Innovate Forward

Leading Blog

Technology is the raw material that 21st-century innovators need to build new business capabilities, to develop exciting new products and services, and to create workarounds for the physical distancing measures we will likely endure for the foreseeable future. Creativity & Innovation

How new technology is affecting SMBs

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Cayden Whitmond Now more than ever, the future of business is one shaped by fast-paced innovations to technology and the way that work is done.

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Technological Innovation and Management

Curious Cat

Technological innovation brings great opportunity for improving results and quality of life. ” For many years GMs huge investment in robotics in the 1980s ($billions) has been an example of how pinning hopes on technology often doesn’t produce the desired results.

Understanding the Link Between Leadership and Innovation

Lead Change Blog

With this in mind, the Coronavirus outbreak arguably represents an opportunity for growth and innovation, and good leadership will be central to ushering this in. But what’s the relationship between leadership and innovation and why exactly should you care? The Link Between Leadership and Innovation – The Key Considerations. How Can Leaders Successfully Innovate in Their Companies.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

In the years leading up to 2018, I have spent my time bringing innovation to the financial services space. Fintech, as this sector is colloquially referred, focuses for the most part on disrupting the state of affairs induced by the use of technology. As such it is all about innovation.

6 Ways Technology Can Help Companies Innovate Out of the Coronavirus Downturn

Strategy Driven

As our world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders must understand that it’s going to be technology that determines which companies survive and build success from this unprecedented event. The pandemic makes those technologies more relevant now than ever.

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. Through this new communication technology, leaders conduct massive dialogue. Throughout history, technology has served virtually all industries and fields. Thanks to the evolution of social media, technology is finally serving leadership.

Leadership and the Innovation Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Alf Rehn: Some say we live in the golden age of innovation, an age ruled by transformation and revolution. They point to shiny startups and the seemingly unstoppable progress of technology, and proclaim that our age is on track to solve all problems and cure all ills.

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How to Build a Team of Innovators

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Chuck Swoboda : As increasing competition, new technologies and evolving customer expectations continue to disrupt nearly every industry, business leaders are turning to innovation as a way to keep their companies relevant. Chuck Swoboda innovation leaders

7 Innovative Ways Technology Can Get Employees' Attention – Guest Blogger, SnapComms CEO Chris Leonard

leaderCommunicator

Technology is delivering innovative ways to cut through this noise. Workplaces today are both exciting and challenging. Never has there been so much information circulated. But never has there been so much distraction.

How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

There’s increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, and leaders need to have the right skills to influence employees’ innovative behavior. To encourage employees to become more innovative, leaders need to pay attention to a number of issues. Creativity & Innovation

Ambidextrous Innovation:

Great Leadership By Dan

How Can Leaders’ Best Explore and Exploit both Disruptive and Incremental Approaches to Innovation? These players test more established racers with breakthrough innovations. Yet such a rapid and competitive approach to innovation may not be sustainable over the long term.

Fearless Innovation

Eric Jacobson

Alex Goryachev ’s latest book teaches you how to go beyond the buzzword of innovation to continuously drive growth, improve your bottom line and enact change. The book, published in January 2020, is, Fearless Innovation. Focus on execution of innovation to showcase ROI.

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.

How to Ignite, Scale & Sustain Innovation

Skip Prichard

How to Ignite Innovation. Innovation is one subject that each and every one of us should study because its powerful force is available to us if we know how to tap it. It’s no surprise that Tamara Ghandour’s book interested me because I read all I can about innovation and creativity.

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.

Great Leaders Embrace Innovation, and Innovation Demands Risks

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Randal Moss : Great leaders consistently talk about the need for their organization to ‘be innovative’ in their thinking. No Guts, No Growth, No Glory Taking risks is an inextricable part of being innovative. Celebrating innovations publicly is another important activity.

From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation

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Bob''s blog entries Deloitte University Press From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation John Hagel III John Seely Brown (JSB) Michael Lui Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series Tamara Samoylova Here is an introduction to Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series, published by Deloitte University Press. Its co-authors are John Hagel III, John Seely Brown (JSB), Tamara Samoylova, & Michael Lui.

Unlocking Innovation

Coaching Tip

Although true genius is rare, the capacity to innovate is inherent in everyone, says business innovation expert Rowan Gibson in his new book, "THE 4 LENSES OF INNOVATION: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking." . It was an age in which invention and innovation could flourish.

Learning from the Innovation Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rowan Gibson : Not since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution has there been a greater need to learn the art of innovation leadership. And who better to learn them from than the innovation leaders themselves? Who do we think of as innovation leaders?

Learning about Innovation from Mr. Edison

Lead Change Blog

It was a fitting tribute to the man who personified invention and innovation. They covered a range of devices and technologies. So, let’s take a moment and consider four things about innovation that you can learn from Thomas Edison. Innovation Is A Team Sport. Edison knew that when it came to innovation, lots of minds and skillsets were better than one. Put this to use in your life by not expecting individuals to come up with great innovations.

One Compelling Question for Innovators

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by David Sturt for Lead on Purpose blog I recently came across a story in Wired magazine about a radically new technology being developed for heating and cooling. Aside from the exciting product idea to heat and cool … Continue reading → Innovation Product Management Techology discover Great work observe products

CEO Spotlight: Interview With Dan Goman Founder and CEO of OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies

CEO Insider

Dan Goman is an American entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies, a software company targeted towards providing the post-production and OTT industries with ground-breaking innovations, from digital supply chain solutions to unique, customizable video apps.

Innovation at Bell Labs

Leading Blog

Bill Gates once remarked, “ My first stop on any time-travel expedition would be Bell Labs in December 1947 ,” That was the year Bell Labs invented the transistor—a tiny invention that makes possible the technology we have today.

Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

N2Growth Blog

Thanks to Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard University and his 1997 landmark book, The Innovator’s Dilemma , we have a new way of understanding the life cycle of companies and why some market leaders maintain their dominant position and other one-time market leaders disappear.

New Technologies for Mobile Merchant Accounts

Women on Business

The same near field technology that allows a chip-based card to work is now being integrated into the latest generation of smartphones. ” Given these innovations, mobile transactions are one of the fastest expanding segments of the payment processing sector. Guest Posts TechnologyGuest Post by Ms. Bekiroglu, editorial consultant for mobilepaymentgeek.com (learn more about Ms. Bekiroglu at the end of this post).

3 Ways Your Company Is Using Technology Wrong

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you’re probably fed up of hearing about how important technology is for your business. But a lot of business owners end up adopting technology because they’ve been told that they should, without really understanding how to use it properly. Experimental Technologies.

Rethinking the Innovation Ecosystem

Harvard Business

Innovation Founders Technology AudioThis successful venture capitalist invests in founders before they have a business idea.

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.

Boost Innovation by Strengthening the Organization’s Immune Systems

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Kris Oestergaard: Today, every business is looking to find ways to streamline its innovative abilities. Those successful in establishing a culture of innovation have addressed their organization’s “immune systems.” innovation Kris Oestergaard

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How Nonprofit Leaders Can Use Strategy and Technology to Enhance Organization’s Performance

Great Leadership By Dan

Unprecedented competition, higher expectations, accelerating technology, changing preferences and time pressures are all converging to create a challenging landscape. The technology imperative. Ignoring the imperative and potential of technology is a short cut to irrelevance.

How To Deal With The Rapid Increase In Innovation

Joseph Lalonde

B link and another innovation has passed you by. All because innovation came and you weren’t ready. Innovation is moving at an ever increasing pace. What Is Innovation? Leaders can get caught up in trying to define innovation. How To Deal With Innovation.

Tips For Improving Your Small Business Using Technology

Strategy Driven

There are many advantages to using more technology solutions in your small business that are worth you learning more about. There will be less time spent on completing mundane tasks offline and more chances for you to innovate and outperform your competition.

Your Business Needs To Embrace Innovation!

Strategy Driven

This means that there is one thing that your business needs to be willing to embrace in order to succeed: innovation. If you’re not willing to innovate, your business is just going to end up getting left in the dust by your competition. Technology.

Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology

Harvard Business

Change management Business models Technology Innovation Digital ArticleStrategy, culture, and customer experience are just as important.

Leading a Culture of Innovation

LDRLB

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

LDRLB

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.

Why Art Matters as much as Technology

Mills Scofield

Afghan Air Force Culture Customer Needs Design Thinking Innovation Leadership NATC-A STEAM STEM Strategy STEM to STEAM - the "A" in STEAM stands for Art/Design.and Afghanistan Air Force. So thrilled to write this with my amazing friend Col.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. Whether you have invented an amazing new technology or product, you could still fail. 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.

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.

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.

3 Secrets Your IT Department Is Hiding From You

N2Growth Blog

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0815 | Why Innovation Needs Liberal Arts with Scott Hartley

LDRLB

He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and a venture partner at Metamorphic Ventures. In this interview, we discuss his observations that many of the most innovative “techie” firms need liberal arts minds as well.