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Innovate by Adopting a Role Model Organization

Can you innovate and improve business performance by copying another company from an entirely different industry?  This is what the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan did when it wanted to transform its customer service and operational efficiency.  The hospital borrowed some of the practices of a five star hotel and hired a new CEO who had previously worked ...

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Free Access – Mobilizing Your Innovation Army

In advance of the Back End of Innovation conference in sunny San Diego this October 17-19, 2011, IIR has made available a free recording of my webinar ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army’ that you can watch at your convenience. Click here to watch ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army’ The Back End of Innovation conference is shaping up to a great event with ...

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Creativity and the Five Wet Monkeys

Col. Casey Haskins, an accomplished military officer and professor at West Point Academy, argues that one of the biggest obstacles to creativity is a reliance on the status quo. “We do lots of stuff that we have no idea why we do it, and we don’t even bother to examine it, and in some instances, that does harm,” explains Haskins. ...

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