Category: Leadership

Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2015

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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culture knocks out strategy

Many companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition. Management at all of these companies have a common reflex: Scream louder about goals and policies as the gap between culture and strategy widens. Continue reading

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Dr. Leigh George, Founder and CEO of Freedom, talks about the intersection of innovation and marketing and why marketing is more important to businesses than ever in this episode of ‘The Innovation Engine’ podcast. Continue reading

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No matter what industry you’re a part of, chances are you’ve had to deal with seemingly unreasonable demands and double standards from your direct supervisors, bosses, and clients. Continue reading

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Although there are no easy solutions, there are ways to improve the effectiveness of innovation in your company or for your clients. Gjis shares ten actions to reduce the failure rate of innovation. Continue reading

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Secrets of Internal Startup Success

Lately, I’m hearing about more and more organizations establishing internal startups — separate units to build new business models, pursue new markets, create whole new divisions. 3M has one. General Mills does too. Because you’re a reader of Innovation Excellence, chances are good that you could be asked to lead one. Continue reading

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Yoram Solomon goes over who exactly is responsible for chief innovation within an organization. Continue reading

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