Tue.Feb 19, 2019

You Need an Innovation Strategy (if you don’t have one, here’s your life-saving guide to get one)


What is an innovation strategy? An innovation strategy is a plan you set in place to initiate and align policies and behaviors. These must individually and together, move you in the direction of a specific innovation goal.

The Power of Listening and Empathy


Great leaders intuitively know how to listen. They use empathy and mindfulness to be present during every interaction. Their focus and commitment to the goal let them shelve their egos and receive feedback with grace, inspiring innovation at every level. People who are seen as “born leaders” don’t judge others but learn and grow from what they hear. Creative Leadership

Everything You Need to Know About the Startup Fundraising Process


Securing a new funding round is a significant turning point for startups. Without funds in place, even the savviest startup founders have difficulty developing product prototypes, testing market assumptions, and generating enough investor interest needed for future financing. Startup Services

Bringing Agile Innovation into the Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Everyone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Or, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Catching Ideas With Targeted Campaigns

HYPE Innovation

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! If you're new to the series, I'll be sharing 10 best practices to help you manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you're thinking about launching one ( subscribe to the series here! ). The Innovation Manage

How to Build a Better Creative Team


When you build a creative team, you hope that the team as a whole will be more creative and productive than the sum of its parts. It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. Then, the creative team must be managed well. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation.

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Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

Three years ago Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty and I published our book, Building a Culture of Innovation. [1] 1] The book was inspired by, and written for, all of those leaders who understood that in order to thrive in today’s global marketplace they needed to set innovation as a capability at the heart of their culture but were uncertain how to go about it.

The Sick Care Entrepreneur’s Guide to 2019

Innovation Excellence

Here were my entrepreneural goals for 2018 which, I suspect, won’t change much from year to year. The good news is I still make my bed every morning. If you are are a physician entrepreneur, 2019 will be another year of opportunity. In order to create user defined value through the discovery, development and deployment of innovation, Entrepreneurship Health/Healthcare sickcare

How Can Nonprofits Remain Relevant and Create New Value?

Moves the Needle

Moving From Value Disconnect to Value Opportunity A hard hit to the gut for nonprofits is the fear of losing relevance. It manifests in the community as apathy, disconnection, and disengagement; from the mission of the organization, from the once popular projects that took place; from the organization leaders who used to magnetize audiences with a strong vision. All humans disengage from what does not provide them benefit and then re-prioritize their precious time and resources.

Creators on Creating

Idea Champions

Inspiring quotes on creating by off-the-grid creators (and a voice over by Idea Champions Co-Founder, Mitch Ditkoff. MitchDitkoff.com


Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Best Companies to Work in Seattle 2019


Named One of the Best Companies to Work in Seattle 2019 Xinova is honored to be named one of “Seattle’s Best Places to Work” by Built-In Seattle. The past year has been an incredible one for us. We expanded to new markets around the world, built a more robust and improved network platform, doubled our company […]. Inventor Community News 2019 best workplaces 2019 built in seattle collaboration innovation seattle best workplaces ThinkBeyond xinova