How Entrepreneurs can Profit from Having an Innovative Mindset

In the competitive world of business, entrepreneurs need innovation to stand out. Being innovative could mean implementing new business processes, making changes to your existing services, or introducing new and improved product ideas. No matter what approach you take, creative problem solving and innovative thinking should always be part of your overall business strategy. An…

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CapGemini Innovation Report

4 Lessons for Companies from CapGemini’s Innovation Report

CapGemini’s Innovation Report 2017 set out to answer an important question: do innovation centers actually help organizations become more innovative? With 87 percent of the companies CapGemini surveyed having a dedicated lab or space for innovation, it’s important to understand how these spaces are used and if they are a relevant tool to help move…

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Ideo's Innovation Survey

Top Takeaways from Ideo’s Survey on Innovation

Global design firm Ideo identified six factors that are key to innovation in business. Here’s a discussion of those six factors plus how companies can improve their innovation strategy for success.

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Organizational Culture Conference Keynote

I’m excited to be a keynote speaker at CultureCon in Madison, Wisconsin. CultureCon is a top organizational culture conference that you should considering attending if you are passionate about workplace culture and the powerful impact it has on organizational growth and results. Here is my story about why I wanted to be a part of…

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5 Top Conferences About Organizational Culture

We engaged a researcher and author to identify the top five conferences in the US about company culture, organization culture, workplace culture, employee engagement, etc. Here the the five most prominent organizational culture conferences she identified for this year. These conferences could be great opportunities for any leader seeking to improve and leverage the benefits…

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6 reasons to host a design thinking or innovation event within your organization

There are more benefits to hosting design thinking sessions or innovation events than just the innovation work output that is produced at the event. When done well they can have a uniquely positive impact for the organization’s culture of innovation and for your people. Go beyond “innovation theatre” and design an invent that can have…

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The 7 Things Every Innovation Center Should Have

Many of the organizations we work with on a culture of innovation focus want to set up an innovation center or lab. This can actually be done in just a day with basic materials. Use a design thinking innovative mindset to get into action quickly with a prototype for your innovation center that you could…

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Five Reasons Why Your “Old School Industry” Needs to Care About a Culture of Innovation

Innovation isn’t just about the latest technology trends.  It doesn’t happen just because you have a ping pong table, exposed brick walls, and a keg of the latest craft beer in the breakroom.  It happens because you have the right culture in your organization.  Culture is about the people.   Let me explain. Today was…

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Training Quotes

Training Quotes for Learners and Leaders Take a look at 30 of my favorite training quotes I use for educating and training on topics of creativity, innovation, action-taking, growth mindset, innovative thinking, motivation, adapting to change, future visioning, leadership, design thinking, applying new technologies, etc. Click through the slideshow to see the quote visuals or…

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From peer-to-peer technology to the blurring boundaries of lifestyle

The notion of technological convergence between media, consumer electronics and IT, saw its first light in the mid of 90s: both the dot-com accelerated growth and the internet bubble, at the turn of the new millennium, were rapid catalysts for technologies to come together. But it’s in the new millennium where the industries merged, and…

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