Category: Management

A lot of change- and innovation projects start in January. Trying to do things differently or to do different things within an organization is hard. Being an innovator is not an easy job. Nothing works better changing a mindset than a great quote… Continue reading

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ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management announces the inaugural competition for the ISPIM Grand Prize, for Excellence in Innovation Management. The competition will be open to all commercial enterprises. ISPIM welcome submissions from any company, including not-for-profit entities; however it is not intended for academics. Continue reading

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Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility. Continue reading

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Recognizing Your Type of Innovation Leader

We all need to recognize the type of innovation leadership personality within our organization, the ones we are working for, as this might help you manage the innovation work a whole lot better and attract in the resources you need. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader? Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of December 2014

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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Steve Jobs and Henry Ford both famously went on record saying that customers are incapable of helping discover the next blockbusters because they don’t know what they want. Were they right or wrong? Continue reading

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2015 how can you best create an eco-system that allows today’s talent to flourish among Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Flux? Continue reading

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