Sat.Feb 25, 2017 - Fri.Mar 03, 2017

How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO

Innovation Excellence

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.

Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas

IdeaScale

Innovation leaders must master a wide range of skills in order to enhance the innovation potential of their teams. Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business.

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If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there is no one true path to innovation. You need to define your own innovation playbook based your strategy, capabilities and culture. Related posts: How Innovation Really. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

New and Classic Corporate Innovation Books To Read in 2017

Rocketspace

One of the few things that seems as rapid as the pace of innovation is the number of books coming each year to talk about it. It's a rare executive who has time to even check out the reviews of the hundreds of titles published each year, much less read more than a handful of business books. Trends Leadership Good Reads Innovation Models

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

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Can Uber Recover?

Michael Roberto

By now, everyone has read about the serious problems at Uber. On February 19, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post in which she described serious transgressions by managers at the firm, including sexual harassment. Soon, newspaper accounts documented a culture that appeared to be out of control. CEO Travis Kalanick has tried to address the situation, though his early moves have been met with criticism.

The Eight Attributes of Bottom-Up Innovation Leaders

InnovationManagement

Bottom-up innovation is fueled by many ideas initiated by employees, as opposed to top-down innovation, which is fueled by a strong vision - often by the company’s founder. Bottom-up innovation leaders are entrepreneurial, supported by management’s emphasis on creativity and a can-do culture, and often share these eight attributes.

Is Innovation Just a Buzzword?

IdeaScale

I moved to the Bay Area three years ago for an exciting new job with IdeaScale. From the first week in town I was meeting new people constantly—people here really love networking. It was amazing, it was exciting, it was … endless.

Connectivity and IoT Disruption: Optimizing Logistics and Enabling Smart Trade

Rocketspace

The consumer trend in connected devices is all about connected cars, smart homes and cities — like fridges that order milk when it runs out and voice assistants that control home heating systems. But the Internet of Things (IoT) also has big things to offer to enterprises, particularly in logistics and trade. Here are some of the IoT and connectivity trends from RocketSpace's 2017 Disruption Report. Trends Logistics Internet of Things (IoT

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.

Obsession: The Difference Between Good and Great

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Survival in the 21st century demands a ceaseless obsession with your customers and with the possibilities that new technologies can offer them. When hiring or collaborating, we want to work with the most talented people.

Change Management and the Structure of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Often innovation is cast in the minds as a pure product related process. Apple’s iPod to iPhone to iPad, for example, is, perhaps, a perfect reflection of how most people would define innovation. But innovation doesn’t have to be limited to product design and new product ranges.

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager

Rmukesh Gupta

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager by Mukesh Gupta.

Intrapreneurial Success: Leading Disruption, Managing Change

InnovationManagement

Embracing an intrapreneurial mindset, which intentionally disrupts things from the inside out and often from the bottom up, is a radical concept for companies that thrive on stability and predictability.

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.

A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues

BrainZooming

Talking with a client team about facilitating its strategic planning process , we discussed why completed strategic plans sit on shelves. There are multiple reasons for this unfortunate situation. I think an important reason is when a strategic planning process focuses on the wrong issues.

Technology’s Moral Crisis

Digital Tonto

It is never enough to simply charge boldly forward, we also need to stop every once in a while and think about where we are going. Related posts: Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Lessons in Leadership from An Elephant, A Rhino and A Penguin

Rmukesh Gupta

Lessons from an elephant, a rhino and a penguin by Mukesh Gupta. I came across this video from the FilmBilder channel (they were part of my 20 insanely interesting people I found in 2016 ) on YouTube, that symbolises what we see in and around us – at work and at home.

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Inspiration Comes from Anywhere

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. A common innovation challenge inside established organizations is the Not Invented Here syndrome , where you block ideas that come from outside the four walls of your organization; denying yourself of inspiration and a fresh perspective.

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.

36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities

BrainZooming

Yesterday, we identified the six types of strategic planning process activities we use to design a client’s strategic thinking workshop.

Disturbing Finding on Happiness

Michael Roberto

Knowledge@Wharton reports on the intriguing, but perhaps rather disturbing, findings of Professor Maurice Schweitzer's latest research. Schweitzer has studied how people perceive others who appear to be very happy people. He explains the conclusions from the research: The pursuit of happiness is deeply embedded in our national thinking. Yet sometimes people who are very happy are exactly the kinds of people who are exploited.

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The Tale of Amar, Akbar, Anthony and What They All Need to Succeed

Rmukesh Gupta

Three Friends. Meet three friends – Amar, Akbar & Anthony. Amar is an entrepreneur. He thinks that he is unemployable and wants to always remain his own boss. He is self-driven, creative, knows what he wants and has the ability to inspire people.

From Human Resources to Resourceful Humans

InnovationManagement

In his talk at TEDx Koeln, Heiko Fischer builds a strong case for turning Human Resources on its head by enabling employees to become resourceful humans instead. He argues that businesses should be designed around a network of entrepreneurial teams contributing autonomously to the best interest of its customers. Fischer's company, Resourceful Humans was awarded the Management Innovation Award for enabling democratic entrepreneurship at HAUFE.

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.

Your lazy brain: Why thinking is actually uncomfortable

Idea to Value

A fantastic video by Veritasium which shows how your brain usually reacts instinctively, because that is more energy efficient that actually working on a challenge.

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Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line

Taivara

Software Design & Delivery. Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line. Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line.  Out with the Old. A Fortune 500 financial services firm came to us to solve a problem.

What Keep us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome It?

Rmukesh Gupta

What Stops Us from Living Upto Our Potential and How to Overcome the same by Mukesh Gupta. Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson are documentary filmmakers based in Gothenburg, Sweden, who have worked together since 2013.

Disrupting 21st Century Corporate Learning

Innovation Excellence

Our research indicates that business enterprises globally have the opportunity to meet the needs of the modern learner by responding strategically, and speedily to the diverse and complex range of trends impacting corporate learning.

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.

Innovation failing to deliver

OVO Innovation

In what should come as no surprise to many of us working in the innovation space, a McKinsey study revealed in October 2016 that 84% of CEOs think innovation is important for their growth. This is not new news and is actually a substantial increase from previous surveys conducted by BCG and others, where the numbers routinely suggested that anywhere from 66% to 75% of CEOs thought innovation was important. The real news that McKinsey released has to do with results.

Podcast #009 – Paul Hobcraft on the Three Horizons Framework

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak to innovation expert Paul Hobcraft. Paul is the founder of Agility Innovation and is well known for his insights into the Three Horizons Framework. In today’s episode, we talk about: Why executives need coaching on innovation (05:35). Why senior leaders often feel like they need to start from the beginning with innovation (07:35). What has changed in innovation over the past few years, divergence and convergence (11:15).

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Corporate Branding Decisions – You Gotta Get Physical

BrainZooming

I long ago learned an important lesson about corporate branding decisions : no matter how many intriguing, mentally-engaging brand strategy conversations you have among senior executives, those conversations NEVER lead to final decisions.

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Storytelling for Product Management and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

To learn more about the value of storytelling and using it to share ideas and persuade others to join you, I spoke with Michael Margolis. He is the CEO and founder of Get Storied, which serves leaders, innovators, and trailblazers who have a world-changing agenda.

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.