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Agile Culture Workshop Training

I’ve been designing a new and unique training workshop focused on helping individuals and organizations advance towards an innovative culture that is Agile. The framework I’m focusing on utilizes Scrum. This training workshops helps individuals and teams apply Agile principles and a Scrum framework to the work they do and ultimately for a culture of…

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4-Step Problem Diagnosis to Help Your Innovation Program

If you’re reading this article, you know that your organization is facing some challenges. Maybe they’re related to sustainability, efficiency, maybe it’s about your workplace culture, but the problem is that you’re not really sure where to start. If you feel like you need help with this, you’re not alone. It turns out that 85%…

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10 Reasons to Try Mindfulness

From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, many icons have taken to mindfulness. Is it a fad, like juice diets or Pokémon Go, or does mindfulness offer something of substance? Scientists have been studying the impact of practicing mindfulness for years. Brain scans have revealed that meditation, the main way of practicing mindfulness, physically changes the structure…

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Corporate Startup Principles For Building Innovation Ecosystems

Why Established Companies Don’t Need To Act Like Startups Innovation has become an imperative for large established companies. This is due to the threat of disruption from startups and the ever changing technology landscape. While most corporate leaders would love for their companies to “act like startups”, this is not always a realistic aspiration. Most…

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How to Design Optimal Work Environments

This six step guest article from Roger Osorio applies innovation, design thinking and lean startup approaches to designing high-performing work environments in organizations.  Optimal working conditions, like many other things in life, depend on the individual needs, team needs, objectives, and resources available. Thinking there is one tool, one way, one method, to solve all…

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Internet of Things for Energy, Utilities, & Smart Connected Homes

Watch the videos, click through the SlideShares, and investigate the top selling smart home devices on Amazon to learn more about the application of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) for smart energy & connected homes. Scroll through to see what interests you and use this innovation toolkit as a catalyst for not only learning and…

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How Co-Innovation will Impact the Marketing Department

Open Innovation up to now Many of the critics of Open Innovation cite the lack of novelty of the notion, as the most important weakness of the idea itself. This is because co-creation, corporate incubation, Joint-Ventures and alliances, even crowdsourcing, are all activities which developed independently – and in some cases much earlier than open…

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How to Become a Successful Intrapreneur Within your Organization

What do the PlayStation, Gmail, and the iPod all have in common? You’d be forgiven for assuming the similarity which ties those everyday products together is that they were all created because of the advanced thinking of some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world. Sony, Google, and Apple were built on a foundation…

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An Innovation Primer

This guest article by Kenneth H. Smith is from his book Selling Innovation: A guide to structuring a complete start-up revenue capture process. Insight and Innovation There is a difference between an innovation and an invention. An invention is a new technological breakthrough. An innovation is a better way of doing something, a way to break…

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Intrapreneurship Training & Characteristics of Intrapreneurs

Intrapreneur Definition & Meaning Intrapreneurship is a newer concept to define. Here is what it being an intrapreneur means to us. Characteristics of an Intrapreneur An intrapreneur is someone who acts and thinks like an entrepreneur but who works in an organization and for their organization rather than owning their own organization. An intrapreneur is…

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