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Why Innovation Takes More Than Genius

Digital Tonto

The truth is that genius can be exceptionally fragile. Making a breakthrough takes more than talent. It requires a mixture of talent, luck and an ecosystem of support to make an idea into something. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Five Ways Procrastination Spurs Innovation


It’s odd that we act like everything has to be done at top speed, no stops, no hesitation, and no drifting of focus. Imagine if we cooked everything at the highest heat possible, drove with our foot to the floor, or said everything as loudly as we could, all the time.

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Time for a new C-suite officer?

The Future Shapers

As we come out of one global, life-changing crisis, we find ourselves staring at the same old climate change crisis that is creeping ever onwards towards another disaster. Maybe it is time to think about how we tackle this problem.

Why its Important to Give Innovators a Stake in Innovation Success


To build a portfolio of innovation projects, companies need people that have an entrepreneurial mindset. This is different from the managerial mindset that is needed from people working on your portfolio of existing businesses.

Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

Innovation Excellence

Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective.

Can Creativity Be Learned? 5 Best Practices to Fuel Innovation


Do you possess a creative and innovative mindset? Some people think these traits are innate while others are convinced they can be learned. Evidence shows these are teachable behaviors. Innovation research reveals only 25-40% of innovation comes from genes.

Can Online Meetings Ever Surpass Face-to-Face?

Innovation Leader

“Hey, you’re on mute!” “Can Can you see my screen?” Jean-Marc Frangos, a former innovation SVP at British Telecom, assesses the world of today’s online meetings — and what may come next

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Podcast S4E70: Pete Newell – How to manage an innovation pipeline

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Pete Newell, Founder of BMNT. We speak about how to align innovation strategy with operations in large organisations.

Diversity Matters: Why Genuine Inclusion Is Essential to True Innovation


Diversity is a crucial component of a successful innovation strategy. It drives market growth and helps everyone in the workplace embrace different ideas. According to research on how diversity can drive innovation, there are two types of diversity: inherent and acquired.

A Brief Introduction to 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing


Lean Thinking , by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, covers the five principles of Lean manufacturing. Truly remarkable.


Innovation in China with Fabernovel

Rapid Innovation in digital time

How innovation in China differentiates from the US, and Europe? Brilliant Project Director Katherine Wang from Fabernovel helps us to understand what is at stake. Creativity Innovation China Fabernovel Katherine Wang

Building trust and personal connections in the Low Touch Economy

Board of Innovation

The last few months were not easy for any professional who, in normal times, relies on being close with their customer. E.g. Sales representatives, fundraisers, recruiters. and still are, reinventing how to do business. We collected plenty of feedback from different industries.

Focus Through Crisis: Find out how different organizations are responding to COVID-19

Cascade Strategy

We recently sent a survey to our readers, asking them to share some experiences of how their organizations have responded to the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog post, we will share some of their insights

Make It a CI-nch


Cinch. ?sinch. sinch. Noun. : A thing done with ease : A secure grip : A certainty to happen. Verb. : To make certain : To fasten tight. Improvement work doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, the intent of the thinking and methods is to provide some sense of security and increase your certainty.

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Atelier Louis Zéro: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Louis Zero is a strategic design workshop, and not a digital agency. Strategic design stands for shaping impactful products, services and business models. As a workshop, it's open to all, from debates and meetings to playground for companies.

Broadcast industry lessons in the time of coronavirus

Board of Innovation

When the Coronavirus pandemic forced many entertainment and broadcasting agencies to suspend operations and they were forced to innovate on the fly.

Virtual Vs In-Person Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: The current pandemic has definitely changed the way we organize ourselves and our meetings. This large scale experiment has also shown that work from anywhere is a going to be a distinct reality in most of our lives (unless it cant be).

Change Management Tips for Leaders


People react very positively to the concept of continuous improvement. They are a little less enthusiastic when it is framed as constant change. But, of course, improvement requires change. Our clients who’ve done it successfully have shared their best ideas for how to get there.

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The Evolution of Online & On-Campus Education

Innovation Leader

Sian Beilock of Barnard College and Adam Medros of edX discuss how their organizations have pivoted to address the challenges that COVID-19 has created for higher education

The elusive innovation strategy

The Future Shapers

Who would’ve thought that combining two vague terms would result in an even vaguer phrase? Fortunately, they are vague mostly due to ignorance and negligence, so let’s shine some light on them. The post The elusive innovation strategy appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture


Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture. “Hi, Hi, I am Johanna, Innovation Manager at WhatAVenture. I have been with WhatAVenture since 2018, and I am excited to give you a little insight into the job of an Innovation Manager.“. Ever wondered what it means to work at WhatAVenture?

How to Effectively Manage Change as a Team

Tullio Siragusa

How to Effectively Manage Change as a Team. Change is a constant phenomenon. Small changes occur every day. In the workplace changes are efficiently catered to by an active leadership environment. From time to time organizations have to adapt to major changes. A leadership change, a reorganization, a merger or acquisition, and or a pandemic can have catastrophic impact on people’s lives when managed poorly.

Ways We Innovate: 60 Uses In Two Minutes


They say that good artists borrow, but great artists steal, so consider this taken from the great dancer, Twyla Tharp. In her book, The Creative Habit, she outlined a creativity exercise which she asked her students to go through to help them break through their barriers of conformity.

Seeing Opportunity in Crisis

Innovators Alliance

Business leaders have been thrust into a crisis that has forced them to deal with unforeseen challenges at an accelerated timeline outside of their control.

Open X: the path to the decentralization in the financial sector


The rules of the financial market are changing, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise. We have already touched on the regulation of Open Banking and its pillars. The cycle from Run the Bank to Change of Bank and how important it is to monitor these transitions to stay competitive.

Can a crisis accelerate the use of digital tools? - Example of the regional French bank “Crédit Agricole Provence Côte d'Azur”, part of Credit Agricole Group


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#1,819 – Week In Review

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A quick look at everything that tickled my fancy this past week: 6 in 1 Tent: Here’s something that is an immediate must have for outdoor enthusiasts: a 6 in 1 tent/hammock combination that will absolutely blow your mind.

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Navigating Priority Changes: C-Suite Zoom

Innovation Leader

This exercise from our “Navigating Priority Changes at Your Company” workshop describes how to create a stronger connection to your senior leadership

What is education for?

The Future Shapers

What is the future of education? Dr Richard Hames has been involved in education for a long time and is of the opinion that things need to change drastically, and soon. The post What is education for? appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Agility Future Thinking

Our new normal: how we have responded to these strange times.

Focused Momentum

Welcome to our new conference room, playground, living room, gym, and oh yeah, COVID-veggie-garden. Like many of you, we have been struggling to figure out how to prevail during these stranger-than-strange times. Normally our business cycle has a consistent seasonality.

#1,812 – Notable Quotable, Part 2

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A random collection of some of the best COVID-19 and 2020 related memes, tweets, soundbites and jokes currently making the rounds on the inter-webs over the last week. Because sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry: Another crazy week is in the books.


Navigating Priority Changes: Ranking Initiatives

Innovation Leader

The second exercise from our “Navigating Priority Changes at Your Company” workshop presents a two-by-two that helps teams rank their priorities. Watch the video above for a detailed explanation from session leader Brant Cooper

7 steps to implement Data Science in your company


Data Science is about mining large amounts of structured and unstructured data to identify patterns that can help an organization control costs, increase efficiency, recognize new market opportunities, and increase the organization’s competitive advantage.

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Pulse of Innovation: Innovating through a Crisis


Every so often we ask our community to sound off on popular topics in innovation and share their best tips, tricks, and advice in hopes that their answers may inspire others in the field.

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Running a Zoom Workshop? Here’s What You Need to Know


8 lessons that will make your transition to online workshops a little easier


Navigating Priority Changes at Your Company

Innovation Leader

Innovation teams are facing budget cuts and changes in strategy. Brant Cooper shares how teams can navigate priority changes and get inside the minds of senior leaders

Design Thinking the Employee Experience

While every workplace is unique, many organizations face common challenges in areas such as internal communication, employee engagement, and organizational culture.