Culture & Values

Free Access – Mobilizing Your Innovation Army

In advance of the Back End of Innovation conference in sunny San Diego this October 17-19, 2011, IIR has made available a free recording of my webinar ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army’ that you can watch at your convenience. Click here to watch ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army’ The Back End of Innovation conference is shaping up to a great event with ...

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What Impedes Innovation?

Five Glitches Sabotaging Your Plan What company, division or team isn’t striving for some combination of better, faster, cheaper in order to compete? A recent Korn/Ferry survey found that 84% of executives believe that innovation is very important to future success. No big surprise – everyone in the business and non-profit worlds seem to be talking innovation as mission critical. ...

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To Cultivate Innovation – Work like an Artist

Innovation calls for so much more than just hard work.  If all it took was hard work we’d already be successful because we work long and hard these days (who doesn’t?). Hard work is definitely part of the formula but there is another ingredient needed before the hard work will pay off. When seeking innovation we typically ask, “How do we ...

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After TED – What in the World is Wurman Up To?

What do you do AFTER you invent TED? Steven Heller, another of my Go-To Cultural Cull-Masters delivers the news about Richard Saul Wurman here. Don’t miss an article (3,000+) – Subscribe to our RSS feed and join our Innovation Excellence group! Julie Anixter is Chief Innovation Officer at Maga Design and a Founder of Innovation Excellence.

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3 Key Components of an Innovation Culture

Good artists borrow and great artists steal. Today I am a great artist, and stealing from another. At a recent speaking engagement which I attended virtually through a Twitter stream, Rob Shelton described an innovation culture as being made of vision and metrics and motivation. I thought this was an excellent summation of the attributes of an innovation culture, and ...

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