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Be Unpredictable – Surprise your Customers and Competitors

Destination Innovation

Boy Browning. Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896 – 1965) was known as ‘Boy’ Browning. He served in the British Army with distinction in the First World War. He was promoted to Adjutant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

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Purpose as a Way of Business

IdeaScale

Purpose offers a distinct advantage to organizations that have a clear mission and work to serve that mission. Not only does organizational purpose build clarity and drive company direction, but having a clear company purpose also turns company employees into better employees.

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4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Innovation Excellence

In the late 1960’s, Gary Starkweather had a serious spat with his boss. As an engineer in Xerox’s long-range xerography unit, he saw that laser printing could be a huge business opportunity.

Is Your Team Proficient in the 3 Cs of Innovation?

InnovationManagement

When leaders foster a culture of innovation, they enable their teams to be creative, flexible problem-solvers who thrive in the face of change. But what is a culture of innovation? And how does a leader begin to foster one? Building a culture of innovation originates with embracing The 3 Cs: critical thinking, curiosity, and customer-centric design. Creative Leadership Enabling Factors

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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Beyond Moore’s Law

Daniel Burrus

Mark Twain was once quoted as saying that the reports of his death “had been greatly exaggerated.” That, in fact, was an out-and-out misquote—an obvious mistake.

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Innovation in Practice

Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why.

Time, Energy and Attention Are The Only Things We Invest That We Can’t Get Back

Game-Changer

Here’s a typical scenario… You’re an employee at a large organization, have been there for a while. You see opportunities to make things better, you talk to people, some doors open then they close. You’re frustrated because you can’t make progress.

The Benefits of Being Unpredictable

Innovation Excellence

Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896 – 1965) was known as ‘Boy’ Browning. He served in the British Army with distinction in the First World War. He was promoted to Adjutant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

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.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Innovation SOP: Driving Corporate Innovation by Bettering Employee Engagement

Qmarkets

Qmarkets' Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

Customer Co-Creation: How Producers Can Benefit From Their Customers’ Creativity

Innocentive

The model of production most established companies will be familiar with involves a series of basic steps. Beginning with market research – to identify gaps and test ideas – new products and services then move through phases that include research and development, creation and manufacture, and launch. The drivers are external and each element of the process is protected. However, this model is changing.

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Seven Valuable Lessons from a New Amazonian

Innovation Excellence

It has been just over 100 days since I began my new role at Amazon Web Services (AWS). I have received hundreds of LinkedIn questions, Facebook comments, and even DMs on Twitter asking what it is really like on the “inside” of one of the world’s most innovative companies. Here are 7 of the most.

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.

How I Won a Contract from AT&T By Teaching One Man to Juggle

Idea Champions

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a good story is worth a million. Here's a five-minute story about how the company I co-founded, Idea Champions , won a large contract from AT&T by teaching the Director of Training and Development how to juggle in five minutes.

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you may know we’ve been relentlessly highlighting the importance of organizational ambidexterity as vital requirement for modern dual corporate innovation approaches.

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy

BrainZooming

How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? In an a mid-August 2017 article in The Wall Street Journal , Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, Inc.,

Can you really engineer an open culture?

Hype

The idea that an open culture can be engineered or that cultural change can be outsourced is tempting.

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.

Can You Present Naked Like a Master?

Innovation Excellence

One of the most critical skills you need to master as an entrepreneur is presenting in front of groups. I’m still amazed when I see an otherwise engaging and passionate entrepreneur suddenly switch off their charm and go into presentation mode when they get up onto a stage.

This Company Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

Digital Tonto

If they are successful, the business of making things will never be the same. Related posts: How Open Data for Science Will Change How Businesses Compete. How Data Will Transform Science. If Big. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Watch These 3 Videos To Expand Your Perspective On How Technology Drives The Next Economy

Game-Changer

A number of emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy in the next 10 to 20 years, changing the way we do just about everything ; and it’s already happening.

Customer Experience Strategy – 3 Steps to Developing Consistent Processes

BrainZooming

Talking with another organization’s leaders, I started probing about their work processes. My suspicion (which proved correct) was they didn’t have formal processes to dependably produce their best work every time.

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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.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need as an Innovator

Innovation Excellence

Over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know, or at least have an opinion upon.

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Michael Roberto

University of Chicago Professor Sanjog Misra commented to the business school's magazine about the problem of analysis paralysis. Professor Misra offered an interesting perspective on how to avoid this classic decision trap. He teaches a class focused on the use of algorithms and data analysis in marketing. Misra argued that you have to be very clear about the question you are trying to answer BEFORE you begin your analysis.

The Three Rs of Innovation – Risk, Reward, and Resources

Mike Shipulski

Is it innovation or continuous improvement or is it innovation? Is it regular innovation or disruptive innovation? Is it new enough or too new? These questions are worse than meaningless as they suck emotional energy from the organization and divert emotional energy from the business objective.

How Writing Makes You More Successful

Faisal Hoque

Writing allows you to explore who you are. It's a way to revisit the past, connect with the present, and draw a map for the future. homepage-recent Life's Journey business insider creativity Entrepreneurship Faisal Hoque Growth Inspiration Journey Life

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.

What Capabilities Do You Need to Win?

Innovation Excellence

You’ve got a winning aspiration. You’ve chosen where to play, and how to win. Now: what capabilities must you have in place to enable you to win where you’ve chosen to play?

What percentage of your brain do you really use?

Idea to Value

We have all heard the myth that we only use 10% of our brains. But how close is this to reality? It would be more accurate to say that we only use between 1% – 16% of our brain, at any one time.

The Top 10 Reasons Why the Top 10 Reasons Don't Matter

Idea Champions

Reason is highly over-rated. If you need more data to prove your point, you'll never have enough data to prove your point. Analysis paralysis. You're going to follow your gut, anyway. By the time you put your business case together, the market has passed you by.

Generation Z and innovation in the workplace

Exago

Gen Zers are part of a generation that is global, social, visual and technological. They are the most connected, educated and sophisticated generation ever. The post Generation Z and innovation in the workplace appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights engagement innovation management innovation-tips

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.