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CEOs Must Do These 3 Things To Turbocharge Innovation

Check out my article in Chief Executive Magazine, with Ataman Ozyildirim of The Conference Board, “CEOs Must Do These 3 Things to Turbocharge Innovation”.  Across the globe, one business challenge has the ear of CEOs like few others: innovation. Six in 10 surveyed executives think the chance to avoid falling behind their competitors has passed. Much… Read More

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New Research Shows Five Insights from Highly Innovative Companies

Businesses have come to recognize that innovating is no longer an option. Rather, it is an imperative for survival. This year, The Conference Board and InnovationOne have just completed a valuable report: “Insights from Highly Innovative Companies: Results from The Conference Boards and InnovationOne’s Global State of Innovation Survey 2017.” The Survey was designed to… Read More

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Performance Management Changes Are Often the Missing Link with Innovation

I was seated at an innovation conference for lunch, when the Research and Development leader of a major U.S. active sportswear maker told me he had a confession. His organization was successful at creating new ideas, selecting the best ones to advance, and project- managing those ideas, but their innovations often stalled because the organization’s… Read More

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What Separates the Leading Innovative Companies from the Rest?

Why are some companies continually coming up with new, dynamic products and services, technologies and business models? And, why are others always late to the party? Why do some companies lead with one innovation, and then falter before developing the next? We believe we have some answers for you. At InnovationOne, we have just completed… Read More

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Five Steps to Overcoming Group Think and Solving Problems Innovatively

How do you avoid groupthink, or what psychologists call “functional bias?” My friends in the “big data” and artificial intelligence industry believe the solution is the algorithm. Executive teams often decide whether to accept the “big data” solution to a problem, based on analyzing very large volumes of a wide variety of data, or do… Read More

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Seven Strategic Steps HR Can Take to Drive Company Innovation and Profitable Growth!

Human Resources can make significant contributions toward improving a company’s innovation, especially with mature or fast-growth post start-up companies. Human Resources can engineer the organization’s talent management and culture so that it is more innovative, while also maintaining the excellence and reliability of its current operations.  They all are needed to drive today’s profitability. We… Read More

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InnovationOne Founder C. Brooke Dobni, Ph.D. Will Speak and Present a Workshop at ISPIM’s Innovation Forum – Toronto 2017

InnovationOne Founder and Managing Partner, C. Brooke Dobni, Ph.D., will speak and present a workshop at ISPIM’s (The International Society for Professional Innovation Management) Innovation Forum in Toronto, Canada, March 19th to 22nd, 2017. During his Innovation Leadership presentation on Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Dobni (Brooke) will disclose the organizational dimensions of innovation effectiveness and the 12 most… Read More

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New Research on When to Use Stretch Goals to Improve the Bottom Line!

When should a company use ambitious, stretch goals (sometimes called “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals” or “BHAGs”), and when is it better to improve incrementally?  New research on goal setting is providing important guidance that can significantly improve a company’s bottom line, increase innovation, and perhaps save its very existence. Let’s be clear, goal setting improves… Read More

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Six Traits of Highly Innovative Companies

Companies often contact us at InnovationOne because their long-range financial forecasts are on a southbound train. Or, they are facing fierce competition from industry disruptors that have a new technology, newly applied technology in their industry, or a better business model. Sometimes their innovation projects have not produced tangible results. Or, they tried a new,… Read More

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Leading Cultural Change

Many executives believe that organizational culture is too squishy to be managed reasonably. So, when implementing new business models, strategies, or mergers and acquisitions, executives spend a lot of time on marketing analytics, financial analysis, mission, organization structure, key messages and talking points and leave the persuasion, change management, and the inevitable need to change… Read More