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What is the biggest innovation challenge for leaders of large organizations?

Understanding and accepting the innovation equation: Innovation = reducing errors + increasing insights Via Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights (Kindle):

How to filter me-too ideas and leave small thinking behind

This is a three part post on how to leave small thinking behind. In the first post, I showed you a simple technique for coming up with radical ideas. Here I talk about how to evaluate ideas so they don’t fit into the “me-too” territory. On the third post I’ll tell you how to determine […]

How do you encourage employees to share ideas?

This is the second of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know. Good ideas can come from anywhere, but just asking for them doesn’t mean […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation on the edges

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation on the edges" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation on the edges Storified by Jorge Barba · Sun, Jun 24 2012 01:18:07 10 Key Questions to ask if you are starting an #Innovation Initiative. http://tinyurl.com/7s6wj8a #mckinsey #gartner #KILNgreggfraley When I am asked […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Ten Red Flags for Innovation

Ten Red Flags for Innovation: Why It Fails by @lindegaard Why Innovators Don’t Always Win – Forbes Crowdsourcing Innovation: How To Make Sure You Spot The Best Ideas – FastCoCreate The Four Worst Innovation Assassins – HBR Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice – HBR How to tell if you are an […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Age of Disruption?

Is Innovation Too Messy To Be Managed And Taught? Hardly – FastCo Design The Truth: Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony – FastCo Design Are You Learning as Fast as the World Is Changing? – HBR Truthtellers by @johnsonwhitney Age of Disruption? – Dachis Group Want Innovation? Hire for Skills not Attitude […]

From periodic innovation to relentless innovation

How can your company become a relentless innovator? How do you sustain innovation over long periods of time like Apple, 3M and Google? Jeffrey Phillips of Innovation Consultancy OVO, persuasively writes that the way to create a sustainable innovation capability in large organizations is by turning what keeps your wheels running, middle management, into innovation […]