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How can I allocate time for innovation activities?

Before will, skills and tools, what aspiring innovators need is time. It is a delicate topic because within organizations, the preference is for employees to keep the machine’s wheels turning as efficiently as possible. This leaves no time for reflection and play. So, what to do?

10 thought provoking questions to find hidden pain points

There are pain points you can identify in an initial sales discussion, and then there are the pain points that are hidden in plain sight. I believe these are the ones that matter, precisely because they have gone unquestioned for a long time. How do you find them? Easy, by questioning the status quo. Whenever […]

5 innovation must reads of the week: Should You Back That Innovation Proposal?

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What can business leaders do to ensure they are enabling and not blocking innovation?

Paul Hobcraft recently reviewed a couple of innovation reports. One implies that executives say that innovation is important for growth, and the other says that executives nods their heads in agreement but don’t follow through. I’m not surprised by this. Of course, it all comes back the the beloved ROI. And, innovation outcomes, like everything […]

The one thing any non-innovative leader can do to enable innovation

So, you’re the CEO of a company and you are not known to be innovative. What do you do? No fear, for you are not alone. For all the talk about the need for innovation, the truth is most CEO’s are not innovative. They are much more focused on maintaining the current narrative than on […]

Before embracing randomness organizations need transparency

Here is short excerpt of an interesting blog post on HBR about why organizations should embrace randomness:

5 Innovation must reads of the week: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights

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