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 Innovation Emfographics Culture of Innovation: Core Components

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Innovation

❶  Inspire. Provide an inspiring vision; lead innovation; emphasize opportunities, not problems; trust your people and stimulate generation of radical ideas... More 

KoRe 10 Tips

  Promote a culture of creative dissatisfaction; train people to think creatively about improvement and innovation all of the time and see change and change as an opportunity

Customer-driven Innovation: 7 Tips

❼  Ingrain customer-driven innovation in your corporate culture and operations so deeply that is becomes a part of DNA of your company... More

Innovation is Love



IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Break rules and "fail forward" so that change is part of the culture, and little setback is experienced.

Tom Kelley





Steve Jobs advice quotes

Building a very strong company and a very strong foundation of talent and culture in a company is essential to making great products.

Steve Jobs



 "Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. Knowing how to lead and work with creative people requires knowledge and action that often goes against the typical organizational structure. Protect unusual people from bureaucracy and legalism typical of organizations." ~ Max DePree


Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Empowered Employees (Metal):


Innovation-friendly Organization

How To Transform Your Business Into an Innovative and Creative Culture

Freedom to Fail    Letting the Best Idea to Win

Innovation Management

Innovation Team

Synergistic    Cross-functional  >>  Empower

Intellectual Teamwork    Team Creativity  >>  Empower

Winning Corporate Culture

High-Performing CULTURE  >>  Team    Customer-focused    No Blame

Inspiring Culture    Culture of Questioning

Innovation System

Strategic Alignment    Measuring Innovation



Innovation Management

Strategic Innovation

Innovation Performance Management    Loose-Tight Leadership


Culture of Innovation

Corning    Dell    Silicon Valley Firms

New Product Design by IDEO

GE Work-Out


Cultural Change as a Sustained Effort

A corporate culture generally represents the norms, assumptions, shared values, and artifacts within a firm. Establishing the culture of innovation requires a broad and sustained effort. Though changing a company's culture is never easy, with the right leadership, cultures can be reshaped and amazing results can accrue.

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

Establishing an attitude of relentless growth is what enables an organization and its people to achieve their goals. The spirit of relentless growth keeps fresh ideas flowing and reinvigorates your company. Thus, "the primary challenge facing market leaders is to institutionalize an environment where every decision and direction can be constantly and safely reassessed."3

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Create a Culture of Questioning

"If you have a yes-man in your organization, one of you is redundant."
Colin Powell

Questions are critical to innovation. Questions make you think about new ways of doing things. Exploration of possibilities, discoveries, innovation, and progress start with challenging assumptions, asking searching “Why?” and “What if?” questions, and plying “What if” scenarios.

4 WHYs of True Success

How can you create a culture of questioning? Lead by example start with yourself. Ask lots of questions. Don’t question competence – ask open-ended searching questions instead... More

Jack Welch's 5 Strategic Questions


Motivate Every Employee

Every person has a greater potential than they are exhibiting, and as an inspirational leader, it's your responsibility to maximize their potential and performance and the results of each member of your team. As a new manager, you have great influence on employee motivation. With the right set of techniques you can affect your employees' behaviors right now... More

Harness the Power Diversity

Diversity of thought, background, experience and perception enhance the creativity and innovation.

It was by taking a different view of a traditional business that major innovations were achieved. To find a better creative solution to the current practice, force yourself to reframe the problem, to break down its components and assemble them in a different way... More

Synergize diversities. People with different cultural, educational, scientific, and business backgrounds will bring different frames of reference to a problem and can spark an exciting and dynamic cross-pollination of ideas... More

Brainstorming: 10 Rules

Experimentation: "Ready-Fire-Aim" Culture

Tom Peters talks about going for “ready, fire, aim” as a better approach than “ready, aim, fire.” Don't  take too long procrastinating rather than just getting on with it and treating failures as learning opportunities. Without action, you cannot know whether or not what you are thinking about will actually work.

Sounding smart should not substitute for doing something smart. Actions count more than elegant concepts and plans.

Create a corporate culture of “fire” rather than “aim” to send out strong messages about the value of action rather than talk and instill confidence in your people.7... More

The Virtuous Circle of Experimentation

Freedom To Fail

Making mistakes is essential to innovation and organizational growth, as long as systems are developed to avoid making the same mistake twice.

Freedom to fail means a freedom to explore, venture, experiment and succeed in uncharted territory.... More

Noble Failure

The Fun Factor

Do you really want to learn innovation and know what is deep inside, at the core of successful innovation ecosystems like Silicon Valley? "The truth is ... it's a ball! Hard work combined with hard play at every level, from executive down and back up again."1  People don't only work hard, but also have a lot of fun at the same time. And they are not just having fun, but planning it and making it part of their culture. This is the spirit that truly enables relentless innovation and creates innovation-adept culture...More

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Guiding Principles

Case Studies Best Practices   >>>  Corning    Dell    GE    Google



  1. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  2. Radical Innovation, Harvard Business School

  3. it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, J. Jennings and L. Haughton

  4. Driving Growth Through Innovation, Robert B. Tucker

  5. "How To Motivate Every Employee", Anne Bruce

  6. Inspiring Innovation, Ellen Peebles, Harvard Business Review

  7. The Knowing-Doing Gap" Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton