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The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Digital Tonto

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more. Related posts: How to Build an Innovative Culture. How To Build An Effective Culture. Building Creative Collaboration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How Google Innovates

Innovation Excellence

Steve Jobs built—and then revived—Apple by fusing technology with design. IBM has remained a top player in its industry for roughly a century by investing in research that is often a decade ahead of its time.

Improving Workforce Engagement in Your Purpose-Driven Workplace

IdeaScale

It’s clear that consumers care about quality and price when purchasing products and services. However, did you know that company reputation and social responsibility, rank immediately after those two 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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Common Innovation Pitfalls

IdeaScale

Recently, IdeaScale’s own Jeff Wong wrote about how he knows first-time innovators will be successful. Unfortunately, there’s also a flip side to that coin. Here are a handful of common mistakes I see first-time innovators making. No communications plan.

Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

It always catches you by surprise when one of the leading players within the innovation space makes a change. In this case, Innosight has been acquired by Huron , a fellow professional services firm, one that has the vast majority of their business in the United States.

The New Frontier of Blockchain Disruption

Rocketspace

First came Bitcoin, the controversial cryptocurrency invented by an anonymous coder in 2008. In the time since, Bitcoin has both surged in waves of enthusiasm and fought buffets of scandal. But even as Bitcoin itself has been slow to gain the traction it was predicted to have, the infrastructure created to support Bitcoin transactions has prospered: the blockchain.

3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible.

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.

5 Reasons Sustainability Drives Innovation

InnovationManagement

Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources.

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

Digital Tonto

A flash of insight will not make you Steve Jobs, it just means that you’ve recognized a pattern that may or may not really be there. Related posts: Platforms Are Eating The World. The Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How I Battle Distraction Sickness

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. According to a recent study, distraction as a result of the constant data deluge costs the U.S. economy $997 billion each year. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of wasted productivity that went down the drain.

Inside Four Decades of Breakthroughs at IBM Research

Innovation Excellence

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory.

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.

Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art

InnovationManagement

One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem.

Must-Watch In-Store Retail Tech for Corporate Innovators

Rocketspace

The e-commerce sector has seen unprecedented growth, but here's what may be a surprising figure: Americans still do over 90 percent of their shopping in physical stores. With this in mind, some of the top e-commerce companies, like Amazon and Warby Parker, have recently launched brick-and-mortar stores. Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Innovation Models Retail

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has been rapidly changing and much of its basics have been swallowed up by some newly defining frameworks that have raced up to the top of the innovation agenda. They have driven much of our thinking and reacting.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Tools to Boost Strategic Impact

BrainZooming

We have released a host of eBooks on strategic planning exercises and ideas to increase collaboration, creative thinking, alignment, and successful implementation.

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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.

Should I Tell That Joke at Work?

Michael Roberto

The Wall Street Journal has a nice summary of recent research on humor in the workplace written by scholars Alison Wood Brooks and T. Bradford Bitterly. The scholars point out some of the positive effects of humor in the workplace. For instance, they cite one study by Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock.

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3 Steps to Build a Strong Team

Daniel Burrus

An old cliché has it that there is no “I” in team. Like many well-worn phrases, that one holds a certain amount of truth—and not just in the literal spelling. In effect, a strong team emphasizes the group, not just one individual. The thinking is, when the team advances as a whole, so, too, does everyone within it. That begs a question: How do you build a team that is characterized by strong, coordinated teamwork?

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

We must continue to have faith and invest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Research and the Innovation of our Enterprises. They and the steady march of improvement are what will deliver a better future.

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future

Betterific

Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History. He is our design thinking guest blogger.

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.

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

Chuck Dymer co-facilitated a client’s internal management meeting with us recently. Chuck is the owner of Brilliance Activator , which helps leaders uncork the creative genius of their teams to improve products and processes, delight customers, and grow profits.

Creativity in the music spectrum, and how that translates to business

Idea to Value

As part of a big (secret) project I’m working on, I recently had a very interesting conversation with one of my colleagues, Peter Cook (previously interviewed on this Idea to Value Podcast). In it, we talked about the similarity between the different types of creativity which exist in the music industry, and how there are clear parallels to how many businesses operate and generate ideas.

Exploring the Power of Pause with Leadership Thought-Leader & Korn Ferry Senior Partner Kevin Cashman

InnovationManagement

In today’s episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, Kevin Cashman discusses with Mark the rationale and research behind "The Pause Principle," which aligns strongly with the notion of “creating space” explored by previous guests like David Allen, Lisa Bodell and Heiko Fischer, among others; about Kevin’s new interest in the concept of “story mastery”; and finally some fresh insights into the qualities of a great versus a good leader.

Skills, Attitudes and Habits that Make Us Better Leaders

Rmukesh Gupta

We all know (either by experience or by research) that people who like us and trust us are much more likely to work with us or refer us or our services to their peers, friends and social circles.

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.

Strategic Planning Activities – Preparing Mini-Plans for Uncertainty

BrainZooming

Every organization faces challenging, completely unexpected situations. It could be a surprise competitive move , an unanticipated external event, or a new type of internal crisis demanding attention. Some organizations stumble in these situations.

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Why Less is More: Product Strategy

Innovation Excellence

Anxiety floods the boardroom, the conference rooms, every decision. Costs are rising. Returns are flat. Margins are thinning. Now, private label competitors are beating us in every area: technology, price, placement, design and sales.

Dismantle the business model.

Mike Shipulski

When companies want to innovate, there are three things they can change – products, services and business models. Products are usually the first, second and third priorities, services, though they have a tighter connection with customer and are more lasting and powerful, sadly, are fourth priority.

PBTO52: Good Marketing Opens Minds and Good Sales Closes Deals – Krishnan Chatterjee

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show: . In this episode, we host Krishnan Chatterjee. He is a musician and a marketer. He heads marketing for SAP Indian sub-continent. He stumbled his way through IIM-A into the corporate jungle.

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.