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Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2

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In addition to the still highly topical issues, outlined in part 1, I’d like to raise another four points which I personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity As you can see from previous posts, I’ve been passionately advocating the importance of organizational ambidexterity for a couple of years now. From my own practice ...

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Innovate by Adopting a Role Model Organization

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Can you innovate and improve business performance by copying another company from an entirely different industry?  This is what the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan did when it wanted to transform its customer service and operational efficiency.  The hospital borrowed some of the practices of a five star hotel and hired a new CEO who had previously worked ...

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

Many of you ask us, ‘What is Lean Start-up?’ and almost as many follow up with the question, ‘Why should I care?’ While many people know start-ups like ride-sharing service Uber and accommodation sharing website Airbnb, many don’t know that what spawned these game-changing companies can also work for their own businesses.

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The Value of an Innovator Mindset

When it comes to driving innovation, the single most important consideration is mindset—the mindset of those attempting to achieve innovation, and the mindset of those they encounter. This is not speculation. In my peer-reviewed research, I have measured mindset and compared it to value creation, and it makes a huge difference in innovation success.

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Innovativeness – The Ultimate Transferable Skill

There may be no more important capability a person can have in the 21 st century than knowing how to innovate. Not just professional innovators, but every one of us. Personal innovativeness is not a single attribute, but rather a whole constellation of behaviors that in combination fulfill all of the diverse capabilities that innovation requires.

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