The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key

First Friday Book Synopsis

Tom Stewart is Booz & Company’s Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer. In a recent email update, he asks several intriguing questions: Are there CEOs anywhere in the world who want their companies to become less innovative? Is anyone calling on employees to do a better job of thinking inside the box? No—everyone’s in favor of [.].

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! In today's job market you need to be ambitious and driven if you don't want to get pushed out by others who spot gaps that could have been filled by you.".

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“Leadership is Marketing” – Peter Drucker Said What?

Tanveer Naseer

It was published shortly before the stock market crash which preceded the Great Depression. In a public newspaper column Drucker predicted a rosy future and a bull market. He ate crow a few weeks later when, with an article on the stock market crash published in the Frankfurter General-Anzeiger entitled “Panic on the New York Stock Exchange.” That must have been difficult for him and it was the last time he attempted to predict the stock market.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As a result of our conversation, I decided to dust-off an old post, give it a few updates, and pass along my thoughts, which can be best summarized as “ Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation. Without a viral movement, ideas go extinct before innovation.

Thomas Edison’s Secrets to Creating Innovation Leaders

C-Level Strategies

Sarah is a great grandniece of Thomas Edison , an innovation author, and a professional trainer who guides organizations to ignite innovation. I expect them to align with the five competencies of innovation: 1.

Invention without Commercialization = Extinction, not Innovation

Mills Scofield

Some came from AT&T corporate product management & marketing. AT&T corporate product managers and marketers [.]. Solar Patents Mobile Invention Innovation Commercialization Cell Phone Bell LabsMy job at Bell Labs was to invent and create. We dreamed up all sorts of wonderful solutions to problems that did and didn't exist. But how did we learn about these problems? Some we just thought up.

Innovating The Brick-and-Mortar Injustice Infrastructure

Mills Scofield

This week''s post is by Andy Posner , Co-Founder & Executive Director of Capital Good Fund ( CGF ), a non-profit microfinance organization targeting the root causes of poverty through innovative micro-loans and personal financial coaching.

World Innovation Forum - Clay Christensen

CEO Blog

Today I am blogging live at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). Attending and listening to speakers helps plant the seeds of innovation in my mind. Of course he spoke about disruptive innovation. They began by taking the low end of the market - rebar. So the minimills looked up to the next market - Angle iron. Eventually the minimills ended up with 65% of the market and the big integrated mills were mostly out of business.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

The Marketing Imagination: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Marketing Imagination (Expanded Edition) Theodore Levitt Free Press (1986) Do not be misled by the date of this Expanded Edition: Of the more than 27 gazillion books on marketing now in print, none has had a greater impact than has this one.

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • October 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. At Fortis we help businesses use natural gas more efficiently, save energy and seek innovative energy solutions to save money. Leadership , Marketing , Strategy.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation in Your Organization

Management is a Journey

Some companies like 3M, Proctor & Gamble, Google, and Apple are known for their cultures of innovation. Emerging markets are also fertile ground for innovation in this global environment. Innovate or become obsolete is the new reality of business in this new millennium.It is not easy to create a culture that promotes innovation where one has [.].

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Nothing has ever been able to keep it down for long, and nothing ever will, if we are patient and allow our economy the time to heal itself through the virtues of the free-market system. . All it takes is the desire to be innovative and creative in tackling a problem.

The Perfect Brand Slogan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • May 23, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 3 Comments. Ironically, a great slogan’s constraint to longevity can be the boredom of the marketer. Marketers like change, but often they make change for change’s sake. May 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm.

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A Quirky Way of Innovating

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "influence points" A Quirky Way of Innovating Creating markets for ideas is challenging Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts Joshua Gans Melbourne Business School Microsoft Research (New England) MIT professor Eric von Hippel Quirky Scott AdamsHere is an excerpt from an article written by Joshua Gans for the Harvard Business Review blog.

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Turning Inn-Oi-Vey-Tion into Innovation

Mills Scofield

My friend and marketing/branding guru, Brian Sooy, send me a message saying that what I really do is "Inn-Oi-Vey-Tion." Let's face it - innovation is hard - it can be fun, but it's also hard. Virtures Values Sooy R and D Open Innovation Learning Leadership Innovation Strategy Innovation Culture Failure Execution Entrepreneur Disruptive Innovation Design Culture Change Culture Business Model Innovation 21st Century Capitalism

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7 mind map ideas to unlock creativity and innovation in your business – plus 14 free tools

Krishna De

5 - Drafting marketing plan for your business – it is no good having a great product or service if no one knows about it so using a mind map you could explore the new markets you want to enter to attract more sales. Remember to join our Facebook Page to access 5 marketing tutorials.

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Leadership and Innovation

You're Not the Boss of Me

Steve Jobs once said, “ Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower ”. There is a huge role for leadership in creating and living a culture that values innovation. The wider the net is cast, the greater the opportunity for innovation.

Smart Leadership: Delegating Bravely Leads to $50 Million Innovation

C-Level Strategies

When we do this well, the results are increased productivity, morale, innovation, and agility. I was very fortunate as a brand-spanking-new Product Manager during my corporate days to be blessed with the challenge of a marketer’s lifetime: an assault on my product by Greenpeace.

Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

You will find that the best leaders, communicators, teachers, and innovators have a true knack for taking extremely complex, dense or intricate content and making it engaging and easy to understand. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

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Homeless, Not Helpless: Entrepreneurship in Unlikely Places | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • November 13, 2011 • Branding , Life , Marketing • 5 Comments. I’ve never thought of the homeless as innovative or entrepreneurial. They probably haven’t figured him for a good marketer. He’s making a living by following the 4 P’s of Marketing.

Favorites of 2011: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Images Used in Workshops & Speeches 2011. These are all from 2011 speeches, workshop and presentation I gave, while not comprehensive, they are my favorites.

The New Age of Innovation

CEO Blog

He is the author of The New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks. His view is the increasing communication is changing the way innovation happens. Trends change the way innovation happens. If there is a trend to moving offshore then there are markets for things like ESL, accent correction, communication process and systems. Put your data out there and use open innovation and crowd sourcing to reduce cost and speed development.

42 percent of UK Consumers expect a response in 60 Minutes to complaints they make on Twitter and Facebook

Krishna De

Instead they are looking for brands to be professional, friendly, creative, respectful and innovative. Remember to join our Facebook Page to access 5 marketing tutorials. Have you noticed members of your community posting customer service related questions on your Facebook Page ?

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Been Promoted? Five Key Conversations to Have With Your New Boss

Kevin Eikenberry

Five Key Conversations to Have With Your New Boss by Kevin Eikenberry on February 7, 2011 in Communication , Leadership , Learning , Setting Goals If you’ve just been promoted, this is obviously for you. Reply Kevin Eikenberry February 7, 2011 at 9:30 am Thanks Dave!

ESB International Energy Innovation – a B2B corporate blogging case study

Krishna De

Earlier this year, a new corporate blog was launched by ESB International called Energy Innovation. As the Marketing Manager for ESBI, I have overall responsibility for developing and maintaining ESBI’s social media channels, including the business blog.

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Steve Jobs Contribution to Christianity

Ron Edmondson

Steve Jobs was without question a brilliant man and an incredible marketer. Jobs had a brilliance as an innovator and presenter and could wow an audience or inspire a team.

Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision? Five Keys to.

Kevin Eikenberry

Five Keys to Better Decision Making in Meetings by Kevin Eikenberry on January 24, 2011 in Decision Making , Leadership , Learning Lots of things happen in meetings – some of them even helpful! Reply Kevin Eikenberry January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm Sonja – thanks for your comments.

Innovation is not a strategy… it is a Process!

ReThink HR

It is interesting how Innovation, like Leadership, has become a “sexy&# term in business. In times of difficulty, strife, cloudy markets and unpredictable work environments; business is beginning to preach “Innovation&# as a silver bullet to all our ill’s.

My Personal Coach

Coaching Tip

Self-improvement has always found a ready market; it's teaching with a trendier name. The sort of coaching that fosters effective innovation and judgment, not merely the replication of technique, may not be so easy to cultivate. The concept of a coach is slippery.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

They are the ones innovating and breaking-down barriers.

Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas.

Kevin Eikenberry

Reply Kevin Eikenberry February 2, 2011 at 10:34 am Thanks Kirk, as you have probably heard, and likely repeated, “common sense isn’t always common practice&#.

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Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

Casavant January 28, 2011 at 11:32 am Kevin – great suggestions!! Crystal Reply Kevin Eikenberry January 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm Great points Crystal – thanks for sharing! Kevin Reply Jan Carley January 28, 2011 at 11:52 am I like your thinking here Kevin.

Five Ways to Recognize – and Value – Your Expertise

Kevin Eikenberry

Four Valentines Day Campaigns To Inspire Your Digital Marketing

Krishna De

Holidays are always an interesting time to be inspired by other organisations who plan innovative and interesting marketing campaigns. This is an important aspect to integrated content marketing. into your content marketing.

10 Ways to Encourage Innovation

Linked 2 Leadership

I firmly believe it is a mistake of leaders to feel they can force innovation or even create innovative people. Innovation, in its purest form, means change. Great innovation comes from the gut. Culture of Innovation.

Lean startup, lean company

Lead on Purpose

This definition comes from Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Innovation is innovation, no matter where it’s applied and regardless of its source. Innovation accounting: “This requires a new kind of accounting designed for startups—and the people who hold them accountable. Put your focus and efforts into growing your products’ market share and revenue.

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Make Your Competition Irrelevant

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by David Aaker for “The Conversation&# series featured by the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * When a brand sallies forth [.].

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The Secret Sauce of Business Innovation

Coaching Tip

Companies must customize relationships with customers, suppliers and others, detecting and responding to market and environmental shifts. This is leading to a profound change in the architecture of the corporation and how we orchestrate capability to innovate. Because companies must constantly innovate, product life cycles collapse. Product and service innovation.