Innovation

5 businesses you’re a little late on

August 8, 2019
These five interesting discoveries showcase how the pursuit of money is timeless.

Why innovation needs its own space

August 8, 2019
Creativity is stifled in a risk-averse environment, usually in companies that cannot get past memories of failed efforts and apparently, in their view, unacceptable costs. What is needed is a different thought process and the space to encourage it.

Celebrate the beauty of constraints

July 11, 2019
Research is showing more and more that working with limitations and constraints is a contributing factor to innovation and possibility. If you learn to embrace them, the constraints that might at first appear stifling could open up new creative opportunities.

How to spot the innovators

July 11, 2019
Spotting innovators early on and identifying what makes them true originals is difficult. We tend to look for certain markers that someone is poised for success. And those markers can be misleading.

‘I invented this!’ ‘No, I did!’

June 13, 2019
Throughout history, there have been many cases of inventions and discoveries made independently by different people at the same time. Here are some examples.

Should your company close for a week to innovate, plan?

April 25, 2019
Even if a leader advocates for employees to be creative and pursue new ideas, organizations rarely allocate time and resources. Enter the “organizational charrette,” a new management practice in which the entire company closes shop for one week so every employee can focus on innovation and future planning.

8 quotes about innovation you’ve never heard

March 14, 2019
From the editors of Leadership Briefings.

Before you pitch that idea…

December 19, 2018
No idea lives or dies according to its own virtues. Here are some factors to consider before pitching an idea to someone in your organization.

5 ways to stifle innovation

December 17, 2018
The odds of a new product idea reaching full commercialization are less than 4%. And that is the best case. But, there are 5 sure-fire ways you can make certain innovation never sees the light of day at your company.

Try ‘Kill the company’ brainstorming

December 13, 2018
How will your company survive over the next five, 10 or 20 years? More important, how will it evolve and grow? Try this exercise with your team to find out.