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People Before Things

Recently I had an opportunity to interview Chris Laping, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Red Robin restaurant chain about some of the challenges in achieving successful organizational change. Chris’ is a voice that emerged from the darkness as I was creating the Change Planning Toolkit™and conducting the research for my latest book Charting Change and its focus on beating the 70% change failure rate.

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2016

Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2016Drum roll please... At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite ma ...

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Innovation Tautogram: A novel tool that is simple and powerful

Innovation Tautogram: A novel tool that is simple and powerful - Innovation ExcellenceThe human vocabulary with millions of words is adequate to explain all expectations and experiences. However, the means to achieve same or the processes for the expected outcomes are not yet made available through the existing products. Here is a simple tech ...

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Strategy is a Living Organism But Culture Will Outlive Its Creators

Strategy is a Living Organism But Culture Will Outlive Its CreatorsOrganizations invest a vast amount of time and energy creating defined strategies for innovation. This could be anything from new business models to new products to new ways of interacting with customers. Ultimately, what is often overlooked is that the cu ...

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The Role Global Competition Plays in your Innovation Efforts

The Role Global Competition Plays in your Innovation Efforts - Innovation ExcellenceIn our globalized world, competition is a near constant element of working life.  That has not stopped many people on both sides of the Atlantic protesting against the free trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. ...

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Measuring Innovation, Part 1/3: Why is Innovation Important, and How do we Measure it Today?

Measuring Innovation, Part 1/3: Why is Innovation Important, and How do we Measure it Today? - Innovation ExcellenceThis article is the first in a series of 3 articles discussing measuring product innovation. This first part discusses the importance of innovation, and how it is measured today. Part 2 will discuss the criteria for a new and effective innovation index, and ...

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Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage

Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage - Innovation ExcellenceIn 1985, a relatively unknown professor at Harvard Business School named Michael Porter published a book called Competitive Advantage, which explained that by optimizing every facet of the value chain, a firm could consistently outperform its competitors. ...

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