Posts Tagged ‘inspiring innovation’

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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Innovate to Thrive

Forbes Contributor Martin Zwilling introduction to Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation One of the biggest challenges in any business, large or small, is overcoming the natural human preference for status quo, or fear of change. It means that most team members and executives alike have a natural tendency to prefer killing…

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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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Building Bulletproof Relationships

In a recent article for GCI Magazine, Martin Kleinman (co-author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation) calls attention to the interrelationship between brand strength and package design. The package is a critical touch point, and should be the distilled expression of a beauty brand. But the operative phrase here is “should be.” How often have you…

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Value Creation – Optimize Your Sustainable Innovation Programs

Following Robert’s Rules of Innovation, Value Creation is the key to optimizing sustainable innovation programs within your organization.  Successful innovation is the process of using intellectual capital to create a financial return by creating a new product or service.  While the value of the idea is important, adding the perceived value of your customers will…

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Sustainable Innovation – Inspiration from a 7-year-old

Vision leads to the mission, from which is developed the strategy. Inject vibrant ideas, and stir in some climate and culture, process, and technology. The result: Sustainable Innovation About those vibrant ideas, where do they come from? You can wait for that “divine spark,” or you can make it happen. Often the hardest part of…

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Stay inspired this Holiday Season – The 12 Days of innovation

Robert’s Rules of Innovation wishes you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season. May you stay inspired in 2013!   Tis’ the Season for harrowing crowds, spiked eggnog, and delicious holiday feasts. It’s also the time of year for distraction, procrastination, and a lull in business productivity. Many companies see a lag in productivity and innovation during…

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Inspiring Corporate Entrepreneurship to Fuel Innovation

It’s been said that successful people either are entrepreneurs – or think like entrepreneurs. Look around your company. Are you surrounded by “entrepreneurs”? Is your team comprised of people who take ownership of any project or task that comes across their desk or inbox? Do they embrace challenges, possess the process, and take responsibility –…

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