Artists love to experiment by trying out new techniques, tools and media. No artist wishes to paint the same thing, the same way again and again. Sometimes a new technique works. Sometimes it does not.
I write often about the actions that lead to long-term success with your innovation program, but this time I thought I’d share some of the common reasons I’ve seen that can contribute to failure. Continue reading
“Our CEO does not want to get involved in innovation. He just let us do it by ourselves.” There are both positives and negatives to this statement, which was shared by one of the participants at the Global Innovation Forum, when we had a brief talk. Continue reading
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
By the middle managers obsession with constantly chasing efficiencies alone, there is little ‘slack’ for innovation and new learning. Their measurement is often based on this efficiency and effectiveness emphasis and not on generating innovation. Continue reading
Does your company have control of the ball? If not, are you ready to ‘think horizontally’ and get your playbook in order? Continue reading
Let’s face it. Innovation has been over-hyped these past few years, forcing CEOs to proclaim it was and may still be critical to their companies. Middle managers have been assigned to be innovation managers and to innovate or else face the consequences. Idea management software has been bought, brains have been stormed dry and consultants of dubious nature have sold useless innovation advice.. Continue reading