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Innovation the Key to Success and Survival

Companies that continuously innovate will create and re-invent new markets, products, services, and Business Models Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book which leads to more growth.

Innovation is founded on your enterprise's ability to recognize market opportunities, your internal Capabilities to respond innovatively, and your knowledge base.

So, the best thing to do to guarantee growth is to build a sustainable innovation organization around the following components:

❶  Vision and strategy for innovation

❷  Culture supporting innovation

❸  Processes, practices and systems supporting innovation

❹  Top Management Team leading innovation  >>>

❺  Cross-functional teams mapping the innovation road  >>>

❻  Empowered employees driving innovation.




Culture of Innovation Creative Dissatisfaction Inspiring Culture Creative Leadership DOs and DON'Ts Innovation System "Why? What If?" questions Why Employee Empowerment Create a Grand Vision The Jazz of Innovation Motivation Kore 10 Tips for Creating a Culture for Innovation Innovation Emfographics Innovation-friendly Organization Culture of Innovation: Core Components

Building Innovation Into Your Organization

Success depends on both what you do and how you do it. There are specific elements that help you and your company to be more innovative. It's  a blend of Culture  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, methodologies, infrastructure, innovation structures, and work practices... More

People Power

Leaders Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book of successful, high-growth companies understand that innovation is what drives growth, and innovation is achieved by awesome people with a shared relentless growth attitude and shared passion for problem solving  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and for turning ideas into realities... More

10 Commandments of Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Creating a Culture for Innovation

Corporate Culture Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book is important for success. The  question is how culture can drive successful innovation, and what corporate leaders can do to establish the kind of culture that leads to creative dissatisfaction with the status quo and truly innovative behavior... More







29 Obstacles To Innovation

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles

10 Ways To Murder Creativity

  • Ask for a 200-page document to justify every new idea... More

The Jazz of Innovation

11 Practice Tips

The Jazz of Innovation

Create a guiding structure and encourage improvisation.

  • Provide strategic alignment.

  • Establish a creative chaos environment

  • Allow freedom to fail... More

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture for Innovation

  • Inspire: Provide an inspiring vision; lead innovation; emphasize opportunities, not problems; trust your people... More

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

Creating a Sustainable Culture of Innovation

An 8-Step Process

  • Fence the Garden: Identify your company’s biggest naysayers and serve them with an “aspiring innovators restraining order.”... More

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Questioning

Transform Your Business into an Innovative and Creative Culture

Strategic Innovation

7 Dimensions

  1. Organizational Readiness – the ability to take action ... More


Six Organizational Models that Support Innovation

  1. Innovation Project Team... More

How To Break Down Barriers To Communication

  • Organize cross-functional teams for all sorts of projects. Make them as loose or as formal as you see fit but be sure that there is good mixing and that all of the departments contribute... More


Top Management Team Leading Innovation

CEO acts as a Chief Inspiration Office. Each member of the Management Team has responsibilities in functional areas but cross-functional systemic innovation is also supported... More

Innovation Policies and Infrastructure

Successful Entrepreneurs have consistent policies and a written Business Plan that defines short- and long-term requirements for growth and provides a framework for decisions... More

Climate for Innovation

Management's task is to generate the right climate that encourages experimentation, creativity, rule-breaking, and individualism. Avoid rigid management that rules out experiment and trial and error... More

Effective Innovation Structures

Most organization use multiple structural models to drive innovation efforts.

C-level and leadership support is a key driver of success of an innovation function... More

Develop and Innovative Workforce

If you want to create breakthroughs, stand out from the competition and become a market leader, help people develop strategic creativity skills, master advanced ideation techniques, and stimulate radical idea generation, and implement radical projects... More

Cross-Functional Teams Mapping the Innovation Road

In the new era of Systemic Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, it is more important for an organization to be cross-functionally excellent than functionally excellent. Cross-functional teams, either formal or informal, need to be formed. These teams can also find new businesses in white spaces between existing business units... More


Inspirational Business Plan: Successful Innovation

Development Risk: "The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity." – Margaret Wheatley... More


How To Prevent Innovation (Humorous Tips)

  • Establish a "30-minute rule": for the first 30 minutes after an idea is expressed only negative comments can be made... More

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

3 Strategies of Market Leaders

Market leaders win by building an adaptive, innovation-friendly organization and establishing an inspirational growth culture. The best companies  put a lot of efforts in developing great leaders and  establishing winning teams... More

The Secret Formula: Building Innovation Into Your Organization

Success depends on both what you do and how you do it. There are specific elements that help you and your company to be more innovative. But it's not a matter of simply following directions. The 'secret formula' is actually not very formulaic. It's  blend of culture, methodologies, infrastructure, and work practices.10

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Empowered Employees (Metal):

Yin-Yang of a Winning Organization

Innovation Management Policies for Large Corporations

By: Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

 Best Practices  Google: 10 Golden Rules

Encourage Creativity. Google engineers can spend up to 20 percent of their time on a project of their choice. There is, of course, an approval process and some oversight, but basically we want to allow creative people to be creative. One of our not-so-secret weapons is our ideas mailing list: a companywide suggestion box where people can post ideas ranging from parking procedures to the next killer app. The software allows for everyone to comment on and rate ideas, permitting the best ideas to percolate to the top... More

Perfect Brainstorming: 10 Rules

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Common Characteristics of Most Innovative Companies...

Culture and Climate...

Two Main Sources of Sustainable Competitive Advantage...

Two Fundamental Views on What It Takes to Manage Innovation...

Innovation Policies...

The Six Core Elements of the Innovation System...

Top Management Team Leading Innovation...

Start with Yourself...

Teams of Empowered Employees...

Innovation Management Policies for Large Corporations...

Culture for Innovation...

Idea Management...

Creativity Management...

Eight Attributes of Corporate Success...


Innovation System...

Road-Mapping Your Organizational Fitness Profile...

Two Fundamental Views on What It Takes to Manage Innovation...

How To Transform Your Business Into an Innovative Culture...

A Tool for Analyzing and Improving Organizations...

Organizational Fitness Profile...

 Case in Point  IDEO...

 Case in Point  Fun4Biz...

 Case in Point  Silicon Valley Companies...

 Case in Point  British Petroleum...

Case in Point  Quantum...

Case in Point  Charles Schwab...


Steve Jobs advice quotes

What made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, artists, zoologists, historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.

Steve Jobs


Bill Gates advice

Pick good people,
use small teams,
give them excellent tools.

Bill Gates


Richard Branson business advice quotes

Colleagues should take care of each other, have fun, celebrate success, learn by failure, look for reasons to praise not to criticise, communicate freely and respect each other.  >>>

Richard Branson


IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Build bridges from one department to another, from your company to your prospective customers, and ultimately from the present to the future... More

Tom Kelley


Charles Schwab advice quotes

All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.

Charles Schwab

Schwab Inc.

Max DePree quotes

Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. Protect unusual people from bureaucracy and legalism typical of organizations.  >>>

De Pree

Michael Dell advice

Encourage people to take risk. Do your best to make sure that people aren't afraid of the possibility of failure, do a lot of experiments and learn from failures... More

Michael Dell

Dell Inc.

Set Godin advice

For the first time ever, everyone in an organization – not just the boss –

is expected to lead.  >>>

Set Godin



  Innovation Jokes



Humorous Biz Plan: How To Succeed In Innovation

Innovation Management Team: "Few great men would have got past personnel."  ~ Paul Goodman...

Market Analysis: "People buy more weight loss books/diets (tools) than all other books, yet people are fatter than ever. Why? Most diets do not address the psychological reasons (mindset) for eating. The same holds true for innovation." ~ Stephen Shapiro... More

16 Ways to Avoid the Hassle of Commercializing University Technology

By: Terry Collison

❷ If you have a technology policy and a procedure, make sure nobody in the university community actually understands what it is. Complexity is good... More








  1. Managing Challenges for the 21st Century, Peter Drucker

  2. Building the Awesome Organization, Jana Matthew

  3. Radical Innovation, Harvard Business School

  4. The Road Ahead, Bill Gates,

  5. In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters

  6. Guide to Management Ideas, Tim Hindle

  7. The 10-day MBA, Steven Silbiger

  8. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  9. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  10. The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley

  11. Managing New Products, Thomas D. Kuczmarski

  12. Managing Complexity, Robin Wood

  13. The Leader's Guide To Lateral Thinking," Paul Sloane

  14. The Innovative Enterprise, Harvard Business Review

Winning Organization

Innovation-friendly Organization

8 Steps To Creating an Innovative Organization

Frequently Switching Responsibilities

IDEO's Hot Studio System

Energize Employees

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7 Tips for Eliminating Bureaucracy

Google 9 Notions of Innovation

Innovation Quotes

Corporate Culture

Strategies for Building a Growth Culture

Smart Executive

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