Category: Culture & Values

The typical linear and often siloed mindset that we have for much of our innovation thinking within our business organizations has to rapidly fall away. We are in the ‘cusp’ of a fundamental change that technology, platforms, and connected ecosystems will bring into the mix for connecting and collaborating in dramatically different ways than the past. Continue reading

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Fighting Back! The Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination - Innovation Excellence

The chances of successful innovation implementation must appear pretty bleak. Even the terms themselves—“innovation assassination” and “culture of fear”—are incredibly ominous-sounding. But fear not, there are ways to fight back against the culture of fear and innovation assassination and come out on top. One practical step an organization can take… Continue reading

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What is Rapport? Tha absence of rapport? The meaning of rapport for innovators. Continue reading

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Six levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ - Part 3 - Innovation Excellence

In Part 3, we show six levers to change the “system problem” and think this is the way to solve the corporate innovation problem – and ultimately to increase innovation performance. Continue reading

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Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem – Part 2 - Innovation Excellence

This is the second part of a three-part article series from Rob Munro and Frank Mattes. Continue reading

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Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage - Innovation Excellence

In truth, neither view fully represents today’s business environment. Certainly, companies like Apple and Southwest are still able to dominate their industries, but the source of advantage has changed. We no longer compete in a resource economy, but a semantic economy where firms that can build, manage and widen connections win out. Continue reading

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Innovation and the Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives  - Innovation Excellence

Give the creatives the freedom to push back the status quo and to even obliterate the status quo with a sledgehammer. This freedom will unleash their creativity, ultimately helping to catapult your business into a new role as industry leaders, rather than be left behind as laggard and scared, same-old status quo followers. Continue reading

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