Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss
APRIL 20, 2017
How do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.
Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus
MARCH 5, 2017
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What is your level of Innovation Maturity?
APRIL 26, 2017
Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.
Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
MARCH 16, 2017
So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.
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.
Five Components of a Repeatable Innovation Portfolio
MARCH 7, 2017
Creating a repeatable innovation portfolio helps you plan more efficiently, scale resources, and gain insight for the growth of your innovation program. There are five key elements of a repeatable innovation portfolio: Opportunity Identification and Campaign Creation. Idea Collection and Inspiration.
How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.
How to Set Up a Pilot or Test Case for a Startup/Corporate Partnership
JANUARY 12, 2017
Disruption is commonly associated with startups. Corporations tend to lose the ability to take smart risks and move quickly once they reach a certain level of growth and success — but it doesn't have to be this way. Large companies can combat stagnation by engaging with high growth startups.
We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!
MARCH 6, 2017
Imagine an island country where the only industry is making mousetraps – let’s call it Mousetrapia. And the people that live there are incredibly creative. Consequently, they invent new mousetraps constantly, and they patent them as well.
Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook
Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author
For his upcoming 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.
4 Challenges Organizations Face To Get The Most From Generalists
JANUARY 6, 2017
New challenges require new approaches. All organizations have new challenges on the table all the time, but most are not equipped to come up with new approaches to conquer them because they can’t think and act differently. This is a specialization challenge.
2017: Collaboration Is No Longer A Choice, But An Imperative
JANUARY 1, 2017
In the new business environment that's emerging, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. Building Creative. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
The Eleven Change Roles
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.
How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1.
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 mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges
APRIL 12, 2017
When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.
Is ‘Jobs to be Done’ the Road Map for Innovation?
MARCH 23, 2017
Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, ably assisted by three acolytes, Hall, Dillon and Duncan. It is an important work which makes some big claims.
Innovations Degree’s of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing
APRIL 2, 2017
We often forget it is our people that really make innovation work. They determine the ideas, drive these forward to deliver them as new innovation concepts into the world.
The Innovative Mentor
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Mentors see themselves as people developers. They take a long-term view of their staff and see innovation projects as an opportunity to stretch their employees’ capabilities and to help them achieve their aspirations.
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.
Innovators will win with seamless experiences
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
I've written before, both on this blog and on the blog I share with Paul Hobcraft about platforms and ecosystems about the need for seamless experiences. Innovators often create technologies or products, which have interesting capabilities or features, but rarely do they think through the actual use of the products and understand how they fit in with other products, services, infrastructure, channels and data that exist in a customer's life.
2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017
JANUARY 31, 2017
2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.
How this guy makes a living by stealing other people’s ideas
Idea to Value
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
“Nick, I have a great idea for an innovation, but I am scared someone is going to steal it!” ” I hear this from fear from entrepreneurs all the time. And it’s a tough problem to solve.
How to Practice The Art of The Possible
MARCH 21, 2017
Innovative leaders and organizations practice the art of the possible. What is the key trait all innovators have? Curiosity, which enables them look beyond the obvious and consider possibilities. Innovation is about new, surprising and better options.
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.
We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization
JANUARY 15, 2017
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50 Quotes to Spark a Culture of Innovation in 2017
JANUARY 4, 2017
An inspiring quote is a great tool for changing a mindset. I made a personal collection of 50 outstanding quotes on change and innovation. Use them to inspire others to start a culture of change, to think different and to prioritize change and innovation at the start of 2017.
The Power of User-Led Innovations
JANUARY 9, 2017
Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes. But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump!
KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Exago has partnered with KPMG in Portugal to promote the first global ‘Innovation Survey’ to companies operating in the country. The post KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success appeared first on www.exago.com.
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.
Got a big decision to make? Try the Three by Three method.
APRIL 26, 2017
Let’s say you are faced with a tough problem. You have wrestled with it for a while and now you have to make a decision. One approach is to use what I call the three by three method. You start by considering many options. You narrow this down to three choices. Your current best option, the CBO.
Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’
APRIL 27, 2017
Digital technologies are beginning to have a real impact on the methods, approaches, and rates of our innovation outputs. Social technologies are giving us real-time understanding.
Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation
MARCH 28, 2017
When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization.
Becoming an innovative company: better late
JANUARY 10, 2017
So, after over a decade of innovation consulting, I can say without doubt that companies that are just starting to innovate have it much better than those that were attempting it years ago. That's because as more companies try more innovation, more tools are vetted, more methods explored and exposed. Today, there are more proven methods and more people with more innovation skill and experience, so if you are starting now you can get started on the right foot.
Case Study: How EDF Energy Improved Innovation by Focusing on Customer Centricity
Shetal Edwards, Head of Innovation Partnerships at EDF Energy, discusses how EDF Energy used ideation and collaboration to identify opportunities to improve customer experience and took action.