Monthly Archives: May 2010

Welcome to Blogging Innovation 2.0

I’d like to personally welcome you to the new Blogging Innovation. On May 1, 2010 we moved Blogging Innovation from the Blogger platform to the WordPress platform in order to better serve you – the readers. The new Blogging Innovation makes the 1,200+ articles much more accessible in many ways: Innovation Interviews – New, faster-loading videos page for all of ...

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Go Beyond Your Addiction to Incrementalism!

In today’s nano-second, downsized, caffeine-buzzed business world, corporations are increasingly demanding that “their people” redouble their efforts to find new and better ways of getting the job done. If this were the 1950’s, an efficiency expert might be called in, a bespectacled, uncharismatic gentleman with a fascination for predictability, order, and control. His motto? “A place for everything and everything ...

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders

I’m often asked if there is a simple test that can be used to quickly determine an executive’s leadership ability? The short answer is yes. There are in fact a great number of tests that can quickly assess leadership ability. Something as simple as a 360 Review, or as complex as a deep psychological profile (both with weighted emphasis on ...

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Why Talent Needs External Connections

The May issue of Fast Company had an interesting column by Dan and Chip Heath. They looked into the thinking of Boris Groysberg, a Harvard Business School professor who is due with a new book, Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance. In this book, Groysberg argues that talents and star performers – the case in ...

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Apple – From Underdog to Overlord

With the market power that comes with success, can Apple keep its friends? by Idris Mootee When a company acquires significant market power and becomes super successful, it will have fewer friends. It is more so in software and hardware business as they try to push each other around to get certain standard or platform adopted. Apple used to have ...

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Managing the Sales Process when the Buyer is in Charge

With so much information widely available to your buyers, managing them through the sales process has gotten more difficult than ever. But smart sellers leave the buyer in charge and STILL fill their pipeline with closed business month after month. Here are several tips for building and managing a buyer-centric sales process. The buying cycle is always longer than the ...

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May 2010 Sponsor – Spigit

Thank you to Spigit for sponsoring Blogging Innovation for May 2010. Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit’s software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading ...

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Measures – Will you get what you want?

I recently spoke with a new client who shared with me their innovation measures. When I looked at their measurement system, I immediately saw flaws. But before addressing these imperfections, let me first provide you my perspective on innovation measures. In general, there are three types of measures associated with “challenge-based” innovation (be sure to read this article if you ...

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