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4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

Change a Behavior if You Want to Change a Result

Game-Changer

English: A collage of an image modified with 16 different Instagram filters (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I started 2017 will a couple of posts about reinvention ( here and here ). Fittingly, Recode published a look into Instagram’s reinvention.

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Innovation Management Day 1: How to Launch Your Program

Hype

In the above webinar, HYPE's Colin Nelson looks at how companies launch their innovation programs, and the key considerations to have in mind. Here's a brief walkthrough of some of the main talking points. Firstly, why do organizations implement innovation programs?

Over The Next 5 Years, IBM Sees Atoms Fusing With Bits To Create New Insights

Digital Tonto

IBM Research sees a new era emerging in which software and instrumentation will combine to give us unprecedented insights into the physical world Related posts: How to Create Insights. Why Atoms Are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Technology Scouting: Why It Works – A Harvard Business Review Published Study Perspective

Technology scouting can increase the rate and potential for meaningful innovation. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Business Review makes the case for technology scouting. Research shows that connecting with a wide range of external resources increases the rate of, and potential for, meaningful innovation.

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5 Things I Learned From Managing People

Digital Tonto

Management is not about building and executing plans, but the art of guiding teams through plans going awry. Related posts: 6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People. Managing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Intel Capital Is Betting Millions On Four Categories: Should You Be Copying Them?

Rocketspace

Just like great artists, great investors steal great ideas from those with demonstrated expertise. No corporate venture capitalist (CVC) has demonstrated as much expertise and excellence over the decades as Intel Capital. So when the firm unveils new bets at its Global Summit each fall, you can bet that everyone with fresh capital and a need for ideas is watching closely. Finance Trends Venture Capital Artificial Intelligence (AI) CVC

3 E’s of Effective Innovation Leadership

Innovation Excellence

Legacy companies like Apple, Xerox and IBM have transformed their organizations over the past 30 years to stay competitive in an ever-evolving market. This kind of transformational change is not easy for any organization, small or large. In fact, 70% of all change efforts fail.

Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil

Exago

Kyvo Design – Driven Innovation, an Exago consulting partner, is now the representative of Global Silicon Valley labs (GSVlabs) in Brazil. The post Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil appeared first on www.exago.com.

2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

IdeaScale Community Archetypes

IdeaScale

Building successful communities requires understanding of the people and their needs, as well as setting up the proper technology and policies to match the characteristics of users and purpose of the community.

Organizing within Networks of Collaborators

InnovationManagement

Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world.

Is Innovation Signal or Noise ?

Innovation Excellence

The attempt to eliminate noise from an operating system or a business process is an interesting and perhaps worthwhile challenge until one considers the question: what is the real signal? What is creating the noise? In many businesses today, there are several signals: noise conflicts. These include.

Attracting and Retaining the Best Employees

Daniel Burrus

It’s no revelation that great organizations are made up of great employees. That means it’s imperative that organizations of all types and sizes have a firm strategy in hand for identifying, attracting and retaining top talent. But for Anticipatory Organizations , hiring the “best” goes further than an appealing pitch, followed by a welcome aboard handshake.

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Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

Awaken Your Inner Venture Capitalist

IdeaScale

Venture capitalists are good at finding, choosing, and bringing the creative ideas of others to market. They have good judgment about which ideas and value propositions will work. They can project how potential ideas may play out within the organization and in the marketplace.

Creative Thinking Skills – How to handle an 8-foot door and a 23-foot task?

BrainZooming

I met Adrian Martinez at an internal management meeting for our client, LeSaint Logistics. Adrian has incredible creative thinking skills. How was I so sure about his creative thinking skills ? Well, get a load of this example! He is a manager with LeSaint, and he faced a challenge.

There is no Innovation Today Without a Digital Component & Vice Versa

InnovationManagement

Merck is a leading science and technology company in the sectors of healthcare, life science and performance materials. In this interview, Dr. Christoph Huels, Chief Innovation Officer at Merck, discusses entrepreneurial thinking, strategy, ecosystems and culture in the digital era. Interviews chief digital officer digital era digital innovation digitizing healthcare innovation culture interviews IoT organization & culture technology transformational innovation

How to answer the objection, ‘We are happy with our Current Supplier.’

Destination Innovation

As a sales professional, how would you handle the objection, ‘Thanks but we are perfectly happy with our current supplier’? In this short video Paul Sloane shares the ‘Columbo’ response – the killer question which moves you forward.

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.

The future of innovation

Norbert Bol

Last week the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos-Klosters Switzerland, where the world’s top leaders from all walks of life came together to achieve common goals and drive new initiatives.

Facing the New Innovating World in the 21st Century

Innovation Excellence

This week my research was moving around issues of complexity within innovation and I came across a great paper, written by Deborah Dougherty called "Organizing for innovation in complex innovation systems".

The Digital Tsunami

InnovationManagement

These days, when migrants arrive at a refugee camp, one of the first things they ask for is access to WiFi and electricity to recharge their cell phones. Their smartphone is as basic a resource for survival as food and water. This is a vivid reminder of the fact that we are fully immersed in a digital world.

Innovation: The Ultimate Team Sport

Innovation in Practice

A fast way to boost your creativity is to harness the brainpower of others. Creativity is a team sport, and you’ll generate better ideas if you surround yourself with people to help you. When you invite colleagues to be part of a creativity session, be sure to create a diverse team.

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Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released 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.

Bad News is Good News

Rmukesh Gupta

Most of us don’t like to be bearer of bad news, neither do we like to hear bad news. However, one of the most important things that you could do is to create a culture where the people you lead feel that it is fine to be the bearer of bad news – the earlier the better.

Culture Trumps Concepts

Innovation Excellence

When many people hear the word “Innovation” they think of a service that created a category: Xerox or FedEx. Or, they think of one that made bold, brilliant moves to earn a leadership position in an emerging space: Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb.

Leadership Skills – 15 Ideas for Innovative Leadership in 2017

BrainZooming

Last week’s “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence picked out highlights on leadership skills from Fast Company magazine. They found these items particularly relevant for the year ahead.

The University in 2040: 6 trends & an infographic.

Open Innovation EU

On November 23, I had the honor of giving a talk at the NRC Live event for Education. I was scheduled immediately after Bert van der Zwaan, rector magnificus at the University of Utrecht. Van der Zwaan launched his book that day: the result of sabbatical he and his wife took in 2015.

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.

Spigit Announces the Acquisition of Kindling Inc. and a Record Year

Spigit

Spigit is off to a great start in 2017 after a very successful 2016. Last year we announced our strategy to extend our leadership in Innovation Management, and I’m pleased to say that we are firing on all cylinders, as Spigit has become the defacto standard for the enterprise.

Podcast #003 – The Capabilities of Innovative Teams Teams

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk about the various capabilities which companies need in order to be successful at innovation. Listen to the episode by using the play button above. The capabilities we highlight in more detail include: Innovation Methodology. Focus on Problem and Solution. Experimentation & Prototyping. Feedback incorporation. Diversity in Team. Evaluation Criteria. Work Environment. Resources. Tools. Time Available. Cross Pollination.

5 Ways to Turn Your Implementation Plan into Results

BrainZooming

It is time to launch the implementation plan for your organization’s most important strategic initiatives. Does your implementation team move seamlessly from planning to action? Do they quickly identify what they need for success and get started?

21 Reasons Why Creative People Like to Do Their Work in Cafes

Idea Champions

Ever since I was old enough to realize there would never be a want ad in a newspaper that described a job I wanted, I've loved working in cafes. I never really thought much about it until a few days ago when a baffled friend of mine asked why I was so into it. His assumption?

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.