Category Archives: collaboration

Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Innovation is not a solo activity. While the rare lone genius may be able to invent something on their own (although still always inspired by others), nobody can innovate by themselves. Innovation, by its very nature, requires collaboration. Companies are … Continue reading

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Get Social with Your Innovation

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around. Create the flexibility necessary to deal with the constant change that … Continue reading

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Google’s Insights into Successful Teams and Managers

A little over five years ago I created an evolution of a Gary Hamel framework from The Future of Management that I titled The Innovator’s Framework and included in my popular first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. Recently Google recently … Continue reading

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Building a Global Sensing Network – Revisited

When I first wrote about Building a Global Sensing Network I wrote in the specific context of the war for innovation and the need to make sure you’re fighting it outside your organization — not inside. We looked at how … Continue reading

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Your Chance to Help Change Change

My first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire was designed to help organizations identify and remove barriers to innovation, but readers also found it to be a great primer on how to take a structured, sustainable approach to innovation, and as … Continue reading

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What Change Roles Are Missing?

I’m gearing up to write a new app and book on organizational change to complement a powerful new visual change toolkit that will be incredibly useful for use in change programs, project and portfolio management, and even innovation, and so … Continue reading

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Let’s Chat About the Language of Innovation

It was bound to happen sooner or later… What is it you might ask? Well, it is the recognition that the language we use (and more importantly, having a common language) when it comes to innovation, to change, or to … Continue reading

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Where Does Value Come From?

Where does value come from? What makes people willing to pay $50 for a t-shirt that’s just like the one that ten other people are wearing in the club? What makes people pay a premium for Apple products with features … Continue reading

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Your Chance to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs

Life for a busy entrepreneur regular working 60 hours a week can lead to a struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. You may find that you are eating out for convenience and getting to the gym very infrequently (if at … Continue reading

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Your Chance to Help Working Professionals

Today life in our college years feels somehow more manageable than the hectic pace of the working professional. Somehow it feels like it was easier then to eat reasonably well and to stay in good shape. Recent college graduates feel … Continue reading

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