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How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire


You won't find your office's creativity vampire hiding in the dark supply closet or hanging from the ceiling for a snooze. The post How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire appeared first on Innovation Management. Organization & Culture creativity vampire

Breakthrough Innovation – What Are They, and How Do You Create One?


We’ve recently been breaking down the different types of innovations and explaining their differences in a series of posts on our blog. This time, we’re looking at breakthrough innovation.

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Increasing ROI Increases ROI


I know what you're thinking. First, What does ROI mean? And second, why and how does increasing ROI create more ROI


How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

Innovation Excellence

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. You can’t compete with the successful business teams that pay the bills because paying the bills is too important. No one in their right mind should get in the way of paying them. And if you do put yourself.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

An Innovation Market Can Find Your Next Winner

Destination Innovation

Image by Martin Winkler on Pixabay. You have some very promising ideas but limited resources. How do you choose which of your great ideas should get the money and people needed to bring it to market? Try using the wisdom of crowds.

What Leadership Is Not


Yesterday was the first day of the next decade. I took the time to look through some of my posts in various categories from the last 10 years just to see what I was writing about in 2010!

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Eight Tips to Improve Employee Engagement in 2020


Drawing together everyone should be the goal of any innovative organization. There’s nothing more important to innovation than an engaged, thoughtful workforce. Yet bringing your team out of their box of day-to-day tasks and larger projects to focus on innovation can feel daunting.

Boosting Innovation by Starting at Step Two


Innovative ideas and implementation can start without you (or your organization) taking the first step. You can tinker your way into boosting innovation by starting at step two and building on work that others created.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of December 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

Belief Is Irresistible


The last book I read in 2019 was Shoe Dog , a memoir by Phil Knight; the co-founder of Nike. It’s a great book for entrepreneurs and leaders in any domain. Building a company in the 60’s, pre-internet and pre-venture capital was super hard. No email, no instant messaging, no social media.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year


Want to catch up on any 2019 IdeaNation podcasts you may have missed before the first month of 2020 flies by? Click the 2019 Open Nation tab on the IdeaScale website to check out all the latest interviews, information, and more. What Is IdeaNation?

Strategy Books: Essential Strategic Reading 2020

Cascade Strategy

Strategy Books: Worthy mentions. The next couple of books are not necessarily 'strategy' books as such, but certainly worth noting and will definetly help you get better framing particularly when you're trying to hit the reset button. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action.

25 of the Best Books for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning.

Getting Scientists Thinking More Like Businesspeople

Innovation Leader

Alex Byelashov, VP of Innovations & Brewing Solutions at John I. Haas, shares some insights on quick wins

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Start the New Year with This Must-See Webinar


Do you believe trust-building takes place in your local community? Want to strengthen communication between you and your local government through the right change management and innovation strategies?

The new roaring 20’s

Norbert Bol

Happy New Year to everyone and welcome in the new roaring ’20s. In the coming decade, we shall experience how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be more important in our everyday lives.

The Impact of Evolution on Business Models

Innovation Excellence

Darwin teaches us that evolution is a long, slow process, gradually leading to new adaptive species that emerge over time with specialized capabilities.

Connecting Startups in a Portfolio with Business Units

Innovation Leader

Ayal Somech, Director of Portfolio Development, Boeing Horizonx Ventures, shares how his team executed a quick win


Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Own your own real estate or slowly disappear in 2020


It is getting harder and harder to be seen in the tsunami of stuff posted on various digital platforms.The platform owners are&nbs. Feed generated with FetchRSS


For 2020, Use Themes Not Resolutions

Stephen Shapiro

2020 is around the corner. Time to make some changes in your life. Right? Ready to set some resolutions? Before you do, did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail!

Select Your Next Big Innovation with an Innovation Market

Innovation Excellence

How do you choose which of your many promising ideas should get the precious and limited resources needed to bring it to market? Try using the wisdom of crowds. Many companies do this with software products which allow people to comment or vote on ideas – and this is fine. But if you do not.

Designing a Bounty Program for Innovators

Innovation Leader

Gwenn Peters, Innovation Leader at Rockwell Automation, shares the story of her organization’s bountry program for innovators

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

#1,583 – The Weirdest Ideas of 2019

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Greatness doesn’t discriminate. The Blob – It lacks a central nervous system and brain, yet is still able to learn, make decisions, and retrieve memories. It lacks a mouth and stomach, yet still digests food.

Find out how to increase customer loyalty with Meaningful Banking


We believe that Meaningful Banking is the topic of the moment, after all, figuring out how to retain customers is what will differentiate your company from the competition — especially when we take into account that the customer is more demanding than ever. Meaningful Banking is a mix of emotions and finance in order to transform, a normally traditional, bank’s business model. The idea is to be immersed in the reality of the clientele in order to create a more empathetic and humane experiences.

4 Things Leaders Can Learn About Transformation from Social and Political Movements

Innovation Excellence

In 2004, I was managing a major news organization during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.

Top 5 Criteria for Selecting Winning Innovation Ideas

Planview Spigit

As the leader of an innovation program, your role is about generating business value from the spark of an idea. But how can you tell which innovation ideas from your latest brainstorming session will deliver results? One way is to leverage the collective intelligence of your employees. Many of our clients use a technique known as crowdsourcing to not only capture ideas, but also help prioritize and select the ideas that are most valuable.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

#1,582 – The Coolest Ideas of 2019

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Electric Chewing Gum – Japanese researchers are working on an electric chewing gum that will never lose its taste.

How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time

Faisal Hoque

This hack or that routine may not be the best thing for everyone, but you can still become more reflective on your own terms. The post How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Life's Journey creativity innovation Lifehacks Mindfulness mindset solitude

Voting Open – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Excellence loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be. As a result we are eternally grateful to all of you out there who take the. Innovation News Social Media 2019 authors bloggers contests Innovation Bloggers internet Lists Thought Leaders Top 40 writers

The Five Hardships of Success

Mike Shipulski

Everything has a half-life, but we don’t behave that way. Especially when it comes to success. The thinking goes – if it was successful last time, it will be successful next time. So, do it again. And again.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.