Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Congratulations to IX Contributors Making Thinkers50 Shortlists

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I would like to be the first to congratulate my friend Rowan Gibson, the author of The Four Lenses of Innovation, and fellow Innovation Excellence co-Founder, on making the shortlist for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award 2015 for Innovation. I would also like to thank everyone who nominated me and other Innovation Excellence contributors, and more importantly, to congratulate the other Innovation Excellence contributors making some of the various Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards shortlists, including:

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Confessions of a Business Artist

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I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, you’ve led change programs for global organizations, helped companies build their innovation capabilities and cultures, are an expert in digital transformation, and you can’t even draw a straight line without a ruler. What makes you think you’re an artist?

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What-Matters-Most

Most times you’ll see this posed as a question “What matters most?” as people grapple with finding the meaning of life. That is not the case here… Instead I would like to share with you my simple management philosophy that will help you be more successful in today’s sometimes overwhelming, chaotic world of too many competing demands on your time.

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Innovation is Human

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In many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before. But this biological context applies to innovation as well, and I'd like to put it forward quickly in simple terms.

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Time to Replace Your Chief Innovation Officer

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Among my innovation peers, we have talked about how crucial executive commitment is, and some organizations have responded by hiring Innovation Managers, Innovation Directors, VP's of Innovation, and Chief Innovation Officers (CINO's not CIO's so there is no confusion with Chief Information Officers). One of the dangers of putting people in charge of innovation though, is...

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