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Innovation: Putting Ideas and Plans to Work

In these last blog posts, I’ve been writing about how to take a great idea through the innovation development process. Best practices for innovation suggest four distinct phases: Discover opportunities.  Organize ideas into plans or pilot projects. Assess, test and learn from ideas. Execute. After completing the testing, learning and revising phases, put your plans […]
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Innovative Leaders: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?

Why are some leaders innovative, and others not so much? Over the past week I’ve been reading innovation expert Scott D. Anthony’s The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011): Best practices for innovation in organizations suggest four distinct phases: Discover opportunities with customers. Organize […]
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The Innovation Paradox: a Leadership Problem

Staying ahead of the innovation curve can be tricky. When’s the best time to implement change? Before you need to do so. In this world of accelerating product and technology developments, the way you do your job today is far different from when you first started out. Business in the 21st century is continuously reinvented […]
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