority of people tend to cooperate, which is a lower-level function different from collaboration. Even though we often use the word “collaborate,” we frequently really just mean “cooperate.”

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Am I happy with this, no of course not but in my view “nothing can change until something does change” What do I mean by that? CB Insights recently released a report on the “State of Innovation” where they surveyed 677 corporate strategy executives.

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Choosing the Digital Transformation Strategy that is Best for Your Company


Similarly, when it comes to selecting a strategy for digital transformation, one must leave emotion behind and base the decision on what is best for the company. caption id="attachment_45283" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Capgemini’s Digital Strategy Articulation Framework. Major digital transformation strategies include: Upgrades/enhancements: Is your company already digital ‘savvy?’ Modularity: This is a long-term and heavy investment strategy.

An Unconventional Approach to Manage Your Projects

Rmukesh Gupta

My belief is that most projects fail (over-budget or delayed) because of three primary reason: Adopting a Deliberate strategy Collaboration breakdown Known Cognitive biases. Adopting a deliberate strategy: Most projects are planned using a deliberate strategy approach. Emergent Strategy: I believe there is. The difference in the strategy used for planning and measuring progress. I am suggesting to move from a deliberate strategy to an emergent strategy.

What Happens if You Try Taking Risk & Dealing With Uncertainty?


I never took courses related to business nor art, as I concentrated in cognitive science and education studies. I asked Deb what time and how frequently the course would meet, and she said it would be once a week. no background in any of the topics that the course described.

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In the blink of an eye, it gets something bigger

Paul Hobcraft

According to Capgemini’s press release “Fahrenheit 212 will contribute its specialized capabilities for innovation strategy and consumer-centric design to the broader offerings of Capgemini Consulting.

Innova-Con Innovation Conference


Of course this […]. Anticipating the Future Business Model Innovation Collaboration and Co-Creation Creativity and Ideation Innovation Innovation Metrics Innovation Process Innovation Tools Strategy and Innovation

3 Keys to Developing Cool Brands from Boring Brands


Last week, The Brainzooming Group was in San Francisco for the Social Media Strategies Summit , where Mike presented a content marketing strategy workshop and a talk on collaborative engagement. That’s important, because brand strategy has everything to do with cool.

36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities


Strategic Thinking Exercises – Group Collaboration the Right Way. 3 Surprising Ways Online Collaboration Works. A Strategy for Predicting the Future More Accurately. New, Innovative Ideas – Strategy Planning with What’s It Like. Need Fresh Insights to Drive Your Strategy?

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Driven to Death by the Rate of Innovation


We recently had a fascinating meeting with a prominent venture capitalist based in Palo Alto, and during the course of our conversation about the pressures that his portfolio companies are under he used a fascinating phrase to describe the tech industry as a whole.

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength


We have considerable content on moving forward amid uncertainty (including the 4 Strategies for Implementing in Uncertain Times eBook), and we’re developing additional strategic thinking pieces on uncertainty and flexibility. What’s Your Implementation Strategy for Uncertain Times?

Mind the Gap – Part 2


The Give-Get Gap – Collaboration only happens between equals. However most corporate and start-up collaborations have a huge power imbalance in favour of the larger organisation that ultimately undermine any future partnership.

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Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

Create Growth Strategies that “Strengthen and extend today’s business – while harnessing the disruptive innovations of tomorrow”, 2. This became the basis for its “future back” approach to strategy.

80 Fun Strategic Planning Activities and Ideas!


Do you dread strategy meetings ? Really, we’re among friends, so you can be completely truthful in your answer: Do you REALLY, REALLY DREAD strategy meetings? Of course, you dread them. 6 Last-Minute Creative Ideas for Fun Strategy Exercises.

9 Way Bailey’s Irish Cream Can Help You Innovate


Specifically, let’s consider the invention of Bailey’s Irish Cream and what it can teach us about idea management strategies that can support and amplify successful ideas. It’s a cold, wet Spring, so let’s take a moment (and a sip or two?) to reflect on how great ideas become reality.

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Strategic Planning Activities – Preparing Mini-Plans for Uncertainty


It should spell out the first steps of getting started and provide signals to move to another mini-plan when it has run its course. What’s Your Implementation Strategy for Uncertain Times? Are you ready to pursue an implementation strategy that works in uncharted waters?

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The 8 Smartest Solo Social Media Tips I’ve Yet to Try


I paid for a webinar where Chris Brogan covered blogging less and putting more emphasis on an email newsletter (affiliate link) as part of a business-building strategy. books, on-demand training courses, merchandise, etc.)

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Daniel Burrus

While several companies are on course to use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL), others hardly understand the fundamental differences between these powerful technologies. Innovation Leadership Mobile Strategy Technology Transformation Trends A.I.

Defending Europe, including the Brits, on innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Of course, the Brits are to blame! The potential for collaboration with external partners to share knowledge, stay abreast of developments, expand market reach and provide complementary expertise appears underutilized. Europe does seem to be always lagging.

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Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time


Of course, you can’t avoid disruptive innovation, but having a balanced approach, focusing on all three types of innovation is key. Download the Annual Innovation Strategy whitepaper to get started.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

HR and business leaders need a strategy to nurture the skills that will open the door to Industry 4.0. 5G will even pave the way for real-time communication and better collaboration in distributed workforces. Collaboration and communication in the remote workforce.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples


In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forcing or mandating involvement may lead to frailties in due course of time.

Innovation Leadership; into the wilderness or into the future?

The Future Shapers

Strategy. Let’s start with strategy. The latest reports and surveys around innovation at executive level show us that 54% of executives still admit they struggle to align innovation strategy with business strategy. [1] What is going wrong at the strategy level? Why have leaders been so slow to kill off ‘innovation theatre’ in favour of innovation-led strategies? Inclusivity & collaboration.

To Do or Not To Do…?


When it comes to open innovation, there are no shortage of good ideas to pursue or interesting partners to collaborate with. Of course you may forgo some short term benefits or comfort and of course it might not work and if so you might be held responsible and could become the scapegoat if it doesn’t. The Status Quo – The safest and lowest risk course of action in the short term is always to do nothing.

The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

This requires risk taking, of course, since no one can foresee the outcome or results of such initiatives. Explorative initiatives and strategies should be pursued in dedicated units, decoupled from core business. Learn to embrace disruption through collaboration.

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Radically rethinking work – maximizing intelligences


As humans and machines work together even more, connectedness, creative conversations and effective explanations will be at the very heart of collaboration between people and machines, as we move towards radically rethinking work.


The Future Shapers

No organisation can plot a course to a desired future state if it’s unclear about it’s starting point! But beware; this is a launchpad not a destination and the theatre has to be underpinned by an integrated change strategy. Innovation Culture Innovation Leadership Innovation Strategy

Why Open Organisations will Win


Driven by social media and the development of the web, old secretive and closed cultures are giving way to more open engagement and collaborative innovation. The agency worked with Lego to build a strategy to co-create new products with its customers that had been implemented across the business, notably via LEGO Ideas , now the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform with 1 million members. Do its collaborations have sufficient Pace and Profitability for all partners to benefit?

A Gen Xer Speaks to the Multi-generational Workforce


It is in the spirit of our mutual respect and collaboration, then, that I implore you to consider a simple upgrade to your modus operandus. Brainzooming - All Posts Career Collaboration Communication Guest author Humor Performance productivity

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Differentiating Yourself Part Two

Guide 4 Innovating

The ability to differentiate innovation strategy to work in this design. Of course, context is going to be fluid, we constantly adapt to new insights. So my further part of how we need to set about and differentiate ourselves.

Leading People in the Digital Age


Some defining characteristics of the Digital Age, mentioned in the Digital Leadership EdEx course I am currently completing include: All information can be easily digitized, hence the data revolution. Collaboration & co-creation.

Ten Years Now and Mike Brown Has a Blog


The truth, of course, is simpler and more complicated than that. It’s two months to the day since I joined Brainzooming full-time as Director of Brand Strategy. Brainzooming - All Posts Branding Collaboration Creativity Guest author Strategic Thinking Twitter Blogging