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Some people believe that when you are invited to give a talk or a speech, you are expected to entertain an audience. I have experienced speakers who post on their social media updates that they are off to be the opening act at a company conference. It always makes me think about the missed opportunity in having this limiting belief. Continue reading

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Can you teach people to innovate? - Innovation Excellence

One of my recent pet peeves is the proliferation of education options for innovation. One of my alma maters offers a “certificate” for innovation management. While I cannot comment on the course, it is taught by two professors with little private sector experience… Continue reading

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The Genius of Recognizing Genius - Innovation Excellence

All of these stories have one thing in common: the identification of an unrecognized genius…Yet there is also another, less obvious commonality. Continue reading

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Do VCs Really Want Innovators? What to do when the VC says ‘No Dice’ - Innovation Excellence

Startup entrepreneurs look eagerly towards the venture capital community, seeing the myth of a big pot of money ready to be given away to worthy ventures. Advisors, business school professors, and a lot of people who ought to know better, see VC funding as a given for far too many ventures, when in reality, there are a lot of great ideas that never get a single dollar in funding. Continue reading

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Fighting Back! The Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination - Innovation Excellence

The chances of successful innovation implementation must appear pretty bleak. Even the terms themselves—“innovation assassination” and “culture of fear”—are incredibly ominous-sounding. But fear not, there are ways to fight back against the culture of fear and innovation assassination and come out on top. One practical step an organization can take… 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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Four Key Strengths of the Effective Leader - Innovation Excellence

Leaders in every organization, small or big, play an important role to help create a culture of continuous improvement. It is about the difference a leader can make. It is about an experience, the individual as a leader, can create beyond just a basic job role. What are a few basic and co-related aspects that may make the difference to be an efficient and effective leader ? Continue reading

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