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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…Read More
Complacency, Stagnancy, and Their Effects on Innovation
Though competition is an unavoidable aspect of business, its effects can potentially foster or deter innovation depending on a leader’s management style. Celebrating success and discouraging failure is a familiar binary for most, but what would happen if a business decides to reverse that paradigm? What if we celebrated failure, and discouraged dwelling on our…Read More
Exponential Leadership and Innovation
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” While there is no hard evidence to attribute the above quote to Henry Ford, there is no argument that he was a visionary of his time. He created something that consumers didn’t realize they needed, by making the automobile affordable. He…Read More
The Language of Innovation Leaders – Selling Innovation The Right Way
During the process of innovation, selling your idea can be one of the biggest challenges. Once you go up several layers they begin to speak a different language. The office of CEO is only two steps above director. That might not seem like much, but with those two steps, the language shifts a great deal.…Read More
Setting the stage for Innovation: Inspiration is rule number one.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill You don’t need me to tell you why innovation is important. The Status Quo is boring, and no great fortune was ever built by playing it safe. To step out of the pack and escape the…Read More
October 26th – Who better to live the American Dream?
Who better to live the American Dream, than those who promised and served to protect it? On October 26th, Robert Brands will be one of the speakers to volunteer his time and expertize by offering a workshop in Dallas for The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). Brands will be discussing the 10 step program for…Read More
Innovation: Starting with the Basics
Building a foundation for innovation starts with the basics. In Robert’s Rules of Innovation™ the imperatives to Create & Sustain “NEW” in Business, number one is Inspire and Initiate. Innovation and ideation are pointless without buy-in from top management, and the support of your team. Engage the senior leadership team, employees of organization, and key external…Read More
Walking on the Edge with Innovation
Innovation thrives on a diet of news ideas. It needs new views, fresh thinking; a different perspective from across the organization, from the center to the edge. According to John Hagel and John Seely Brown for the Aspen Institute Roundtable Discussion in 2012, the place where innovation is most likely to flourish is not at…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More