Complacency, Stagnancy, and Their Effects on Innovation

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Though competition is an unavoidable aspect of business, its effects can potentially foster or deter innovation depending on a leader’s management style. Celebrating success and discouraging failure is a familiar binary for most, but what would happen if a business decides to reverse that paradigm? What if we celebrated failure, and discouraged dwelling on our…

Exponential Leadership and Innovation

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“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”  While there is no hard evidence to attribute the above quote to Henry Ford, there is no argument that he was a visionary of his time. He created something that consumers didn’t realize they needed, by making the automobile affordable. He…

Innovation Rankings – Measuring Innovation

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Innovation experts love making lists – and we love reading them. I’ll be the first to admit that Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” is one of my favorite annual reports. I’m also a big fan of Forbes’ list which takes into account investor confidence and ranks companies by their innovation premium; the difference between…

Aligning Generation X, Y, and Flux for Innovation Implementation in 2015

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Here’s to a New Year of Innovation! Goodbye two-thousand and fourteen – Hello to the New Year! Typically with the passing of a year, I spend the first few hours feeling nostalgic. Facebook has their “year in review,” news outlets have their “best of 2014 lists,” and we all take a look back at last…

Innovation and Disruptive Necessity

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Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?   Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Innovate or die the…

Innovation Coach Workshop Philadelphia

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   Are you a small to mid-sized manufacturing company and concerned that how you currently manage innovation and new product development is not optimized to provide continued growth in revenue and earnings? Or do you want to explore ways to improve an existing process? Innovation Coach workshops offered byNew Product Visions are unique 4-day group workshops focused on…

Innovation ROI: The Tough Questions

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Some things are easier to measure than others. For example, an objective such as lower cost of goods sold, or improved revenue is relatively easy to measure. Strategic objectives on the other hand have been historically more difficult to quantity. How do you measure Innovation as a strategic objective? What is the ROI of innovation?…

Best of 2014: Brands & Company Coral Springs Award

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Thanks Coral Springs!   Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brands & Company, LLC D.B.a Innovationcoach Receives 2014 Best of Coral Springs Award Coral Springs Award Program Honors the Achievement CORAL SPRINGS October 1, 2014 — Brands & Company, LLC D.B.a Innovationcoach has been selected for the 2014 Best of Coral Springs Award in the Business…

10 IMPERATIVES TO SUSTAIN INNOVATION – All in one place

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“In the 17th century, Innovators didn’t get accolades. They got their ears cut off.” – Emma Green The competitive marketplace of the 21st century has brought with it a new connotation of the word “Innovation. We used to believe the Earth was the center of the solar system. Then it was the sun. The Earth…

The Language of Innovation Leaders – Selling Innovation The Right Way

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  During the process of innovation, selling your idea can be one of the biggest challenges. Once you go up several layers they begin to speak a different language. The office of CEO is only two steps above director. That might not seem like much, but with those two steps, the language shifts a great…

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