Monthly Archives: August 2016

How to be Radically Open-Minded

How to be Radically Open-Minded

(in times of exponential change and innovation) Most of us like to see ourselves as open-minded. In the workplace, we claim to be open to our colleagues’ ideas and suggestions, and from time to time we even go along with some of those ideas rather than ours. As long as their ideas don’t compete with our paradigms, assumptions and preconceptions ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2016

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are July’s twenty most popular innovation posts: Lessons from ...

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Advance Innovation – Put World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in your 2017 calendar, now!

World Creativity and Innovation Week

Use World Creativity and  Innovation Week April 15-21 (WCIW) to leverage your innovation skills, knowledge, tools, and attitudes. WCIW started in response to a 2001 Canadian newspaper headline to open people’s minds and hearts to the notion that everyone has the capacity to make a creative difference in their lives and and others’. It begins each year on Leonardo da ...

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Don’t Neglect Innovation

Don't Neglect Innovation

I haven’t been contributing as many articles here, as a result of some intensive consultancy projects and some personal time. Now that I’m back, refreshed and raring to go, the first thing that struck me was the analogy to innovation itself.  It’s easy for companies to be distracted and take the eye off innovation.  In many cases, it does indeed ...

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Innovation in a Box

Adobe Kickbox

Unleashing Entrepreneurship in Your Organisation Fancy being the CEO of your own company without the bother of management and regulatory red tape? Just you, maybe a fellow founder, coffee and sweets to sustain and nourish your great idea. And you get to keep your day job. It almost looks too good to be true but this is the reality at ...

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SPQR Innovation

Modern travelers in Rome sometimes notice the abbreviation “SPQR” in various places throughout the city, such as manhole covers.  Students of Latin know that this stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus, which translates to “The Senate and the Roman People.”  This phrase represents the government of the ancient Roman Empire and continues to this day to serve as a symbol of ...

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The Science Behind Better Networking

Networking is a time-honored tradition. You go to a conference or other event, mix it up, meet new people and expand your circle. Hopefully, one of these random connections will be fruitful and lead to a new opportunity that will make you a richer, more fulfilled person. That does happen, but it’s exceedingly rare. Random connections are random for a ...

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