Tag Archives: innovative thinking

Why Smart People Struggle to be Innovative

If you’re employed by a business and are reading this article, the chances are you’re quite smart. You must have a level of knowledge and expertise in something that your employer values – which is why they offered you a job in the first place. Unfortunately, it’s this knowledge and expertise that’s often stopping you from being innovative. Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Psychology | 1 Comment
Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 1) - Innovation Excellence

How to counter Innovation Assassination? ‘The Art of Implementation’ is part one of a three-part series by Robert Brands. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, Processes & Tools | 1 Comment
(Lack of) Innovation at Non-Profits

Through the Southern Growth Studio, I have the great honor to work with non-profits. Big ones. Growing ones. And ones on the verge of collapse. There is an odd tendency for almost all of these organizations to respond to innovations in the same way; they… Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Social Innovation | Leave a comment
Cultivating Innovation Agility - Innovation Excellence

Outlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages the entire organization as “co-ideators” and broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Culture & Values, Innovation | Leave a comment
shutterstock_124144213 - mad man paid

As Head of Creative, you’ve been asked to deliver an ad campaign to increase the popularity of print media. The digital revolution has significantly eroded newspaper circulation. Pitch a solution. What will you propose? Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Digital, Innovation, Strategy, marketing | Leave a comment
Is Your Innovation Pipeline Full of Junk Food?

Are you using the right discovery tools and methods to uncover the insights you need to make “health food”? Make sure you are. Your customers will thank you. Especially if you happened to ignore their voice. Continue reading

Posted in Customers, Growth, Innovation, Product Innovation, Strategy | Leave a comment
 How the Internet of Things is Driving Innovation - innovation excellence

Keeping up with every new buzz and innovation is undoubtedly whiplash-inducing. But look away and you’ll be left behind. Are you going to be a mere spectator or will you drive innovation in your company? Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Consumer Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Uncategorized | 1 Comment