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New Innovation Book featured on 800ceoread.com

Featured on 800ceoread.com: Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation The quest for implementing a sustainable culture of Innovation depends upon building a powerful team. And, in today’s marketplace, that requires harnessing the intellect and capabilities of a very diverse labor pool. It is far better to create an inclusive environment. Trouble starts when…

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Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 3)

If you want to survive in today’s supersonic-fast business world, innovation is no longer optional, it’s imperative. Underscoring this same sentiment and urgency for business growth via innovation, Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival provides the straightforward warning: “Innovate or die.” This corporate survival guide presents the best practices for today’s “innovate…

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Corporate Survival Book – The Importance of Innovation

In today’s “innovate or die” environment, existing businesses should innovate more than ever to stay on top. Even in this age of technological advancements and startup culture, real innovation is a rare thing to find. Martin Zwilling, an American business executive, entrepreneur, and author, recently published an article on Forbes.com titled, How Great Entrepreneurs Spell Continuous Innovation featuring excerpts from the classic corporate survival book, Robert’s Rules of Innovation. In…

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Risk: The Unavoidable Rite of Passage in Value Creation – Innovation

There are a lot of moving gears involved with value creation. Talent, originality, intelligence, and circumstance all play a part in the sustainable process of innovation. However, these qualities can appear abstract and elusive. Is it possible to gauge a prospective employee’s resume or curriculum vitae for any of these respective characteristics? Are there metrics…

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Creating a Structured, Repeatable Process For Innovation

Established companies do not easily reinvent themselves.  History shows us that Innovation is often the strategy of startups – but not only is it important in getting to the top, innovation is necessary in order to stay on top. New talent, new techniques, and new products are all needed to stay abreast of the competition.…

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Ownership: To Risk or Not to Risk

It’s easy to view leadership with rose-colored glasses, to envision the accolades and respect that comes with authority. However, from the beginning of modern business, the pressures associated with positions of power have been underscored over and over again, giving birth to idioms and adages like “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” The…

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Observation, Measurement, and How They Lead to Sustainable Innovation

The degree in which a company prioritizes sustainable innovation can often become the difference between a successful business and a struggling business. True innovation does more than just meet the immediate exigency of consumers and clients; it anticipates those demands and needs, providing products and/or services that radically changes the landscape of the marketplace. However,…

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Complacency, Stagnancy, and Their Effects on Innovation

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…

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Exponential Leadership and Innovation

“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…

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Innovation Rankings – Measuring Innovation

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…

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