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FEATURED BOOK: Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

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October 25, 2010

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose Author: Braden Kelley Price: $25.16 Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary Description: Want to recapture your organization’s original innovative spirit? Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire helps you remove the obstacles that have crippled the innovation superpowers that made your organization successful in the first place. Helps you identify the blockages hindering innovation within... Read more »

All Successful Innovation Needs a Champion and Ownership

October 23, 2010

This is the forth part in a series of articles that take the need of innovation under the loop and share some of the imperatives, must haves if you will, to create and sustain “NEW” in business or organizations. This article focuses on the need for ownership, as all successful innovations need a champion within the organization. See the full article in InnovationManagement here. Innovation needs ownership, a champion within the organization. The champion must convince others to take calculated risks... Read more »

How Can Your Company Survive in the New Economy While Others Crash?

October 22, 2010

Six out of ten new businesses fail. Unemployment isn’t getting any better. The housing market is set for another bump in the road next quarter. And as if the cake needed icing, the FDIC is reporting that about half of America’s banks Continue reading “How Can Your Company Survive in the New Economy While Others Crash?” »  Read More →

Innovate to Thrive: Time to Open the Throttle

October 17, 2010

As leaders search for the next process that will transform their organizations into category leaders, for many – it seems – the answer is close at hand: Innovation. Over the past several weeks and 10 posts on the Vistage Blog , we’ve reviewed key imperatives that formed “Robert’s Rules of Innovation” and that together create the foundation upon which to build, improve, sustain and grow an organization’s innovation mandate. Consider this the closing chapter in an 11-step... Read more »

Observe & Measure for Continuous Improvement

October 10, 2010

Of the ten imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, this step is all about continuous improvement. It is necessary to Observe and Measure throughout the Innovation process, or else, how would you recognize successful Innovation? A system of metrics will objectively show your progress and success each step of the way. Plan. Do. Check. Act. It’s essential to follow a course of actions that produce ongoing improvement. So first, gather initial observations and measurements at the beginning of... Read more »