9 09, 2016

Communicating Your Innovation Program

September 9th, 2016|Blog|

Communicating Your Innovation Program Like everything else in today's business environment getting your message across is key. Whether you are marketing a new offering, an internal memo to to your staff for new business objectives, or technical specs for a an exciting invention, having a proper communications plan in place is essential to getting your message [...]

16 08, 2016

Escape collaboration’s long winding road to innovation

August 16th, 2016|Blog|

Good things can happen when people communicate, share thoughts and come together to improve, change and make a difference. But pure collaboration without structure, context and purpose leaves participants in a chaotic state of mind as to the mandate, process and next actions to bring an idea to fruition. There has been a lot of [...]

4 07, 2016

Planbox Releases Guide to Challenge Driven Innovation Management

July 4th, 2016|Blog|

Planbox has released the guide to Challenge Driven Innovation Management for executives, managers, and innovation leaders who want to learn and apply the best practices, processes and systems that lead to a winning sustainable innovation initiative. Organizations have no shortage of general ideas and suggestions on how to improve. For example, “how can we improve customer satisfaction?” [...]

6 06, 2016

Planbox Releases the Ultimate Innovation Strategist Playbook

June 6th, 2016|Blog|

Planbox has released the ultimate innovation strategist playbook for innovation leaders and strategists who want to get a quick set of recipes and tools for launching, revamping and running successful innovation programs. Planning, staffing and launching an innovation program can be a daunting task. The innovation strategist playbook provides innovation leaders and teams with the roadmap to [...]

24 03, 2016

The Magic of Innovation

March 24th, 2016|Blog|

How to encourage creativity and get your team to foster and develop winning ideas. If you were a wizard then simply waving a magic wand would make everything exactly how you’d like it to be. But reality isn’t as fun and easy as a fantasy … or is it? In the book Magic of Reality, [...]

22 03, 2016

Reversing Your Company’s Shrinking Lifespan

March 22nd, 2016|Blog|

We are all living longer than we used to but the companies we work for are not. Corporate life expectancy is at a serious decline. Our life expectancy has increased by almost 30% in the last 80 years but corporate life expectancy has fallen by almost 500% in the same period. This rapid rate of [...]

1 03, 2016

Incorporating Business Case Development in Idea Management Workflows

March 1st, 2016|Blog|

Over the last few years I have worked with a number of different companies in helping them align their strategy to incorporate a solid business case for their ideas that flow through their innovation pipeline. When considering the development of a new offering, improving the business model, or a variation of an existing offering, building [...]

23 02, 2016

Post Merger Innovation Jam

February 23rd, 2016|Blog|

When two big clouds collide and merge a lot of tumultuous activity follows including heavy winds, thunder and lightning. Some of what happens next depends on which one is the dominating cloud in terms of size, density and energy. The people who are nearby naturally witness this activity, are in awe of nature in action, [...]

13 01, 2016

How the Best of the Best Innovate

January 13th, 2016|Blog|

Where do good projects really come from and why despite so much progress in project management technology and methodologies, projects with poor returns and project failure rates remain so high? Here are my observations on which innovation programs succeed or disrupt and which ones stagnate or fail. Understanding the premise and promise of fostering creative [...]

26 12, 2015

2016 Time to Monkey Around

December 26th, 2015|Blog|

The Year Of The Red Fire Monkey 2016 is a time for business considered as risky, and here the seeds of unplanned success lays. Run with ideas, embrace the inventive, and don’t look back. - Source: AstroWiki.com on Chinese Horoscope 2016 According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 is the year of Monkey  (Fire Monkey) starting from [...]

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