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

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.

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.

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.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

leadership behaviors, organizational structure and processes, people’s skills and. Sustaining innova- tion was the savior—and the company’s growth engine. decipher your innovation culture by looking at leadership behavior, organizational. engine.

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

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.

Radical Innovation Begins with These 2 Leadership Skills

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This month we’re featuring a guest post by Chicago-based Licensed Practitioner Erin “Pink” Mosley is president of a rapidly growing consultancy that provides innovation leadership programs and coaching. She applies her knowledge as a professional engineer along with research and practice from a broad range of disciplines (especially the neurosciences) to create unique results for each client.

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.

Leadership in networked organizations

Norbert Bol

After my last blog about shared leadership I received many votes and many positive reactions. Especially about leadership that can be found everywhere at any level in an organization. Most of the readers agree that leadership is not just a function where you sit, but is more about what you do and how you do it. To achieve this, organizations need leadership which can be found everywhere in the organization. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management , 40 , 15-28.

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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

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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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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.

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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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.

4th Industrial Revolution Will Change Companies from the Inside

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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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

It Takes More Than Members To Make A Team

Bill Fischer

Teams are essential engines of change that make them critically important organizational and societal assets. Recent research argues that team size matters, but leadership choices are critical How well they function is a predictor of the likelihood of innovation success.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Are You a Change Leader?

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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

The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity

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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.

Stan Lee: 3 Lessons To Unlock Your Inner Visionary


Because just like sci-fi writers inspire engineers to try to create what seems only possible in books and comics, super-heroes helps us see ourselves in them and inspire us to be better humans. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Marvel Comics Stan Lee

Create! Don’t Compete


Other than a few high-end organizations who adopt and experiment with new ideas that can result in new growth engines, most large organizations are late adopters or laggards. Adopting leadership mindset means you compete against yourself, not against others.

Who is your Corporate Innovation Role Model?

Destination Innovation

The German Engineering company Siemens sponsors the Hallé orchestra in the UK. When managers at the local Siemens plant want to learn about leadership or teamwork they will often call in a conductor or players from the orchestra to contribute ideas. Organic foods at the Hospital.