Tag Archives: Common lanaguage for innovation

Innovation Performance: 'Beyond Predictable'

Today, we face a different type of performance – one that is not ‘just’ dependable but one that is often unpredictable, one that seems perhaps more suited to innovation that outsmarts others in unique ways. We need to be ‘beyond’ predictable in innovation performance; we need to deliver unpredictable innovation that wows our customers and the markets to achieve this.

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Shaping Innovation – two sides of the equation

The importance of focusing on providing the right environment and conditions through clear governance make up the formal and informal part of fostering innovation. We often forget to put considerable thinking through these aspects when we build any innovation management system. I’d like to explore these two sides of the equation: environment and governance.

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10 Steps to a Solid Innovation Foundation

You know how sometimes when you order a product you get this inch-thick instruction manual that you never read, but also how there is sometimes a QuickStart Guide of 5-10 simple steps to get you up and running quickly? Well, Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire is the instruction manual that an increasing number of organizations are ordering for teams to help them with their innovation efforts. But, I’m sure companies could also use an Innovation QuickStart. So, here is one you could use (excerpted in part from my book):

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There Is No Better Moment

There is no better moment than to stop and rediscover how to listen, to truly listen. Just stop for one minute. Innovation is calling for a common language, a common understanding yet all I hear is the consistent throb of different views, making it difficult to interpret what is right, what is wrong.

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