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Innovation

I’ll only believe it when I see it!  You’ll only see it when you believe it!  

Which one is correct? Are they both correct? If so, which comes first?  These are tough questions, and perhaps they lie at the heart of real success, and real innovation,...

Measuring Innovation The Mindwerx 2015 Innovation Survey identified a number of concerns and questions in relation to making Innovation happen, with a BIG one being ‘how to measure Innovation’.  We’re working on an in-depth paper on this as part of our book coming out later in the year, but we wanted to make some...

As anyone who has ever caught a glimpse or seen a photo of a stranger who looks just like them will know, finding one’s doppelgänger can be an unsettling experience. But for creative leaders and innovative organisations, the concept of doppelgängers might be a useful tool to achieving desired results.

By Imagineeringthe process of imagining the future and engineering it into reality – you might use the Doppelgänger Effect to identify a...

Mindwerx_Innovation_Survey_2015 Our latest Innovation Survey has revealed some interesting, although not always surprising, results about the state of innovation in organizations today. 

For example in response to the question:

Innovation, intrapreneurship, and...

I was recently reminded of a workshop I did with one of my clients in Brisbane a while ago now. It was with the Human Resources section and we dedicated a couple of hours to exploring how they could Champion Innovation across the organization. 

In the planned agenda they had the Focus as ‘Developing a culture and capability of innovation’, which is one good way to look at it.  What they want to do is ensure people across the company have the skills, time,...

Innovation is simple, but not easy If you are studying an innovation, then it already exists, which means you are looking into the past. This is interesting, and we can certainly learn much from this effort.  But by its nature the next innovation lies in the future, it is unseen and unknown today. You may be able to...

 

Have you ever wondered why people you work with resist change, particularly any sort of unique or innovative change?  Well it may come down to what we call the QWERTY Mentality.

QWERTY Keyboard

This comparison of how many people think, to the common QWERTY...

Learning to Lead In exploring to find the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, as we do at the start of every year, we search for authoritative research on where our clients may want to focus their energy, and by default where we might aid them.

In considering 2012 we once again looked at the...

This blog was first published in June 2008 but is worth repeating.

Swarm CreativityIn one of my recent Masters classes, one of my students presented some information on Swarm Creativity, which I had not previously heard of by that name.  While the class worked on a team projects I was able to power browse the...

Kenji Kawakami is the inventor of the concept of Chindogu, the founder of the 10,000-member International Chindogu Society, and author of several books on ...

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