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

7 Themes for Leading Breakthrough Innovations

Posted by Greg Lemmon on Aug 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

I recently read Dianna Vitasovic's article, "Leadership Support Mechanisms for Breakthrough Innovation." She reports that the following 7 themes emerged:

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Topics: innovation, innovation system, leadership

Top 6 Frustrating Business Challenges

Posted by Lydia Carson on Aug 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Are you frustrated with business challenges like the following?  If so, surveys show you’re not alone.  Click on the business challenges below to watch videos from the Innovation Engineering curriculum to learn how innovation systems can knock out these challenges.

1. Administrative - Your internal administrative processes are slow and frustrating.

2. Decision Making - It's slow and painful to make decisions about moving innovation projects through the development process. 

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Topics: innovation, innovation system

Do Rules and Systems Help or Inhibit Innovation?

Posted by Greg Lemmon on Aug 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

First, I feel it is important to tell you that this post was inspired by some awesome data I learned about while doing some wisdom mining for a project. The article uses some more technical language, but I promise you that nerdiness of the data, research and information is totally worth it.

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Topics: Leading Innovation, Innovation Culture, innovation system, innovation process, leadership

Are you an an Entrepreneurial Leader?

Posted by Jesse Bechtold on Aug 6, 2015 7:30:00 AM

There are FOUR dimensions to entrepreneurial leadership:

  1. STRATEGIC dimension covers the strategic leadership capacity and strategic thinking capability needed to create a coherent, unifying, integrative decision, and proactive strategy.
  2. COMMUNICATIVE dimension addresses the ability to communicate clearly the recognized opportunity and the process for innovation throughout the organization.
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Topics: innovation, Leading Innovation, innovation system, leadership

5 Design Traits for High Performance Innovation Systems

Posted by Corie Roudebush Spialek on Aug 4, 2015 3:41:00 PM

Over the last 12 + years of working at the Eureka! Ranch and the Innovation Engineering Institute I've had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with some of the most brilliant minds in innovation, business and marketing.  Recently, our founder, Doug Hall sat down with Dr. Dean Shroeder, co-author of The Idea Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottome up Ideas to talk about innovation collaboration systems.  Below are are few of things that we learned while listening in on their chat.

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Topics: innovation, innovation system, collaboration

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.


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