Bringing final ideas to market – the hard part of innovation

It seems so simple doesn’t it – “bringing final ideas to market”. So easy to say, yet it does seem so very hard to achieve. Everything we should be aiming at is ‘successful execution’, it’s the last, hard five yards of all the work that went into something, which can be finally realized and come … More Bringing final ideas to market – the hard part of innovation

Reworking our middle to achieve a new innovative shape

Let’s admit it; our middle management needs a radical makeover, a new fitness regime to make us far more innovation fit. Most organizations do need to change their middles as they are far from that ‘fit for 21st-century purpose’ in a constantly changing, challenging, more open innovating world. Here is a way to “flip” this … More Reworking our middle to achieve a new innovative shape

Reducing our dependency on others innovation best practices is essential

I often wonder if “best practice” is actually a hidden drug within our organizations that everyone simply craves and are constantly taking. We are addicted to it and it is high time to get off this habit. We need to kick this best practice out of our thinking, it is just wrong. Why do so … More Reducing our dependency on others innovation best practices is essential

Recognizing your types of innovation leadership

Often innovation succeeds or fails by the personal involvement and engagement of a ‘selected’ few. Recognizing the types of innovation leadership might help you manage the innovation work a little better. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader? Are they a front-end or back-end innovation leader? Here’s how you can begin to … More Recognizing your types of innovation leadership

Exploring Diffusion and Adoption of New Innovation – Part 3

One of my favorite books is “Dealing with Darwin– how great companies innovate at every phase of their evolution” written by Geoffrey Moore. When you work through his other books and connected thinking of “Crossing the Chasm” and “Inside the Tornado” you really appreciate the learning stories coming out of his study of the Technology … More Exploring Diffusion and Adoption of New Innovation – Part 3