Posts Tagged ‘chief innovation officer’

Innovation: It’s Not a Resolution. It’s a Resolute!

In 2016 and beyond, business leaders must permanently implement a culture of innovation. The Times Square Ball dropped. Ryan Seacrest earned a cool $1 million for hosting one night of television. And there was all the predictable raucous cheering and party horn blowing, kissing, and butchering of the “Auld Lang Syne” lyrics. Now, we’re just…

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The Path to Leading by Example

No matter what industry you’re a part of, chances are you’ve had to deal with seemingly unreasonable demands and double standards from your direct supervisors, bosses, and clients. Perhaps, you’ve been contacted after-hours to make adjustments to your company’s impending press release the next day. Or your work environment has grown increasingly tense because your…

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The Collective Effort of Creativity in Ideation

With our ever increasing aptitude for technology, CEO’s and thought-leaders are on the hunt for the next big idea; that one product or service that will revolutionize an industry. Recently, Fast Company released “The 100 Most Creative People in Business,” a list recognizing the innovative accomplishments of notable individuals; from people like Charles Arntzen –…

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Creating a Structured, Repeatable Process For Innovation

Established companies do not easily reinvent themselves.  History shows us that Innovation is often the strategy of startups – but not only is it important in getting to the top, innovation is necessary in order to stay on top. New talent, new techniques, and new products are all needed to stay abreast of the competition.…

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The Eureka Moment of Ideas & Idea Management

  Idea management is the second of critical processes of Robert’s Rules of Innovation and is essential in Innovation and New Product Development (NPD). It is really important to fill the innovation pipeline with ideas from many different sources in your business. Ideas can be generated from associates, sales, and of course R&D. In addition,…

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How Does Your Company Match Up to the GE Innovation Barometer?

The GE Global Innovation Barometer conducts annual surveys to put a finger on the pulse of innovation around the world. The survey was conducted earlier this year with over 3,200 high level business executives from over 26 countries participating. The executives surveyed are those chiefly responsible for their company’s innovation development.   This year’s survey touched…

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Risk is an Imperative for Sustainable Innovation

  Over five thousand failures for just one success:  When Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb it took him 5999 tries to get it right.  Edison is quoted as saying, “Every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.” Of the ten imperatives to Roberts Rules of Innovation, “No Risk… No Innovation” is arguably one of…

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Manage Innovation to Drive Value Creation

The fundamental purpose of Innovation is to create value that translates into enhanced stakeholder/shareholder value. Sustainable process-driven innovation transforms ideas into vital intellectual property, Intellectual property into revenues, and revenues into increased stakeholder value. While the creation of the idea is important, the creation of value for the customer is equally paramount.   In many companies,…

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