New Series!
12 Strategies for Innovation Excellence
Deep Dive into Skill Development

Earlier this year we published, Demystifying Innovation Culture Efforts, a 44-page eBook which describes, comprehensively, the strategies and processes needed to foster the capacity for sustained organization-wide innovation.  Within this eBook, we introduce the

12 Strategies for Innovation Excellence.  

The publication has been well received and is working in practice at client organizations. However, we have heard loud and clear the request to break it down into bite-sized pieces.  Starting this month, we will explore each of the 12 Strategies, one at at time.  


We start here with Skill Development.


SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANTRA: There must be ongoing training at all levels of the organization - from the Board and C-suite to new-hire orientation - focused on strengthening the organization's capacity for creativity, creative collaboration, and innovation.

What's in it for an organization to invest in innovation skills training?  Hear what Bob Eckert, CEO of New & Improved, has to say:
The Value of Being a More Innovative Thinker with Bob Eckert
"The Value of Being a More Innovative Thinker" with Bob Eckert

From our blog:
"To err is human; to forgive, divine." What is the apology? Absolutely Necessary.

Over three hundred years ago, Alexander Pope wrote "To err is human; to forgive, divine."  

Forgiving may be divine, but apologizing can be hard, maybe even grueling.  We have some tips that will ease your pain.  Read More

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