Category: Processes & Tools

Diabolically Simple Questions - Innovation Excellence

As a leader, it’s more important to slash through the complexity and see things as they are. And for that, it’s more important to know how ask diabolically simple questions (DSQ). Continue reading

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What Adaptive Technology is Teaching Us about Learning - Innovation Excellence

We may have moved on from PowerPoint presentations to apps, but the communication gap between software developers and learning experts persists. Continue reading

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Innovation is an iterative process. You can create a detailed plan for how to innovate, but these strategies rarely survive their first contact with the market. “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” said boxer Mike Tyson. Success comes when you learn to adapt. It is more important to have the right people and mindsets in place than to have a perfectly crafted plan. Continue reading

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Coaching to Overcome the Ten Innovation Intractables - Innovation Excellence

If you could ask a series of question that might help unlock innovation blockages it would make such a difference to our innovation performance and engagement. I think this might need a good external facilitator as my recommendation, one who has deep innovation knowledge and expertise, able to manage the ‘dynamics’ within the room. Continue reading

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Risk has a bad reputation, and for valid reasons. Nothing can negatively impact revenue, pollute a healthy customer base, or disappoint shareholders quite like it. This is why industries spend millions of dollars a year just to avoid risk. Continue reading

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In innovation, the process equals New Value Creation. This process of creation is non-linear, even iterative, insights-based, and way-finding, a process of discovery, not optimization. Sometimes, it can be like playing the children’s game Chutes and Ladders… Continue reading

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Material Compliance – It’s Not Just for High Tech Any More - Innovation Excellence

the increased integration of technology into jewelry, wearable devices, and even apparel means that Retail, Fashion and Apparel (RFA) companies need to ensure that their products are compliant, too. Here’s what RFA companies need to know about these regulations, and what to look for in a software system to help manage product compliance. Continue reading

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