How to Keep Business Travel Costs Down

Strategy Driven

It’s hard to keep people accountable, hard to clarify what you mean when you aren’t on-site, and harder still to come up with innovative solutions when you’re working through a screen. Travelling to solve and fix these issues is essential, but not every company can currently afford it or find a flight to get them where they need to be. If the cancellation policy offered by the airline isn’t good enough, then your travel insurance should offer protection.

Career Success Demands Adjusting Your Altitude and Traveling Forward in Time

Management Excellence

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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.

Career Success Demands Adjusting Your Altitude and Traveling Forward in Time

Art Petty

I'm referencing altitude adjustment and time-travel. Career Emerging Leaders High Performance Management Teams Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change Management Innovation Self-Development Think Differently Critical Thinking Developing as a Critical Thinker Hogwarts Journaling personal development questions Starfleet Time-Travel Trigger Events

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. Still, no matter what great strides the innovative startups make or how much airtime they’re given by the media, innovation in startups is completely different than innovation in established organizations. Creativity & Innovation

Time Travel: Seeing the Present from the Future

CO2

What these conversations really need is time travel. At CO2 Partners, we find it’s helpful for the client to imagine time-traveling to the future and looking back on the present. For conversations about future plans, I also recommend Darrell Mann’s book Hands on Systematic Innovation. It’s also relatively easy to time travel back into the past–the past that we know and have already lived. Time travel to the future. by Gary Cohen.

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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. In The Idea Factory , author Jon Gertner brings back to life not only the story of Bell Telephone Laboratories through the people that worked there, but the story of innovation—how it happens, why it happens, and who makes it happen.

7 Ways to Encourage a Team to Be More Innovative

Ron Edmondson

Most leaders want to lead an innovative organization. But as leaders, we can’t force innovation. We can’t mandate our people to be innovative. And the longer people haven’t been innovative, the the more difficult it is to get them innovating again.

Worst. Innovation Quote. Ever.

LDRLB

Here’s my candidate for the worst innovation quote ever: Now, to be fair, it’s actually a paraphrasing of Emerson. Nevertheless, it reflects a very common innovation misconception – that it’s all about the idea. The mousetrap story has several important implications: There’s much more to innovation than ideas. Innovation is the process of idea management. All of these skills are necessary to innovate successfully.

Time Travel: Seeing the Present from the Future

CO2

What these conversations really need is time travel. At CO2 Partners, we find it’s helpful for the client to imagine time-traveling to the future and looking back on the present. For conversations about future plans, I also recommend Darrell Mann’s book Hands on Systematic Innovation. It’s also relatively easy to time travel back into the past–the past that we know and have already lived. Time travel to the future.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

Experience to Lead

How can you create a culture of innovation within your company? Try taking a step inside companies developing commercial space travel. Companies such as NASA, Blue Origin, and SpaceX must create a deep innovative culture in order to reach new heights of space exploration. You can harness their methods to create your company’s next innovative [ ] The post How to Create a Culture of Innovation appeared first on Experience to Lead.

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. That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jeff Dyer who, along with Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt, wrote a new book, Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Innovative Leaders. He offers a unique perspective on innovation and winning in the marketplace. You are teaching what separates successful innovators from those who struggle.

The Innovation Expedition: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Innovation Expedition: A Visual Toolkit to Start Innovation Gijs van Wulfen provides BIS Publishers (2013) Just about everything you need to know about how to establish and then sustain an innovation culture By the time I began to read this book, I was already convinced that the innovation process is a journey of discovery […].

How To Think About Innovation Differently

Joseph Lalonde

Bobby is the Pastor and Innovation Leader at LifeChurch.tv. We’re predictable… How To Think About Innovation Differently. If you have limited resources, you have one of the key ingredients for innovation. When you have all the resources, there’s no need for innovation. You can continue on the same path as you have always traveled. Never ever, ever, ever, ever give up is terrible advice for innovation. Then innovation struck.

An Outsider Remembers a Road Less Traveled

Building Personal Strength

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost In my life I've often opted for the less traveled road. Other times it led to insight or innovation. Remote Alaskan mountains It was 1966 and I had just completed my third year at West Point - more a journey of compliance than a "road less traveled by," for sure.

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. Here are some questions you should be asking: Do you make it difficult for ideas to travel? But they don’t always make it easy or worth the effort for front-line employees to innovate.

Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

Coaching Tip

Beyond alarming questions of what is "fair" to the innovators themselves, few have considered how these human capital controls might impact the quality and quantity of innovation--and ultimately economic growth. In her timely new book, " TALENT WANTS TO BE FREE ," Professor Orly Lobel challenges conventional wisdom about competition, secrecy, motivation and creativity to reveal how our "War for Talent" is backfiring on our quest for innovation.

Does Innovation Have to Be Rocket Science?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Mitra Best for the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Innovation blog. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and sign up for email updates, please click here. * * * I spent a good portion of my youth imagining galactic travel, robots on other planets, and [.].

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. Through our own experiences as well as those we’ve interviewed, coached, and worked with, we’ve identified some of the top benefits of short-term business travel. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. It must experiment and innovate.

When Are You Too Innovative?

CO2

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. Can being innovative too the extreme become a total competitive disadvantage and does that really matter to you? Technology and its role in travel 2.0

7 Easy Ways to Encourage Innovation on Your Team

Ron Edmondson

Most leaders want to lead an innovative organization. As leaders, we can’t force innovation. We can’t mandate innovative people. And, if our people haven’t been innovative in a while, then there may not be much innovation going on in our world. Innovation, in its purest form, means change, and while change can be forced upon people, the best changes, the kind that make an organization excellent, come from the heart of a person.

The Health Risks of Business Travel

Harvard Business Review

Although most people equate business travel to a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, those who live it on a regular basis tend to have a rather different experience. Indeed, few unpleasant things are as glamorized as frequent business travel, particularly in light of the overwhelming evidence for its detrimental psychological, social, and physical effects. It also exposes travelers to pathological levels of germs and radiation. Business Travel.

When Are You Too Innovative?

CO2

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. Can being innovative too the extreme become a total competitive disadvantage and does that really matter to you? Technology and its role in travel 2.0

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business

Finally, they would take over the international air travel market. This explains the three major trends we see in the airline industry today: Aggressive pursuit of efficiency: Every air traveler is now familiar with the cost-cutting efficiencies of contemporary air travel, from smaller seats to baggage fees to airplane food that has gone from “terrible but free” to “terrible and you have to pay for it.” Why is the airline industry so terrible?

Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra Akshaya Patra Foundation in India is a shining example of how social entrepreneurship combined with power of innovation can make a HUGE difference. Innovation in Delivery : Kitchens are specially designed to meet the scale and quality requirements.

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge.

CO2

Business organizations are not built for innovation; they are built for efficiency.&# – Vijay Govindarajan In The Other Side of Innovation the authors demonstrate their absolute knowledge of an area that many organizations need more of, innovation! They have been studying over the past decade innovation within established organizations. In the process they have compiled perhaps the most extensive library of innovation case studies in the world.

How to Build a Culture of Deep Creativity

Skip Prichard

Build A Culture of Innovation. Innovation. The buzz word of the decade that is used, overused, and abused, creating what Alf Rehn calls “innovation fatigue.” I had the opportunity to speak with Alf about his new book Innovation for The Fatigued: How to build a culture of deep creativity. Alf is Professor of Innovation, Design and Management at the University of Southern Denmark. The Symptoms of Innovation Fatigue . What makes innovation become resilient?

Focus in Action

Coaching Tip

helps young people to hone their leadership skills, further their personal and career success and innovate in the 21st century. Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Current Affairs Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Tips Travel What is Work life 21st century action American global economy leadership skills modern world Ph.D. In "Focus in Action is Great Leadership," author Belinda Johnson White, Ph.D.,

Megabus: Innovation in Bus Transportation

Ron Edmondson

I love innovation and change, so I find this company encouraging in numerous ways. I bus transportation is still popular traveling from big city to big city, but I see far less of them on the roads these days. Last week, while traveling to Chicago to pick up my son Nate from college, I saw several Megabuses on the road. Megabus is able to provide their services at a very reasonable rate, certainly cheaper than air travel and some seats starting at less than $5.00

Questions Are The Answer | Management Innovation eXchange

CO2

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The Journey is the Purpose: An Inspiring Tale of Nek Chand Saini

QAspire

Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India is a true marvel of creativity and innovation. Built by Nek Chand Saini , a self-taught innovator, Rock garden is one-of-its-kind sculpture garden in Chandigarh which almost looks like a miniature of an ancient kingdom spread over forty acres. He created a sublime space of innovation and creativity just out of his imagination, creativity and sheer hard work.

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Favorites of 2012: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Mike Cardus

With more travel, conferences and organization development, team development, consulting and coaching work supplied me with more ideas and inspiration to work with. Blocks to Creativity and Innovation. Tools to Release Creativity and Innovation. Corporate Team Building Images Innovation Leadership Organization Development Team Building create-learning team building and leadership keynote speech michael cardus speaking organization development Power Point

Is This the Hospital That Will Finally Push the Expensive U.S. Health Care System to Innovate?

Harvard Business

As we explain in Reverse Innovation in Health Care , Narayana Health’s founder, Dr. Devi Shetty, wanted to disrupt U.S. ” Narayana Health brought innovative practices honed in India to HCCI to offer first-rate care for 25-40% of U.S. Reverse Innovation in Health Care: How to Make Value-Based Delivery Work. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Book. system to innovate.” Tim Robberts/Getty Images.

Questions Are The Answer | Management Innovation eXchange

CO2

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Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

We find that while we talk about the need for creativity and innovation, employees don’t feel supported or inspired by their leaders and were not given the time or resources to develop new ideas. They march through the phases robotically, as if they have discovered a magic formula for innovation. Travel helps to spark creativity as does creating temporal distance. Creativity & Innovation

Purpose Matters for Business Travel, Too

Harvard Business Review

Why do we travel? Evolution made us ever more curious, and so we traveled to learn more. Travel allows us to, a Montaigne put it, “rub and polish our brains” against people from different regions and cultures. In the age of teleconferences, Facebook, and Skype, couldn’t we dispense with the physical act of traveling? The trick is to travel with purpose and planning.

The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

Harvard Business

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). But there’s also another type of innovation that is more gradual and smaller in scale. We call it slow innovation. Slow innovation projects can be just as impactful in the long-term. The nature of slow innovation poses challenges, however.

Your Flying Future and a Lesson in Creativity

Kevin Eikenberry

Obviously this blog isn’t about the future of air travel, and none of the submitting companies are clients of ours (yet). I can’t remember the contents of the article, but I remember the headline of “Obliterate, don’t innovate&#.

The 7 Most Important Words Any Leader Can Hear (or Say)

Terry Starbucker

It’s well traveled because despite its contrivance, there are some great lessons there. at Writing Roads links for 2009-12-08 « innovations in higher education CustServ: Customer Relations: The New Competitive Edge The Seven Most Important Words Any Leader Can Hear or Say : Professional Service Journal 7 Most Important Words Any Leader Can Hear or Say | Professional Service Journal Previous post: Leadership – What’s Love Got To Do With it?

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Eliciting Excellence – An Online Leadership and Learning Opportunity

Kevin Eikenberry

No travel. Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Eliciting Excellence – An Online Leadership and Learning Opportunity by Kevin Eikenberry on October 4, 2010 in Leadership , Learning For 10 days, starting October 11th, you have the opportunity to learn from a different leadership expert every day for free. No cost.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Hill began to dig into the scholarship around leadership and innovation, she soon realized there was a lot of research on both. Specifically, what is the role of the leader in creating and sustaining an innovative organization? Linda Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, is the faculty chair of Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation, a new program teaching executives how to create an organization equipped for innovative problem solving.

Everyday Business Travelers Are Easy Targets for Espionage

Harvard Business Review

James Bond might be the world’s best-known spy, but nowadays even an obscure international business traveler could face similar surveillance threats from a hostile foreign intelligence service or even a business competitor. For example, though most American business travelers aren’t aware of the threats of espionage, the dangers are greater and more prevalent than ever before. Business Travel.