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A Process for Continuous Innovation and Controlled Chaos is Built on a Service Ethic
  By: Jim Clemmer
Continuous innovation comes mainly from implementing the four stages of controlled chaos -- exploration, experimentation, development and integration -- into the organization.

Adopt And Adapt An Idea To Drive Innovation
   A lateral thinking technique to help your creativity.
  By: Paul Sloane
Lateral thinking is about finding new ways to solve problems. It is very likely that the current problem you face at work today has been faced and solved by other people. Maybe they were in your line of business or maybe they confronted a similar problem but in an entirely different walk of life. Why do all the brain work yourself when you can adapt someone else’s idea and make it work for you?

Bringing Ideas to Life: Seven Principles for Pulling Together
  By: Rick Maurer
You're so excited you're practically bouncing off the walls. This idea--your best ever--is not only going to save the company tens of thousands of dollars this year, it's eventually going to be a moneymaker. However, following your presentation, your three colleagues sit staring at you like 'hear no evil,' 'see no evil' and 'speak no evil.' You stare back at them in idiotic wonder: Why don't they want what you want--especially when it's so clearly the best thing for the company?

Business Creativity and Innovation
   How to Build an Innovative Culture
  By: Dr. A. J. Schuler
More and more, today’s competitive climate requires organizations to institutionalize the process of innovation - to plant the seeds of creativity that could utterly transform a business. Creativity necessarily involves the destruction of old - and sometimes comfortable and perfectly good - ways of doing business. But for companies willing to take the risk - and for leaders committed to building innovative cultures - the first requirement is to understand the creative process, and the second is to commit to policies that support the creative process.

Customer Intimacy and Empathy are Keys to Innovation
  By: Jim Clemmer
Through living in and empathizing with our customers' world, our innovation leaders focus the organization's development capabilities on solving problems or meeting needs that our customers may not realize could be done.

Innovating Collaboration: Making Thinking Visible in
  By: Linda Yaven

Design Thinking links strategy and execution to catalyze innovation. This article identifies one aspect of DesignThinking called Making Thinking Visible - a user-friendly framework to overcome issues separating people tasked to work in teams so they are able to think, make decisions and execute together. It is a strategy for giving and receiving immediate assessment and feedback.

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Innovation and Learning Through Successful Failures
  By: Jim Clemmer
When asked why he wasn't getting results with his countless tries to successfully develop the light bulb, Thomas Edison replied, "Results? Why, man, I've gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.

Innovation and Organizational Learning Pathways and Pitfalls
   PART ONE of THREE
  By: Jim Clemmer
Discover the Innovation and Organizational Learning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

Innovation and Organizational Learning Pathways and Pitfalls
   PART TWO of THREE
  By: Jim Clemmer
Discover the Innovation and Organizational Learning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

Innovation and Organizational Learning Pathways and Pitfalls
   PART THREE of THREE
  By: Jim Clemmer
Discover the Innovation and Organizational Learning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

Innovation Calls for Leadership
  By: Jim Clemmer
Seizing the opportunities of tomorrow calls for leadership. It means taking off the blinders of what is in order to see what could be.

Innovation Champions, Skunkworks, and Organization Learning
  By: Jim Clemmer
When innovations are in the exploration stage, they need a champion, or skunkworks, to take them through the rest of the developmental stages. What we know is less important than what we do with what we know.

Seeking Initiative and Innovation? Reward Failure!
  By: Jim McCormick
If you want to increase initiative and innovation, you have to encourage and embrace failure. A culture that punishes less-than-ideal risk-related outcomes will stifle both initiative and innovation.

Strategic Planning Smothers Innovation
  By: Jim Clemmer
Effective planning is a critical success factor. But the focus and type of planning is what's critical.

Ten Top Tips for the Innovative Leader
  By: Paul Sloane

What does it take to lead innovation in an organization? This article provides some useful suggestions.



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