KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

I have had the privilege of building innovative social service programs for at-risk children and families. COI kids will be participating in this joint project with fourth graders at Hollywood Central Elementary School and the children at the Light of Future School #1 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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.

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Innovation Requires Structure

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the third Wednesday in a row I’ve written about innovation. Ask most people what they think about when they consider creativity and innovation, and most likely [.]. Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning Manage Projects Personal Development Idea problem solving

Innovation through Inspiration: Presidential Leadership

General Leadership

Greatness comes from dreaming great dreams, and creativity and innovation is the spark which ignites dreams into action. It seems fitting to honor two wonderful examples of innovation: our first American President, George Washington and our 16th, Abraham Lincoln.

7 Management Lessons from a Home Renovation Project

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Decision-Making Leadership Leading Change Management Innovation Project Management Strategy environment goals Home Renovation and Management Management Lessons quality Systems ThinkingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

How Innovation Is Completely Different in Established Organizations than in Startups

Leading Blog

Their greatest fear is no longer their closest competitor, but the startups which, although they live in metaphorical garages and have hardly taken off, have an innovation power that established organizations can only dream of possessing. The Three Tracks of Innovation.

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.

Corporate Innovation Through Daring Personal Disruption

Lead Change Blog

After checking, you find out that the people in the first room discuss a new project that won’t take off. In the second room, people are discussing a new project that suddenly spiked. Johnson shares this insightful S-curve derived from research on innovation.

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time ManagementSomeone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives.

Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years. But the key question is: Will Project Oxygen help a grown-up Google get its start-up mojo back? PROJECT OXYGEN started with some basic assumptions. In Project Oxygen, the statisticians gathered more than 10,000 observations about managers — across more than 100 variables, from various performance reviews, feedback surveys and other reports.

Leaders, Want To Master Innovation? Then Get Funny!

Tanveer Naseer

So to get the most out of innovation processes such as design thinking, truly creative leaders also need to master the social dynamics of… [wait for the punchline}…humor! When it comes to boosting innovation the overwhelming focus should be on styles of humour that generate positive emotions.

7 Management Lessons from a Home Renovation Project

Art Petty

Here are seven lessons I was reminded of during a recent renovation project. The post 7 Management Lessons from a Home Renovation Project appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

How Leaders can Ignite Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

An executive at a company I work with recently told me: “W e have very creative employees who want to be innovative but find many obstacles created by the cultural opposition to it. We spend a lot of time training and encouraging employees at all levels how to be more creative and innovation. They leave our programs all fired up ready to change the world, then go back to a workplace that crushes their innovative ideas and enthusiasm. Allow employees time to innovate.

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. If you chose more items on the left, your inborn styles is that of a "structured" innovator. If you chose more items on the right you are an "adaptable" innovator.

Approach to Innovation

Coaching Tip

Today's conventional wisdom says to survive, companies must move beyond incremental innovation and invest in radical, disruptive innovation. In "THE POWER OF LITTLE IDEAS" , Wharton professor David Robertson examines an approach to innovation; one that is neither incremental nor disruptive. This low-risk, high-reward strategy is an approach to innovation that all companies should recognize and apply when it will give them a competitive advantage. Unlocking Innovation.

Leaders Share about New Beginnings, Fresh Starts, and Project Launches: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Our June Festival is all about new beginnings, fresh starts, and project launches. Wally Bock of Three-Star Leadership says that when you’re starting a new project, it’s tempting to think you can plan the error out of it.

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.”. While good change leadership needs project leaders to do their part, it requires enablement by executive leaders prior to the project team lifting a finger on the delivery work. The evidence is overwhelming. Why do so many organizations struggle, while others succeed at delivering change? “At

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

Braithwaite Innovation Group Presents the July 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Bruce Harpham of Project Management Hacks shares How To Expand Your Job: The Pushing Boundaries Strategy. Michael Lee Stallard of Michael Lee Stallard shares Grassroots Innovation Contributed to WWII Victory. Welcome to the July 2015 Leadership Development Carnival!

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.

The Case for Crowdsourcing Projects as a Business

Strategy Driven

Is your business struggling to come up with a new idea or innovation to solve the latest industry challenge? If you can’t see the wood for the trees, here are three reasons why crowdsourcing innovation can help take your brand to the next level.

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.

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

You can read more of his thoughts on MOOCs in Stanford Social Innovation Review as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. BIF Brown University Education Higher-Ed Innovation Leadership Student-Led Education

A Fast – and Brutally Effective – Way to Make Your Organization More Innovative

Strategy Driven

Startups are good at innovation for many reasons, but the two most important ones are people and culture. According to the Startup Genome Project, more than 90 percent of startups fail. These internal startups strive to be innovative, but tend to become more incremental.

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.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. And one of the most overlooked reasons for entrepreneurial failure is innovation capital. He offers a unique perspective on innovation and winning in the marketplace. You are teaching what separates successful innovators from those who struggle.

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.

Education? Innovation? Do – Learn – Do – Learn

Lead Change Blog

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. “My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Posted in Light Your World Self Leadership [link] Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took. Victor has hacked his MBA and learned more than he would have in school.

Do Hierarchies Stifle Innovation?


For all their efficiencies, hierarchies turn out to be remarkably inefficient when organizations are trying to leverage creative ideas and increase their innovation. Supervisors often reject innovative ideas because the individuals who developed theses ideas understand the novelty and applicability of them better than supervisors. Just like in a real market, investment money flows unevenly to the ideas that investors favor and feel has the best chance of becoming a viable project.

How To Think About Innovation Differently

Joseph Lalonde

Bobby is the Pastor and Innovation Leader at We’re predictable… How To Think About Innovation Differently. If you have limited resources, you have one of the key ingredients for innovation. But by quitting, we can find the true spot of innovation.

Creating the Conditions for Sustainable Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's some new research on innovation and a guest post by By Rich Wellins, Ph,D., Senior Vice President, Development Dimensions International (DDI): In the past year, innovation has risen to the top of the business agenda. is losing its innovative edge to emerging economies.

Leaders Get The Innovation They Deserve


[Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from Max's book The Truth About Innovation.]. He adopted a style that was playful and bold, holding informal staff lunches – not to grill them on numbers and projects but to liberate creativity. It provided an audience for innovation.

How to Identify Your Project Stakeholders Interest

Mike Cardus

Design by 12GrainStudio How to Identify Project Stakeholders Interest Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 Posted by: mike Attempting to institute new projects and processes within an existing culture can prove to be Sisyphean.

Innovation, Goal Setting, and Market Change – Business Weaknesses

Mike Cardus

Buffalo NY CEO’s are concerned about Innovation, Goal Setting and Assessment, plus Societal and Market Change. An area of focus is the shifts or impacts of innovation and market change or the increase in felt complexity of the business leaders.

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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. Be careful of high level, pie-in-the-sky projections.

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Why Free Time Frees Innovation


Business books and management gurus have long sung the praises of giving employees free time to tinker on projects they initiate. The idea seems to have begun with 3M, who allowed employees to spend 15 percent for their workweek focused on projects that were unrelated to their normal work. For companies that use such programs, innovation seems to increase. At its heart, innovation requires risk-taking.

3 Lessons in Leading Innovation From DARPA’s Regina Dugan

Next Level Blog

Last week, I had the opportunity to hear the director of DARPA, Regina Dugan, speak at a panel on leading innovation during a conference called American Competitiveness: What Works organized by General Electric and co-sponsored by Washington Post Live. In case you’re not familiar with DARPA, it’s the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. General Leadership #whatworks DARPA General Electric innovation Regina Dugan

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

N2Growth Blog

To stay competitive, brands must innovate and transform. Balance is the key to success; N2Growth , believes that innovation and strategy must come together for businesses to enjoy sustainable growth and maintain customer satisfaction.

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?" Ok, here's one for you: "Since 1920, more Oberlin graduates have gone on to earn PhDs than have the graduates of any other American baccalaureate college."

New Study IDs Best Companies for Leadership?, Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

I don't remember seeing innovation highlighted in previous results - were those new questions? Susan : Yes, there was a new set of questions added this year around the theme of innovation, based on what we're hearing and seeing about it's importance.

The Nine Building Blocks of Innovating New Strategic Alternatives

Strategy Driven

When organizations consider stepping outside of their traditional boundaries to engage with other players in new types of business innovations, they are often a bit lost in how to go about developing such a strategy process.

To-Do : In-Progress : Complete: Target Chart – Team Building and Project Management Activity

Mike Cardus

This is sort of a team building , project management , goal-setting , communication kind of idea. They replied, “Mike, that came from our last team-development meeting, you were talking about recognizing success and all the small steps we each take within our roles, that lead to project completion. It is a visual progress chart of team project. The project-team uses post-it notes to write the task in succinct language.

Five ways to create a culture of innovation

Strategy Driven

Does your business have a culture in which innovation thrives? Building a culture of innovation is hard work. However, the scientific research into how to create a culture where innovation thrives is both plentiful and precise.