Influencing Creativity and Innovation


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.

Three Immediate Strategies to Increase Your Influence at Work

Career Advancement

It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” Here are three strategies that will help you increase your influence at work.

Four Roadblocks to Overcome for Effective Leadership Influence

Career Advancement

Maura wants to expand her influence in her company , but she’s realizing some major barriers have existed there for years. In any organization, you’re going to run into challenges to expanding your leadership influence.

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

I have watched entrepreneurs and executives initially trivialize the value of influence in a capital transaction, only to regret it down the road. Savvy CEOs simply aren’t in a rush to close the deal and secure the funding if it means sacrificing knowledge, experience and influence.

How Digital Process Innovation Can Influence Organisational Change In The Finance Sector

Strategy Driven

Digital innovation is everywhere, from Big Data to risk management software, and it’s all coming to change in the way that the sector is organised and run. As digital processes innovate and change the way that the finance industry operates, CFOs will be under more pressure to perform.

Social Media Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While anyone can have a social media presence, not everyone possesses social media influence. You might have something to say, but without influence, nobody will be listening. Put simply, having a social media presence without influence is little more than an exercise in frivolity.

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

Tanveer Naseer

The authors of the year’s three best business books on culture, one of which is a novel, explore the elusive subject from widely divergent perspectives, but all end up confirming that it is the single most powerful influence on how people behave in organizations.

Innovation Begins (and remains) at the Top

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By John Sweeney: Innovation is foundational to business leadership. We empower individuals across disciplines to evaluate, orchestrate, strategize, create and hire, but most importantly, we empower others to innovate. empowerment innovation John Sweeney

Innovative Service is Inspired by Bold Leaders

Lead Change Blog

The truth is, smart fish swim in all directions, but the pull of the current does not influence their choice. Innovative service is different from business as usual—it never follows the current of the latest fad, gimmick, or “me too” tactic. Innovative service is the kind of refreshing experience that is so remarkable it creates customer attraction and ensures customer advocacy. Without risk, there’s no innovation—the root word being “new.”

Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Registration for this free online event will not only give you access to my video, but also presentations featuring some of today’s leading influencers. How about a discussion on what leaders can do to inspire cultural innovation.

Preview Thursday: The New Science of Radical Innovation

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from the introduction to The New Science of Radical Innovation. When an organization achieves a higher level of complexity, it increases the organization’s options and ability to respond to external challenges and produce radical innovation.

The power of influence

Lead on Purpose

At the heart of most problems that occur in business settings you find the following: Lack of influence Poor teamwork Mediocre productivity. Use positive influence to drive to a mutually beneficial result.

Stop Numerator Thinking: Innovating Your Service Experience

Lead Change Blog

Unlocking the keys to numerator thinking can lead to increasing influence and worth among the units you serve. They cultivate, grow, innovate and invest. Pretty good service is not your ticket to avoiding the blade, innovative service is.

What a Mechanical Shark Can Teach Us About Leadership and Innovation

Leading Blog

As I watched the documentary, I was struck by how closely the story mirrored case studies from the business world, and how perfectly it illustrated the points I try to emphasize in the leadership and innovation class I teach at MIT.

The 10 Ways to Gain Influence

Leadership Freak

If leadership is influence then dominance and coercion aren’t leading. Danger: Dominant leaders achieve compliance at the expense of loyally, inspiration, and innovation. If you want to lead, increase your influence. Approval: Increasing your influence means [.]. Police have rightful authority to control. Relying on power, authority, or position, makes you look like a cop writing speeding tickets.

Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence


Take a look at the new book by this author, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013); I find myself pumping my fist and saying “yes!” These scientists and engineers develop innovative products and breakthrough ideas.

Communicate to Influence

Coaching Tip

It's time to drive audience members, co-workers, collaborators, and innovators to action and inspire them to change. As authors Kelly and Ben Decker write, "This book shows that becoming a great communicator takes just two things: a smart game plan and a lot of practice." " Communicate to Influence " is the first step to reaching those goals. It's time to move from information to influence. Great communications skills are essential for business and personal success. .

Heritage and Innovation: Finding the Balance

Leading Blog

Heritage and innovation is a tension that needs to be managed— thoughtfully. As a result we tend to lose our influence. Howard Schultz recognized as he began to deal with Starbuck’s identity crisis in 2008 that they had to strike a delicate balance between heritage and innovation.

Braithwaite Innovation Group Presents the July 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Michael Lee Stallard of Michael Lee Stallard shares Grassroots Innovation Contributed to WWII Victory. Don’t let others from your past stop you from re-creating your curiosity of creativity and innovation. Welcome to the July 2015 Leadership Development Carnival!

If You Don???t Lead Innovation, You Aren???t a Leader. (And you won???t stay in business very long.)

Engaging Leader

Conventional wisdom says creativity is the realm of advertising, and innovation the job of product development. We wouldnt expect to find the IT or Finance departments bursting with innovation. Blog Creativity Influence 3.0 Innovation

Six Ways to Innovate in Rigid Organizations

Leadership Freak

The future rides on a horse called innovation. Organizations that can’t innovate stagnate. Some organizations have innovation in their blood. It’s easier to begin innovating within rigid cultures than it is to change them. Systematize innovation in organizations driven by systems. Evolution or revolution: Innovation […]. Change Culture Influence Leading Marks of leaders Passion Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Social Media – Technology’s Leadership Innovation

Modern Servant Leader

Technology has provided innovations in business, education, agriculture – virtually every field and industry. Finally, through social media , technology is also a cornerstone of innovation for leadership. Leadership is Influence. “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” As leadership great John Maxwell explains, to lead is to influence. Influence Requires a Dialogue. Massive Dialogue Enables Massive Influence.

The Emerging Strategy of Innovative Service

Strategy Driven

And the Internet, with its social media reach, has empowered customers with strong influence over other customers and the reputation of companies. The core of the innovative service strategy must include rethinking the authority of the front line—the venue for in-the-moment inventiveness.

Leading a Culture of Innovation


All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.” This last week at the Front End of Innovation conference in Boston, I shared a presentation on the Strategies and Tools for Creating a Culture of Innovation.

10 Practices That Drive Innovation


Innovation means more than just new products or services. Perhaps my favorite definition of innovation is Scott Berkun’s : “Innovation is significant positive change.”. Promote Innovation as an Organizational Value. Tie Compensation to Innovation.

Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Mills Scofield

Chris is one of the most passionate people I know about innovating in the civic space where government, non-profit and for-profit intersect. Many of us who work in the civic arena – that wonderful yet perplexing place where the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit worlds intersect – are frustrated by the lack of innovation that results in sustained positive change. As Michael Porter has said, “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.”

The Innovation Formula

Coaching Tip

How do I create a culture for innovation? A new book, The Innovation Formula , is an guide where the latest scientific research tells us very clearly what works and what doesn't. This book aims to remedy that--to give you a clear, practical understanding of what has been scientifically proven to create a culture of innovation. Research into the field of innovation is flourishing and it's exciting. .

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.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Their influence was so great that I wanted my career path to follow their footsteps. Culture Education Experience Institute Hacking Education Higher-Ed Innovation Leap Year Project Un-Schooling Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

Change and Innovation

Coaching Tip

At the root of all change and innovation challenges is a leadership opportunity,” argues Chris Laping, in his new book, “PEOPLE BEFORE THINGS: Change isn’t and end-user problem.”. It then requires ongoing nurturing and support (activation) during the implementation phase—which is owned by project leaders, grassroots influencers, and executives. The evidence is overwhelming. Why do so many organizations struggle, while others succeed at delivering change? “At

The Culture of Innovation and People Dimension: #IHRChat


Yesterday, I managed to get back to favorite social learning platform – #IHRChat to learn and contribute my insights on the all important topic of building a culture of innovation and the people dimension. Q1: How do you define innovation ? Innovation is the fruit.

Experts Chime in on Bold and Innovative Leadership: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Our September Festival is all about Bold and Innovative Leadership. No one has the words “Bold” or “Innovative” printed on their business cards; but Bill Benoist of Leadership Heart Coaching shares that when you look, these leaders are all around us.

Developing team member skills

Lead on Purpose

The next step is to … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building decisions development influence Innovation Knowledge market market expert skillsAs you progress on the journey of building great teams, you create the vision, build a strong foundation of trust and motivate your team to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of doing.

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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.

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

Kevin Eikenberry

Books Communication Influence Leadership negotiation persuasion salesBy Oren Klaff I love the way the book opens – with a pitch. Here it is: Here’s the “big idea” in 76 words: There is a fundamental disconnect between the way we pitch anything and the way it is received by our audience. As a result, at the crucial moment, when it is most [.].

Weekly Round-Up: On Why You Hate Work, Two Major Influences on Employee Engagement & How to Create a Culture of Innovation


The Two Transformative Influences on Employee Engagement By Andre Lavoie, Switch & Shift “While you want to believe your team is working towards your company goals, the truth is they might just be working in the dark. How to Create a Culture of Innovation By Faisal Hoque, Fast Company “There are many pieces to the innovation puzzle, and they will come together differently for each organization. How one goes about building an innovative organization ought …”.

When Are You Too Innovative?


Too Much Innovation? I have the privilege recently to work with a technology company that has one of their three core values as innovative. Are we too innovative? And at times it costs us money chasing down innovation at a cost of operational excellence.

2012 Best Books on Leadership, Innovation and Strategy


Innovation. Leapfrogging is a powerful book in how surprise powers innovative breakthroughs. Besides being our pick for best book title of the year, Bodell’s debut book is packed with great exercises that will help your team think more deeply about how to break from the status quo and start what she calls an innovation revolution. It’s not enough just to think about the innovations your own organization is pursuing.

When Are You Too Innovative?


Too Much Innovation? I have the privilege recently to work with a technology company that has one of their three core values as innovative. Are we too innovative? And at times it costs us money chasing down innovation at a cost of operational excellence.

083: How to Sleep Better for Improved Leadership, Productivity, and Innovation

Engaging Leader

Jesse recently had a stretch of several weeks where sleep problems caused him to get insufficient sleep … and the effect on his creativity, productivity, and influence was obvious. It happened again.

Negotiating and influencing skills: a development priority?

Chartered Management Institute

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Why Are Businesses Ignoring Their Future – The Millennials?

Lead Change Blog

They Are Influenced By Innovation. They say that the biggest barriers to innovation are manager’s attitude, operational structure and procedures, and lack of diversity. They believe innovation is repeatable rather than spontaneous and random.

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