Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Gives Innovation Its Stickiness?

To achieve success you not only have to have a repeatable process but you have to ensure what is learnt ‘sticks’ so it can be used again and again. The company we associate the most with when it comes to ‘sticky’ is 3M for its famous invention of ‘sticky notes’. They are used everywhere. Innovation needs more than a simple ...

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The 90 Day Innovation BHAG

Rapid, Disruptive Innovation Overview: In many organizations a false dichotomy is taken as innovation gospel. The choices offered are easy, short, “safe” incremental innovation or difficult, time consuming, risky disruptive innovation. Given these attributes, there is little wonder that most innovation is incremental innovation. We argue that this is a false dichotomy because given the appropriate methods, tools and management ...

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Go Green by Designing Out Brown

We’re starting to come to terms with the green revolution; we’re staring to realize that green is good for our planet and even better for our business. But how do we put greenwashing behind us and truly make a difference? To improve recycling, find the non-recyclable stuff in your product and design it out. Make a Pareto chart of non-recyclable ...

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Leadership – Then and Now

Think your job has changed significantly over the past decade or two? Compound that with the complexity of leading an entire organization! Previous generations of leaders could at least count on a reasonably stable world, where change unfolded at a much slower pace. These days, the past is increasingly less predictive, the future is almost unimaginable, and the present exists ...

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