Author Archives: Braden Kelley

The Fractional Employee Future

In my last article 10 Reasons to Hire a Part-Time Chief Innovation Officer, I looked at the reasons why an organization might want to hire someone part-time to lead their innovation efforts (a follow-up to my previous post Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer). Now I’d like to explore the idea of a fractional employee in a much broader context with you… Continue reading

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Birth of the Part-Time Chief Innovation Officer

In my last article, we looked at the keys to Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer, including some do’s and don’ts. I encourage you to follow the link and read the details of how to hire the right person to lead innovation in your organization, but to quickly highlight some of them… Continue reading

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Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer

It’s innovate or die, and this new reality leaves all companies focused on Winning the War for Innovation. This quest to win the war for innovation has led many companies to begin hiring Chief Innovation Officers (CINO), or Innovation Managers, VP’s of Innovation, or Innovation Directors. But many companies have done so in haste… Continue reading

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Do You Agree or Disagree with Samsung's Vision of the Future?

Samsung recently posted a video highlighting their vision of the future and the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). Samsung recently posted a video highlighting their vision of the future and the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). While certain of the benefits highlighted in Samsung’s IOT video might be interesting, I found myself left with more questions than answers, including: Continue reading

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5 Keys to Successful Change

My next book, Charting Change, is a followup to Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and is now available for pre-order. While my first book helped people identify and remove barriers to innovation, my next book is designed to make the process of planning change efforts less overwhelming and more human. Continue reading

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The Flawed Crawl Walk Run Methodology

Many of you may have heard of the Crawl Walk Run project methodology. For those of you that haven’t the idea is that if a project team is trying to achieve something big, that sometimes you have to evolve your approach in stages rather than trying to make all the changes all at once. Many people are quite fond of this approach and can be heard repeating the mantra… Continue reading

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What We Can Learn About Innovation From Crows

Crows are everywhere. There is no denying it. What is fascinating is that unlike many animal species, crows live in harmony with humans (along with rats and cockroaches), and in fact choose to live with humans instead of away from them, continuing to evolve in order to thrive in areas where humans dominate the landscape. Continue reading

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