Posts Tagged ‘innovation champion’

Invitation to Innovate

Innovation is hardly a new term. Dating back as early as the 15th century, innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare, and means “to renew or change”.  It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation. According to John Kotter, Innovation does…

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Don’t (Just) Focus on Innovation

While innovation is paramount to the profitability of any business, there are other supporting factors which are essential to make innovation successful. Similar to the construction of any building, the work first begins with a solid foundation. Viable logistics, solid marketing, and financial health must be considered in order to achieve effective innovation.  A solid…

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Accountability Supports Sustainable Innovation

Without risk there can be no innovation, but what happens when success is finally achieved?  In order for innovation to be sustainable it must be driven by a structured management approach that strives for accountability, invention, and re-invention. Back in December, Innovation Enterprise held a Chief Innovation Officer Summit in New York City. One of the best discussions…

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Innovate and Thrive: May you stay inspired in 2014!

Innovate and Thrive: May you stay inspired in 2014! Robert’s Rules of Innovation wishes you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season.   The season of eggnog and ugly sweater parties is here… threatening to slow momentum for even the most dedicated and business minded among us.  To keep you on your toes this holiday, Robert’s…

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“Inciting Discovery, Inspiring Change” #CINONY

Earlier this month, Innovation Enterprise held a Chief Innovation Officer Summit in New York City. The Summit brings together innovation leaders from a range of industries to “incite discovery, inspire change & facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas”. Panelists from some of the most innovative companies such as Pfizer, Disney, Sony, and NASA discussed innovation best…

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Get your House in Order to Nurture New Product Development

It is all about proper planning, communication, and execution in order to make an idea work or for sustainable innovation to happen. Implementing innovation depends on a disciplined strategy customized to the needs, size and culture of an organization. Each organization must create their own clearly defined stages and steps of the NPD process. New Product Development…

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Building Bulletproof Relationships

In a recent article for GCI Magazine, Martin Kleinman (co-author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation) calls attention to the interrelationship between brand strength and package design. The package is a critical touch point, and should be the distilled expression of a beauty brand. But the operative phrase here is “should be.” How often have you…

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The Sharp Edge of Innovation

It is no hidden secret that innovation is a necessity to compete in today’s marketplace. Often hailed as the Holy Grail for which every organization should strive for, sustainable innovation requires a strategy from start to finish. From the “I” of Inspiration to the “N” of Net Result, you must commit yourself to the process in order to succeed.…

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No Risk = No Innovation, and the “Get out of Jail” card

  The global business strategists, Boston Consulting Group report that risk aversion is the number one barrier to innovation.  Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s Corporation was a bit more succinct in his thoughts on taking risks: “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”   Risk is fundamental…

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Happy Labor Day: Ownership is Risk Taking

  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. For some, Labor Day signifies the end to sunny summer days. For others, it constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength,…

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