Sun.Jul 14, 2019

Generate Great Ideas from a Cluster of Strangers

Destination Innovation

I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries. We ran the following exercise. Each person started with a blank sheet of paper on which they answered the following questions about their organization. What are your main products or services?

True Transformation Isn’t Top-Down Or Bottom-Up, But Side-To-Side

Digital Tonto

A leader’s role is not to plan and direct action, but to inspire and empower belief. Related posts: Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination. A True Transformation Takes More Than. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Overcoming Challenges Through Continuous Learning

Innovation Excellence

Last week, I went to a fantastically informative event, hosted by the Churchill Club, Melbourne. It was about “Developing the Tech Talent of the Future”. New technologies and shifting customer expectations are shifting the business game.

Taking Teams Seriously

Bill Fischer

What an amazing few weeks this has been for teams, both dysfunctional and exceptionally successful, yet what are the lessons regarding team performance? Here are a few conclusions to ponder when considering what makes for a high-performing team

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The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Steve Jobs Leadership Masterclass – in Four Words

Innovation Excellence

We love to complicate leadership in countless books, articles, and insights, but there is no formula. However, there is this gem that guides all great leaders. I’ve got a leadership challenge for you. You can do better. Read on. If the rift in popular sentiment around political leadership tells us anything, it’s that we still. Apple Leadership Steve Jobs

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Human Know-How is the Lifeline to Organizational Memory

HunchBuzz

Organizations spend millions of dollars on annual staff salaries, in addition to the ongoing investment in training and development. However, how many companies actually capture the intangible assets of their workforce? i.e. ‘know how, human networks, confidential information, design, trade secrets, etc.’. Today, intangible assets make up 87% of company value. In fact, many of the top valued companies today exceed 95% in intangible assets.

Crowdsourcing Challenge to Better Locate Objects on the International Space Station

IdeaConnection

An algorithm that improves the way NASA locates tagged items on the International Space Station

Amplify Your Design Thinking

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

How One of the World’s Largest Wineries is Fermenting Groundbreaking New Ideas with Qmarkets

Qmarkets

Not so long ago, an Innovation Strategy Manager at a major vineyard was tasked with finding an efficient system for streamlining ideation.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Turbo-Charge Your Design Thinking

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

How One of the World’s Largest Wineries are Fermenting Groundbreaking New Ideas with Qmarkets

Qmarkets

In 2017, an Innovation Strategy Manager at a major vineyard was tasked with finding an efficient system for streamlining ideation.

How the Owners of One of the World’s Largest Wineries are Fermenting Groundbreaking New Ideas with Qmarkets

Qmarkets

In 2017, an Innovation Strategy Manager at a major vineyard was tasked with finding an efficient system for streamlining ideation.