What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership


That’s why I’ve recently published, What Matters At Work , a learning Guide that helps all of us who are determined to provide outstanding leadership and service some important ways to do so. Six Stage Collaborative Negotiation Process. Evaluate outcomes (both process and solutions).

4 Lessons Learned Through Pentagon Innovations

Phil McKinney

Since the Department of Defense's (DoD) innovations are the difference between life and death for service men and women, the creative process takes on a new level of importance.

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Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

Innovation Excellence

In short, people are asked to name their challenge, and then the traditional process is brought to bear to help solve it. Now, let’s apply the Six Ws to breakthrough innovation thinking and create a completely different process to discover and evaluate problems.

Boosting creativity and innovation

Norbert Bol

Boosting creativity and innovation. When we want to boost creativity and innovation in an organization, there is not only a need for creative people but there is also the need for an organization supporting an innovative culture (see also the blog: Innovation is built on the desire for success ). A recent study towards the personal factors of creativity and innovation (da Costa et al., Personal factors of creativity: A second order meta-analysis.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

The speakers provide three different perspectives on innovation: theory of the “how to” from Gregg Fraley, real world case studies by local manufacturer Earl Miller, and the role of innovative leadership from Sheila Matias. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started.

The High Art of Designing Scaffolding


Often, the most difficult part of any creative process is just getting started; preparing for the tasks at hand by putting the necessary structures in place that will bring the project to fruition. Culture Innovation Leadership Strategy

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The Mystery of Innovation

Technology Created

After all, innovation is at its root a creative process, incomprehensible to some extent, an art as opposed to a science. So we’re encouraged to see everything as a confluence of systems and processes and gears and formulas.

Be the Disrupter, not the Disrupted: Here’s How to Stimulate Innovation

Daniel Burrus

In fact, if you go way back in history, many cultures believed that the most brilliant and creative minds were the result of a unique relation with a mythical being such as a muse or even a daemon. Thankfully we don’t live in ancient times; there are steps everyone can take to becoming a pre-active creative thinker that don’t involve muses. The more you are engaged in the creative process the more innovative connections your mind will be trained to make.

16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies


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. Extreme Creativity.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth


In fact, if they become seen as leadership lip service, they can actually lower morale and stifle the very innovation you want most. Leadership realistically expects that the vast majority of the company’s innovation will smaller tweaks that advance the core business.

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

Idea to Value

Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like. Extroversion vs Introversion when it comes to creativity. They are also often overlooked for leadership positions. Open plan offices may seem cool, but they can hurt creativity.

How to Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

Innovators Alliance

Yet we all throw around terms like creativity, breakthroughs, and disruptive innovation. Some might argue that the very act of measuring anything “creative” stifles it out of the gate, or that innovation is just plain impossible to quantify. Leadership.

Joanna Sjölander

Innovation 360

I also enjoy the creative process of business development and marketing, as in developing new markets and exciting brands. I excel at leading complex projects including building teams and managing subcontractors and I have vast experience of managing projects as well as business management, market development, international relations, government sales, marketing, communications, business strategy, budget responsibility and leadership. Based in Norrköping, Sweden. Background.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth


In fact, if they become seen as leadership lip service, they can actually lower morale and stifle the very innovation you want most. Leadership realistically expects that the vast majority of the company’s innovation will smaller tweaks that advance the core business. It’s perfectly okay that most people – from call center employees to claims adjusters in the field – focus on continuous improvements to current business processes, the customer experience, and insurance products.

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Creativity and Courage


There is a lot of substance in Roosevelt’s reflection, but the essence for me comes back to the notion of the creative process, whether in business or government or science or art, what it means to put oneself in the public light with new ideas. Creativity is not only exhausting, it’s messy. It is much easier to be a critic than an innovator, in that the innovator approaches creativity with self-critique an implicit part of the process, a means, not an end.

How to Turn a Left-Brained Workforce Into a Creative Machine

Stephen Shapiro

If you are like most companies, you put your most creative people in a room to develop ideas who then hand off those ideas to a team of implementers. Both groups were equally ‘creative,’ but their styles of creativity were very different.”

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

When working with leadership teams, I often find it is valuable to get everyone on the same page quickly. A corporate vision: Provides clarity, focus and energy to the leadership as well as providing direction, hope and belief to the wider work population. Cognitive Process Unpacked.

Trusting the Process

Boxes and Arrows

In design school, when a classmate was uncertain about an ambiguous direction, we urged them to trust the process. In this article, I’ll discuss three methods we use to reassure our clients when trust the process isn’t enough. By contributing alongside us, clients can see firsthand what goes into the creative process and how the research inputs lead to the output. Sell the process, not the deliverable. Not so—constraints are fuel for creativity.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

—– In a recent workshop with a large company focused on the Innovation@50x process, I mentioned that founders and intraprenuers operate more like artists than accountants – on day one they see something no one else does. The process is akin to pitching a VC firm.

Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Business Innovation Design

Similar concept applies to the most-hyped innovation process; Design Thinking. If a process meets the current needs of the market, it escalates with monumental success. Not living up to the hype will be the cause of failure of Design Thinking as the sought-after innovation process. Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving approach with specific tools, methods and mindset designers are adept in. Imagination is thus the root of creativity.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Old Products, New Tricks

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"