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5 Types of Innovation System Users – And How You Can Benefit From Them

In a perfect crowdsourcing world, a corporate executive will simply ask employees to suggest their best ideas and wait for the groundbreaking, ROI building, and fully-actionable ideas to roll in from all corners of the company. Every suggestion is easy to understand and build upon, all participate positively, and a new era of ideation descends upon your organization. . The reality,...
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Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition… “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” While not the original intent, many CEOs today would agree that this wisdom could be applied to relationships in the contemporary business world. Truly, the business world is getting smaller every day: drop shipping is giving the little guys an edge...
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Make America Innovate Again

As a general rule, we hold our governments to a higher standard than that which we hold private businesses and corporations to. Private sector businesses are expected to only look out for themselves, but the government is meant to look out for us. Why is it then that we’ve reversed the roles, castigating businesses for not showing involvement but accepting...
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6 Secrets to Creating a Flourishing Culture of Innovation in Your Organization

Fostering an innovative environment in your organization can be key to growing your business and developing opportunities in ways you have not yet even considered. An Accenture study found that over 90% of executives believe that innovation is central to the long term success of their business strategy. Although  (benefits include employee satisfaction, new business streams and digital transformation), how...
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3 of the Best Innovation Team Formulas…and When to Ignore Them

You’ve heard this cliché many times before: innovation is all about people. Even if you’re an avid fan of artificial intelligence, you hardly expect robots replacing humans as innovators any time soon. And if you agree with another popular cliché, the one saying that innovation is a team sport, you will come to a natural conclusion that in order to...
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5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas and solutions to the problems that they encounter.”...
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