Why some companies innovate during crises and others don’t

Today's hottest conversation among many executives is on the best strategies to nimbly pivot among our multiple crises. When they decide upon winning strategies, the question then becomes how do we implement strategies successfully. Our research at InnovationOne has found…

6 Steps to instill a discovery culture and thrive through adversity.

More than 50 percent of small US businesses and 90 percent of high tech start ups fail. But not all failures are equal. Some are catastrophic, while others smaller. More vitally, the catastrophic failures are often proceeded by smaller ones.…

Highly innovative companies are designed to pivot quickly

Our new research shows that highly innovative companies can pivot quickly in a crisis because of their collaborative cultures, agile organizations, and the well understood processes they have to suggest, build upon, and prototype new ideas. Download our free report…

Watch the replay of my webinar with Planbox, sponsored by Innovation Leader

You can now watch the replay, at your convenience, of my webinar, "Eight Practices to Fire Up Your Innovation Culture." https://vimeo.com/397024982 The secret of successful innovation is not simply innovating, it’s embracing innovation. In today’s era, innovation should be shared…

Ten insights on improving innovation from the decade of innovation

After the decade of innovation, the pursuit of successful innovation execution is still not easy. As reported by McKinsey (2018), 84 percent of executives feel innovation is critical for growth, yet only six percent are satisfied with their innovation efforts.…

Webinar TODAY: Eight Practices to Fire Up Your Innovation Culture!

Join me for an informative webinar today on how to continually win with innovation in today's competitive and fast changing business environment. Arthur Liberian, Senior Innovation Advisor at Planbox and I will uncover how highly innovative organizations disrupt the market…

Successful companies focus on building a better culture

Since Gallup began measuring employee engagement at the turn of the century, it hasn’t improved employee engagement much.  It has helped companies realize the importance of empathetic and empowering leaders and collaborative team environments. But Gallup this month published a…

Work Rebooted conference examines everything from AI to cultures and the gig economy!

The issues of automation and digital transformation and how to create inclusive, transparent, and innovative cultures were some of the many topics discussed by CEOs, technologists, and human resources leaders last week in San Francisco at the Work Rebooted conference. Julie Douthart, biochemist…

Drive innovation and diversity— at the same time. Learn how!

On Martin Luther King Day 2020, almost 52 years after his assassination, the issues of equal treatment and diversity and inclusion for all still trouble many companies. But here’s another way to look at the issue: The cultures that empower…

Your company’s innovation needs more mavericks

During annual workforce planning, Scott Ward, the President of Medtronic Vascular, used to say, “Hire some more mavericks. They don’t always fit in, but we need them for innovation.” He defined mavericks as the technical people who were dedicated to…