Tag: innovation management

5 Key Skillsets for Strategy and Innovation Managers

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The role of an innovation manager is diverse. It cannot be described in one single job description. Instead, it is defined by the skills needed to embrace disruption and invoke change. Innovation managers may be referred to by various titles. These can include: Chief Innovation Officer Head of Innovation Innovation Portfolio Manager Common Challenges Innovation … Continued

Comfort with Chaos: the Innovation Leader’s Mindset

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Chaos is something many organization leaders try hard to avoid. Generally, employees are expected to perform tasks in an analytical, well-organized fashion without deviating from the plan. But innovation leaders know the value of chaos, and how a certain amount of it is necessary for experimentation. This is what helps a company thrive and grow. … Continued

The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List

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As an innovation manager, you are always looking for the latest trends. Drawing inspiration from innovators who have come before you is a great way to learn. According to a recent survey, high growth companies apply innovation strategies that look far beyond the immediate future. Of those who participated, 65 percent of organizational leaders said they … Continued

How to Reward Innovative Thinking in Your Company


Innovation is an essential aspect of any business. No matter your industry, there is an ongoing need for new ideas that put products into the hands of customers. Innovation management is about thinking outside the box. It involves creating new opportunities rather than waiting for them to arise. This, however, cannot occur in a vacuum. … Continued

6 Ways Crises Forge Strong Innovation Leaders

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The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way companies do business. Strong innovation leaders are meeting the challenge of finding better ways to perform everyday tasks. This type of leadership is courageous and real. It does not happen overnight, but instead, is forged in times of crisis. Successful innovation leaders will adopt key behaviors that inspire … Continued