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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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Connect Work Thrive: Reshaping Entrenprenuerial Growth

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I believe that women represent a tremendous, untapped resource that has produced and will continue to yield huge returns for organizations and the communities they support. Through the power of women’s entrepreneurial activity, we create growth and prosperity while driving solutions for business and social problems. Women are a driving force of entrepreneurial growth and leading real, fundamental economic change.

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Innovation Year-End Performance Review

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As innovation practitioners, year-end is a good time for us to step back and think about how well we performed in our innovation roles in the previous year -- with an eye towards leveraging lessons learned to improve the program next year. Although there are myriad ways of measuring innovation activity, the following list provides a starting set of criteria to assess one’s innovation efforts in 2013.

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