Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus


Working with a wide variety of innovation teams, companies, and innovators we hear: We want to “ democratize” innovation. We want to engage employees in innovation. We want everyone to have a say.

Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever

Tim Kastelle

Why aren’t we mad at the bad managers? Have you heard that 210 people left Zappos at the end of April because they apparently don’t like the new flat management system called Holacracy® that the firm is moving to? I’ll bet you have.

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Where to focus your innovation effort

Jeffrey Phillips

OVO has done a fair amount of innovation work in the banking and financial sector. As such I would not call us "experts" in the banking or financial services space, but we've spent time there and we are always interested in new ideas that are percolating in the industry. It was with great interest that I read a synopsis of a presentation given at Forum 2015, by the wonderfully named Jeffry Pilcher, who is the CEO/President and Founder of The Financial Brand.

Your Chance to Help Change Change

Braden Kelley

My first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire was designed to help organizations identify and remove barriers to innovation, but readers also found it to be a great primer on how to take a structured, sustainable approach to innovation, and as … Continue reading → Change collaboration Innovation Management Books change management organizational change planning publishing Surveys Thought Leadership Tools

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Innovations in Measuring and Managing Drug Addiction Treatment


The National Institute on Drug Addiction has issued an exciting new challenge that breaks the boundaries between research specialties to improve the quality of drug addiction treatment. The Challenge, including the official rules and submission criteria, can be seen here: [link].

Your Guide to Online Research and Testing Tools

Boxes and Arrows

The success of every business depends on how the business will meet their customers’ needs. To do that, it is important to optimize your offer, the website, and your selling methods so your customer is satisfied.

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Why Is Structure Important in Innovation?


Why is an innovation program better for idea management than a suggestion box or an Excel spreadsheet? The answer can be summed up in one word: structure. Structuring innovation means building the foundation for idea submission. Around which topics will people innovate? What are the rules or constraints governing idea submission? Which people or teams will be involved in the process?

Talking about Omni-Channel Challenges

Innovation 360 Group

This Wednesday we had a breakfast seminar about innovation in retail, focusing on the next step of Omni-Channel. Among the guests were representatives from leading fashion brands, food companies, e-commerce experts, capital owners, board members, and venture capital firms.

Staples Exec on Building up the Retailers’ Digital Muscles

Innovation Leader

Since he joined Staples, Faisal Masud has embarked on a campaign to build up the company’s digital muscles. Find out more

What Innovation shares with Humor

Jeffrey Phillips

I had the opportunity to listen to NPR a lot over the weekend. I was driving my daughter to and from her college as the semester has just ended. That meant a lot of time on the road, listening to music, books on CDs and the radio. I've found that NPR is a good source for a lot of my innovative posts, and this weekend was no exception. Matt Diffee, a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, was interviewed in a news segment. What struck me was how many similarities humor shares with innovation.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Tavis and Maya


Every year the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books continues to cement itself in my psyche as a major go-to event. Now the largest book fair in the United States, its bustling aisles fill the USC campus for two days with eager authors and insatiable readers.

Culture, Process, and Tools


It’s easy to sit on a barstool where all three legs are the same length, and difficult to maintain balance if they are not. Similarly, when launching a corporate innovation program, you should look to balance these three fundamental components—culture, process, and tools. If any are deficient relative to the others, it will be much harder to achieve your desired outcomes for the program. Culture.

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What Happened to ‘Team Tomorrow’ at WD-40

Innovation Leader

Graham Milner of WD-40 talks about how the publicly-traded San Diego company with the iconic blue-and-yellow cans has grown beyond a single product

5 steps to building a crowd-powered business


It’s never been easier to access the best ideas, the best people or the best technologies anywhere in the world. There is literally infinite potential in the crowd of people both inside and outside of your organisation. Yet participating with ‘the crowd’ can be completely overwhelming so most people and most organisations tend to just tend to ignore it or don’t know where to start.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Fear of Failure Hampers Innovation

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Organizations worldwide have increased their focus on innovation.

Re-imagine, Re-Invent, Engage and Lead Forward in Disruptive Times

3Q Leadership Blog

“Employee engagement and culture are now business issues, not just topics for HR to debate. And there’s no place for organizations to hide.”

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