Innovation

‘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.

J.K. Rowling’s penless success

December 13, 2018
The character of Harry Potter simply popped into J.K. Rowling’s head. Rowling knew the story would be fun to write. There was a glitch, however: At that moment, she didn’t have a writing utensil on her that worked.

Work by the 10 rules of ‘intrapreneurship’

November 8, 2018
Want to pursue your dream project without giving up your day job? Follow these Ten Commandments of “intrapreneurship”: creating new enterprises within your current organization.

Start a podcast off right

November 8, 2018
Newbie podcasters often make critical mistakes in the beginning that cost them dearly. As they watch their initial audience slip away, they often wish they could undo the following.

When radio news demanded something more

April 12, 2018
In 1938, the world of radio news experienced a dramatic shift when Adolf Hitler seized Austria. That night the radio audience heard something it never had before.