Tag Archives: Leadership

Scientific breakthroughs are often reported as being innovation. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to definitions, so if science produces inventions, they only become innovation if they are implemented and add value. Continue reading

Posted in Change, Consumer Innovation, Creativity, Innovation, Processes & Tools, R&D, Science, Strategy, Technology, culture | 2 Comments
The Problem With Corporate Innovation

If that sounds like a pretentious title, you are probably right, but it’s time to start talking about the fact that so many companies simply cannot innovate effectively. Continue reading

Posted in Growth, Innovation, Leadership | 6 Comments

People’s fear of failure can be a strong inhibitor for seizing opportunities and transforming entrepreneurial intentions into entrepreneurial activity! Continue reading

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Maybe as companies grow, and especially when they become public, they simply cannot be creative anymore? The regulatory requirements associated with being a public company, and the liability considerations of having “deep pockets” alone might prevent the company from creating an environment supporting creativity. Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Build Capability, Creativity, Culture & Values, Design, Experience Innovation, Innovation | 4 Comments
culture knocks out strategy

Many companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition. Management at all of these companies have a common reflex: Scream louder about goals and policies as the gap between culture and strategy widens. Continue reading

Posted in Change, Culture & Values, Innovation, Leadership, Management, People & Skills, Psychology, Social Innovation, culture | 3 Comments
Six Essentials to Cultivating an Innovation Culture

A decade ago, I was invited to coach a group of Nokia’s fast-rising superstars. Thirty-five “high potential” managers flew in to Palo Alto, California to network, sample local wines, and focus on innovation. At the time, Nokia seemed unstoppable. Growth was in the double digits. “The company sells five phones every second,” gushed Fast Company in a profile. Continue reading

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In the sandbox, creativity reigns, stress dissolves, and innovation is suddenly possible. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Culture & Values, Disruption, Management, Open Innovation, Policy | 2 Comments