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How to Practice The Art of The Possible

Game-Changer

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.

Is ‘Jobs to be Done’ the Road Map for Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, ably assisted by three acolytes, Hall, Dillon and Duncan. It is an important work which makes some big claims.

The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human

Digital Tonto

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! ]].

Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition

Exago

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.

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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Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’

InnovationManagement

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

Coaching offers real benefits. For instance, in Leadership Coaching, the results offer an ROI on the initial investment of nearly SIX times on average.

Innovation is about finding and discovering

OVO Innovation

I've been thinking a lot about the challenges that midsized and larger companies face when trying to do more innovation. It's not a secret that they need to do more innovation; everyone knows this. It's not really a secret what innovation is, or what the potential benefits might look like. We've seen the results of good innovation in the marketplace.

Building a Culture that Thrives on Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

We are living in an age of disruption, where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to ensure your organization's survival and sustainability.

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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.

What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?

InnovationManagement

An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value. Strategies communications crowdsourcing engagement failure innovation metrics moderation Success

8 Advantages of Using Cloud-based Software Services

Ideanote

8 advantages of using cloud-based software services . The advantages of using cloud-based software services is constantly increasing. As digitalization is still talk-of-the-town, we thought it would be appropiate to provide you with some quick insights: You can focus on your own expertise.

Open Innovation: Your Guide to Harnessing and Managing the Best Ideas

IdeaScale

If you’re tired of not being able to compete with bigger companies in your industry due to a lack of research and development (R&D) budget, the good news is that’s no longer a problem.

Why We Need T-Shaped Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Big disruptive innovations don’t usually come from experts in the field. Max Planck, the famous physicist famously quipped that “science advances one funeral at a time”, and in some ways, you can argue that this applies equally to innovation.

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.

What's the Best Incentive Compensation Strategy for Salespeople?

Michael Roberto

Harvard Business School Professors Doug Chung and Das Narayandas have conducted an interesting new study about compensation schemes for salespeople. They conducted a field experiment with a Swedish electronics retailer. The firm used a monthly quota system to motivate and reward salespeople. The scholars tested the effect of shifting to a daily quota system. What did they find? Overall revenue increased with the installation of a daily quota system.

My inspiration as CEO comes from HBR 2016 #1 CEO

Ideanote

The success of a CEO comes from harvesting the seeds planted by his predecessor. It is a CEO’s job to sow the seeds, so your successor reaps the benefit of your efforts. This is what sunk in when I read an interview of Lars Rebien Sørensen, who 2016 was best performing CEO according to HBR.

Comment on The Carrot or Stick? Conventional Wisdom May be Wrong by Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro

Absolutely. I remember many years back I was awarded a large contract with a client. Let’s just say I was paid $100. This was more money than I thought I would get for this work. I would have been happy if I got paid $70 for it. I hired a contractor to do some work for the client. Their work was $20 and the client paid it. In the end, the contractor’s work was subpar, so to make sure my client was happy, I paid them them $20 from my pocket.

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Innovators to Watch 2017

InnovationManagement

Alongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance , we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact. They are the companies that are inventing new technologies, applying new business models and creating value in new ways that may well have significant global influence in the years ahead.

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.

Great Interview Question!

Michael Roberto

On Friday, I moderated a panel discussion at Bryant University's 20th Annual Women's Summit. One audience member asked the panelists to describe their favorite interview question. Gerardine Ferlins, founder and CEO of Cirtronics (a contract manufacturer based in New Hampshire), explained her favorite line of inquiry. She asks job candidates to think of someone that they admire professionally. perhaps a former manager or colleague.

Lessons from Monet: Impressions of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I did not set out to chronicle the innovative characteristics of the great painters (my previous writing was on Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings), yet somehow I ended up following precisely that path as I read a new book by Ross King on Claude Monet’s famous Water Lilies.

Comment on The Carrot or Stick? Conventional Wisdom May be Wrong by Katja Cahoon

Stephen Shapiro

Wonderful article, Steve! Objectively, you’d think that winning 25 cents would have the same magnitude of effect as losing 25 cents, but that’s not what we find.” Kahneman writes beautifully about this in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow: In behavioral economics losses loom larger than gains, sometimes to the point of very irrational behavior

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Free Online Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017

Idea Champions

Here's Nick Skillicorn introducing the upcoming, online Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017. I am happy to announce that I will be one of the 45 presenters. My topic? The power of storytelling to spark innovation. Zippo. Zilch. Click here to register. Summit begins on April 2. MitchDitkoff.com.

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.

5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Employee Engagement, Collaboration and Retention

InnovationManagement

In today’s workplace, technological innovation is key to retaining your best talent. From telecommuting, to growth and career development, to improved communication and collaboration, and beyond, there are myriad ways you can keep your employees happy and productive. Organization & Culture cloud collaboration employee engagement employee satisfaction project management technology telecommunication

Helpful tips on running your next innovation project from Idea Hunt

IdeaHunt

Innovation Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum Helpful tips on running your next innovation project from Idea Hunt Like many corporate initiatives, innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum, on it’s own. The very nature of an innovation project compels it to be something that will move a large corporation forward, or in a new direction. Innovation […]. Corporate Innovation

Data Gathers in a Cloud. It Takes off from the Edge

Daniel Burrus

In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications and connected sensors, what we call Internet of Things (IoT), is rapidly becoming an example of too much of a good thing. Fortunately, edge computing can help make that wealth of data a good deal more usable.

The Creative Process

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post.

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.

A Modern Reading of Drucker’s Classic “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

InnovationManagement

Peter Drucker wrote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the 1980s as a book that for the first time put innovation as a regular management tool, side-by-side with strategy and operations in a managed business. It offers little mystification of the term "innovation" and there is much of a practical approach to where innovation is made or might be made. Book Reviews book review entrepreneurship innovation Peter Drucker

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Storytelling is a Powerful Way to Transmit Tacit Knowledge

Idea Champions

My book on storytelling. MitchDitkoff.com

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Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary

IdeaScale

If you’ve been following IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards , you know that this year saw some really thrilling innovation come from some unexpected places.

Identifying Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation

Strategos

Innovation that challenges well established industry business models promises opportunity for some and instills fear in others. We are drawn to stories of entrepreneurs who came up with brilliant ideas that disrupted the existing “rules of the game” by which industry players compete with one another.

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.