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Why leaders clearly think leadership matters for innovation. Too often a disconnect between what is said and what is done, which can confuse the innovation picture. A recent survey… Continue reading

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Why people resist change, learning and innovation and what to do about it!

A recent conversation with a Russian trained TRIZ ideation consultant significantly disrupted my entire thinking on approaches and methodologies for problem solving. It involved her perception as to why people resist innovation, which she described as “psychological inertia” – “implies an indisposition to change – a certain “stuckness” due to human programming. It represents the inevitability of behaving in a certain way – the way that has been indelibly inscribed somewhere in the brain. Continue reading

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Thinking Inside the Box

You’ve all heard about “thinking outside the box.” It’s a tired expression really. “You need to put on your innovation hat! You need to think outside the box!” OK, true enough I guess. But actually, we live in a real world with real constraints. We are, truth be told, in a box. There are timelines, there is physical space, there are responsibilities, there are budgets. Yes, we can solve problems with… 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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Strategy& 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study: For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world. In addition to undertaking our recurring analysis of R&D spending trends, we interviewed and surveyed more than 500 R&D executives and innovation leaders to get their perspectives on changes in innovation at their companies over the last decade and what they expect in the 10 years to come. Continue reading

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