April, 2017

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.

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.

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

Exago

When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.

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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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Subtraction: The Simplest, Most Common Path to Innovation There Is

Game-Changer

Waiting… It’s something we all do on a daily basis and have accepted as a given in most situations. Mostly, waiting is a hassle and inconvenience when our expectations of “waiting” are not met, and a pleasant surprise when they are exceeded.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

These 3 Technological Forces That Are Changing The Nature Of Work

Digital Tonto

As automation produces ever greater abundance, humanity itself is becoming the scarce, and therefore most valuable, resource. Related posts: Why We Seem To Be Talking More And Working Less—The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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. .

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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.

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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.

Help Support Gender Equity on May 10th

Braden Kelley

I am excited to announce on behalf of Innovation Excellence friend Tiffany Shlain that 50/50 Day is less than a month away and we can’t wait for this global conversation about gender equality!

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

Daydreaming: Imagining Creates Reality

Game-Changer

Ilustration by Christian Laborin. We live in a society that values and rewards efficiency over creativity. Yet, the tasks that lead to efficiency are slowly being taken over by robots and bots leaving us humans to do things that are not repetitive in nature.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy.

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

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.

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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.

What is Free Innovation?

Hype

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.

The 3 Things You Need to Build an All Star Team

Digital Tonto

We need to change the way we evaluate, recruit, manage and train employees. Related posts: How To Build Trust, Even With Your Enemies. How to Build Cooperation. How to Build an Innovative Culture. 5. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Learning is Different From Education

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. While in college I was the guy that jumped from one topic to another. I wanted to learn what I wanted, when I wanted at my own pace. So, if I wanted to jump into a class from the electronics major, that’s what I did.

Innovating Through Vertical Expert Networks

Imaginatik

Many of us have heard the old phrase, ‘If only Boeing knew what Boeing knows.’ Usually accompanied by a pronounced sigh and a shrug of resignation.

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.

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.

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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.

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.