Innovation

How to Think Big Picture

Big picture thinking, also known as strategic thinking, is an industry buzzword and an imperative leadership skill set. It is defined as the way in which you process, or think about, view, and construct the future vision for yourself and organization. Your ability to think strategically impacts decision-making, innovation, and also career success for yourself… read more

Book Review – The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Taken from Amazon.com: In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership—or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate. Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most… read more

Innovative Leadership Starts With These Three Habits

Innovative leadership is a necessary leadership skill in today’s fast-growing market. Your organization can not afford to languish in the mindset of doing business the way you have always done it. Implement these three simple, yet sometimes difficult, steps to becoming an innovative leader: Forget About Best Practices: Best practices thinking restricts creativity and innovative… read more

5 Steps to Becoming an Innovative Leader

Become an innovative leader to influence your team and organization’s growth for the future. Innovative leadership is a necessary leadership skill in today’s fast-growing market. Your organization can not afford to languish in the mindset of doing business the way you have always done it. Take these five simple, yet sometimes difficult, steps to becoming… read more

How To Make Innovation Strategies Work For You

Innovation strategies provide a framework and focus to your innovations—if you know how to use them. There is a lot of information out there about how to inspire an innovation culture on your team. Much of that information provides innovation best practices that have worked well for other companies, such as hosting hack-a-thons, decentralizing R&D,… read more

Why You Need To Focus On Sustaining Innovation

Sustaining innovation is an under-appreciated, yet a critically profitable section of your innovation strategy. Usually, when we think of innovation, we think of disruptive or breakthrough innovation, which are more exciting innovation types than sustaining innovation. Understanding the differences between disruptive and sustaining innovation, and the reasons you need both in your innovation strategy will… read more

How You Can Inspire Innovation In Your Team

Inspire innovation in your company culture to create competitive advantage and long-term growth. If you’re anything like I was, you’ve read articles about the innovation greats in the business world with a whole lot of respect and perhaps a bit of jealousy. How is it that some companies seem to have innovation ingrained in their… read more

The Three Power Rules of Prototyping

Innovation does not drive prototyping. Prototyping drives innovation. When you create an innovation culture within your organization, your team will become inspired to apply creative solutions to everyday business issues. Prototyping is an integral part of inspiring innovation in your organization. Once ideas are brought to the table, discussed, and refined by the team, the… read more

How To Stimulate Innovation In Your Organization

Innovation = Stimulus x Prototyping x Self Confidence ÷ Arbitrary Rules Do you want to know the one big secret to stimulating innovation in your team? It’s simple, let people try out their ideas. Not just create them, but actually try them out. You see, employees need a balance of simulation, prototyping, and self-confidence in order… read more