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The Psychology of Disruptive Change on Google Plus

I’ve talked about change before, but this is different. This is so different that is shakes the entire foundations of our psychological operating …

Why leaders should gain a better understanding of feelings of betrayal

Knowing the underlying psychology behind staff reactions to changing needs of an organisation is crucial to good leadership<p>We live in turbulent times in the public sector. Economic austerity and increased access to information mean that many long established relationships, for example those between …

65% of Millennials in Advertising Think Their Agencies are Innovative

Sixty-five percent of the millennials who work in advertising think their agencies are innovative, according to an IdeaPaint survey of 600 people …

Advertising Industry

Creative Thinking Skills: 29 Phrases Blocking Innovative Ideas

Is your organization lacking innovative ideas? Does it seem as if your employees are deficient in creative thinking skills?<p>If so, how frequently do …

Creativity

Is There Such a Thing as Pre-Innovation?

There is a lot to say about innovation management these days. Pretty much everywhere you turn, someone is writing about how innovation is, or is not being accomplished. Yes, even I am writing about innovation. Here are a few articles already published right here on the Huffington Post.<p>"Do …

Innovation

Innovate like a startup: what big brands can learn from small companies

Lessons from the beer and soda industries on why the survival of big brands depends on innovation<p>A number of Fortune 500 companies like Merck have been in the news lately for restructuring and downsizing their research and development efforts. Merck is not unique among the largest companies: many …

Innovation

A Platform-Thinking Approach to Innovation

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Sangeet Paul Choudary. Sangeet Paul Choudary<p>Innovation is about solving customer problems. It’s been claimed that innovation …

3 Steps for Joining the Innovation Economy

We are in the era when innovation is more likely to come from the outside in. And it will be collaborative. No more cloistered Ph.Ds. in R&D; ideas will stream in from outside corporate walls, across geographic borders, and even from customers. And innovation will be marked by continuous input and …

8 Mistakes That Cripple Corporate Innovators' Well-Meaning Efforts

Large companies that want to out-innovate both existing and start-up competitors before they themselves get disrupted must undertake a systematic innovation process of thinking big, starting small and learning fast. That’s the conclusion that Paul Carroll and I reached after studying thousands of …

U.S. Trust

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Why Don't Big Companies Innovate More?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Lisa Kay Solomon, Professor of Design Strategy, Coauthor of Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change</i><p>Innovation is hard. As an organization, it's easy to proclaim, "we want to be more innovative," but it's …

Innovation

Innovation vs. Execution: Nadella's Brilliant Stroke

There has been a lot of discussion on the differences between Steve Jobs' Apple and Steve Ballmer's Microsoft, with a common argument being that …

Disruption and Innovation

<b>This is a long article, meant to be read at your leisure.</b><p><i>You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone<br>For the times they are a-changin’. -Bob</i> …

Stop Blaming, Start Innovating

In the quest for greater employee engagement, management can easily fall into the trap of blaming the workforce for not stepping up and doing more to contribute to innovation. Conversely, it is common for employees to think, “It’s our leaders’ fault. If only they would do this or give us that, we …

Bill Gates: 'The Idea That Innovation Is Slowing Down Is ... Stupid'

New ideas are coming at "a scarily fast pace," he says.<p>Bill Gates is aware that there's a lot of gridlock in Washington. He's just not sure it matters all that much for innovation.<p>"There's a lot of innovation that isn't dependent on Washington doing anything," the billionaire philanthropist and …

Why Some Innovative Leaders Get Exceptional Results

How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy (marketquake)? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not just incremental evolution. They consistently take …

Tasks Of A Chief Innovation Officer -- External Idea Sourcing

It’s a high priority for firms in virtually every industry to innovate, and companies are responding differently in how they organize to tackle the challenge. Some have created Chief Innovation Officer and/or Chief Design Officer positions that can report to either Chief Marketing Officers, Heads …

Diverse workforces are more innovative

While it's easier to hire people just like you, businesses of all sizes can benefit from actively promoting diversity of thought<p>In today's fast-moving business world, the ability to arrive at decisions quickly that everyone agrees on is often highly praised. But corporate boardrooms and teams of …

Innovation: The History of a Buzzword

In the 17th century, "innovators" didn't get accolades. They got their ears cut off.<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>The word <i>innovation</i> might be mantra of business leaders and the inevitable future star of <i>The Atlantic</i> and Aspen Institute's forthcoming Aspen Ideas Festival. But the irony behind the king of …

Apple's Phil Schiller: Samsung's copying makes people 'question' our innovation

The company's marketing chief tells court that Apple suffered market damage after developing the iPhone because Samsung illegally copied its smartphone patents.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple is famous for its high-profile product launches -- choreographed and well-practiced onstage performances. So it …

Phil Schiller

The First Eighteen Months

Robert Wolcott is a senior lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kellogg School, and co-founder and executive director of Kellogg …

Silicon Valley Isn't Innovative, It's Iterative: Four Proof Points

The Silicon Valley stereotype is one of rugged American individualism and Darwinian survival: the brilliant inventor who risks it all to build a billion dollar company from a parent’s garage or a college dorm room. Outside-the-box thinking and self-reliance are viewed as fundamental to the Valley’s …

NASA Releases More Than 1,000 Computer Codes to Spark Innovation

In an effort to spur innovation inside and outside the space industry, NASA is releasing more than 1,000 of its computer codes to the public Thursday …

Five Keys To BRAVE Innovation

In most industries, the lowest cost player makes money selling large quantities of product or service at a low price with great discipline. The differentiated player makes money selling smaller quantities of product or service at a relatively high price fueled by value-creating innovation. Those in …

Innovation