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Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1. The … Continue reading




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Give the Gifts of Innovation and Change

2015 is quickly coming to a close and perhaps you have a little bit of money left in your budget. What better way to spend it than to get everyone on your team a copy of the popular book Stoking … Continue reading




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Is working smarter for suckers?

Last night I dreamed about the extremely unbalanced view of work in our societies, and woke up wondering whether working smarter is for suckers. Why is that we lionize the workaholics among us and penalize those that find ways to … Continue reading




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We Are Target. Who Are You?

By now you’ve probably seen the video of the Target employee standing on the checkout counter delivering a Mel Gibson, Braveheart inspired speech to fellow employees prior to opening the doors on Black Friday (nearly 4 million views and counting). … Continue reading




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Are You Lying to Your Customers?

It seems like every company these days is trying to claim that they are innovative, trying to claim that they are customer-centric, trying to claim that their employees are important to them. But are they? Can all this be true? … Continue reading




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How healthy are your innovation efforts?

As organizations become more mature in their process excellence efforts, an increasing number of organizations are turning their attention to try and achieve innovation excellence. So where should your journey of a thousand innovation steps begin? As your organization begins … Continue reading




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Rise of the Social Business Architect

The world is changing and needs Social Business Architects. Gone is the epoch of the passive consumer, now customers want a say. At the same time, the quest for survival and growth is causing companies to stop looking at suppliers … Continue reading




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Harnessing the Global Talent Pool to Accelerate Innovation

In this webinar hosted by Innocentive I explore how organizations can utilize open innovation and crowdsourcing resources as an essential talent management strategy to drive their business. You can engage me to create a webinar or white paper for your … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 25, 2012

“Figure out how to take risks that keep you in the game even if you fail.” – Seth Godin “Over the last couple of decades, companies have increasingly found that employees who pursue what they do with passion will outperform … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 10, 2012

“Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again, does.” – Richard Exley “We must create clarity in innovation language, vision, strategy, goals, and participation for a continuous innovation culture to be created.” – … Continue reading




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