Category: Management

What is the purpose of Human Resource Management? Is it to administrate brains, send them letters and pay them? Or is it to connect brains, drive innovation and delight customers? The answer is both. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Mojo: Self-Transformation - Innovation Excellence

If you have ever had a goal that seems out of reach, beyond your ability, self- transformation is the key to succeeding. Self-transformation is the ability to intentionally provide yourself with experience that increases your abilities. Continue reading

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Behavioral Innovation: the need to pivot, why we don’t and what we can do  - Innovation Excellence

Over the years, the largest businesses only keep their top spots by evolving and chasing the sunrise markets and leaving the sunsets. Intel famously pivoted from manufacturing memory sticks to microprocessors. For each success story, there are hundreds of other businesses which failed to pivot and stuck with a dying business plan. Why? Continue reading

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Last month I delivered my “un-kill innovation” executive workshop to an executive team of a Fortune 500 technology company in Florida. It was a great experience all around, but at the end I was asked for the key takeaways, and I narrowed them down to the following. Continue reading

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Would you know what things matter to your employees? This post explores why this matters, especially for innovation. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of May 2016

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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How Six Sigma Promotes a Culture of Innovation - Innovation Excellence

The claim that Six Sigma stifles innovation is a myth, and structure-driven quality can co-exist peacefully with creative innovation. Continue reading

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