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Innovation: Ride the horse in the direction it's galloping

Innovation Enablement 3.0

Organizations around the world, from universities to non-profits to corporations, are branding themselves as innovative leaders. Search Google for “innovation” and you’ll find 516,000,000 entries. Search Amazon books and you’ll find over 115,000 books with “innovation” in the title.

You may be a visionary... but are you seeing the "whole" future?

You may be a visionary... but are you seeing the whole future?

Being a visionary means thinking about the future and taking action to make that future happen. Since every person thinks about the future, being a visionary is a natural skill every person possesses. So the question shifts from “Are you a visionary?” to “HOW are you a visionary?”

Embrace uncertainty to maintain your sanity

Embrace uncertainty to maintain your sanity

Some years back, I faced my first major crisis of managing uncertainty. I was an executive manager of Information Technology for an international oil and gas firm based in Dallas, Texas, USA. The oil crisis was at its peak and I had less staff and more demands.

How to develop winning proposals

How to develop winning proposals using all four Innovation Styles®

I was speaking with a colleague whose client was preparing a proposal for an innovative initiative, to present to their company’s executive committee. At one point, we talked about where the resistance might come from – not based on the content of the proposal, but based on the kind of innovative thinking behind the content.

Innovation is like learning to play the violin in public

Innovation is like learning to play the violin in public!

One day a colleague and I were talking with a group of executives with a multi-national corporation. They were exploring how we might help them expand the scope of innovation beyond their R&D department to more areas of the organization.

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