December, 2019

How to create an innovation strategy that translates to the operational team level

Board of Innovation

Say no to innovation theatre! Create an actionable innovation strategy in 5 days that translates down to the operational team level and drives results. The post How to create an innovation strategy that translates to the operational team level appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

Innovation Excellence

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. You can’t compete with the successful business teams that pay the bills because paying the bills is too important. No one in their right mind should get in the way of paying them. And if you do put yourself.

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Innovation FOMO and FOMAD

Jeffrey Phillips

Today, memes enter and leave the lexicon so quickly that I almost hesitate to use newly coined words or phrases, in fear that they may have already become passe. So you can imagine my trepidation in using FOMO - the "fear of missing out" - when writing about innovation.

Do you know your innovation fitness?

Paul Hobcraft

We seem to be facing a more Darwinian World. I’d suggest that today innovation is caught up in the survival race, where the bolder ones are more innovation fit and pulling further ahead.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How to Achieve Repeatable Innovation: A Chat with Spotless

IdeaScale

Innovation is about teamwork at Spotless. Would you ever think that you’d have a grounds person pitching an executive director asking for money?” asks Bridie Scott, Innovation Manager at Spotless.

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Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

It is often assumed that people don’t like change, when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It’s why we take vacations and crave travel, because we want and need change.

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Centralized vs. Embedded Innovation: Which is Right for Your Organization?

Innovation Leader

Jennifer Kirby, a former Managing Director on the innovation team at Hyatt Hotels, lays out the advantages of centralizing innovation versus embedding it within teams

Leadership Techniques for Overcoming Resistance to Change

Kainexus

People like to joke that the only things that never change are death and taxes, but that's just not true. If it were, you would never hear things like, "That's just the way we've always done it," and, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

An Innovation Market Can Find Your Next Winner

Destination Innovation

Image by Martin Winkler on Pixabay. You have some very promising ideas but limited resources. How do you choose which of your great ideas should get the money and people needed to bring it to market? Try using the wisdom of crowds.

Podcast S3E48: Adam Malofsky – Innovating with your customers’ customer

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adam Malofsky, the MD of Elemence. We speak about the need to understand your customers’ customer, and the theory of Adaptive Innovation. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – How Adam’s father’s innovation journey helped Loctite succeed. 00:03:00 – The best way to innovate is by finding the needs of your customers’ customer.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Health Check: How’s Your Innovation Lifecycle?

IdeaScale

Successful ideas must go through the innovation life cycle. Resting is for retirement. As long as you’re in business, you need to be on top of your game, and innovation is a big part of getting to the front of the pack (and staying there).

Innovation - fast and slow, for the right reasons

Jeffrey Phillips

For quite some time we've been hearing about how important it is to do things quickly, with many new adjectives placed in front of the word "innovation".

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How Is Digital Innovation Changing Marketing?

InnovationManagement

In 2013, Adobe conducted a comprehensive research study and found that 76% of marketers believe that marketing changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50. Digital technologies were changing rapidly, impacting how marketers build their strategies and market to their audiences.

Innovation and AI – A Killer Combination?

Destination Innovation

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory

Exago

Successful innovation is only possible if the best ideas can reach you. A strong ideation factory, based on a culture of innovation, is the fourth element of successful innovation in 2020. The post Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory appeared first on Exago.

How Artificial Intelligence Spurs Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

Transitioning Your Strategic Plan

Cascade Strategy

Strategies go through phases - whether it's because you have a long-term set of goals that you can't attack in one go, or just because things change and you have to change with them.

Why being ambidextrous is not enough - looking ahead to 2020

Jeffrey Phillips

It's about that time of year where we begin to look back, to think about what we've accomplished and what lies ahead.

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Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Achieving a more dynamic innovating environment

Paul Hobcraft

There is a growing need for having some dynamic tensions within the organization’s innovation system; this helps generate better conditions for innovators to thrive.

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Three Short Video Tips to Improve your Memory

Destination Innovation

Supercharge your memory with my online course. Here are three video clips from my five day memory challenge which introduced the course. How to remember names. Memory pegging – how to remember a list. Memory pegging part 2. Enroll on the full course for more great memory tips and techniques.

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Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

IdeaScale

During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. Every company says they want to be “innovative” and some of them use “crowdsourcing” to do so.

The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation

Exago

Only by thinking ahead of the curve can companies succeed in 2020. And that involves being open to digital transformation, the fifth element in our guide to succeeding in innovation in the year ahead. The post The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation digital transformation innovation-priority technology

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone else in the world. Prof Firestien has a new book coming out called Create in a Flash: A Leader’s Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation.

Innovation Maturity Matrix – A Model to Successful Innovation Transformation

Innovation Excellence

With 80% of executives considering their businesses to be at risk for being disrupted in the near future, they are under tremendous pressure to transform their organizations towards becoming more innovative.

The 5 Best Books On Critical Thinking

Game-Changer

I believe there is an incredible deficit in critical thinking. Those of us who actively think critically are seen as negative from people who just want to be told exactly what they want to hear and never have their thoughts and beliefs challenged.

How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity

Destination Innovation

Tips on how to introduce random stimuli into your idea generation processes. Includes some very handy internet sites. This is a video lecture from my new online course Boost Your Personal Creativity. The post How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity appeared first on Destination Innovation.

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.

What’s the Real Difference between Creativity and Innovation?

IdeaScale

A great idea is a good thing, but is it creative or innovative? Creativity and innovation are often seen as interchangeable. However, while there is overlap between them, they’re different. It’s important to understand and apply that difference in your innovation strategy.

The 2019 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

Different years seem to have different truths. For example, while 1968 was a struggle for freedom, with mass protests erupting throughout the world, 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

S3E47: Prof. Keith Sawyer – The Creative Classroom and improving learning outcomes

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Keith Sawyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof Sawyer is an expert researcher on creativity, and we talk about what it takes for children to learn most effectively, how teachers and schools need to adapt to new ways of teaching, and how this can teach us about becoming more creative.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of November 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.