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

Is Innovation a Skill to Be Learned?

Posted by David Lafkas on Nov 10, 2016 1:07:34 PM

If your best friend called you today and asked you to go scale El Capitan tomorrow morning, would you be able to do it?

For most of us, the answer would be an absolute no, as it would truly end in a cliff hanger. 

Most of us are not experts at scaling mountains, and if you have interest in scaling mountains, you likely would start by taking some classes and starting on practice rock-climbing walls before slowly graduating to longer and steeper cliffs.

In other words, you would practice and learn from those who know more and have gone before us.

So, why would you treat innovation any differently? 

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Topics: Education, fail fast fail cheap, training

Top 3 Things that Can Silently Ruin Your Innovation Program

Posted by Brad Hall on Oct 25, 2016 11:21:55 AM

We’re running our training program off-site this week and it brings to mind all the small things that seem insignificant but can have a drastic impact on the outcome of the week.  Through trial and error we’ve come up with some solutions  to handle these potential landmines even when we’re off-site.  So here are the top three hidden killers for innovation programs and some potential solutions to them.

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Topics: training, innovation

Innovation Training Principle 3: Sustain With Communication

Posted by Maggie Slovonic Pfeifer on Oct 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In the last few weeks I've discussed in depth 3 Simple Principles for Thinking about Innovation Training.  We've covered starting with the willing and educate and enable.  Today lets dig into number 3: Sustain with Communication. 

We've found the key to sustaining innovation culture change is to create the sense that people are a part of something bigger then themselves. Belonging to a group gives strength to the new mindset. It provides reinforcement, purpose, and meaning to life and work.

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Topics: innovation, collaboration, training, innovation training

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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