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Learning a new innovation language

Paul Hobcraft

We all in the middle of a re-orientation of our ways to undertake innovation as a process and in its design. The past belief that a product was your island and pathway to secured profits no longer works. We are learning to connect in completely different ways.

How GE Got Disrupted

Digital Tonto

If you don't explore, you won't discover. If you don't discover you won't invent. And if you don't invent, you will be disrupted. Related posts: The Silver Bullet Myth. Why Managers Now Need To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation. The Innovation Manager

Can Ideation Build Community


Ideas pull us together. The history of communities shows they’re formed around ideas. Those ideas can be anything from colonizing space to just the idea that this particular place on the ocean would make a good port, but underlying any community is a strong idea.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

The Four Steps to Building A Culture Of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A Culture Of Innovation doesn’t just happen. It has to be built. Here’s How. I’ve often had CEOs tell me, “I want to build a culture of innovation. Can you come in and put one in place?”

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Step 4: Overcoming fears over cost-cutting within your innovation agenda


Typically, cost-cutting is an expression that frightens employees. It often suggests salary reductions, job cuts and increased individual workload. When introduced in your innovation agenda, you should thus ensure that both real needs and strategy are understood across the organisation, consistently framing any cost-cutting goals. The post Step 4: Overcoming fears over cost-cutting within your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago.

Last Day to Submit to the CEC’s Youth for Innovation Challenge


Last year, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation launched a fantastic challenge with inspiring results. Youth from across North America shared incredible ideas that included creating concrete from recycled plastic or powering grocery stores on food waste, and more.

Changing Corporate Culture to Encourage More Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I’ve written and spoken about the importance of corporate culture and its impact on innovation over the last 15 years or so.

Why are some people creative and others not?

Michael Michalko

The key question isn’t “Why are some people creative and others not?” It is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where and how was our potential lost? How was it crippled? Why does education inhibit creativity? Why can’t educators foster more creativity instead of less?

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Is your creative leadership style hopeful?


I have (finally) written a book on creative leadership. We’re wrapping it up in the coming weeks. The book, Idea Magnets – 7 Strategies for Cultivating & Attracting Creative Business Leaders , emerged from my experiences working with and knowing Idea Magnets throughout my career.

Essential Reading for CEO’s and Leaders

3Q Leadership Blog

Post Views = 1489 The following list is a must-read compendium of thought leadership, and evergreen content in NEED to know and follow areas like: General Leadership, Servant Leadership, Management, Communication, Collaboration, Social Media-New Media, Character as a Competitive Advantage, Melding of Public, Private and NGO Service and Work, Life as Art. The author of this list […].

Submit your work: 2018 World Creativity and Innovation Day

Innovation Excellence

Show your presence and support for new thinking and new futures by celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15-21 every year. You can add your celebration/activity on our site for the world to see. Creativity education Innovation Inspiration People & Skills

The Decline of CDs and PCs – Trends Affect Us All More Than We Think

Adam Hartung

Streaming music replaced music on CD in about 10 years. Most people saw the trend. CDs are recycled as clocks. Today, laptops and the operating systems are undergoing a similar disruption. Is your portfolio up-to-date?

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

32 Steps for Corporate Innovation…you won’t believe what happens next!

Grasshopper Herder

The ultimate one-size-fits-all guide to corporate innovation. The post 32 Steps for Corporate Innovation…you won’t believe what happens next! appeared first on Innovation Ecosystem Lean Startup Innovation lean startup


Strengthen Your Organizational Identity 3 Ways


I lector at several different Catholic parishes around town (since, as one priest put it, I’m a Roamin’ Catholic ). One parish provides an annual guide to the primary Bible readings included at mass.

Innovate Like a (Monarch) Butterfly

Innovation Excellence

I spent some time last year visiting a butterfly sanctuary in the cloud forest near Mashpi, Ecuador.

How to Avoid a Cliff

Mike Shipulski

Much like living organisms continually evolve to secure their place in the future, technological systems can be thought to display similar evolutionary behavior. Viruses mutate so some of them can defeat the countermeasures of their host and live to fight another day.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Technology is No Longer Something Left To Specialists


What does the leader of the future look like? He / she is a hybrid: technologist, empath and capitalist. No longer are those roles separate, they’re integrated; and the leader of the future embodies them all.

The innovation spectrum and where to start


The innovation spectrum. Innovation is not one specific thing, it is a spectrum. It can start with small, incremental changes and expand to radical innovation, creating brand new solutions or disrupting an entire industry.

Innovation Is Never One Thing (Actually It’s 3 Things)

Innovation Excellence

Every entrepreneur dreams of having that single moment of epiphany where everything falls into place. Many search for their entire careers for that one big idea that will make the difference between incredible success and frustrating mediocrity. Few ever find it and many that do end up crashing and burning along the way. The truth. Innovation execution exploration Iteration problem solving

Ignite Spotlight: An Interview with Johnson & Johnson’s Linda Lavelle

Planview Spigit

With over 120,000 employees and billions of dollars in revenue, Johnson & Johnson is one of the top consumer packaged goods companies on the planet. How, though, does a company of this size approach innovation? Especially in an industry that’s seeing new ecommerce startups popup that challenge traditional business models, and Amazon leveraging its distribution prowess for private label brands.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

The Key to Great Corporate Innovation


Corporate innovation is a complicated issue. On the one hand, every company wants and needs to be innovative. On the other, there are so many different ways in which corporations may do it and there is definitely bullet-proof no one-size-fits-all model.

Dr. Muraliraj Jagantheran

Innovation 360 Group

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Background : Dr. Muraliraj has over 9 years of varied working experience in multiple senior executive roles spanning across shipping, oil and gas, engineering service providers, IT and BPO.

How to be More Innovative by Winning the Brain Game

Innovation Excellence

Brainstorming. Problem Solving. Creative Thinking. These are all characteristics shared by the successful business professionals.

Idea to Impact: The Maturity of Innovation Programs

Planview Spigit

We recently published an article that introduced the shift from idea management to full lifecycle idea management. The main premise of the article was to shed a light on an important aspect of ideation and innovation programs: impact. In other words, it’s not enough to just come up with great ideas – that’s not the hardest part. What’s more important is what you do with these ideas and the impact they have on your business.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?