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…

Setting the stage for Innovation: Inspiration is rule number one.

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”     – Winston Churchill   You don’t need me to tell you why innovation is important. The Status Quo is boring, and no great fortune was ever built by playing it safe. To step out of the pack and escape…

Successful Innovation Harnesses Idea Management

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While most organizations believe that Innovation is required to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, they often do not put enough emphasis on building the organizational capability for innovation. Idea management is a critical step in this process. While creativity and ideas can be found in numerous places and in numerous ways, how you manage them…

The Eureka Moment of Ideas & Idea Management

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 Idea management is the second of critical processes of Robert’s Rules of Innovation and is essential in Innovation and New Product Development (NPD). It is really important to fill the innovation pipeline with ideas from many different sources in your business. Ideas can be generated from associates, sales, and of course R&D. In addition, it…

How Does Your Company Match Up to the GE Innovation Barometer?

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The GE Global Innovation Barometer conducts annual surveys to put a finger on the pulse of innovation around the world. The survey was conducted earlier this year with over 3,200 high level business executives from over 26 countries participating. The executives surveyed are those chiefly responsible for their company’s innovation development.   This year’s survey touched…

Risk is an Imperative for Sustainable Innovation

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  Over five thousand failures for just one success:  When Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb it took him 5999 tries to get it right.  Edison is quoted as saying, “Every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.” Of the ten imperatives to Roberts Rules of Innovation, “No Risk… No Innovation” is arguably one of…

Chief Customer Officers – Bob Thompson

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Chief Customer Officers: It’s Time to Build a Voice of Customer Command Center Like Innovation and being the “Chief Innovation Officer”, the CEO has to be focused on many elements to optimize the business and get the desired results.   This week’s Guest Blog is written by Bob Thompson of  CustomerThink.com who just released a great…

Manage Innovation to Drive Value Creation

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  The fundamental purpose of Innovation is to create value that translates into enhanced stakeholder/shareholder value. Sustainable process-driven innovation transforms ideas into vital intellectual property, Intellectual property into revenues, and revenues into increased stakeholder value. While the creation of the idea is important, the creation of value for the customer is equally paramount. In many companies,…