Old Fashion Collaboration Still Powers Innovation at 3M!

I recently had the opportunity to mix with dozens of 3Mers at The Conference Board’s 4th Annual Master Class on Innovation, held at the 3M Innovation Center in Maplewood, MN. 3M has a long, glorious history of innovation and is…

Learning & Development’s Role in Innovation!

Innovation continues to be a hot topic with CEOs. According to Mike Maddox, founder and CEO of Maddock Douglas, 84 percent of CEOs believe they need to improve innovation within their companies. We have found that creating an organizational culture…

Does hiring for “cultural fit” really work?

Lately, I have received many questions regarding whether hiring for “cultural fit” works. Or, is hiring for “fit” the lazy way to hire?  Even worse, does it lead to discrimination in hiring decisions? Hiring for “cultural fit” began in the…

Strategy is Leadership! Strategy is Innovation! The advice of 10 experts on innovation.

In a world of constant change, technology breakthroughs, and globalization, company strategies need constant redefinition. This is the advice of Vijay Govindarajan, known as “VG” and the author of The Three Box Solution, speaking to the audience of the Front…

Here’s How to Make Open Innovation Work!

The term “open innovation” was coined by University of California, Berkeley, professor Henry Chesbrough when he authored a book with the same title.  According to Professor Chesbrough, “Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to…

Can You Fix a Broken Business Culture?

Or is it nearly impossible? Instead, should you just focus on fixing your business, and the rest will follow? These are the questions raised by a recent Harvard Business Review article by Harvard Professor Louis E. Kirstein and research associate…

Ignite the Innovation Engine!

Innovation doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, research shows that powerful leaders who foster innovation generate measurable new value for their organizations. InnovationOne provides a scientifically-based blueprint for successfully creating an innovative culture in your organization. Learn to use this proprietary…

Igniting innovation begins with business leaders and the culture they develop!

Many mid-cap and large companies long for more innovation to stimulate growth in a challenging, and fast-changing global business environment. A PwC Pulse Survey of 246 CEOs shows that 97% of business leaders see innovation as a top priority for…