Innovation chaos

When people talk of innovation they often bring up the requirement for blue sky thinking. This conjures up a picture in the mind where there is total freedom and no restrictions. It implies that parameters are barriers to creative thinking. We don’t buy this and we would go even further and say that innovating without boundaries only results in idea chaos. Continue reading

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13th Annual Change Management Conference Highlights

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual Change Management Conference in New York, NY, hosted by The Conference Board. The event represented a convening of 200+ change management professionals from around the United States. Here are the highlights… Continue reading

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Can you innovate with the under-utilized assets in your business? What by-product or surplus capacity could be put to better use? Continue reading

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Dr. Max McKeown shares insights on how companies can craft a successful innovation strategy on this episode of ‘The Innovation Engine’ podcast. Continue reading

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Time to Replace Your Chief Innovation Officer

Among my innovation peers, we have talked about how crucial executive commitment is, and some organizations have responded by hiring Innovation Managers, Innovation Directors, VP’s of Innovation, and Chief Innovation Officers (CINO’s not CIO’s so there is no confusion with Chief Information Officers). One of the dangers of putting people in charge of innovation though, is… Continue reading

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Clayton Christensen Is Wrong— This Is The Real Capitalist’s Dilemma

Last year, the Clayton Christensen, one of the world’s top management thinkers, suggested that, despite being awash in cash, corporations are “failing to invest in innovations that might foster growth.” He considers this trend so insidious and pervasive that he called it the capitalist’s dilemma in Harvard Business Review. Continue reading

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A core principles of Judo is is maximum efficiency, minimum effort. Directly resisting a more powerful opponent will typically result in defeat, but redirecting their momentum and power can make it possible for weaker opponents to beat significantly stronger ones. We can often apply similar strategies in innovation, and use the cause of a problem to solve it. In this way, the problem becomes the solution. Just as we… Continue reading

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