Category: Leadership

Inspiration, Imagination, and Innovation – in that order.

Inspiration is the fuel for imagination and imagination is the power behind innovation.. Continue reading

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As Mark Zuckerberg recovers from his 30th Birthday hangover, he shows us how startups need to grow up in order to become successful Continue reading

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7 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

How can companies nurture innovation and motivate their talent to bring innovations forward? Each company is destined to get the results it gets. Continue reading

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Risk is an Imperative for Sustainable Innovation

Of the ten imperatives to Roberts Rules of Innovation, “No Risk… No Innovation” is arguably one of the most important. There are many possible roads to innovation, and unfortunately many of them lead to a dead end. Successful innovation means defining your own road, and learning to celebrate the wrong turns that ultimately lead to victory. Continue reading

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Difficult Discussions Are The Most Important Discussions

When the train is getting ready to pull out of the station, and you know in your heart the destination isn’t right, what do you do? If you still had time to talk to the conductor, would you? What would you say? Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s chapter comes from Deb Mills-Scofield, an innovator, entrepreneur and non-traditional strategist… Continue reading

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Pepsi Refresh failed because it had no relevance to the brand’s operations or heritage. Pepsi never earned that particular mission and therefore consumers saw little need to reward the company for its efforts. Contrast Business Innovation Factory (BIF), an organization that brings cutting edge innovation techniques to social initiatives, many of which are similar to those Pepsi Refresh sought to promote. Continue reading

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