Innovation is Everybody’s Business

Leading Blog

Innovation is within each of us. If we are going to be an innovator, we need to have a healthy relationship with change. Change is an opportunity to innovate. People at all levels of an organization see things differently and can add value to an organization through innovation.

A Medical Innovation Factory in the Middle of the Desert

N2Growth Blog

And what happens when said hospital is a major global expansion of the world-famous, highly innovative Cleveland Clinic? In Dr. Suri’s view, this is the only way to facilitate a culture of continuous learning and results–on the road to creating a brand new ‘innovation factory.’

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Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

In the years leading up to 2018, I have spent my time bringing innovation to the financial services space. As such it is all about innovation. And now, from a distance, my optimism regarding the sector’s ability to innovate and capture opportunities has not changed. Changing a process is slow and requires a lot of detailed planning. Let’s study a bit about Innovation. Innovation comes in four basic formats. The post Is Innovation manageable?

Burn the Business Plan

Leading Blog

I F YOU ARE THINKING of starting a business—and apparently nine million Americans are currently thinking about it and only about 500,000 actually do each year—you will want to read Burn the Business Plan by Carl Schramm. What these high-tech startups have in common with all other entrepreneurs is that they don’t follow a business plan. The detailed and rigid planning of your typical formal business plan is of little value once the business gets underway.

Work From Home to Back to Work Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

There are many innovation processes that you can use, and ought to be using right now to create better odds for current and future opportunities. We know from other workplaces that when chaos or significant disruption happens, the organizations that are planful and use the opportunity to make a useful change have better odds of success. . Perceiving from multiple angles to innovate. The team enjoyed the innovation session. .

12 Keys To Dauntless Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Aiming to jump start innovation in your organization? Innovation is a necessity, a way of life for mountaineers. Climbers plan meticulously then innovate their way through unexpected challenges to reach a summit. Using the innovation skills honed as mountaineers, a group of Everest avalanche survivors recently set their sights on a new “mountain”—helping Nepal get back on its feet. Pursuit of personal comfort is a second enemy of innovation.

12 Keys To Dauntless Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Aiming to jump start innovation in your organization? Innovation is a necessity, a way of life for mountaineers. Climbers plan meticulously then innovate their way through unexpected challenges to reach a summit. Using the innovation skills honed as mountaineers, a group of Everest avalanche survivors recently set their sights on a new “mountain”—helping Nepal get back on its feet. Pursuit of personal comfort is a second enemy of innovation.

Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While this is understandable, it is nonetheless naive, and it constitutes a major flaw in the business logic of most strategic plans. This is so much the case that the most often overlooked aspect of strategic planning is adequately addressing contingencies as part of the planning process. Smart leaders view obstacles as a constant rather than a variable, and incorporate that thinking into their planning.

Stop Numerator Thinking: Innovating Your Service Experience

Lead Change Blog

They cultivate, grow, innovate and invest. Pretty good service is not your ticket to avoiding the blade, innovative service is. And, innovative service is the creation of unexpected experiences that get people positively remarking. Change Management Chip Bell Leadership Return on Investment service strategic planning What happens to most staff and support units when budget time rolls around?

Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

If you’re frustrated by your organization’s current strategic planning and execution processes or the outcomes from that work, you’re not alone. Here are 10 changes needed to enable a wholesale paradigm shift in strategic planning and execution methods that will significantly improve your results: 1. In the new paradigm, developing, planning, and executing strategy is more inclusive so that strategy becomes the job of every employee not just a handful of senior executives.

Starting a Business? Plan Your Exit Now

Strategy Driven

When you put an exit in those terms, “plan your exit now” sounds like a recommendation to dream about the ways you’ll spend your millions. Part technologist, part economist, and all innovator, he revolutionized the motor vehicle industry with the nation’s first electronic title system for financial institutions, which was later sold for $106 million. His healthcare venture, benefitsCONNECT, innovated healthcare benefits administration and resulted in a highly successful acquisition.

Looking for Ways to Improve Innovation? Improvisational Comedy Can Show You How

Leading Blog

D ISRUPTION is happening in even the most stalwart industries, leading business leaders scrambling to create a culture of innovation in their organizations. The techniques of improvisational comedy can provide important lessons for developing a innovation mindset. This is where improvisational actors excel and why improv comedy techniques can lend themselves to promoting an innovation culture within organizations. Those unexpected connections are what lead to innovation.

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. But for innovation, responsibility begins and remains at the highest levels of leadership. Empowering innovation begins with our everyday behavior, outlook, commitment and openness to new thinking. empowerment innovation John Sweeney

The importance of deliberate mistakes and planned serendipity to innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Two recently published books, Paul Schoemaker’s Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure and Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business co-authored by Thor Muller and Lane Becker, have much of value to say about innovation but approach that subject with quite different perspectives.

The Fall-Back Plan Makes Failure Inevitable

Joseph Lalonde

If so then you have probably heard the words: “So when this doesn’t work out, what’s your fall back plan (or Plan B)?”. I’ve had a lot of conversations with people about having a ‘plan B’ and I’ve noticed an interesting trend: There is something that sets apart those people who seem to succeed and those who give up right before they reach where they are trying to get. It is not to do with whether or not they HAVE a Plan B. Plan B. Plan C.

Think Before You Plan

LDRLB

Max is a consultant, researcher and writer focused on innovation and strategy. It’s about vision first and planning second. That’s why it’s so important that you think before you plan. [This is a guest post from Max McKeown. The following is excerpted from his new release The Strategy Book.] Strategy is about out-thinking your competition. And that

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

For this month’s edition, I asked an all-star cadre of leadership development bloggers, authors, and consultants to submit an answer to the following question: “We all know that individual development plans (IDPs) need to be tailored for each leader. Chris Edmonds , from Driving Results Through Culture , says that every leader needs to have " Serve my employees " as their #1 target in their individual development plan.

Decision Making and Planning Within Complexity and Uncertainty

Mike Cardus

And while the complexity of uncertainty and the unknown, unknowables is increasing, your organization and leadership team will be pressured to makes sense of the challenges and develop some planning steps to make things better. I’ve spent three days with multiple client teams, and have more scheduled, on how to use sensemaking and develop various plans and decisions to respond to health and work crises, that have moved from chaotic into the complex. .

This Word Unleashes Change & Innovation

N2Growth Blog

The word no ends discussions, stifles creativity, kills innovation, impedes learning, and gates initiative. Have you identified all the risks here, and what are your contingency plans should things not progress as expected? Leaders need to communicate trust in their team – they need to create an environment where people are not afraid to seek opportunity, to pursue innovation, or to change their mind. Have you ever worked for a boss who always said no ?

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. make detailed plans before I start OR __handle problems as they arise. If you chose more items on the left, your inborn styles is that of a "structured" innovator. Structured" innovators are known for conserving resources and establishing the procedures necessary for long-term success. If you chose more items on the right you are an "adaptable" innovator.

The Business Plan Fallacy

Mills Scofield

As I'm reviewing business plans from college grads I'm mentoring (as an alumnae mentor at Brown Univ ) and from Glengary , the VC firm I'm a partner in, this whole business plan process is getting to me. So much of what I see in biz plans is, pardon the phrase, BS. Venture Capital Start-up Innovation Glengary Funding Entrepreneur Business Planning Business Plan Brown University

Braithwaite Innovation Group Presents the July 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Have an Action Plan for Success! Instead, immediately start to develop an action plan for success. 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. Editor’s Note: Several readers experienced technical difficulties with the original Leadership Development Carnival post on the Braithwaite Innovation Group site.

Planting SEEEDs of Innovation

Mills Scofield

On the other hand, it can be risky to invest in a social enterprise whose company is doomed to fail or doesn''t have a stable enough business plan to succeed. I think it is important for the investor to have full faith in the company and it''s cause, as well as the enterprise''s stability and business plan. Brown University Culture Innovation Leadership Runa SEEED Social Entrepreneurship Social Impact Investing Social Innovation Virtues-Values

Student Government Strategic Planning and Team Building

Mike Cardus

Strategic Planning and Team Building with Student Government. Strategic Planning & Team Building with Student Government. Mike spent the day in Buffalo NY, leading strategic planning and team-building with SUNY Erie Community College Student Government. Strategic Planning Outcomes: Through a NOIS analysis , identify areas of Need, Opportunity, Improvement, and Strength on each campus. We accomplished much of the strategic planning with the student government team.

212: Building a Courageous Culture that Facilitates Innovation and Problem-Solving | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. Schmoozers: people who talked a great game, but never help implement that plan that sounded so amazing when they presented it. “Why am I the only one who finds these issues? What’s wrong with my people? Why can’t they see this stuff and fix it?”

Leadership Code Switching in the Innovation Sandbox

N2Growth Blog

Having the experience to successfully code switch in the heat of battle offers a different ‘way to play’ in the innovation sandbox; one that allows leaders to change their lens of leadership whilst achieving greater results and outcomes. Achieving proficiency with leadership code switching enables leaders to effectively play in the innovation sandbox thus achieving desired successful outcomes. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts. Chair, Organizational Development, N2Growth.

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 [.].

Half-Life of a Strategic Plan

CO2

A dear friend of mine came over a few months ago for a glass of wine and asked me, “What’s the half-life of a strategic plan ?” ” Why is it that strategic plans start to lose their value so quickly? How can leaders boost the half-life of their strategic plans? Quality of the Planning Process. When organizations or departments first begin to design, build, and implement strategic plans, they often struggle with moving from concept to execution.

NOISE Analysis, an alternative to SWOT. Strategic Planning

Mike Cardus

Having a solid strategic plan will allow your company and team to flourish and accomplish needed results. Contact Mike to schedule a strategic planning meeting that will deliver results and engaged staff that are part-of the plan. Working with companies and developing strategic plans everyone seems to feel that the default method is a SWOT analysis strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats.

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When Planning Goes Bad!

Mike Cardus

Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine. Planning is toted as one of the most important things that Teams and Managers do and I still see many people who really suck at it! Usually something like this is what constitutes for a plan. Innovate 3 new products by the end of the 3rd quarter. etc… you get my point fill in whatever lost Goal you have had for the plan. Because NO-ONE Planned! 6 Planning Steps for Delegation of Tasks.

Writing a Simple Life Plan, Part 3

Ron Edmondson

This series we are writing very simple life plans for the coming year. This is a little more difficult and will take a little more time to complete, but it is a vital step to the success of your plans. Use one of YouVersion’s daily reading plan. Encouragement Family Innovation Leadership Life Plan VisionIf you have missed the first two posts, read them HERE and HERE. My desire is we realize all, or at least some, of the dreams and goals we have this year.

P&G: A Very Early Open Innovation Adopter

Mills Scofield

(This post ends the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation (OI) Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Suffice it to say I was honored my friend Chris Thoen would agree to talk about P&G's Open Innovation history at our event.

Leading to Disruptive Innovation

LDRLB

Disruptive innovation is no longer the exception, it’s the rule. In the book, the Innovator’s DNA , Clayton Christensen and colleagues list five behaviors that characterize innovative leaders: associational thinking, questioning, observing, networking and experimenting. Christensen calls these attributes “discovery skills” which are all focused on the front-end of the innovation process related to identifying new opportunities. Adaptive Planning.

Making Sense of Speed, Agility and Innovation

Leading Blog

Or, think about innovation. Everyone knows innovation is important. But again, if you can innovate successfully, is that enough? In our book OutManeuver we detail a new competitive strategy that leverages speed, agility, insight and innovation to win the most at the least possible cost. In truth, factors like speed, agility and innovation aren’t all that valuable by themselves. But without the appropriate strategy, speed, agility and innovation may not pay off.

Free Business Plans for Small Business Owners and Start-ups

Strategy Driven

Because that’s the thing – your business plan is important. Moreover though, a solid business plan is a living document that will continue to guide your efforts as your business grows. A lot of those mistakes are the result of poor planning. Bad location, a marginal niche, having no specific user in mind, raising too much or too little money – all these issues can be prevented or at least mitigated with good planning. Once your plan has been created.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

List ideas/solutions: If there was no limit to cost – we could increase this to develop Managerial Leadership Training & succession planning for the entire company. As you read through responses we received with this exercise we were able to Converge and Diverge upon many ideas, processes, and solutions that we would never have thought of if we did not use this Quality Innovation Tool.

Why Reacting Matters As Much As Planning

LDRLB

Max is a consultant, researcher and writer focused on innovation and strategy. Is our plan still working? Any fool can produce a plan. The genius is in seeing how new events open up new possibilities for the old plan. Or even entirely new plans that weren’t possible when the old plan was written. The planner is continually sifting through events for evidence about how well the plan is working. Most corporations have an annual planning cycle.

Beware of Facts & Innovation

Mills Scofield

" Most market research projects - for strategic planning and innovation (my passions), or even incremental product development focus on getting the facts. Strategic Planning Market Insights Innovation Facts AnalysisFacts & Data. At Bell Labs we used to say, "How much did you pay for that data?"

How to Plan a Great Off-site Meeting

Great Leadership By Dan

Of course, they can also be like a sentence in purgatory if not planned and run well. There is plenty of advice on how to run effective meetings, but not enough on planning. A well planned meeting can prevent a lot of the problems associated with bad meetings. Here’s a few planning tips that will ensure your upcoming offsite is a fun, productive and rewarding experience, and doesn’t turn into and all day meeting from Hell.

Create The Future And The Innovation Handbook

Eric Jacobson

Flip the book over, and you have Gutsche’s updated and expanded, bestselling, Exploiting Chaos , book now called, The Innovation Handbook , featuring memorable real-world case studies and plenty of thought-provoking questions to inspire next steps for innovation. Once you are primed for change, you can flip it over to read, The Innovation Handbook , and began the journey to finding your big idea. When it comes to innovation, culture is more important than strategy.

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. I have long felt that companies can’t survive without innovating. During 2012, creating a process for internal innovation moved to our priority list. The Innovation Group is Born.

Simple Ways Leaders Can Unlock Corporate Innovations

HR Digest

Innovation is the only key to unlock development. When introduced into a system, it does not in any way reduce the system; corporate innovations increase the chances of a breakthrough. In a simple term, people innovate for the purpose of improving lives or systems. Despite how congenial innovation sounds, it doesn’t come by chance. Corporate innovations demand the thoughtful, creative and potent use of ideas to manifest.

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Mike Cardus

Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Problem solvers are required to quickly provide solutions to increasingly complex problems, develop and design new and innovative products and processes – all while reducing research and development time and costs. Hire Mike of Create-Learning to Think Differently & Enable Innovation within your company and team. Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation from Michael Cardus.