Category: Management

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I love the scrappy can-do attitude of early-stage companies—simply walk through the doors and the energy is infectious. Their optimism, agility and ingenuity to create something special and new to the world keeps them hyper-focused. Invariably everything is being rapidly prototyped and refined with the latest round of learnings. There is a competitor to beat and an incumbent technology to displace, so… Continue reading

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Innovation is far too often an organizational orphan. How can you make sure it is not just fostered, but becomes adopted and part of the family? Continue reading

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Why leaders clearly think leadership matters for innovation. Too often a disconnect between what is said and what is done, which can confuse the innovation picture. A recent survey… Continue reading

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Innovative Value on display

The Innovation 101 series of articles presents specific activities and practices to achieve innovation. I chose these activities because I believe they are a great place to start. They are not the end all be all, nor are they “right”. They are simply practicable. If you do them you will notice an improvement in your ability to innovate. Continue reading

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Strategy or Innovation: What Comes First?

While working and researching on how to better train and educate executives on innovation, I got into an interesting discussion with a corporate innovation leader on the role of strategy in the context of innovation. Continue reading

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This week I sat down with John Coyle who is Senior Vice President Culture of Innovation at Maddock Douglas. We spoke about the “Innovation Vacuum” in business enterprise and why, in John’s words, “Most large companies suck at innovation.” Continue reading

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Are You Lying About Your Level of Innovation?

It seems like every company these days is trying to claim that they are innovative, trying to claim that they are customer-centric, trying to claim that their employees are important to them. But are they? Can all this be true? Or, are all of these companies lying to their customers, lying to their employees, and lying to their shareholders? Continue reading

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