Category Archives: Psychology

Join me for Innovation Teams Webinar on July 25, 2013

We speak too much in our society about the lone innovator, but the truth is that innovation is a team sport. Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Steve Jobs all had teams of people behind them making the innovations happen … Continue reading

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Optimizing Innovation Resonance

What does resonance mean to you? The word has many different dictionary definitions depending on the context, but most of them focus on vibrations reaching an ideal state. Here are two of the most relevant dictionary definitions for our innovation … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Sustainable – Part 4 of 4

Click on Part 1 or Part 2 or Part 3 if you missed them Innovation Is Social These quotes from John Hagel’s article are important because they reinforce the notion that innovation is a social activity. While many people give … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Sustainable – Part 3 of 4

Click on Part 1 or Part 2 if you missed them Purpose and Passion Ultimately, successful and sustainable innovation is all about purpose and passion. The people in your organization have to be clear on what the purpose of the … Continue reading

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Building a Global Sensing Network

If the innovation war is just beginning, then you need to make sure you’re fighting it outside your organization — not inside. The old way of succeeding in business was to hire the most clever, educated, experienced and motivated people … Continue reading

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A Creative Marriage Proposal

I found this video via @MeghanMBiro and @berget and I just had to share it. It’s a wedding proposal from an actor in my hometown to his now bride to be, and is a great example of re-imagining a traditional … Continue reading

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The Code for Successful Innovation

I had the opportunity to attend the Front End of Innovation a couple of years ago in Boston and of the three days of sessions, I have to say that unlike most people, my favorite session was that of Dr. … Continue reading

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Do you have an Anti-Creativity Checklist?

I came across Yougme Moon’s “Anti-Creativity Checklist” over at the Harvard Business Review after a tweet from @lindegaard and it got me thinking… In order to build a culture capable of encouraging innovation or creativity (or both), you must first … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Widening American Skills Gap

Employers today are having trouble finding good workers and resent having to train them after the educational system is done with them. The skills gap – the difference between the skills needed on the job and those possessed by the … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool

I am proud to announce that my crowdfunding project over on IndieGoGo for the Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool has already received support from EIGHT people to get the project off to a strong start. There are still lots … Continue reading

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