Tag Archives: Innovation

5 Ways to Improve Innovation

Great insights, and suggestions, from Albert Lee, New York office head at Ideo, in the February edition of Fast Company. In a discussion of ideas and innovation Albert shared five “lessons learned” at Ideo.  Here are his suggestions and my … Continue reading

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5 Ways to be More Innovative

In reading Gary Hamel’s Leading the Revolution, I found five ways to be more innovative: Look for novel ideas and things, see new possibilities, keep a list of what you see that’s new and different, scan the list occasionally and look … Continue reading

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6 Things Customers Really Want . . .

. . . and companies aren’t giving them. This is taken, and expanded upon, from the book, What Customers Really Want, by Scott McKain. The book was written in 2005, but many of the lessons are just as relevant seven … Continue reading

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10 Questions — How Entrepreneurial Is Your Company?

Thanks to Resultrek and their 10-question survey (http://resultrek.com/entrepreneurship.html) that helps to determine how entrepreneurial your team and your company is. How entrepreneurial is your team? Range of five answers from “excellent” to “poor.” Our company’s attitude toward innovation is? “First … Continue reading

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7 Steps for Innovation

Thanks to Carmen Gallo, columnist for BusinessWeek.com publishing “Innovate the Steve Jobs Way: 7 Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success” on SlideShare (http://slidesha.re/iLATab). Mr. Gallo wrote the book, The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, in which he shares the seven … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Megatrend

Thanks to David Lubin, senior advisor of Esty Environmental Partners and Chairman of Sustainability Innovators Working Group for a great webinar and article in Harvard Business Review on “The Sustainability Imperative” (http://bit.ly/irSDYM). This is a particularly relevant topic to me … Continue reading

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12 Dimensions of Business Innovation

I just read an excellent article entitled, “The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate” from MITSloan Management Review (http://bit.ly/goltRL). In it, the authors identify the 12 dimensions of business innovation. It’s important to consider the different dimensions since many … Continue reading

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Fail to Innovate

We’ve all heard the business quote, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” I suggest a variation on the quote, “He who fails to innovate, plans to fail.”  This failure to innovate is due to a fear of failure. I have … Continue reading

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Consumer Insights on Employee Engagement

As I was preparing for a leadership development program, I came across a research report from the Corporate Executive Board entitled, “Driving Performance and Retention Through Employee Engagement.” I was pleased to see the authors refer to the “voice of … Continue reading

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Consumer Insights on Imperatives of the Marketing Revolution

I enjoyed the webinar presented by Aprimo in which they shared their imperatives of the marketing revolution. As the new director of marketing for the American subsidiary of an Irish-based company, I plan to take these to heart: 1. Marketing … Continue reading

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