Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus
MARCH 5, 2017
Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy
Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
MARCH 16, 2017
So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.
How to Practice The Art of The Possible
MARCH 21, 2017
Innovative leaders and organizations practice the art of the possible. What is the key trait all innovators have? Curiosity, which enables them look beyond the obvious and consider possibilities. Innovation is about new, surprising and better options.
Five Components of a Repeatable Innovation Portfolio
MARCH 7, 2017
Creating a repeatable innovation portfolio helps you plan more efficiently, scale resources, and gain insight for the growth of your innovation program. There are five key elements of a repeatable innovation portfolio: Opportunity Identification and Campaign Creation. Idea Collection and Inspiration.
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.
Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge
MARCH 6, 2017
Watch any group of kids playing with Lego and you’ll quickly get the idea behind platform thinking. A small number of standard modular components linked to a basic architecture – and you can build almost anything!
We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!
MARCH 6, 2017
Imagine an island country where the only industry is making mousetraps – let’s call it Mousetrapia. And the people that live there are incredibly creative. Consequently, they invent new mousetraps constantly, and they patent them as well.
Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation
MARCH 28, 2017
When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization.
Three Emerging Corporate Innovation Models
MARCH 29, 2017
In 2017, the big theme among corporate innovation teams will be cautious optimism. While there is uncertainty about how the new geopolitical terrain will impact their business, corporates are still moving forward with innovation plans. They will continue to pursue accelerating their product development cycles, improving time to market, exploring emerging markets and competing for consumer loyalty. Working With Startups Accelerators Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models
Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook
Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author
For his upcoming 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 innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z
MARCH 8, 2017
If given the choice, one in four Millennials would now leave their current employer to join a new organisation or do something different. The post Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z appeared first on www.exago.com.
We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It
MARCH 26, 2017
The truth is that even really smart people get the future wrong. We need to be explorers, not oracles. Related posts: We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting
MARCH 8, 2017
Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed.
Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems
MARCH 14, 2017
The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this means and its business impact.
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.
These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology
MARCH 25, 2017
For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.
The innovation knowing/doing gap
MARCH 15, 2017
The more we learn, the more we discover that innovation is vital to renew businesses of all sizes. Those that undertake significant innovation activities seem to grow and prosper. Those that neglect innovation seem to wither away. Executives understand this. More importantly, markets understand this. And when markets understand and signal something, executives get on board. Innovation, therefore, is an important component of future success of many companies, and executives understand this.
Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition
MARCH 23, 2017
Exago’s 3.6 idea management software release is a major leap forward from the previous versions. With a brand new homepage look and feel, it offers additional idea review gates and a more comprehensive evaluation process, as well as more effective communication mechanisms.
How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most Successful Social Movements
MARCH 12, 2017
Business leaders today not only need to study people like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Jack Welch, but also Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk as well. Related posts: How Successful Movements. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management
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.
Lessons in Innovation from Rome’s Arch Enemy
MARCH 30, 2017
Hannibal (247 – 182 BC) was an illustrious general of the North African state of Carthage, Rome’s enemy and rival for control of the Mediterranean. His father was a Carthaginian general, Hamilcar, who made his 9 year old son swear undying enmity for Rome.
The United Nations of Innovation
MARCH 23, 2017
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Is innovation really important to you?
MARCH 10, 2017
How can we establish Innovation as the vital link to a process of change and strategic direction options? One that lifts the debates of managing today’s business by linking it into the future and then turning this thinking into a series of plausible and coherent set of activities?
5 Industries with the Most Innovative Companies
MARCH 29, 2017
Have you ever wondered where great ideas come from? If your company has ever stalled for the lack of innovation, then you’ve probably thought about it from time to time.
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.
How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence
MARCH 2, 2017
Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.
The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government Funded Science Into Real Businesses
MARCH 15, 2017
The Lean Startup isn't not just a series of techniques and tricks, but a fundamentally different way of thinking that can help anyone launch a new product or venture. Related posts: How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing
MARCH 27, 2017
Why do we keep doing more of the same things? Is it because they are familiar and easy? Is it because we are lazy? Or are we scared that if we try something new it might not work and we will look foolish?
Best Practices for Asking for Employee Ideas
MARCH 1, 2017
Creativity should be rewarded, but you need to ask for it. Can an employee ever offer you the unvarnished truth? Many of us would like to say yes, but stop and think back to the jobs you held before you took a leadership role.
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.
Innovation Metrics in Outcome-Based Culture
MARCH 3, 2017
One of the key objectives of the corporate innovation function is to build and manage the innovation funnel of ideas that will eventually become Horizon 2 & Horizon 3 products.
Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’
MARCH 22, 2017
This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas.
Offering You An Innovation Coaching Methodology
Guide 4 Innovating
MARCH 22, 2017
Coaching offers real benefits. For instance, in Leadership Coaching, the results offer an ROI on the initial investment of nearly SIX times on average.
The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human
MARCH 19, 2017
The key to winning in the new era of automation is not to eliminate people, but to put them at the center. Related posts: The Future Of Robots. Are Robots Really the Problem? Why The Future Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Case Study: How EDF Energy Improved Innovation by Focusing on Customer Centricity
Shetal Edwards, Head of Innovation Partnerships at EDF Energy, discusses how EDF Energy used ideation and collaboration to identify opportunities to improve customer experience and took action.