How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups.

October 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, engagement, team building, and more. And since there is an order of operations, where each one drives the next, it’s important to understand how they relate.” Jim Taggert of Changing Winds provided Leadership and Innovation: Bridging the Gap. Development.

StrategyDriven Launches Operational Risk Management Resource Forum

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven is proud to announce the launch of a risk management resource forum; providing innovative thought leadership and collaboration opportunities to help leaders effectively address their most pressing operational risks.

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

I have written about DTC Operator before here and here. Plus I just gave a talk about Innovation Tools and made the PowerPoint below. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus. What are some of your favorite innovation tools?

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

Dimension Time Cost Operator. Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – is a tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release Psychological Inertia. The DTC Operator Algorithm.

September 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Development. Development. Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided Developing Team Norms, Why it Doesn’t Work and what to Do Instead.

Quality Tools to Discover Solutions: DTC Operator

Mike Cardus

Dimension Time Cost Operator. Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – A TRIZ tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size, time and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release Psychological Inertia. The DTC Operator Algorithm.

Partnership: A Crucible for Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Realizing the path to innovation would require revolutionary new thinking; all three leaders grasped that it would also take a new way of coalescing and harnessing talent. Reading Collective Genius , The Innovators , Creativity, Inc. Sourcing Innovation Collaboratively.

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But only when you implement all of them together, as a single system, will they enable you to attract, develop, and retain the strategic leaders who’ve eluded you thus far.

The Number One Leadership Activity to Drive Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

They know that if they don’t innovate, they will be left behind, the world’s simply moving way too fast. They are looking to institutionalize the innovation process. This means building a culture where innovation happens every day. It means creating an environment where innovation is not the domain of a select few individuals, rather every single person believes they can contribute to creating great products. You cannot tiptoe your way into innovation.

Innovation at Bell Labs

Leading Blog

Cellular communications, the laser, digitized and synthesized music, the solar battery cell, the first orbiting communications satellite, and the UNIX operating system, are all products of Bell Labs.

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly.

Living Well via Open Innovation

Mills Scofield

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. Dean of Research & Innovation at the University of Cincinn [.].

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Mike Cardus

Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Hire Mike of Create-Learning to Think Differently & Enable Innovation within your company and team. Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation from Michael Cardus.

Stop Numerator Thinking: Innovating Your Service Experience

Lead Change Blog

Then there are the business developers forever in pursuit of new products and new markets. Numerator thinkers operate with an abundance mentality; denominator thinkers use a scarcity mentality. They cultivate, grow, innovate and invest.

PRIMO-F Model for Business Development

Rapid BI

The post PRIMO-F Model for Business Development appeared first on RapidBI. Management business growth Business planning business strategy change finance Innovation mike morrison operations performance PRIMO-F PRIMO-F model rapidbi Strategy SWOT SWOT analysis

Career Development: Climb That Ladder in 8 Steps

Strategy Driven

Not only that, you need to stay ahead of innovative ways of working. As technology advances, so do the ways that many industries operate. Many students who go on gap years end up staying abroad because the develop careers in different countries.

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Innovation High-Five

Mills Scofield

By Tim Kippley: Jeff Bezos, one of the planet’s greatest innovators, once said that: “You need a culture that high-fives small and innovative ideas and senior executives [that] encourage ideas.” ” The Value of Innovation at Geneca. Operational Strategy.

The May, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the May edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! A blog "Carnival" is typically a collection of recent blog posts organized around a common theme, in this case, leadership development. Does social media play a role in developing high performance?

Influencing Creativity and Innovation

Aspire-CS

So what is your role in influencing creativity and innovation in others? We know it isn’t enough to simply add creativity to a list of values your organization espouses or to bring in consultants who get staff keyed up about innovating.

How Mindfulness Rewires Your Brain to Be More Innovative

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Matt Tenney There is much debate over the question of whether innovative people are born as innovators, or if innovation is something that is trainable. I'm convinced that we can actually change our brains in ways that help us to be more innovative, and that a simple practice called mindfulness can help us do exactly that. Although many people use the words creative and innovative as synonyms, the two are actually quite distinct.

News Flash: Innovation Is No Longer Just a Specialist’s Job. Now Here’s How to Involve Your Whole Workforce Instead

Strategy Driven

The classic method of segregating innovation to a single department, or to a process led by specialists, just isn’t fast enough any longer. What’s needed is a culture in which innovation is the mission of everyone, everywhere, every day. That’s not the purpose of Innovation Engineering.

The Wrong Way To Innovate: When Unrealistic Expectations Meet Antiquated Management

Strategy Driven

Innovation has always been culturally synonymous with ‘the latest and greatest’, the ‘next big thing’, and on the surface this true. Companies like to rollout their innovations at trade shows and industry events to garner attention and praise for their good work. Innovation luminaries like Coca Cola, General Electric, Shell Oil innovate effectively because they have structural elements in common, and they work to avoid a number of key pitfalls executing innovation work.

Leadership Development – Touch or Tackle?

Weekly Leader

Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.

Mike Cardus

Design by 12GrainStudio Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New Product Launch Saturday, November 27th, 2010 Posted by: mike Team Building & Leadership process that was created for a retail organization that was preparing for a new product launch.

Preview Thursday: Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive . A positive climate at work will “broaden and build” your organization because it makes people more creative, resilient, and innovative.

Breaking Away - Innovation

CEO Blog

I read a great book yesterday by Jane Stevenson and Bilal Kaafarani called Breaking Away - How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail. I loved the title (although perhaps not the part about failing) since I think a large part of leadership is fostering innovation. I am, of course, a great believer in innovation. I think one of my strong points is high creativity (not in the artistic sense but in the business innovation sense).

Quality Team and Leadership Development

Mike Cardus

Quality Leadership Development from Michael Cardus. Capitalizing upon the innovation and motivation of the people who work along with you to complete the work. Steps to develop high performance quality teams.

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. It should be developed as a solution to a problem or to exploit an opportunity.

How do you stifle innovation?

CO2

How do you stifle innovation? What roadblocks has your organization put in place to ensure that innovation is stifled? Whether you know it or not, you have put in place, by design or circumstance, roadblocks to innovation. The fact is, these roadblocks to innovation exist.

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

To stay competitive, brands must innovate and transform. That transformation requires adopting new digital technologies in every aspect of business — from product design and operations to customer service and marketing.

Innovative Companies Copy

Mike Cardus

In Standardization is the first step to innovation , Alan Kay Wrote, “…every team is different. The application would vary greatly if you were running a highly regulated business, e.g., healthcare vs. an innovative internet retailing business.”.

Why Managers are Catalysts in Managing and Developing Talent?

QAspire

Most businesses today are talent driven businesses – skills and competence of people developing products and providing services is at the core of an organization’s differentiation strategy. Everyone agrees that people development is important, yet clear ownership of doing so is often missing.

2 Steps for Change: Understand the Situation, Develop Solutions

Mike Cardus

Step 2 Develop Solutions. The one thing rule applies because work systems operate in weird and emergent ways, changing one thing will have impacts up and down the work that are not expected. Your future depends upon understanding the situation and developing solutions.

5 Keys For Developing An Employee Engagement Strategy

Tanveer Naseer

Draft a provocative vision and values The operative word here being, “ provocative.” Rather than investing in the words that clearly articulate the foundational ideals and beliefs that make the company unique, they opt for popular, catch-all phrases to describe their core values – such as “Problem Solving,” “Innovation,” “Collaboration,” and “Client-Centric.” Let them know you genuinely care about their future and then encourage their development.

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation. :: Buffalo Business First Event

Mike Cardus

I am really excited to be offering this workshop through Buffalo Business First and Canisius Center for Professional Development. Enabling Innovation. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving.

Are ‘Bright Shiny Objects’ Worth Your Time (And Money)?

N2Growth Blog

By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Today the term “bright shiny objects” is used in reference to organizations that cannot formulate a strategy, or if they do develop one, they fail to adhere to it. Beware of bright shiny objects!

Career Development: It’s All About Becoming Dispensable

Aspire-CS

She consults with organizations to develop and deploy innovative instructional designs and training worldwide. There’s a fine line between being a vital member of the team and creating an exclusive ‘do not fly zone’ in which others can’t (or won’t) operate. Developing your own ability to help others succeed serves you as much as the other person.

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How Leaders Can Help Develop Customer Service Strategies

Tanveer Naseer

To become a successful customer focused business, your leadership must develop a holistic strategy that impacts every department, and revolutionizes the way you do business. It’s generals that craft military tactics, so it must be your executives that develop a business strategy. Here are a few tips in developing a customer service strategy from the top down: 1. Develop a CRM strategy A CRM is a somewhat tricky piece of technology.

How Leaders Can Help Develop Customer Service Strategies

Tanveer Naseer

To become a successful customer focused business, your leadership must develop a holistic strategy that impacts every department, and revolutionizes the way you do business. It’s generals that craft military tactics, so it must be your executives that develop a business strategy. Here are a few tips in developing a customer service strategy from the top down: 1. Develop a CRM strategy A CRM is a somewhat tricky piece of technology.

Rumsfeld’s Rules: Seriously?

N2Growth Blog

By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Innovation Leadership Miscellaneous Operations & Strategy Donald Rumsfeld Rumsfeld Leadership Rumsfeld''s Rules

How to Expedite Innovation: Communication Loops & Red-Tape-Worms

Mike Cardus

This is often referred to as “bureaucracy” and can quickly become abysmally restrictive and frustrating with feelings of; Innovative work thrusts are inhibited. These extra steps delay progress and kill any innovative ideas that you have.