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Innovation in the Cornfields by Deborah Mills-Scofield

In rural Birmingham, OH, about 40 miles west of Cleveland, one of the world’s leaders in meat processing and food service is innovating in unexpected ways.

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A story is told that one day as Elimelech of Lizhensk, a great rabbi in the 18th century, was riding in a carriage, he noticed a throng of people following.

 

Brainfire for Twitter by Robyn McMaster

“Don’t let Twitter rewire your brain,” Connected Manager, Wayne Trameladvises on the heels of a fast-paced and adventurous interview with Dr. Ellen Weber, of theMita Brain Center.

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When we meet with prospective investors, I don’t speak much, and for good reason. There are three founding partners: Clayton Christensen, Matt Christensen, and me. When Clay is in the room, people want to hear from him.

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Being bold. Not as easy as it may seem…especially for girls and women. I recently posted on my Face­Book Pub­lic Speak­ing Page an arti­cle by Olivia Mitchell, 10 tips for over­com­ing the fear of being bold.

 

EMERGENCE OF TALENT COMMUNITIES… NOT POOLS by Meghan M. Biro

Some technologies are flashy but don’t really change anything at all in how we think about our lives – cloud computing, for example. Unless you’re in the IT industry, odds are you’ve heard a lot about it, but don’t really understand why you should care.

                                                                                                                   

5 idées pour favoriser l’entrepreneuriat à l’école by Kim Auclair

Le 3 novembre 2011 je serai présente au Forum d’automne 2011, un événement qui consiste à favoriser l’entrepreneuriat à l’école.

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In keeping abreast of the megatrends that could impact you and your clients?  In preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement, I did some research on current business trends and became aware of one trend that has increased its impact on my business over the past few years.

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Creative thinking is not a one time activity by Jorge Barba

Late last year, in response to an article that stated that you need to stifle your creativity in order to get promoted, I argued that you needed to become a credible innovator to cut through the smoke and keep those objections at bay.

 

Pave the way for impact by striking a balance between the small and the big Jenny Comiskey via Ralph Ohr

Attempting to solve large-scale social challenges can be an overwhelming task. They are the domain of messy, interdependent, complicated issues, outdated models, and often mired in the status quo. It’s not unusual to face a paralysis in action or become stuck in endless debate when attempting change within this environment.

 

Iteration, Collaboration, and Innovation by Deborah Mills-Scofield

 “Even a brown box can be innovative when you think about supply chain, how you bring it to market,” Waite says. But that can only happen if you provide an atmosphere where your employees’ innovation can thrive.

 

Mind the Gap by Tim  Kastelle

I did a workshop last week with a group working on improving innovation within the Australian school system. I played my normal role of grenade-thrower, errr, thought-provoker on the topic of innovation, while working with eight other people that all have backgrounds in education.

 

Five Easy Ways To Tell If An Organization Is Really Values-Driven by Jesse Lyn Stoner

What do Zappos, Ben and Jerry’s, and Southwest Airlines have in common? They are all financially successful, values-driven companies.

 

How to Fix the System by Greg Satell

Pissed off at the system?  Most people are, as they should be. Systems suck.  Anybody who says he likes the system is either a liar, a fool or the guy who created it in the first place.

 

How NOT to Disrupt Yourself or The Pioneer-Maintainer’s Dilemna by Marion Chapsal

After read­ing @JohnsonWhitney’s excel­lent post on Har­vard Busi­ness Review, “Dis­rupt Your­self”, which encour­ages pio­neer and innovator’s val­ues, one of the com­ments caught my attention.

 

Towards Implementing Effective Employee-Driven Innovation Systems by Arie Goldshlager

This article outlines several of my key findings from a recent implementation of an Employee-Driven Innovation system.  The system facilitated generation, evaluation, development, promotion, and selection of employees’ ideas:

 

Ray Anderson: how to show the art of the possible by Mallen Baker

Ray Anderson has sadly lost his fight against cancer.
It’s worth reflecting on the example he gave, because it isn’t just that he was an inspirational figure who argued for a sustainable business model.

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The Innovation Matrix Reloaded by Tim Kastelle

This is a bit of a distillation of observations over time.  I thought of it because I think that a lot of people that are trying to improve innovation within an organisation think that they can go from the bottom left (No Innovation Capability) to the top right (World Class Innovator) in one jump, simply by introducing some sort of innovation program. 

 

Would You Skydive Without a Parachute? How to Delegate With Confidence. By Jesse Lyn Stoner

Roger had been working way too much and knew he needed to reprioritize and delegate. But he was nervous about letting go of control and was having difficulty identifying what he could delegate.

 

Value Networks and our Sense of the Beautiful by Verna Allee

In a wonderful Ted Talk Denis Dutton traces our sense of the beautiful back to the earliest prehistoric artifacts of hand axes. Hand shell necklaces, body paint, and hand-crafted objects preceded even language. Dutton reminds us that beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, it is deep within us as an innate gift. Our powerful reaction to images, to emotion in art, to the night sky will be with us as long as the human race exists.

 

The Simple Dilemma by Greg Satell

“Keep it simple, stupid” is often repeated and invariably good advice. Nevertheless, it’s easier said than done.  The truth is that simplicity is anything but simple

 

Claiming Our Circle of Selves. The Shadows… by Marion Chapsal

Are you ready to embark on your heroine’s journey?
Before we embark together, let me give you a gentle reminder. One of the myths around coaching and personal development, is that it will enable you to discover your “true self”, your “authentic voice” and clearly reveal “your unique path”.

 

GenY: The Challenge of “Doing It All” and Technology Overload by Katrina Kibben

This is not your father’s workplace anymore – literally. This year, the oldest Baby Boomers are turning 65 years old, including President Bill Clinton.   This means that the 79 million baby boomers, about 26 percent of this country’s population will be retiring in the next few years.

 

People Skills Mistakes Won’t Define You If … by Kate Nasser

Interacting with others can be carefree or treacherous depending on the situation. Using your best people-skills steers you through the tough moments. But what if you make a mistake?

 

Lessons from a crowdsourcing experiment by Jorge Barba

One of the great things about social media is that it gives organizations the capability (if they choose to) and advantage of co-creating new products and services with their customers.

 

Father as leader by John Maeda

I have regular open office hours for students, staff, and faculty — a practice that is often suggested for college presidents and for other leaders — the so-called “open door” philosophy. You learn all kinds of things about your organization when you do so.

 

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Forget the Geisha, Bring in the Samourai…by Marion Chapsal

Once upon a time, there used to be a little Japanese girl, named Yoshiko. She had lost her father at the age of 8. She was raised like most little Japanese girls of her generation, in the 50s, to be a perfect mistress of the tea ceremony

 

Innovation Trick: Turn Something Old into Something New by

Erik Sherman via Ralph-Ohr

HP (HPQ) partnered with a semiconductor manufacturer to create a new line of high-performance servers for use in supercomputing. So, who’s the lucky chip vendor? Intel (INTC)? Nope. AMD? Not even close.

 

How to Evaluate Your Current Company Culture by Heather R. Huhman

Many job seekers are now evaluating prospective employers based on company culture. Candidates want to determine how they will fit in and if the environment is right for them before they’re hired.

 

Seize the Day – Power Up Creativity by Robyn McMaster

C Carpe Diem – Seize inspiration and
R Run with ideas to see where they can take you
E Explore and play, never stopping…
A Angle your line for hours as a person who fishes
T Talk with creatives and people outside your field till your brain’s abuz-z-z-z-z
I Initiate from within – unleashing your potential
V Vacuum cobwebs – relax and  refresh your spirit
I Idle the motor – simply daydream when you feel like it…
T Touch your soul – Thank God and be grateful
Y Yes, yes, yes. Curiosity and discovery can increase a natural drug

 

What Do You Think? By Greg Satell

If you were to share a strong opinion what would it be?  Not just any opinion, but one you believe in your bones, one that defines you.  Surely, it wouldn’t be hard to find someone with the opposite view.

 

Discovering Gold through Innovation by Tim Kastelle

One of the weird trends in spam comments now is that through services like mechanical turk people are getting paid to make marginally relevant comments that link back to some spammy site. This makes getting rid of spam a lot harder. However, while I was running through a recent batch, I ran across a comment that got me thinking (I still trashed it though). It was: “I agree. Ideas really are like commodities now.”

 

What Makes CEO’s Good for Innovation? By Stefan Lindegaard

I pondered on this question and decided to reach out to some of my friends at Psion, a leader on rugged mobile computing solutions.

 

Most People Are Daydreaming 46% Of The Time by Aimee Groth

If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, your teacher probably harped on you about “mindfulness,” or being present — because it puts you in a better mood. 

 

Searching for Q’s: ASQ and the Future of Quality by Bruce Waltuck

The American Society for Quality (Now officially just “ASQ”) has a long and rich history of advocacy and teaching in the field of quality improvement. The origins of the quality movement are reflected in the Society’s original name- ASQC, or the American Society for Quality Control.

 

Just Do It! By Gary Schirr

Since I had been involved in new service development as well as in several startups before becoming an academic I was skeptical of formal product development models such as stage gate.

 

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Don’t Push Rocks, Roll Snowballs by Tim Kastelle

Innovation is the process of idea management. One of the critical steps to successful innovation is getting your idea to spread. Hugh MacLeod’s outstanding new book Evil Plans has a lot about how to get your ideas to spread more effectively. One of his tenets is that we should create random acts of traction.

 

How to Approach Open Innovation: The 15inno Open Innovation Roadmap by Stefan Lindegaard

As we can define open innovation in many ways, there are also many different approaches to open innovation.

How do you get started? OVO Innovation has developed a topology that builds on two defining attributes. It is a good inspirational starter.

 

No Vision = No Innovation by Jeffrey Phillips

My son shocked my wife last night by announcing that he didn’t think the space program had anything to offer mankind.  He had been assigned a paper in his middle school English class in which he needed to make a provocative point and sustain his argument with facts.

 

Bridging the innovation planning gap by Michael Fruhling

In a 2010 McKinsey survey of over 2,000 corporate executives, 84% said that innovation was very or extremely important to their company’s future growth. However, 40% claimed that they select their new ideas on an ad hoc basis. Further, 57% agreed that while they execute well against the few new ideas that they had… they needed more big ideas.

 

Spanish Princess or Female Conquistador? By Marion Chapsal

Ana Patricia Botin is the woman leader number 8 in my series of Women and 12 Leadership Styles. She represents The Moderator/ Persuader dilemna, with a strong preference for The Moderator, although…I’m not so sure anymore!

 

Why you shouldn’t ignore your customers by Jorge Barba

My blog was offline for two days because my former hosting (got a new one, hurray Blue Host!) shut me down. According to them my blog was using excessive resources and so had to be shut down immediately. In other words, is getting a lot of traffic and we can’t handle you.

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The Art of the Dumb Question by Deb Mills-Scofield

When I was a child, my parents always answered a question with an answer that led to another question.  So early on, I learned to just keep asking questions.  It drove my teachers nuts (don’t get me started on education!) and drives my husband nuts (like that’s the only reason!).  Just to bug my husband further,  I’ve taught our kids to do the same thing!  Despite this annoying habit, it’s served me pretty well in my career, learning a lot (much of which I can’t remember) along the way.

 

Spur your Personal Growth with Creative Guidance by Teresa van Lanen

I once heard that all the answers and support are right in front of us, clearing the mind and opening the spirit will get us there. It’s kind of like when you can’t find your car keys or the one sock that matches the other in your hand and no matter how hard you try to retrace your steps and dig through the drawer, you cannot find it

 

Tapping for Emotional Freedom by Kat Tansey

I’ve been fooling around with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or “Tapping” as it is being called by more and more people, for several years.

 

Small Things Are Big by Becky Robinson

We’ve had a lot of new visitors to Weaving Influence over the past few days.

Can I tell you I love that?

We’ve also had a lot of conversation from visitors who have commented for the first time. Thank you.

 

Dinosaur Communications Hold You Back? By Ellen Weber

Dinosaur communication departments impede innovation, much like spiked speed bumps obstruct an Indianapolis 500 race.

 

Maker, fixer, tinkerer, techie, hacker, inventor, whiz by Clare O’neill

Recognise yourself in the title?  You are legion…

In a fascinating survey, researchers at MIT have shown that UK consumers spend more on product development than the whole of UK industry does. 

 

Pollen’s Love Released in France!…Oh la la! By Marion Chapsal

Last saturday, at the cinema,  as I was waiting in a joyful excitement for The King’s Speech to start, I came across an amazingly surprising and beautiful trailer.

 

Could it be time for a change? By Robyn McMaster

If you went down the hall and peered inside Bologna’s standard 11th Century lecture room, you wouldn’t feel as if you were in a museum.  You would feel at home.  John Medina in Brain Rules Minus mikes and PowerPoints, what’s the difference?

 

Change Management by Lubaia

How do you manage changes in your project?

The change is one of the most difficult things to deal with during a project. There are many reasons for this, you don’t have extra resources, the project timeline can not change, the budget is short, etc.

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