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Posted by on May 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Everyday Innovation Leadership

Everyday Innovation Leadership

Questions often arise about the kind of leadership found in an Innovative Organization. Questions include: What are some of the characteristics and capabilities of Leaders? What makes Leaders effective? This article is focused on some of the answers to these questions.

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Is Your Organization Playing Whack-a-Mole?

Is Your Organization Playing Whack-a-Mole?

Each mole metaphorically represents the many problems we face on a daily basis. As in the arcade game, when we whack one problem another one pops up somewhere else and then we whack that one down. Before we know it, we find ourselves whacking problems most of the day. It becomes our end-game—our primary purpose, and our predominate mindset. It should not be our primary organizational purpose. Yes, we need to be able to effectively whack problems that arise, but we need to see those problems in a greater context—that of creating our desired organizational outcomes.

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Innovation Requires Collaboration

Innovation Requires Collaboration

Innovation never occurs in a vacuum. Organizations that desire the generation of new ideas and innovation or that seek to create an “innovation-based culture,” must put in place processes and tools to support collaboration. Collaborating is one of the key ways innovators “connect” when they engage in innovation activities. Innovators thrive on a diversity of ideas and perspectives and connecting to people is an excellent way to achieve this diversity.

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Don’t Leave Innovation to a Lonely Sprout

Don’t Leave Innovation to a Lonely Sprout

New ideas and innovations already exist and are being implemented in your organizations today. Too often, they are kept at an individual or localized level and not leveraged more broadly. In addition, a wealth of great ideas and potential innovations are right at the “surface” in people’s minds. But all too often, that’s where they remain. So the question becomes, what would happen if an organization actually expected, encouraged, developed, supported, rewarded and leveraged these “everyday” ideas and innovations from everyone in an organization? What might be the results?

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