82 results for tag: innovation


Cultivate Innovation From Within

All business leaders want to innovate and release those rare, inspirational and highly desirable products that their customers line up to buy. In their quest to learn how to innovate they often look outside their organizations and wonder how successful ...
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Why the Creativity Cycle is Like an Outstanding Cup of Coffee

If you're like most people, your standard cup of "morning joe" is okay. It serves a function by helping you go from barely functional to getting you through your routine each morning. However, the standard cup of coffee is very different from a fantastic ...
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5 Bad Habits That are Making You Less Creative

Most of us want to be creative – and probably much more creative than we are right now. In fact, according to a global study conducted by Adobe in 2012, only 25% of people in US, UK, Germany, France and Japan feel that they're living up to their ...
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Would You Hire This Person?

Companies must innovate to grow. But where do the new ideas come from? Innovation is often a painstaking series of small improvements. But in many cases, breakthrough ideas come suddenly from the lunatic fringe, the oddballs, the disgruntled or the ...
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The Right Stuff – A Look Inside Innovative Teams

What does it mean to truly "innovative?" The term has become a cliché with so many ordinary products being advertised as innovative. Even the construction mess at the Atlanta Hartsfield airport has a billboard that advertises "innovation at work." Really!?...
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How to Develop Your Team’s Creativity – For Any Type of Job

Larry Kim, founder of WordStream, believes that novel thinking will be a key workplace skill by 2020. And he may be right. A 2014 Forrester survey found that 82 percent of software decision makers felt that creative companies gain greater business ...
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Ways to Help Your Employees Embrace Change

If you want to improve your team's performance, react to changing market demands or gain a competitive edge, you will at some point have to introduce change to your organization. You'll need to ask people to adopt new procedures, learn additional skills, or ...
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How to Crank Up Workplace Creativity

In the not too distant past, one good idea could catapult an organization to long-term success. Companies were able to leverage a new product or service to their advantage for several years, and creative output was tasked to a select few employees. But ...
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If You Think Sharper Thinking Does Not Matter: Think Again

Enterprises must move faster to gain competitive advantage, seize opportunities and manage emerging risks. Relying on habit, past assumptions or few data points will not suffice. It is just too dangerous to rush into being “decisive” without fully ...
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Reaction or Decision?

Are we deciding or automatically reacting? I was at a stop sign yesterday in the hot summer weather here in Nashville, and a thought emerged when I turned left; was that just a reaction to the commonality in my routine drive home, or did I actually decide to ...
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Status Quo is The Killer of All That Will Be Invented

Since the beginning of commerce and trade, competition is the one constant hurdle all business owners expect. How individual business combat or deal with those they compete with, for the most part, has remained the same. That similarity has been built on a ...
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Tim Sanders on Innovation and Collaboration

Innovation is one's ability to get a concept to market. While innovation is an emphasis in product development and marketing, it’s equally important to drive it throughout your company. Research finds that world-class companies share a single attribute: The ...
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