Tag Archives: Innovation Mindset

A lot of change- and innovation projects start in January. Trying to do things differently or to do different things within an organization is hard. Being an innovator is not an easy job. Nothing works better changing a mindset than a great quote… Continue reading

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Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility. Continue reading

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Experimenting is a critical innovation skill. None of us think twice about learning to ride a bike through trial and error, so why is it so rare in business? Continue reading

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Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further? Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Continue reading

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What really motivates us to innovate?

When I recently started one of my online innovative leadership and start-up entrepreneurship programs, I found myself being quickly brought back to core principles around the role of intrinsic motivation in the achievement, accountability and entrepreneurship space. Having invested most of the last 3 years researching and identifying the cultural drivers, intrinsic motivators and… Continue reading

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There has been a lot of buzz around embracing failure as a stepping-stone to success. Many organizations welcome the idea and contemplate the thought of celebrating failure, but they are often reluctant to embrace the concept in practice. Continue reading

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Innovation ROI: The Tough Questions

Some things are easier to measure than others. For example, an objective such as lower cost of goods sold, or improved revenue is relatively easy to measure. Strategic objectives on the other hand have been historically more difficult to quantity. Continue reading

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