Sorting Through the Management Tools and Trends


We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. So let’s see if we can help here, step back a little from your favourite tool and look at this just a little more deeply. Research Tools

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10 Free Change Planning Tools

Braden Kelley

Have you downloaded your ten free change planning tools?

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Trending Sources

The Best Tools For Low Risk Innovation


The point of low risk innovation tools is that one can use them to test ideas in any setting and with any budget. They are all contained in the book Innovation Tools and, as an additional bonus, as readers of this blog you have access to a free Kindle copy this week only!

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6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Innovation Excellence

Feature Of The Week book review business books business tools Case study culture growth Innovation LeadershipIt’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating.

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

and that transforms the industry • it: To provide tools and services that deliver insight for employees and. These are just a few of the numerous examples that show how specific struc- tures, processes, and tools create new experiences for people—experiences focused.

Lessons from Lego: Low risk innovation tools for everyone!

Innovation Excellence

Evan Shellshear's new book focuses on successful techniques to innovate cheaply and effectively — and answers questions regarding how strategies used by leaders like LEGO are able to turn companies around from looming bankruptcy to industry leading success.

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Empowering Veterans and Coal Miners with Modern Innovation Tools

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Innovation Leadership Management People & Skills Processes & Tools Strategy Coal Miners Crowdsourcing education Entrepreneurship FCC Federal Communications Commission Innovation tools Veterals

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New innovation realities require new mindsets and tools

OVO Innovation

Understanding that, we should understand also that the tools that once helped innovators create new products aren't the same tools that we need today when customers demand seamless experiences. Or, put another way, those original tools are still valuable, but by themselves they solve only a small portion of the overall challenge. The shift in the use of tools and techniques isn't overly difficult.

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Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered. If not tools first, then what?

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5 Innovative Online Tools for More Effective Brand Management

Innovation Excellence

This article suggests 5 tools to help create and maintain a healthy brand for your business. Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Management Processes & Tools brand management branding online toolsYour business’ brand is essential for growth and future success.

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Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Tools to Boost Strategic Impact


Analysis Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Compilations Ebook Implementation Performance Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools collaborative strategy strategic thinking questions

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Marketing Innovation: Chicken and the Absurd Alternative Tool

Innovation in Practice

The tools are: Unification. One of my favorites is the Absurd Alternative Tool. Here's a great example fromTyson Chicken that is so simple and effective: To use the Absurd Alternative Tool, first identify the key benefit you want to promote in the advertisement.

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6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth


Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. Provide Tools of the Innovation Trade.

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The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

Idea Champions

This Harvard Business Review article elaborates on why storytelling is such a powerful communication tool. A two-year analysis of 108 Super Bowl commercials has revealed that it was the structure of the content -- not the content itself -- that was the biggest predictor of its success.

The 4 Lenses of Innovation: a power tool for creative thinking [video]

Innovation Excellence

Video book review Innovation innovation book Innovation Enterprise Innovation toolsHave you ever wondered where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss?

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6 Reasons for SMEs to use Innovation Management Tools


While innovation tools can offer a plethora of benefits for all organisations , there are some benefits that only apply to companies of a specific size, type, or geography.

The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. (Part 1)

Board of Innovation

In this post I’ll describe what tools we used to end up with a first selection of 13 concepts. The post The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. Recently I guided a 3 day ideation brainstorm for NGA at their HQ in London. This is the first 3-day workshop of 2 sessions to explore & develop new opportunities for this global HR service provider. 8500 employees, +$850M turnover).

What is the Most Powerful Tool for Change Leaders? [Video]

Innovation Excellence

In his latest video, Seth Kahan speaks to self-transformation of ambitious change leaders. Continue reading → People & Skills Uncategorized Video CEO change Leadership Management Organizational Change

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Culture, Process, and Tools


Similarly, when launching a corporate innovation program, you should look to balance these three fundamental components—culture, process, and tools. And everyone’s comfortable looking at and integrating tools into their workflow. Process becomes immediately, and continuously, influenced by both culture and tools. Tools. The narrow view of this fact manifests in features—does a particular tool have the features that we think are critical to our efforts?

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Democratising Elite Performance Tools with Dr. Andy Walshe


Currently leading Human Performance for Red Bull, Andy works with hundreds of international athletes and business leaders to develop and implement elite performance models.

Innovation Tools and Techniques – Do they make an Innovation Expert?


One type of innovation expert knows a great deal about innovation tools and techniques that propel ideation to new heights. You can read about many of these innovation tools and techniques.

Tools for New Frontiers

Open Innovation

Oxford reports that New Frontiers in Open Innovation “is available for pre-orders and will ship on 16 November 2014.” It’s also available for pre-order from Amazon and Amazon UK. I've put together a few web pages with information about the book.

6 Tools: Jobs to be Done with Tony Ulwick [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

In this recent interview, Chad McAllister sits down with Tony who shares 6 tools from his new book, Jobs to Be Done: Theory to Practice. Build Capability Feature Of The Week Innovation Interviews People & Skills Processes & Tools Science Strategy Book Marketing business books business tools Innovation tools Interview jobs-to-be-done jtbd PodcastTony Ulwick is well known for the creation of Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) and as the founder of Strategyn.

My Most Surprising Business Strategy Tool


Short Story: With strategic thinking tools, you want dependable ones that deliver help to move forward in a smart fashion – no matter how unusual the tool may seem. We share many Brainzooming strategy, innovation, and branding tools.

Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley

Consider using two powerful innovation and strategy tools. Challenge Mapping is an analysis tool to explore situations. If carefully done, there is no better tool for creating action plans, or platform questions for innovation. Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg.

New Tools for Lean Innovation Teams: Problem and Solution Zooms

Moves the Needle

This is why we’re pleased to share our Problem and Solution Zoom tools with you. Our Customer Zoom tool that helps you identify needs, behaviors, pains, and most importantly, opportunities has been publicly available for a while now.

History as a Tool for Innovators & Product Managers

Innovation Excellence

History can be a great tool in solving day-to-day problems encountered in innovation. After spending nearly 20 years at IBM, Scott Bowden is now traveling the globe to investigate and share how historic innovations provide lessons for the modern-day innovation practitioners – you and me. Build Capability Innovation history Interview Podcast Product Management

4 Lenses of Innovation: A Great Tool for Creativity and Innovation

Innovation Upgrade

Or Larry page and Sergey Brin, who have refused to develop a narrow self-image of Google, choosing instead to expand not just the concept of search but also of Google itself, by stretching into productivity tools, operating systems, hardware, self-driving cars, robotics, and even life extension technologies. I am a big fan of Rowan Gibson and his work on the 4 lenses of innovation. Not so long ago, Rowan published a book on his work and this is something you should definitely check out.

The tools we used in our Innovation & Creativity training for PPG

Board of Innovation

The post The tools we used in our Innovation & Creativity training for PPG appeared first on Board of Innovation. Recently, me and my colleague Vincent facilitated a 2 day ‘Innovation & Creativity training’ for graduates of PPG, world’s leading coatings company (+46.000 employees, 15.4 Billion turnover).

Innovation Tautogram: A novel tool that is simple and powerful

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Uncategorized Innovation tautogram Innovation toolsIn this Abstract, Shanta Rajapaksha Yapa encourages us to try a simple technique to harness the power of the vocabulary to innovate.

#TBT: A Short History of Innovation Tools


Today, many teams use a platform like Kindling to encourage and facilitate their employees’ innovation , but how did our world gather and discuss ideas before such tools existed? Imagine if a tool like Kindling existed when the Washburn Crosby Co held their very first campaign: their execs would have had a much more efficient way to discuss ideas and make decisions.

How to get your innovation team going with less than $100 on tools a month?

Board of Innovation

So it’s about time to find the intrapreneurs within your company, and give them the right tools to get started. The post How to get your innovation team going with less than $100 on tools a month?

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A Must Use Tool If you Love Post-it Notes – #1000Entrepreneurs

Rmukesh Gupta

There are not many tools that are available,which are a good fit for such a use case. This can enhance the effectiveness of the tool multi-fold. Ideas for the founder: All blog posts that the team creates should also accompany a publicly shared board created using their tool.

Key Tools for Back End of Innovation – How Philips does it

Innovation Excellence

Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation & development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era.

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What is your level of Innovation Maturity?

Braden Kelley

Because of this, even if you found out … Continue reading → Innovation diagnostics free innovation audit innovation maturity innovation programs innovation success metrics Open Innovation Success Surveys Tools

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Marketing Innovation: Don't Fight Water and the Inversion Tool

Innovation in Practice

The tools are: 1. Extreme Effort Out of these eight, the one that gives my students the most trouble is the Inversion tool. Jacob Goldenberg, in his book, " Cracking the Ad Code ," describes eight creative patterns that are embedded in most innovative, award- winning commercials.

Helpful tool for strategy formulation: the Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas


I just came across a great visual tool that supports strategy formation. This tool facilitates a … Continue reading → Interesting Ideas Strategic planning strategic thinkers toolsIt is the brand-new Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas developed by Matthew E.

Standardizing Change

Braden Kelley

The Change Planning Toolkit™ is Now Available

Braden Kelley

Not surprisingly, research shows … Continue reading → Change Leadership announcements Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit downloads free news toolkit ToolsIt’s finally here!

How Greg Satell Learned to Navigate a New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

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