Every Engineer needs a Businessman?

Innovation Excellence

The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Management Croatia

10 Leadership Mistakes that Undermine Improvement Efforts


Leaders that we speak with get very excited about the idea of creating an improvement engine within their organizations. Leadership Spread Continuous ImprovementWho doesn’t want a team of players always looking to edge closer to perfection?

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Middle Managers as Engines of Change

Innovation Excellence

The captain may be in the bridge, but is the engine room operating on all cylinders? Last week I wrote about the importance of leadership and change. Nothing happens until the top leadership says so.

We Need to Re-engineer Our Organizations for a New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Senior leadership at headquarters would make plans, while managers at individual units would be allocated resources and made responsible for for achieving mission objectives. In the first half of the 20th century, Alfred Sloan created the modern corporation at General Motors.

6 Seattle engineers share lessons from their first year in leadership


6 Seattle engineers share lessons from their first year in leadership By Quinten Dol Software engineers are eminently practical people — it’s what makes them good at their jobs. Inventor Community built in seattle collaboration Engineering engineers Paul Payne productivity software software engineers ThinkBeyond xinova

The Nuclear Way: Submarine Leadership Challenges


How would you adjust to transferring from a self contained organization with a command and control leadership style to one with a distributed leadership style? This is where the shift in leadership style from command and control to distributive pays off. DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP.

Qmarkets Provides Award-Winning Innovation Engine for Hyundai


Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. The post Qmarkets Provides Award-Winning Innovation Engine for Hyundai appeared first on Qmarkets.

Qmarkets Provides Award-Winning Innovation Engine for Hyundai


Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. The post Qmarkets Provides Award-Winning Innovation Engine for Hyundai appeared first on Qmarkets.

Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers


Announcing Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers Lineup. Today we are excited to announce the Innovation and Growth Leadership Summit Speakers. in Human Factors Engineering and an M.S.

Got Your Eye on a Career as a Senior Engineering Manager – How to Make Your Goal a Reality

The Human Factor

If it’s a career goal that you are focusing on right now, more specifically the goal of becoming a senior engineering manager, proper planning is most definitely in order. source.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

When it comes to innovation, building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge over skills-focused peers. The Relationship of Capabilities to Leadership. What leadership styles and capabilities do you need to achieve your goals?

Asking Engineers the Right Questions

Michael Roberto

In our extensive study of the Columbia space shuttle accident , Amy Edmondson, Richard Bohmer, and I examined the culture and leadership at NASA. Specifically, we analyzed the forces that made it difficult for engineers such as Rodney Rocha to speak up regarding their safety concerns, and we looked at how leaders did not ask probing questions to elicit dissenting views. They argue that engineers were not going to scream, "There is a safety-of-flight risk!"

Celebrating Women’s Leadership in IP Management


As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) says: “More than ever before, women are taking up leadership roles and making their voices heard in science, technology, business and the arts.”. By Alexandra Letts, General Counsel of Anaqua.

Consulting Industry Faces Threat From Artificial Intelligence

Braden Kelley

Previously I explored the value of eminence and thought leadership to consulting firms, and how unfortunately the power of inbound content marketing has a dark side that forms part of a three-pronged attack on the consulting industry.

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

Innovation Excellence

Disruption Feature Of The Week Innovation Leadership Strategy Technology The Economy Artificial Intelligence automation engineers Business Strategy Consulting Consulting disruption strategy consulting

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

We fail to constantly review and re-engineer the innovation process and tend to layer more upon it, without a consistent reassessing what we are trying to achieve.

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USA Falling Behind in Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Lack of Education in Science, Manufacturing, Construction, and Engineering. Let’s be specific: Science, manufacturing, construction, and engineering. This is a wake up call for training in manufacturing, science, construction and engineering. Main Culprit?

5 Leadership Lessons from 2015’s Business Headlines

Adam Hartung

But there are 5 major leadership themes from 2015 that can help companies be better in 2016: 1 – Cost cutting, restructurings and stock buybacks do not increase company value – Dow/DuPont. Let’s hope for better leadership in 2016.

How Ratan Tata avoided a ‘Kodak Moment’

Innovation Excellence

A young engineer lies awake, unable to sleep because of the excitement. Change culture Disruption Leadership Kodak Tata GroupImagine the scene. It’s the early hours of the morning. After what seems like an hour of trying to find a comfy position to nod off, he checks the clock.

Building a Strong Foundation for Change

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Will Sherlin of 3PillarGlobal about my latest book Charting Change on The Innovation Engine podcast.

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5 Psychological Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations

Innovation Excellence

Making sure we have diverse marketing, design, engineering, product supply, finance, research and innovation working together early in the process is certainly smart.

4th Industrial Revolution Will Change Companies from the Inside

Innovation Excellence

After invention of steam engine, there was years, in some parts of the world even half of the century or more to feel the 1st industrial revolution. Innovation Leadership Management Technology Business Models Evolution of Technology future Strategy technology Trends

Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019


An innovation strategy is a key business asset, and innovation leadership is no longer nice to have, but necessary. Innovation leadership can make the difference between an innovation strategy that actually produces results and one that languishes on paper. Innovation Engineer.

You Can’t Cost-Cut Your Way To Innovation


The prospect wanted to know how our proposed solution would lower their costs, a short-term worry, rather than create a future growth engine for their company. The Director, explicitly said their company was in cost-cutting mode; not in new growth engine mode. Innovation Leadership

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

We must continue to have faith and invest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Research and the Innovation of our Enterprises. They and the steady march of improvement are what will deliver a better future.

When Should You Pull the Plug on an Innovation Project?

Innovation Excellence

Retold today, that “one giant leap for mankind” was but a series of surefooted steps taken by America’s scientists and engineers. collaboration Growth Innovation Leadership People & Skills Strategy failure Innovation Teams Project management success

Companies don’t innovate, people do.

Mike Shipulski

But if they decide, despite the fact they’re not given the tools, time, or training, to build a prototype and show it to company leadership, your company has a chance to reinvent itself. Authentic Engineering Leaders Risk Competitiveness Lessons Learned Trust-based approach

Keep Innovation Management Simple

Innovation Excellence

It can be uncoordinated, out of sequence, either cutting corners or over-engineered. Innovation Management R&D Strategy Creativity growth Innovation Management LeadershipInnovation is the lifeblood of business growth.

Building the Case for Successful Change

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Will Sherlin of 3PillarGlobal about my latest book Charting Change on The Innovation Engine podcast.

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What is the Foundation of Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

That association provided my family and me opportunities to live in Asia, Europe, and North America and me with career experiences in engineering, product development, marketing, Innovation collaboration culture Leadership Management Process Teamwork

You probably don’t have an organizational capability gap.

Mike Shipulski

If your company systematically piles too work on everyone’s plate, you don’t have an organizational capability problem, you have a leadership problem. Constraints Culture Fundementals Problems Seeing Things As They Are Engineering Capability Success

How to Go From Idea to Inception, with Golden Krishna

Innovation Excellence

The Innovation Engine is a podcast series that discusses innovation through the lenses of corporate leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies.

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Why You Need a Gremlin Group

Innovation Excellence

A brilliant engineer, one of the smartest people I’ve met, was confident that his 6-year old daughter would win the annual school science contest called the Great Egg-Drop Challenge. Innovation Leadership Strategy JPL Mars Pathfinder NASATrue story.

The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity

Innovation Excellence

Historically, firms have done so through engineering ever greater efficiency. Leadership Strategy complexity confusion ideas managing complexity Marketplace Networking valueThe underlying premise of any organization is to create value.

5 Innovation Truths: as Told through Top Gun Movie Clips


I had just finish a popular post for our company’s blog about the habits of the most innovative engineers and I began to draw parallels between Maverick’s journey and innovation. During one of the recent (and frequent) screenings of Top Gun in our house, I was thinking about innovation.

Hands-On or Hands-Off?

Mike Shipulski

For me, leadership is always hands-on, but it’s hands-on that looks like hands-off. Clarity Culture How To Magic Product Development Seeing Things As They Are Uncertainty Lessons Learned Product Development EngineHands-on versus hands-off – as a leader it’s a fundamental choice.

Are You a Change Leader?

Innovation Excellence

The power is in the engine, but the wheel is in the bridge. Gerstner had no experience in the computer industry, but he did know about leadership. Change Leadership Apple change management cultural transformation IBM JC Penney Teamwork

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation


With that said, turn your attention to the following tweet: A6 Failure as a growth engine … #innochat pic.twitter.com/5nBvcKZ9fZ. Failure As A Growth Engine. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership amazon culture of innovation Ed Catmull jeff bezos management Pixar

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

Dr. Busch spoke at some length on finding a new way to unlock the potential in the people, the blending of different engineers into a team environment where software redesign gets increasingly factored in.

The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

A two-engine operating model holds particular promise for companies looking to achieve flexibility, as well as higher returns from their innovation investments. With this dual model, innovation engine 1 is laser-focused on making existing products and capabilities continually better.

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The Lego Kit of Life (by Design)

Innovation Excellence

playing, building, creating with lego (that's why I hang out with engineers and makers). Build Capability Design Innovation People & Skills culture education Leadership Lego

Ask “Should We” Not “Could We”

Innovation Excellence

Every day, I work with engineers who are itching to build solutions to solve the problems they see. collaboration Design Innovation Leadership Product Innovation Creativity Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation ideas Innovation MindsetDesirability, Viability, Feasibility; the core tenets of Design Thinking, and oh, how the order matters! They love to create; in fact, you may say they were put on this earth for that very purpose. And then I.

Best Practices for Managing Multiple Stakeholders in the Innovation Process


All should be involved in the process to some degree, making innovation processes as much about people skills and diplomacy as engineering. Tolerance” can mean very different things to an engineering team and a legal team. Innovation is about diplomacy as well as creativity.