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Should Innovation Be Part of Everyone’s Job?

By Braden Kelley | June 23, 2021 |

EPISODE SEVEN – Ask the Consultant Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE SEVEN of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE SEVEN seeks to answer a strategic question that many innovation leaders struggle with: “Is innovation everyone’s job?” Should it be? Can it be? Check out the video here: Innovation…

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Let’s Settle the Debate – Innovation Both Is & Is Not Everyone’s Job

By Anthony Mills | June 23, 2021 |

The Debate There’s an insidious debate that’s bounced around for probably the better part of twenty years now.  It’s the debate of whether or not ‘innovation is everyone’s job’. Some think that ‘innovation is everyone’s job’ because we have to bring the entire organization into the grand practice of innovation and engage them in finding…

How to Win in the Disruptive Economy: A New Playbook for Success

By Greg Heist | June 4, 2021 |

Leo Tilman and Charles Jacoby write in their book Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption, “In today’s fast-changing environment, every company, no matter how large and powerful, should consider itself but one asteroid away from oblivion”. Our reality is this: we are in a new, turbulent normal…

DEVELOPING A HUMAN-CENTRIC FUTURE-FIT FOCUS

By Janet Sernack | May 18, 2021 |

In a recent article “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company” McKinsey and Co, suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the pressure to change that has been growing for many years, which is now at a tipping point. Where the most forward-looking leaders and teams see a larger opportunity…

Bonus Insights from Mauro Porcini – PepsiCo’s First Chief Design Officer

By Braden Kelley | May 14, 2021 |

A month ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Mauro Porcini, SVP & Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo, a multi-billion-dollar American corporation with more than 250,000 employees. It is the second largest food and beverage company in the world, and the largest in North America. The first part of this interview focused on…

The Business Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed: A Customer Problem Statement

By Soren Kaplan | May 14, 2021 |

Do you know what matters most to your customers? If you aren’t living and breathing the problems your customers face every day, you will likely be unable to empathize with their needs, and providing meaningful innovation to address them.   For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big…

EPISODE FIVE – Ask the Consultant – What is design thinking?

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE FIVE of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE FIVE aims to answer a question that many people struggle to answer or accurately discuss: “What is design thinking?” Design Thinking is often misunderstood and sometimes even maligned because too many people think it is…

The Visual Project Charter™ and Remote Project Management

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

The reality is that for most of us project managers, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, the process of creating a project charter is one that we often dread. We sit there in front of a Microsoft Office template blinking at us on the screen and realize just how much missing or incomplete…

The United States Drops Out of Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index is out (2021 edition), and South Korea has risen to first place, taking the title back from Germany, while the U.S. fell out of the Top 10 completely. Seven of the top 10 places went to European countries while the USA and China slipped. “Intensifying competition between the U.S. and…

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

By Jesse Nieminen | April 20, 2021 |

As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavor. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions. Now, when we talk about innovation, we often focus on the more practical side of things related to…

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