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You need a why and a how, not a what, for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm going to start a series of blog posts about what 15 years of innovation consulting has taught me. I'm happy to say I've learned a lot about innovation in corporations, and also somewhat excited to say I'm still learning, because the pace and nature of innovation is changing so rapidly.

Less snake oil, more thought leadership please!

The Future Shapers

What do business leaders want? is perhaps too broad, or too simple, a question. It goes without saying that you want to build business success, deliver a high-value strategy, provide outstanding customer outcomes, deliver great returns for shareholders and build a great place to work.

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Making Marketing Innovation a Growth Lever for Your Business

Innovation Excellence

Many businesses fail to realize that they are not in a single business, but are actually in two. First, they’re in the business of working on products and services that will help solve their clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals today. But that’s only half of the picture.

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

Is it just me, or does this also happen to you? Summer after summer it's the same. Usually, at the beginning of the season, I start to think, "okay, which book should I take on vacation?" fully aware that, in the end, I'll return home having not opened it once).

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

An Innovative Complaint – United Breaks Guitars

Destination Innovation

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Every idea needs a sponsor

Jeffrey Phillips

As I noted yesterday, I'm writing a series of posts about what I've learned over the last 15 years of corporate innovation work. Yesterday I wrote about needing a "why and a how" rather than a "what" for innovation.

Calling All Corporate Innovators: What’s Your Company’s Innovation Maturity Score?

Rocketspace

Nowadays, companies last less than 20 years on the S&P 500 , down from 60 years in the 1950s — a trend in large part caused by technological disruption. To put it bluntly, the corporate landscape can be summed up as ‘innovate or die.’

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Top 5 Women Innovators of All Time

IdeaScale

There’s an old saying that goes, “The rooster crows, but the hen delivers,” and it’s an apt metaphor for the world of invention. Most of us have little difficulty listing male inventors, but rattling off a list of female innovators is harder.

We Need To Build An Innovation Economy For The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

There are worrying signs that we are not building capacity the way we should. We need to right the ship before it’s too late. Related posts: We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Becoming Real Innovators

Innovation Excellence

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.” ? Francis Bacon Companies today are eagerly seeking the answer to one essential question. How do we innovate?

She Was Told 'No' 100 Times. Now This 31-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Melanie Perkins, the co-founder and CEO of popular design platform Canva, and her team are constantly chasing big goals. Small Business Heroes

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Propel Your Innovation Strategy into Overdrive with Big Data

IdeaScale

Big data has been a foundation of innovation ever since the first suggestion box was put out. Since then, the data set has only kept growing, until now you can filter thousands or even millions of data points. How do you effectively use big data to drive innovation? Collect Only Relevant Data.

Tiered Daily Huddles at Cleveland Clinic

Kainexus

I'm eagerly awaiting the start of a presentation by Cinnamon Dixon , the Director of Continuous Improvement at Cleveland Clinic , about their visual management process.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Moonshot to Create the Next Google

Innovation Excellence

Nothing is older than the argument that large companies can’t capitalize on their innovations. Will this be the company that disproves that? Moonshots are always one part flight-of-fancy, one part brilliance, and 98 parts risk. “Eventually you’ll fail to fail.”

Want to Better Connect With Your Customers? Consider Blockchain.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Major players are investing in blockchain technology to provide more incentive for users. Blockchain

Want to Improve Employee Productivity? Rethink Your Company Culture

InnovationManagement

The workplace isn't just about work. Sure, reaching productivity quotas or snagging reputable clients matter, but so does the way your business operates. The post Want to Improve Employee Productivity? Rethink Your Company Culture appeared first on Innovation Management.

4 Reasons Why Digital Natives may be your Best Innovation Tool

The Future Shapers

Digital natives. The first time I really heard this phrase, it was 2016 and I was sitting in a classroom, surrounded by “them” and feeling as old as dirt. You see, I was born the same year Michael Dell started his business.

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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.

How Ratan Tata avoided a ‘Kodak Moment’

Innovation Excellence

Imagine the scene. It’s the early hours of the morning. A young engineer lies awake, unable to sleep because of the excitement. After what seems like an hour of trying to find a comfy position to nod off, he checks the clock. Just fifteen minutes have elapsed since the last time he looked!

14 LGBTQ+ Innovators, Inventors and Scientists who changed the world

Idea to Value

This month is Pride Month, during which time the LGBTQ community comes out in force to celebrate their identity. I wanted to write an article celebrating the works of the most influential gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual innovators, inventors and scientists throughout history.

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New Podcast Series to Highlight Real-Life Innovation Stories

IdeaScale

Podcasts themselves are examples of innovation, bringing together compressed audio, RSS feeds, and mobile listening devices into a medium that was born on the internet.

How Culture Change Works: 3 Lessons

BrainZooming

Brainzooming participated in a new business presentation with a group of other companies. We were proposing a change initiative for a multi-agency department within a city government.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Cross-Functional Cooperation Breeds Innovation

Innovation Excellence

My name is Sari van Poelje, I’m an expert in agile, innovative design and I’m here to talk to you about cooperation in teams. I’ve been traveling around the world helping businesses innovate as quickly as they innovate their products.

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May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You – Part 2: You can Check Out Any Time You like but You can Never Leave

InnovationManagement

This is the second in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and how we should go about earning a living in the years to come.

Questions or Full Stops

Carla Johnson - Innovation

June 13, 2019 There’s an ever-widening gap between what’s natural to us as children and what’s taught into us through the educational system and corporate culture.

Problem Solving at Cleveland Clinic

Kainexus

I'm well into day two of the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Washington D.C., and while there are 8 breakout sessions to choose from right now, I came back to the coldest room in the hotel for more Cleveland Clinic.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Why Your Organizational Innovation Initiative Will Fail

Innovation Excellence

There are many reasons why your startup will fail, but the main ones are 1) you create a product or service no one wants to buy, and 2) you do not have a profitable and VAST business model. Likewise, there are many reasons why your corporate or organizational innovation initiative will fail.

The Company That Created Robot Pizza Trucks Is Now Pushing to Solve the Global Issue of Plastic Pollution

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Zume is expanding past pizza and will manufacture compostable replacements for single-use plastics. Environment

Make it Feel Like Home

Ideanote

Our new highly requested feature is already here! Now, all enterprise users can fully customize the look of their Ideanote space. Choose one of the three ready-to-use themes. Make it your own Or create something unique. Match the style of your brand and the feel of your company.

How to Evaluate Visual Project Management Tools

Kainexus

We’ve received a bunch of responses to our recent posts about visual project management. Many of our readers have shared their stories about how moving to visual management has helped them get more projects completed and to better understand the results of their improvement efforts.

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.