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Is Anxiety Ruining Your Creative Flair?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

As you go through any given day, think of all of the technological wonders, gadgets, and even simple creature comforts, like gourmet chocolate and a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, that simply would not exist if it wasn't for someone else's creativity and innovation. Without creativity and innovation, we would all still be huddled together in the back of a Stone Age cave desperate for a way to feed ourselves and stay warm.

Speaking Up (Not Down): Why Innovation Cultures Can't Afford Your Silence or Negativity

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

The old children's fairy tale about the emperor's new clothes still conveys a powerful message - including for adults in the workplace. For those of y...

Making Real Innovations Happen in the World of Banking and Finance

Ella Thuiner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Ella Thuiner

The essential question is what was the last real innovation since the crisis?

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

To Innovate or Die: The Global Economy in 2050

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

Attempting to definitively predict the future is a mug's game. But applying some imagination to today's weak signals and emerging technologies can enable us to paint plausible pictures of how the future might look, which we can factor into the strategic decisions we take today.

How NewYork-Presbyterian Is Leading the Way for the Future of Health Care

Aurelia Boyer | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
Aurelia Boyer

As technology continues to advance and more people have access to mobile technology and the Internet, health care must keep up with advances not only in medicine, but also in patient communication and engagement.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

What Is Branding? Not Reality Television

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Adrian Kamalii

Your brand is not a logo, a website, your social media handles, your product or your image. While these examples contribute to the sum of your brand, individually, these facets are not a definition of a brand.

The Daily Innovator: Disruptive or Sustaining? Does It Matter?

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

Sometimes what looks at first like a game-changer is seen in retrospect as a sustaining innovation instead. And that's no failure.

The Daily Innovator: Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity in Your Collaborators

Amy Radin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Are some people just born curious? Or can curiosity be cultivated? The answer matters because curiosity is a necessity for innovation. If curiosity isn't instinctive among your collaborators then you need to bring it to life.

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.

The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The first thing I need from you is encouragement to take a bigger view of our business sector. We need to show a willingness to press traditional boundaries so we can liberate our thinking to see pockets of opportunity we may have overlooked.

Ideas are the Easy Part: 10 Concrete Steps to Eliminating Fear as an Obstacle to Successful Innovation

Amy Radin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Established organizations are in the paradoxical position of acknowledging the need for innovation, while at the same time remaining conditioned to the familiar.

Why Innovating in "Older" Industries Will Be Harder

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Quon-Lee

The successes that the world has seen with the increasing growth of Internet-related industries have been in no small part due to the greenfield approach that they were able to exploit.

How Big Is Something That Doesn't Exist?

Amy Radin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

Innovators, especially in established organizations, need complementary characters around them, people who can help sustain commitment and who have the tolerance for ambiguity that allows innovators to work through the messy process of building the next great thing.

The Daily Innovator: Using Value Constellations to Map New Business Models

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

How does the Daily Innovator take the glimmer of an idea, a gut instinct and build a compelling business case around it to rally support? A good start is to map its value constellation.

The Daily Innovator: Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Amy Radin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

The selling of a new idea is, at bottom, a story told to customers. A persuasive story is built on insight into who customers are and how they behave. Orientation to that behavior produces clarity about what the organization wishes to be.

Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

What's needed is an altered idea of "workspace." The first question to be answered is what it's always been: How does a particular team work best?

The Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

There are some people who know everything about social media. There are others who know everything about hip hop. Me? I know everything about excuses -- or at least the kind of excuses that people who work in organizations make about why they can't innovate.

Skunks, Pop-ups and Hybrids: How to Build a Team of Innovators

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

There is never a shortage of new ideas. But there is always a shortage of great talent to reveal their commercial potential. Lucky for the daily innovator, smart people want to work on promising projects. It's a character trait you can use to advantage when building a team.

Innovating From the Inside Out Surviving a Bear Market

Marcy Morrison and Alexis Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcy Morrison and Alexis Dixon

Alexis Dixon, Principal of Meditation Solutions International is a Harvard trained mediator who works with corporations in harnessing the frequently v...