June, 2017

Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

Braden Kelley

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative?

All Great Innovators Have One Thing In Common — They Stick It Out

Digital Tonto

They have the courage to grind it out long after many others would have given up. Related posts: Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What Should Your Chief Innovation Officer Do for Your Company?

Innovation Excellence

Recent research shows that consistently innovative companies hold 6 times the market share, make 3 times the profit, and do 50% better during recessions than their average peers. This article is an adapted excerpt from Yoram Solomon's recent book: Blueprints for the Next Big Thing.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

We are caught in a real tug of war within much of what we do in business today; in our responses and reactions to many of the dramatic business conditions we are facing, many deteriorating or being challenged by greater global competition.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

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

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Retail Isn’t Dead, But It Does Need To Adapt

Digital Tonto

The rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Today, even native digital companies are opening up physical locations. Related posts: The Future of Retail. Why The Future of Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What accelerates innovation

OVO Innovation

Lately I've been reading about the efforts to build or create innovation accelerators. Universities, businesses and even cities and regions are talking about innovation and the need to create accelerators or innovation enablers. I'm glad that everyone is excited about innovation, and that they want to provide the means to help it flourish and help it move more quickly. But the thing is, like most late arrivals, they've got the wrong end of the stick as the Brits like to say.

Advancing My Applied Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

I wrote a post “ Needing to Think Applied Innovation Services ” recently, it was extending my view that innovation needs to change. We need to think of innovation in different ways, we need to automate it and in addition augment it.

Innovation NOT the Same as Invention or Creativity

Innovation Excellence

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it's hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative?

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.

Interview with John Spiers

Destination Innovation

My interview with an old friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist John Spiers. link]. John Spiers at Aldermaston in 1970. Paul Sloane, Robin Bloor, John Spiers, Ibiza 1971. The post Interview with John Spiers appeared first on Destination Innovation.

13 Change Management Experts Share Their Tips

Braden Kelley

Recently my colleague Daniel Lock collected and published points-of-view (POV) from 13 change management experts on implementing fast, dramatic and powerful change.

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Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Digital Tonto

Many organizations get stuck because they end up locking themselves into a single strategy. That's how they get disrupted. Related posts: There Is No One True Path To Innovation. Apple’s Innovation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What is Design Thinking? Extensive interview with Tom Kelley from IDEO

Idea to Value

One of the most important figures in the field of Design Thinking is Tom Kelley, one of the heads of IDEO along with his brother David. Recently, Tom was interviewed by High Resolution (video above) about his thoughts on Innovation and Design Thinking.

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.

A Critical Measure of Innovation: Leadership and Priorities

Game-Changer

No matter how much effort we put into codifying it, innovation is really hard because it’s all about combating human nature; both inside and outside the business. Externally, people have to adopt an idea for it to become an innovation ; this is the hardest part.

How Greg Satell Learned to Navigate a New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

IX Managing Editor Mari Anixter interviews Greg Satell about his new book Mapping Innovation: A playbook for navigating a disruptive age. Book Review Disruption Innovation Interviews Age of Disruption Author Interview Innovation Books Innovation tools

Design Thinking: Observation Tips

Michael Roberto

When conducting field research as part of the design thinking process, we should keep in mind some of the key do's and don'ts of observational research. Here are some key tips: Source: M. Roberto, Know What You Don't Know (2009). design thinking ethnography observation

Ask Me Anything About the Change Planning Toolkit™

Braden Kelley

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.

A Gen Xer Speaks to the Multi-generational Workforce

BrainZooming

Emma Alvarez Gibson is here today, as a Gen Xer, to get the multi-generational workforce on the same program.

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Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts

Digital Tonto

We need to shift from an educational system that values what you can answer to one that values what you can ask. Related posts: 4 Government Programs That Drive Innovation. How We Should Prepare Our. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Part of the Innovation Process that Everyone Forgets

InnovationManagement

One of the biggest challenges to innovation is the middle part of the process - where most of the work is happening behind the scenes. As your innovation campaign progresses, you must continue to instill excitement across all team members, and find ways to reengage them as advocates. In this case study, we’ll examine how Dick’s Sporting Goods engaged their employees in product development and effectively encouraged them to participate in their innovation community.

What Makes a Good Innovation Leader?

Innovation Excellence

Mick Simonelli and Celent asked current innovation leaders what criteria makes for good innovation leaders. Read the highlights of their research findings here. Innovation Leadership Assessment tools innovation assessment

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.

Putting the Daily Innovation Model together

Exago

We've seen how you can locate your position in the Daily Innovation Model, built to help companies see innovation as a daily function of their job. When we place the continua on two axes - incremental to radical and process to product - things get interesting and we end up with four quadrants.

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Intelligence, not just Our Processes?

Daniel Burrus

The single most disruptive influence on business, as well as society, will be artificial intelligence (A.I.), which includes technology such as machine learning and cognitive computing to name just two. In other words, there is more than one type of A.I.

Towards true sustainability

Norbert Bol

When are we truly sustainable? That is an inspiring question. As human beings we all aspire a healthy, happy and prosperous life for ourselves and for the next generations.

Open Innovation: A critical success factor when you build your innovation journey

IdeaScale

We are currently experiencing one of the most significant transformations of our history. In 2030, 75% of the global employees will be “digital natives,” who grew up surrounded by mobile devices, mobile communication and the Internet.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Ways to Exercise Your Creative Muscles

InnovationManagement

Feeling like you’re stuck in a creative rut? Creativity works a lot like a muscle—you have to exercise it for it to work properly. Once you get stuck in a cycle of routine, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost your creativity.

13 Experts Share Their Change Management Tips

Innovation Excellence

Recently my colleague Daniel Lock collected and published points-of-view (POV) from 13 change management experts on implementing fast, dramatic and powerful change. Here is mine: If your change effort or project begins in a Microsoft Word document, you’re already in a whole world of trouble.

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Strategic cost-cutting is not dead, and we are here to prove it

Exago

Leaders with a clear vision tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy. The trend gained ground in the last decade, as world turmoil intensified and growth became a more elusive and complex goal to reach.

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational capability required is vastly different.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.