Innovation Perspectives

Leading and managing transitional change

By Janet Sernack / September 23, 2020 /

In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with. Describing how many leaders and managers have been emotionally hijacked by the often-dire consequences of their own particular series…

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Get Out of the Gender Ghetto

By Federica DArmento fedarmento / June 15, 2020 /

By Federica D’Armento and Aleksandra Orman-Lorenz It’s the year 2277, and women have finally achieved equal pay at work. This is not the apocalyptic ending of a Hollywood movie. This may be the reality in 257 years. This is actually what the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 says: men and women will…

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Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

By Ludwig Melik / May 26, 2020 /

  Identify the right problem Who doesn’t love to solve a great mystery? After all, the greatest stories in history tap into that very desire to solve problems; the story presents a mystery and has you follow along as its characters search for the Six Ws. This is particularly engaging because solving problems is directly…

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Where David Meets Goliath

By Federica DArmento fedarmento / May 26, 2020 /

By Federica D’Armento and Francesco Pagano This is a tale of two cities. Or, maybe just one: anti-fragile and people-centered. Here is an independent company based in Geneva (Switzerland), which is an award-winning watch manufacturer. Every masterpiece comes from the creative hand of the founder and the dedication of 25 people. No middle management, just…

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Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty

By Janet Sernack / May 18, 2020 /

Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty is full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in the future. Because it offers all of us a professional and personal turning point in using our locus of power to connect, collaborate and co-create a better world.

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Why Innovation Should Be Decentralized In Every Large Organization

By Jesse Nieminen / May 13, 2020 /

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to. They understood that even though they are seen as an extremely innovative company now, their current success is actually a result…

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Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

By Jesse Nieminen / May 4, 2020 /

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. The phrase has become one of the most overused clichés out there. However, just like so many other clichés, there’s an…

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Business Model Innovation – The What, Why, and How

By Jesse Nieminen / April 14, 2020 /

In the last couple of decades, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of business model innovation – and for good reason. Technology has made it easier than ever to adopt a wide variety of novel business models effectively. At the same time, increased pace of innovation and global competition has made differentiation more important than ever.…

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Innovation: Don’t flirt if you don’t mean business

By Michael Graber / June 22, 2019 /

“This has been the most energized, inspired day in my long career here,” proclaimed a Senior Director of R&D of a durable goods company, “but it will be a complete waste of time if the company doesn’t launch any of these products or services.” His comments resounded with prophetic pomp, a sad vocal thunder. Everyone…

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#NewYears2019 Innovation Excellence Ranks the Top 10 Innovative COO’s on Social Media

By Innovation Excellence / December 31, 2018 /

Success in the world of work today is, as always, tied to the indelible link between talent, brand and innovation. What has changed and continues to evolve is the opportunity for savvy leaders to optimize their passion and their work on social channels. Innovation Excellence, likes to recognize the Top Ten Innovative – as in…

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