October 22, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What the Asch conformity studies tell us about fitting in at work

Would you rather stand alone and be right, or be part of a group even if you know you are wrong? One of the most interesting experiments in psychology explains why companies fail to innovate. It is all about to what lengths people will go to fit in with the group, and not disagree with […]

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October 21, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Syndrome Syndrome and the Rise of the New World Disorders

Here’s a fun test for you: If you can read the rest of this paragraph without tweeting, texting, or thinking about crop circles, there’s a good chance you do not have ADD, ADHD, or any other recently-identified medical condition.

That’s the good new…

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October 21, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S6E136: Kaiser Yang – Crack the innovation Code

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Kaiser Yang, Founder of Platypus Labs and author of the upcoming innovation book Crack the Code: 8 Surprising Keys to unlock innovation. We speak about what it takes to apply creativity to build successful innovations. Topics covered in this episode: 00:02:30 – The […]

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October 20, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

You don’t need to invent everything new to be innovative

A lot of innovation teams think that in order to be innovative, to be really creative, you have to be completely original. That means, that you need to create everything yourself. Even if it means starting from zero, where parts of what you need already exist in the market and can be used freely. This […]

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October 20, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

7 Essential Ingredients of a Crowdsourced Innovation Campaign

Many companies are introducing Innovation as a Service, which means an internal group acts as a consultancy that can solve problems for business owners. These innovation teams bring a number of skills to the table, including research, communications, p…

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October 19, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Creative Hobbies Can Help Improve Your Overall Health

Over the last year and a half, people have taken more of an interest in their overall health and well-being. That’s largely because we’ve had more time to do it! While traditional forms of self-care like eating a healthy diet and exercising will never go out of style to maintain your health, have you ever […]

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October 18, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Is Data Hindering Your Innovation Efforts? Five Data Missteps That Paralyze Innovation

Data can be a powerful enabler for innovation, but when used incorrectly, it can be a paralyzing force. It’s a critical component in measuring and understanding the need for innovation—if you cannot measure something, you cannot improve it. Whether you…

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October 16, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How to Go Beyond the Team Leader Overload Syndrome

Most people who are in a leadership position often find themselves overloaded and overwhelmed. “Too much to do and not enough time,” is their mantra. And here’s why:

1. They haven’t established clear expectations with their team
2. They don’t total…

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October 15, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Ideas are worth nothing without execution

I often tell my clients and students that ideas are priceless. Because you cannot put a price on an idea. When it comes to creative ideas, they need to be executed. If an idea just stays in your mind, or the mind of anyone else, it has no value and can make no impact. This […]

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October 12, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Exploitation pays your salary while exploration pays your pension

A few months ago, I had the privilege of sitting down with Steve Blank, widely credited as the founder of the Lean Startup movement, for a fascinating podcast interview. The quote above comes from a foreword he wrote for Lead and Disrupt, which is all about Ambidextrous Organisations. A company needs to be able to […]

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October 11, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The 4C model of Creativity

Is it possible to be creative, even if you are not a genius changing the world? Yes, of course. But how do you compare the creativity of a child, to someone who is a professional? This is where the 4C model of creativity comes in. The 4C model of Creativity Up until recently, there was […]

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October 6, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Six Pillars of Innovation Culture

Every year, IdeaScale asks our customers what their main priorities are for the coming year, and without fail one of the top two priorities is to create a culture of innovation. Every innovation thought leader, every organizational engagement specialis…

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October 5, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How National Culture and Policy Impact Innovation Strategies

National cultures and policies influence innovation rates, approaches to innovation, and funding. Here’s what innovation leaders need to know.
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