Tag Archives: innovative thinking

8 Ways to Fight Brain Drain when Baby Boomers Retire

While many baby boomers are preparing to leave the workforce; organizational leadership at most companies are not prepared to lose them. As reiterated in a McKinsey Quarterly Survey, the baby boomer generation is “the best-educated, most highly skilled aging workforce in U.S. history.

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The Innovative Mindset

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Over the course of my career as a cognitive psychologist, I have always been interested in examining the “light bulb” moment, or the moment an insight occurs. In my book, Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights, I analyzed 120 incidents in which insights occurred in an attempt to learn more about how insights arise, and to develop new strategies for people and organizations to boost their insights. Recently I formulated a strategy to help people gain more insights. This article outlines my strategy, as well as my research about how insights arise.

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The Rise of the Smart Creative (Lessons from Google)

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IBM Learning is now developing a completely different set of competencies which they encapsulate and describe as an ‘adaptive learner’. Stating that “innovation is the art of combination” where designers, developers, and engineers (and supervisors, managers and leaders) are required to combine their ‘expert intuition’ (and knowledge, skills and experience) with ‘strategic intuition’ (and innovative thinking).

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Fighting Back! The Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

The chances of successful innovation implementation must appear pretty bleak. Even the terms themselves—“innovation assassination” and “culture of fear”—are incredibly ominous-sounding. But fear not, there are ways to fight back against the culture of fear and innovation assassination and come out on top. One practical step an organization can take...

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Four Key Strengths of the Effective Leader

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Leaders in every organization, small or big, play an important role to help create a culture of continuous improvement. It is about the difference a leader can make. It is about an experience, the individual as a leader, can create beyond just a basic job role. What are a few basic and co-related aspects that may make the difference to be an efficient and effective leader ?

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An Ideation Exercise

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One generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is hold a session where a team role-plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand.

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Turning Good Ideas into Great Products

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One innovation method is to invite customers (in a B-2-B situation) or consumers (in a B-2-C scenario) into the creative process with you. Here, they will ideate, workshop concepts that arise in the session, augment concepts provided for them, and create some new product or service ideas that do not yet exist.

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