15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation

For my book, Innovation Step-By-Step: How to Create and Develop Ideas For Your Challenge, I drew on my first hand experience and knowledge working as an innovation consultant and facilitator for a wide variety of organizations to share the common elements of the innovation process for anyone to use and apply. But this time, I…

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Trust: The Foundation for Peak Organization Performance

I would like to address the important topic of Trust between leaders and their employees. My goal is to make the case for why the element of Trust is so important in organizations and to offer some initial suggestions on actions you can take to foster it. I believe that Trust is probably the most…

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How Coaching Can Help You Win

Winning in any organization requires that people work together as a unit, collaboratively, and grow from contest to contest, day to day, challenge to challenge.  To grow, we must first believe that we can grow.  That is, we must believe that every day we have the opportunity to learn something new, get one day closer…

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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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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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A practical application of the Unified Innovation Methodology to new product development or business problem solving

This article about applying the Unified Innovation Methodology is written by guest author Jenny Sankovsky. Summary When you are given a business problem or you are looking for ways to develop and launch a new product or service and don’t know where to start, review the innovation methodology developed by iVia to learn how this…

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