innovation management

5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager

An innovation manager’s role is defined by the skills needed to embrace disruption and manage change. Innovation managers may be referred to by a variety of titles such as: Chief Innovation Officer Head of Innovation Innovation Portfolio Manager Some innovation [...]

The 10 Characteristics of Great Innovators

Characteristics of Successful Innovators Many people assume that if they don’t invent things and hold multiple patents, they aren’t very innovative. In reality, many inventors don’t have patents or products. Some innovators generate ideas, while others bring those ideas to [...]

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the [...]

Comfort with Chaos: the Innovation Leader’s Mindset

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 [...]

The Innovation Manager’s Quintessential Reading List

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 Ways Crises Forge Strong Innovation Leaders

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, [...]

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

The three things I learned about crowdsourced innovation are: Innovation is required to be competitive, creating a concrete innovation system helps firms get ahead, and the hardest aspects of crowdsourced innovation are participation and accountability.

How to Build a Better Creative Team

When you build a creative team, you hope that the team as a whole will be more creative and productive than the sum of its parts. It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for [...]