Why Your Organization Needs a "Whip” to Help Build a Widespread Innovation Culture - Innovation Excellence

As an organization builds its top-down, bottom-up structure, a whip is surely needed. So What’s a Whip? 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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What is the Most Powerful Tool for Change Leaders? - Innovation Excellence

In his latest VisionaryTalk.com video, Seth Kahan speaks to self-transformation of ambitious change leaders. Continue reading

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Market Power Versus Brute Force

Pushing too hard?

Rushing to hit short-term numbers or an over-caffeinated executive can force some costly mistakes. Continue reading

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Ascertaining your customers’ wants and needs might compare to assembling a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing. It requires a multi-layered process that includes both qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as a structure that prioritizes customer wants and needs. The Voice of the Customer (VOC) is such a process. Continue reading

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Recently I had the opportunity to have an insightful conversation with Mick Simonelli to talk about innovation challenges in the insurance industry. Mick is a dynamic thought leader on innovation in large organizations. Mick served as the senior innovation executive for USAA, and as a lead innovator within the Department of Defense, Today, Mick is an executive innovation practitioner with his work appearing on NPR, American Banker, Harvard Business Review, Workforce Magazine, Fast Company, and academic articles. Continue reading

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Working with the Most Innovative Universities - Innovation Excellence

A new league table examines the most innovative universities in Europe. How many is your organization working with to drive your own innovation? Continue reading

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