March 2015

Are you getting run down by the challenges related to innovation?   

Here's 3 tips for winding yourself back up:


1)  Find your FOCUS:  Generate ideas about what might be all the ways for you as an individual and as a team leader to keep creativity and innovation a daily priority.


2)  Create a PLANSelect the ideas that you'll implement. Make sure you create a prioritized plan of action that includes objectives, deadlines and a way in which you will hold yourself accountable if you drop the ball. For example, align yourself with an integrenator (someone who will hold you accountable to your plan). Share your plan with them and schedule a meeting to discuss your progress (or lack of progress) close to your deadline.


3)  REFUEL your passion:  Make a list of all the reasons why innovation is important. Keep it someplace where you'll see it every day. Add to it. Re-prioritize it. Share it with others.


Read on to continue feeding your innovative brain or give us a ring - we're good listeners. (+1 518.327.3554)

From our Blog
Innovation Leadership: 4 Common Mistakes that Stifle Innovation

Let's face it. If there's no executive involvement - beyond the occasional communication touting the importance of innovation - your organization's aspirations for steady state value creation will never be fully realized. However, even if you're fully committed to innovation, as a senior leader your efforts will be hindered if you....  See more

From our YouTube Channel
Innovation is more than Product

New products and new inventions are only a small fraction of the innovation that occurs on a daily basis. This video provides an example of an innovative strategy designed to get a new product noticed.
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12 Strategies for Innovation Excellence

Series #6:  A deep dive into EXPERIMENTATION

The strategy here is to enable people to move forward on their ideas without having to go through complex levels of a bureaucracy and mind-numbing approvals.


It's very difficult for interesting ideas that are not directly related to the specific objectives of a business unit to...Read more

Series #7:  A deep dive into FOCUS

Over time, innovation efforts can become disjointed and innovation fatigue sets in, diminishing ROI.


Innovation efforts, like any other, whether it be safety, quality or ethics, will experience a decline in effectiveness through entropy unless there are ...Read more


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