Category Archives: Chief Innovation Officer

3 E’s of Effective Innovation Leadership

Legacy companies like Apple, Xerox and IBM have transformed their organizations over the past 30 years to stay competitive in an ever-evolving market. This kind of transformational change is not easy for any organization, small or large. In fact, 70% of all change efforts fail. So what can you do to improve your odds of ...

How to Protect Breakthrough Innovation

A company’s portfolio can generally be segmented into three types of innovation: incremental, adjacent, and breakthrough. Incremental innovations are minor improvements to existing products or small steps in to a new market. Adjacent innovations are more novel than incremental innovations and often involve applying an existing core competency in a new area. Breakthrough innovations, often ...

The Best Innovation Conferences You Can Still Attend in 2016

If you haven't attended a conference yet this year, I recommend one of these remaining events. Some of theme are well-known, some may be unexpected. All of them will leave you inspired and prepared to continue down a path of successful innovation. And you never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn.

Innovation, traffic jams and ring roads

Innovation, traffic jams and ring roads - Innovation ExcellenceDrive around almost any big city in the world and you’re likely to hit traffic jams sooner or later. It’s like innovation in large companies, where the sheer size and complexity can inhibit the smooth flow of new offerings. Continue reading

Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer

Hiring the Right Chief Innovation OfficerIt's innovate or die, and this new reality leaves all companies focused on Winning the War for Innovation. This quest to win the war for innovation has led many companies to begin hiring Chief Innovation Officers (CINO), or Innovation Managers, VP's of Innovation, or Innovation Directors. But many companies have done so in haste... Continue reading