Igniting Innovation: Tips, Sparks and Ideas for Acting on Innovation

Maggie Nichols

Maggie Nichols
Maggie is President & CEO of Eureka! Ranch not only leading the team at the Ranch and the Innovation Engineering Institute, but coaching and helping C-Level executives across the world guide their employees and teams through innovation.
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How To Recognize the Illusive Silver Bullet Idea

Posted by Maggie Nichols on Nov 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

You and your team are brainstorming to create something meaningfully unique for your customers. You dig down deep to find the nerve to share your crazed idea with your team. You suck in a breath and blurt out…

My idea is (blah blah blah.)”

Then you wait for the following signs that yours was indeed “the big idea.” :

  1. The Mood Transforms. Strangely, the wind inside your HVAC-pumped conference room starts to gently blow your hair back. It smells of fresh cut grass and hope.
    Outside the window you see the heavens open up. As you draw close to the window you can hear music in the distance - a beautiful sweet melody and angels sing.
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Topics: Create, innovation

4 Thing You Should Do Today to Prioritize Innovation

Posted by Maggie Nichols on Aug 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

I have found over the years that often when leading innovation, it is about choices. The big choice to do "any innovation at all" could almost be considered the easy one. Innovation is shown to make a meaningful impact to a company's bottom line, their return, and to employee wallets and morale. Doing the new thing isn't necessarily hard it's making the decision to NOT do other things that are hard.

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Topics: innovation, Leading Innovation

Learning How to Win Again with Innovation

Posted by Maggie Nichols on Jul 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

A common theme among corporations these days is that they need to "Learn how to WIN again."

Below are 3 steps that all leadership can take to jump start innovation in your company or division

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Topics: Leading Innovation, Innovation Systems

Welcome to the first blog from the Eureka! Ranch and Innovation Engineering Institute team.  Here you will find a diverse group of innovators dedicated to changing the world by transforming innovation from a random gamble to a reliable system that delivers increased innovation speed and decreased risk.


So, many exciting things are going on at Eureka! Ranch and with Innovation Engineering don't miss out on anything:

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