How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?


Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development.

Better Inventions – Leveraging Powerful Stimulus

Innovation Excellence

At my inventing company, we always use Quantum Idea Generation to generate the ideas that help companies double their innovation success rate.

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What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

That’s why I’ve recently published, What Matters At Work , a learning Guide that helps all of us who are determined to provide outstanding leadership and service some important ways to do so. Interested in learning more about the philosophy and ideas behind What Matters at Work ?

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Energized idea generation about potential projects (that is, what projects might we do?). Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course.


Measuring Innovation Performance

led to the number of novel ideas generated per 100 employees or the. performance measures of innovation, it is important to know HOW INNOVATION HAPPENS Good ideas can come from anywhere. s areHow realistic they are The more diverse the source of ideas, the more superior.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts. Eventually that egg hatches into an innovative idea.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

A professional facilitator has ways to stop the behaviour — and make people think it was their idea. Facilitation of Innovation Meetings Requires a Highly Specific Set of Skills, Frameworks, Tools — and Experience. Professional Facilitation and/or Training Makes a Difference*.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts. The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment. A lot of fuss is made over innovation culture.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. Are ideas for new things encouraged and worked or are they barely tolerated?

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Hiring a professional facilitator can be a big help, but facilitative leadership is something that needs to be around 100% of the time.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

When asked to support innovation, or integrate new ideas from an innovation team, they resist — because they are being paid to execute, not experiment. The “ideas” become complaints. TRUE STORY about how ideas from a low level, untrained worker made a Huge Difference.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed?

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

It’s not a new idea but it’s one more companies should consider. But without leadership those precious chunks of time available to do innovation will go unused. Or when you have an idea that would open a whole new market and set your companies future for years to come.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

” “We don’t do idea generation well.” If you are relying on best practices, and not making an effort to go beyond them, you aren’t going to arrive at different or breakthrough ideas.

10 Elements of an Innovation Mandate

Gregg Fraley

Finds an opportunity area, then the team jams ideas and even does some feasibility and research to polish up a Pitch. Management had an idea for another kind of innovation project entirely, something more strategic, or, something more tactical. Management vomiting on the ideas.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Monitor progress of the project cycles and expect to get pitched on various ideas. Projects, Projects, Projects. Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not.

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. The demands of digital leadership and the enterprises of the future could dramatically accelerate that rate in the next few years. Where do they need to expand their leadership teams?

How and Why You Want to Strip Great Ideas of their Identity

Innovation Excellence

Drew Boyd shares examples and strategies for boosting creative output and idea generation in the workplace.

The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team


Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization.

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Gregg Fraley

The focus is on the front-end-of-innovation, where challenges are identified, ideas are generated, refined, and pitched to management for further development and resourcing. Tools and techniques for generating ideas. Innovation Training.

The Special People That Believe in You

Innovation Excellence

Companies don’t need more ideas, they need ideas that are more meaningful. Companies have plenty ideas because they measure and track the number of new ideas generated. Meaningful ideas are, by definition, understood by a few and misunderstood by the rest.

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 is not a Game for Juniors

Destination Innovation

They readily absorb the ideas and the methods. In the interactive modules they generate and select great ideas for the company. We select and present the best ideas at the end of the workshop. I am often asked to give corporate innovation training workshops.

Innovate Innovation Policy

Gregg Fraley

Let me be clear, Gilder’s thinking is a mixed bag of ideas, some of which I enthusiastically endorse, others not at all. Why a Hostile Immigration Policy is Stupid. Who remembers George Gilder? He’s a relevant person to recall at this moment in time.

The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

I continue to read and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation. Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed.

Podcast #004 – Fostering a culture of innovation in your organisation

Idea to Value

Leadership & Sponsorship. Company-wide Idea Generation. In today’s episdoe, we talk about the last of the 3 Dimensions of Innovation: Organisational Support. What does it really take for innovation to flourish at an organisation? Find out by clicking the play button to listen to the episode above. The capabilities to support a culture of innovation we discuss are: Vision & Strategy. Ten Types of Innovation.

Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes

Idea to Value

This is a real issue in brainstorming sessions or other idea generation sessions, where often the people invited are the loudest ones with the highest energy, who appear to come up with the most ideas during the session. Leadership MBTI Myers-Briggs

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

Paul Hobcraft

I continue to investigate and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation as I can, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation.

Shell Gamechanger – A Supertanker of Innovation

Destination Innovation

They encourage ideas from within and without Shell. The criteria they use in evaluating ideas are as follows. Novelty – is the idea fundamentally different? Value – could the idea generate substantial new value? Shell Gamechanger is serious about substantial ideas.

Creative independence to innovate together

Norbert Bol

In the recent blog Innovation through collaboration some important conditions were presented how people with different expertise can work together to develop innovative ideas, such as being open to innovative work, respecting others and willing to learn. Innovation leaders are much more stage-setters to create the setting for idea generation, trial and error experiments and openness for breakthrough learning and results. Strategy & Leadership , 43 (5), 24-31.

Identifying and Implementing Innovation Measures

Integrative Innovation

And some leading indicators track input measures such as the number of ideas generated, while still others focus on the innovation portfolio , by looking at factors such as the percentage of investments in radical/disruptive versus incremental/sustaining innovation.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Very few organization’s are any good at all at Brainstorming/Idea Generation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Here’s what they need to see and believe: An innovative corporate culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. They see it instead as an ongoing “stream of effort” along with quality, leadership, productivity, and other imperatives.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

Most companies don’t understand that innovation isn’t just a single process that can be improved, but the result of capabilities existing within the company which enables ideas to be developed and scaled into solutions.

From manager to leader in a cost cutting environment


One should prioritize innovation and idea generation. The Strength of Social Human Capital through Leadership. Yet it is only successful if open leadership supports the digitisation adaption. .

Crowdsourcing ideas: sexy ideas get implemented

Norbert Bol

Through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, the mating of ideas. Matt Ridley – When Ideas Have Sex. Idea crowdsourcing is the act when a company outsources the generation of new ideas (e.g.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

Classic Improv games are adaptable for visioning, exploration, problem framing, idea generation, solution development, and planning. The key benefit is simply getting to a breakthrough insight or idea much faster. Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving.

Putting Brainstorming in its place

Jeffrey Phillips

The Purpose of Brainstorming Brainstorming is a technique that allows individuals or small groups to generate ideas. Brainstorming resides in an activity or phase that we call Idea Generation, which in turn sits in the larger context of innovation. Conducting idea generation without these leading activities is like assembling an IKEA desk without the instructions or those crazy little Allen wrenches. It is not the only idea generation technique.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

You can find different sets of idea generation cards, like IDEO Method Cards, or a game like Binnakle The Expedition, covering all phases of the creative process. Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process.

Navigating Innovation Options


They speak about it in public as key to meeting their customers’ needs for new products and services and assert that innovation that keeps ideas flowing from inception to commercialization is key to building a sustainable business. Innovation is a core business process.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate


Bring the “voice of the customer” into the decision making and idea generation. On-site gatherings: Invite customers and prospects to your site to test new products, provide feedback on existing products, and for idea generation.