Posts Tagged ‘chief innovation officer’

Value Creation – Optimize Your Sustainable Innovation Programs

Following Robert’s Rules of Innovation, Value Creation is the key to optimizing sustainable innovation programs within your organization.  Successful innovation is the process of using intellectual capital to create a financial return by creating a new product or service.  While the value of the idea is important, adding the perceived value of your customers will…

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Net Results Plus Net Rewards, Equal Net Profits.

Net Result, Net Reward:  These two succinct yet powerful phrases define the last imperative of Robert’s Rules of Innovation.  The principle is essential; dynamic innovation will yield a profitable return on investment (ROI) measured as a favorable direct correlation of innovative ideas and net profits earned. In Robert’s Rules of Innovation, the core of “Net…

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Innova(T)ion – Wisdom in Training and Coaching

Why do so many companies falter, even while led by innovation champions and ceo’s that are inspirational, hard-working, smart, driven, and expend major time and effort trying to get it right? One often forgotten imperative in Robert’s Rules of Innovation ® is TRAINING AND COACHING. Proper training and coaching in the new product development process…

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Sustainable Innovation – Inspiration from a 7-year-old

Vision leads to the mission, from which is developed the strategy. Inject vibrant ideas, and stir in some climate and culture, process, and technology. The result: Sustainable Innovation About those vibrant ideas, where do they come from? In the earliest days of our childhood, we spent a great amount of time creating and thinking up new…

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What drives Innovation and who owns it?

Ownership is one of the key imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation. Most would agree that innovation is everyone’s responsibility, but employees can’t innovate unless their leaders empower them to do so. Innovation needs a champion within the organization to push them to take calculated risks, and to step outside their own comfort zone. Without…

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3 Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teamwork

  You’ve just asked your employees to collaborate on an important group project. After taking time to photocopy a stack of handouts about the project, the group waits for a conference room to become available. Finally seated around the table, the group stares down at their paperwork until the meeting disperses, not to meet again…

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Innovate To Thrive!

IdeaConnection Interview with Robert F. Brands, author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation November 14, 2010. By Vern Burkhardt “And the basis of this successful innovation? A natural curiosity, open-mindedness, an ability to see the big picture – combined with hard-headed business acumen.” Robert’s Rules of Innovation, page 39 Vern Burkhardt (VB): You say, “Innovate or…

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The Paradox of Open Innovation: Internal or External?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? This paradox has perplexed philosophers for millennia. In the progressive workplace, a similar dilemma confounds executives. In the pursuit of open innovation, what comes first: Innovation created internally, or innovation developed beyond the organization? People talk about open innovation. It’s the mantra of leadership experts and workplace…

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Does a ‘Chief Innovation Officer’ Inspire Your Team?

Who inspires your team? Who develops the ideas, promotes an environment that fosters creative camaraderie, nourishes espirit de corps – and steers the organization toward greatness? In short, who is your Chief Innovation Officer? Every organization that grows by creating new products or services or aspires to out-class the competition needs a Chief Innovation Officer,…

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