Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Get More Done

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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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Changing the World – Step One

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Do you want to change the world? Even just one tiny corner of your own world? Change often feels overwhelming, scary even, and frequently we don't know where to begin. So, if we're hoping to change the world, our world, whether that is with a big W or a little one, where should we begin?

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Help to Change Change

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My first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire was designed to help organizations identify and remove barriers to innovation, but it also ended up being a great primer on how to take a structured, sustainable approach to innovation, and as a result has founds its way into libraries and university courses around the world. For an encore...

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Change Management 2015 Wrapup

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Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals' (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, including countries as geographically dispersed as...

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A Lifetime of Innovations

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I heard a great story this week about the history of Lifetime Products and how a family member laughed at the founder of Lifetime Products at a trade show demonstrating their first product, repeatedly saying “The basketball hoop goes up, the basketball hoop goes down.” Well twenty years later, he's eating his laughter...

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Microsoft Tries to Disrupt Mobile Phone Market

I came across an article on Mashable recently highlighting a new Microsoft experiment. It highlights something that Microsoft has prototyped to test as part of their strategy to regain momentum in the mobile phone market by focusing on markets outside the United States where the first generation of the smartphone adoption battle hasn't already been decided.

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