April, 2017

What is your level of Innovation Maturity?

Braden Kelley

Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.

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Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss

Game-Changer

How do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.

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The TRUE story of Post-It Notes, and how they almost failed

Idea to Value

Everyone knows the story of the humble Post-It Note, and how it represents an idea’s ability to evolve and flourish. Some people would even hold up Post-It Notes as a symbol for innovation itself, much like the lightbulb is a symbol for an idea.

Innovations Degree’s of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing

Paul Hobcraft

We often forget it is our people that really make innovation work. They determine the ideas, drive these forward to deliver them as new innovation concepts into the world.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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How To Shape An Innovative Mindset

Game-Changer

What do innovators do that imitators don’t? Innovators are alike in many ways, they ask more questions, observe deeper, cultivate a diverse network and experiment more. Simply put: innovators are Hungry Minds ; they have insatiable curiosity and a bias for action. .

The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management

Hype

Now many of you might not be any the wiser on what DMAIC and DMADV might mean, unless you have had some exposure to Six Sigma.

The Creativity Crisis: It’s Getting Worse

Idea to Value

In this very special guest post by Professor KH Kim, we find out the updated facts of what is happening to people’s creativity levels over the past decades, now with updated statistics for 2017.

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

The Global StartUp Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

The 2017 report by Startup Genome recently came out (April 5, 2017) You can find it here “ Global StartUp Ecosystem Report 2017 ” which provides a 150-page review of the global state of startups.

How Cisco Works with Startups to Drive the Innovation Pipeline

Rocketspace

Major corporations don't need to be told to collaborate with startups and small firms to innovate – that message is being received loud and clear. But how they collaborate and what they learn from those collaborations can mean the difference between barely innovating enough to survive and being on the cutting edge of competitive innovation. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

Don’t Look For A Great Idea, Look For A Good Problem

Digital Tonto

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places. Related posts: The Big Idea Myth. Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea. Great Companies Don’t Adapt, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Leadership Strategy

What is Free Innovation?

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Kittihawk, 1903. Wilbur and Orville Wright, up at an insanely early 5am, listening to the wind singing in the wires of their fragile aircraft. They’ve been doing this for three years – in fact ever since they had the idea of attaching wings to the bicycles their repair business operated on.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Why Government is Essential for Private Sector Innovation

Destination Innovation

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone to the world on 9 January 2007. This iconic product became a sensational success and propelled Apple to become the most valuable company on Earth. It created a new product category, the smartphone, which has become the must-have item for people in all nations.

Are you building your innovation challenges right?

Exago

Having identified your key innovation challenges – aligned with your company’s higher purpose and strategic goals and made attainable, useful and targeted – it’s time to focus on describing them plainly and completely, to guarantee you’ll get meaningful content.

Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’

Paul Hobcraft

Digital technologies are beginning to have a real impact on the methods, approaches, and rates of our innovation outputs. Social technologies are giving us real-time understanding.

Get Social with Your Innovation

Braden Kelley

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

How Open Data for Science Will Change How Businesses Compete

Digital Tonto

You no longer need a billion dollar budget to make a breakthrough, but can use the collective knowledge of the world’s scientists to imagine a new future. Related posts: How Data Will Transform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management

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"Oh, I've never thought about it that way!". Have you ever said this to a friend or a colleague at work? Or has anybody ever said this to you? Probably. We don't always share the same opinion or the same point-of-view with other people in our private or business environment.

How Neuroscience is Supporting Innovative Corporations

InnovationManagement

Progressive business leaders are building innovative actions, climates and ultimately cultures that align with “brain-friendly” science. In this article we outline some steps that you can take to support this kind of innovative organization.

A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Innovation Excellence

It is not too often that the leader of a Fortune 500 gives you an insight into how their company achieves competitive advantage in the marketplace in a letter to shareholders, instead of launching into a page or two of flowery prose written by the Public Relations (PR) team that works for them.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The backdrop of digital transformation and its consequences

Paul Hobcraft

Digital transformation is now omnipresent and has the potential to reshape the way all organizations operate.

Got a big decision to make? Try the Three by Three method.

Destination Innovation

Let’s say you are faced with a tough problem. You have wrestled with it for a while and now you have to make a decision. One approach is to use what I call the three by three method. You start by considering many options. You narrow this down to three choices. Your current best option, the CBO.

We Need To Educate Kids For The Future, Not The Past. Here’s How:

Digital Tonto

The work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines Related posts: How We Should Prepare Our Kids For The Future. Are You Using Data To Analyze The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Idea Champions

There's a lot of talk these days about the importance of innovation. All CEOs worth their low salt lunch want it. And they want it, of course, now. What sparks innovation? People. What sparks people?

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results

Daniel Burrus

Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a key question: Is what got us to where we are today helping us to move forward, or holding us back? We’re thinking and acting as usual, but something is misfiring. You may be dealing with what I refer to as “legacy thinking.”

Why We Must Change Our Mental Models from Hierarchies to Networks

Innovation Excellence

Once you start thinking in terms of networks rather than hierarchies, it becomes clear that we must change how we do things; and not just within organizations, but also in how we approach a competitive marketplace.

A light-bulb moment in Innovation Learning

Paul Hobcraft

Over the past few weeks, or is it months or is it even years, I have been constantly thinking through how we are learning in our innovation understanding.

Are you a Positive Role Model for Innovation?

IdeaScale

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”. Mahatma Gandhi. Innovators listen to what leaders say, but most of all, they watch what leaders do.

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.