May, 2017

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Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

Game-Changer

Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with.

Kickstart Innovation by Removing the Barriers

Destination Innovation

Surveys show that the large majority of senior executives see innovation as critical for their businesses but are dissatisfied with progress in this area. If you want to make your organisation more agile and innovative where should you start?

Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

Digital Tonto

There is no one "true path" to innovation but there are some common attributes Related posts: 6 Things Great Innovators Do Differently. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges

Exago

In the process of setting objectives for your business goals, you should always think SMART – as management guru Peter Drucker applies this expression. To make your objectives easy to understand and monitor, they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related.

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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.

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Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

It is well known that our physiology can affect our psychology. If our posture is more positive then our thinking is more positive. Researchers Slepian and Ambady report an experiment in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

The New Era Of Mass Collaboration

Digital Tonto

In a networked world, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. Related posts: 2017: Collaboration Is No Longer A Choice, But An Imperative. The New Era Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

“Innovation is not for us”, they say

Exago

If I had a dollar for every time that someone said that to me, I wouldn't need to work another day in my life. As someone who is trying to get corporations in Pakistan to understand the value of innovation, this declaration is extremely frustrating. .

Covering Innovation My Way

Paul Hobcraft

I set out to engage 100% in innovation work, it has been quiet a journey of discovery and then translating the parts. I still get overwhelmed by the sheer information overload or advice that seems to be offered.

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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.

Innovation: Learning from Failure

IdeaScale

Many people look at failure as a complete negative. I like to think of failures as the route to innovation. The keys to innovation from failure are to have a culture around dealing with and accepting failures, failing fast, and learning from the failure. So how do we go about learning from failure?

Innovation and creativity: the lasting competitive advantage

OVO Innovation

I wrote recently about my last trip to Dubai, and the impact it had on me. Dubai is unusual because it combines a number of factors - an energetic leadership, a country and region hungry for growth and transformation, a significant investment pool, and a real "can do" spirit. Clearly things are changing quickly there, and everywhere. During the conference where I spoke we had several other speakers who were futurists, including Matthew May.

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Innovation is Not Necessarily Disruptive

Game-Changer

So, last week’s post Innovation is the opposite of what we’re pretending the word means hit a nerve; as it should.

The Internet Of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

Digital Tonto

As digital connectivity begins to transform physical machines, it’s likely that we’re now in the early days of a new productivity boom. Related posts: The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

How To Reduce Innovation Risk

Mike Shipulski

The trouble with innovation is it’s risky. Sure, the upside is nice (increased sales), but the downside (it doesn’t work) is distasteful. Everyone is looking for the magic pill to change the risk-reward ratio of innovation, but there is no pill.

Are We Crushing Real Innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

Well, this morning I came across an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, entitled “ America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide ” written by Ben Tarnoff, a writer on technology and politics, living in San Fransisco.

Know Your Emerging Trends

IdeaScale

Last year IBM Marketing Cloud published a finding 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone (2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day). Things are moving at a pretty brisk pace nowadays and our lives are changing as a result.

Struggling with Company Culture? Here are 3 Ways to Improve Your Work Environment

InnovationManagement

Company culture is an extremely important component of a healthy business. Culture serves as the personality of the organization and has a huge impact on the company's reputation with both internal employees and externally with customers and clients.

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.

Why Many Mid-Career Marketers Are Dinosaurs and Not Great Social Media Strategists

BrainZooming

I spoke about Social-First Content at the April 2017 Social Media Strategies Summit in Chicago. As always, I left this Social Media Strategies Summit with valuable insights on social content strategy plus great ideas for further developing our brand.

This Is How Your Business Will Be Disrupted

Digital Tonto

It is always better to prepare than adapt. When you find yourself adapting you are already losing. Related posts: Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus. How To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

If You Want to Innovate, Listen!

Idea Champions

If you're interested in raising the bar for innovation in your organization, start listening more. Listening, quite simply, is the most powerful form of influence.

Innovation Lessons from Michelangelo

Innovation Excellence

Learning curve matters above all else. Michelangelo is my new innovation hero and Ancora Imparo is my new innovation mantra. Europe Innovation Inspiration People & Skills Processes & Tools Profiles of Innovators Creativity Leadership Learning Renaissance

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.

Set the timing right for your innovation challenges

Exago

Now that you have identified your key innovation challenges and built them properly, remember to set the timings. Not only does the commitment to a deadline make participants focus, but this also helps you when defining goals with realistic deadlines.

How Big Radical is Reclaiming Design

InnovationManagement

Nobody doubts that design can be powerful.

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Edward Lampert & The Demise of Sears

Michael Roberto

Earlier this year, Sears acknowledged publicly for the first time that bankruptcy might be a possibility. The two charts shown here document the financial deterioration over the past decade. Many people have placed substantial blame at the feet of CEO Edward Lampert.

Banging the Data Valuation Drum

Information Playground

Last week at Dell EMC World I spent a significant amount of my time discussing the value of data with Dell EMC World attendees. I am in my third year researching the topic on behalf of Dell EMC's Office of the CTO.

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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.

100 Reasons Why You Definitely Won't Read This Blog Post

Idea Champions

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. YOU know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. We both know you're not going to read this blog post. It's too long and you have more important things to do.

Allocating Innovation: The 10% Myth

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to allocating time for innovation its easy to fall into the trap of declaring the time allocation and assuming that everyone knows what it means. Innovation Management People & Skills goals Innovation Management People Management

Interview with Change Management Review

Braden Kelley

Innovation Pays – More and More

InnovationManagement

Over recent years we have been tracking how companies identified as leading innovators subsequently perform in terms of growth in shareholder value.

Swiss Post & Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story

The Qmarkets team endeavours to ensure that all projects are successful, sometimes this is easier said than done. This post discusses an innovation project which posed many challenges, but also garnered many rewards. Read and Download it for free.