Category: Culture & Values

Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship! - Innovation excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. But why are we linking these two words? Why is being an innovator means I have to launch a startup company? Can’t I be an innovator in a mature company? Continue reading

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Cultivating Innovation Agility - Innovation Excellence

Outlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages the entire organization as “co-ideators” and broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. Continue reading

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The New Social Learning - Innovation Excellence

When Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner, co-authors of The New Social Learning, began talking with organizations about benefiting from the natural powers of employees learning from one another, they heard more about their obstacles than their opportunities. While some were genuine issues leaders needed to face to move their organizations forward, several were myths, perpetuated by old school practices and a fear of losing control. Continue reading

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Can we continue to paper over these real gaps in managing innovation? How long will they continue to widen, undermine and constrain our innovation activities? Continue reading

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What Stops Us Moving Innovation into our Core? - Innovation Excellence

Today innovation seems to be falling short in delivering on its promise. Why? Continue reading

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Open Digital Innovation or Closed Digital Innovation? - Innovation Excellence

So many questions are bubbling up on digital technology; it is going to be hitting us like a tsunami, at a potentially destructive force. There is a time to find the high ground and I’d recommend to start now.
Paul Hobcraft asks many key questions here. Continue reading

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From Startup to Maturity: how to unkill creativity - innovation excellence

In 1998 Teresa Amabile published the article How to kill Creativity at the Harvard Business Review. Believe it or not–it was an inspiring article for me. It inspired me not to find more way to kill creativity, but rather to understand how can established companies un-kill creativity and out-innovate startups. Continue reading

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