Key Innovations of 2010

December 22, 2010

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your companies Innovation performance. Did you deliver your Innovation Goals, maybe the “One new Product or Service per year”? As a business leader, what are your New Year’s resolutions for your company? As you think about the future of your company and how to make your business grow, implementing sustainable Innovation should be your top priority for 2011. Innovation is the lifeblood of any company and the only way to stay ahead of the competition. Let’s... Read more »

RECAP: Innovation(3) Cubed Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit

December 13, 2010

Dec 9-10 Highlights and Key learning from the Innovation Cubed Conference Creation of Innovation Community is key to keep enthusiasm, communicate and maximize ideation input and efficiency. Many “Best Practice” presenters had the following elements in common: –          Vision, Mission, Strategy, Resources, Measurements, Reward –          Prepare, Promote, Participate, Identify, Extract, Explore –          Wisdom of the crowds o   Crowds need to... Read more »

Is Your Team Held Accountable?

December 12, 2010

Before the start of any project, do you ask yourself, “Are my team members held accountable? Do they feel a personal responsibility to deliver the goods?” If you haven’t made the steps to communicate that message yet, it is essential to lay down that foundation in the beginning. For that reason, Accountability is the most important of the ten imperatives in Robert’s Rules of Innovation. In his book, Robert Brands describes the ten factors that must be achieved in order to create and... Read more »

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit Part 3

December 10, 2010

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit Doubletree ,Orlando, FL http://www.worldrg.com/showConference.cfm?confCode=MW10005 Follow us on Twitter  #i310 and @innovationrules Part 3, Day 2 Dec. 10 Sprint on Team Building in Non Traditional Environment for Innovation (Jack Jennings, Sprint) Organizational Development (OD) key in team effectiveness. Optimal Creating flexible Workforce with Knowledge workers Trust is key, Survey top ten reasons you work besides paycheck Building Trust in Open... Read more »

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit Part 2

December 10, 2010

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit Doubletree ,Orlando, FL http://www.worldrg.com/showConference.cfm?confCode=MW10005 Follow us on Twitter  #i310 and @innovationrules Part 2, Day 1 Dec. 9 Motorola’s Think Tank Idea Exchange: Leveraging the Power of Decision Markets to identify Valuable Ideas (Rami Levy, Motorola Open Source) Wisdom of the Crowd… Every new idea is constructed upon existing ideas… (like Shakespeare) Pre 2007- Idea- ThinkTank-Idea queues-> Value 17,000... Read more »

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit

December 9, 2010

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit Doubletree ,Orlando, FL http://www.worldrg.com/showConference.cfm?confCode=MW10005 Part 1, Day 1 Dec. 9 Imperatives to Create Sustainable Innovation: From Inspiration to Net Reward Robert Brands (www.innovationcoach.com ) Explored and shared the Barriers, Requirements and Ten Imperatives to Create and Sustain Innovation based on “Robert’s Rules of Innovation” (Wiley) Nice opener letting attendees participate and discuss requirements... Read more »

When Smaller Isn’t Better: Innovation That Solves – Not Creates – Problems

December 6, 2010

By Robert Brands Bottled water consumers might have noticed lately the shrinking size of plastic caps. Conceived as environmentally friendly, they’ve been marketed as the bottled-water industry’s solution to plastic waste that otherwise would end up in a landfill. In the meantime, the caps are too small for some consumers to use easily. They can be difficult to grip and remove or thread and replace, especially for an aging population. And if put on poorly, water leaks out. So much for innovation. In their... Read more »