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Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

It is often assumed that people don’t like change, when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It’s why we take vacations and crave travel, because we want and need change.

Do you know your innovation fitness?

Paul Hobcraft

We seem to be facing a more Darwinian World. I’d suggest that today innovation is caught up in the survival race, where the bolder ones are more innovation fit and pulling further ahead.

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Innovation FOMO and FOMAD

Jeffrey Phillips

Today, memes enter and leave the lexicon so quickly that I almost hesitate to use newly coined words or phrases, in fear that they may have already become passe. So you can imagine my trepidation in using FOMO - the "fear of missing out" - when writing about innovation.

The Push Pull of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Do you remember playing tug-of-war as a kid? It was a game of two teams holding on to either side of a rope, and each team had to try to pull the other over a line down the middle. When it comes to change and innovation, that’s exactly what happens individually, in our teams, and.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

3 Problems with Token ‘Head of Innovation’ Roles

Collectivecamp

When our car breaks down, we call a mechanic.When our bathroom is flooded, we call a plumber

Sorting through Ideas: Challenges and Opportunities

IdeaScale

Set up idea criteria to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. If innovation were easy, we wouldn’t need to create teams of talented individuals and task them with working at it. In fact, innovation is full of challenges and pitfalls.

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Centralized vs. Embedded Innovation: Which is Right for Your Organization?

Innovation Leader

Jennifer Kirby, a former Managing Director on the innovation team at Hyatt Hotels, lays out the advantages of centralizing innovation versus embedding it within teams

25 of the Best Books on Innovation

Viima

Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning. Leadership Innovation

Six Important Questions for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Here are six important questions for innovation: 1. What’s the Distinctive Value Proposition? The new offering must help the customer make progress. How does the customer benefit? How is their life made easier? How does this compare to the existing offerings? Summarize the difference on one page.

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone else in the world. Prof Firestien has a new book coming out called Create in a Flash: A Leader’s Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

How to Achieve Repeatable Innovation: A Chat with Spotless

IdeaScale

Innovation is about teamwork at Spotless. Would you ever think that you’d have a grounds person pitching an executive director asking for money?” asks Bridie Scott, Innovation Manager at Spotless.

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Top Posts of 2019

Digital Tonto

2019 was a big year for me personally. I finally published my book, Cascades, a project I had been working on for 15 years, about how to create transformational change. The book has its roots in my. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Actions, Motivations, and Trust

Innovation Excellence

(Excerpt from my upcoming book The Book of Trust): One element of personal shared values is encompassed in the why we are taking action, and what action we choose to take. Imagine two people as in the image below.

How Is Digital Innovation Changing Marketing?

InnovationManagement

In 2013, Adobe conducted a comprehensive research study and found that 76% of marketers believe that marketing changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50. Digital technologies were changing rapidly, impacting how marketers build their strategies and market to their audiences.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Josh Folk: Life Lessons for Continual Innovation

IdeaScale

Josh Folk has turned the study and practice of innovation strategy into a multimillion-dollar business, helping millions of users across the world to grow and evolve with IdeaScale.

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Visual Search

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From Amazon to Pinterest, the entire e-commerce ecosystem is making the switch. Innovation Now

Time Travel Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Is it really possible to travel back in time? What about traveling into the future, have we finally figured out how to do that?

Failure: The Other F-Word

Innovation Leader

Innovators often repeat the mantra, “Fail fast, fail cheap.” But is that the right approach to projects that flop

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

The Four Forms of Crowdsourcing

InnovationManagement

There are four ways to crowdsource answers to your innovation challenges: garden variety crowdsourcing, distant expert sourcing, expert targeting, and force multiplying. The post The Four Forms of Crowdsourcing appeared first on Innovation Management.

3 Noteworthy Continuous Improvement Books from 2019

Kainexus

Every year, the collective wisdom about how to lead organizations and engage in continuous improvement continues to grow. Many of the core principles remain unchanged, but new ways of thinking about how we get close to perfection emerge, and new voices add their insight to the conversation.

Why Most Corporate Innovation Programs Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed)

Innovation Excellence

Today, everybody needs to innovate. So it shouldn’t be surprising that corporate innovation programs have become wildly popular. There is an inherent tradeoff between innovation and the type of optimization that operational executives excel at.

New York Roundtable Hosted by Tiffany & Co.

Innovation Leader

In December, we brought together innovation and R&D leaders from large organizations at Tiffany & Co.’s s headquarters to discuss building a system to support innovation at scale

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

10 Ways Medical Innovation will Transform Our Lives Over the Next Decade

InnovationManagement

Emerging technologies look set to transform the healthcare industry. In this year's Global Innovation Index, Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores some of the innovations that could have the biggest impact in the next decade.

From Ambivalence to Action: Leadership Lessons from Motivational Interviewing

Kainexus

One of the things we love doing most is providing the continuous improvement community with more resources and opportunities to learn.

The Future of Smart Cities

Innovation Excellence

I’m sitting here in a large convention center in Los Angeles about to deliver the closing keynote at the Southern California Public Power Authority annual conference.

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work to Increase Productivity

Tullio Siragusa

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work to Increase Productivity. Mindfulness is retaining a moment by moment awareness of our thoughts, senses, and surrounding environment. Awareness and attention are at the core of mindfulness, and it also includes active observation without judgements of memories, and personal experiences. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune with what we are sensing in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or fearing the future.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

How to Build an Enterprise Leadership Team

CMOE

10 Quick Tips for Avoiding Distractions at Work

Collectivecamp

In a world of push notifications, email, instant messaging, and shrinking office space, we’re becoming increasingly distracted at work

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How Artificial Intelligence Spurs Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

Is Your Writing Style Color-by-Numbers or Puzzle-Assembly?

Stephen Shapiro

There are two different ways to write a book. Be sure to choose the best one for your style… Writing a book can be intimidating. For some, it may seem like an insurmountable endeavor. But I assure you it is not. Over the years I’ve met hundreds of authors.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.