Overcoming Impostor Syndrome to Create the Next Game-Changing Innovation

I was recently asked to give a talk at TEDx Boulder.  The talk was based on a speech I gave in D.C. a few months past.  Humans have a superpower. That superpower is the ability to convince ourselves that something is true when it is not.  Seventy-five percent of us have convinced ourselves that we are […]

Impostor Syndrome

Innovation Bootcamp – How To Win In The Emerging Creative Economy

To win in the highly competitive markets of today, we need to win in the emerging creative economy. Key to this success is helping our teams re-discover their natural ability to be highly creative. Today’s show is the audio from a keynote speech I gave at the Business Alliance Bootcamp for growing companies and entrepreneurs […]

Innovation Bootcamp

7 Laws of Innovation and Benefitting from Coaching Insights

Laws of Innovation Why do some organizations have better innovation than others?  Over the years I have collected what I call the “7 Immutable Laws of Innovation.”  No single organization could be successful in all of these laws but there are always opportunities to improve.  Let’s get started with the laws of Innovation.   Law […]

Laws of Innovation

Better Ways to Co-Innovation and Strategic Storytelling

Co-Innovation What is Co-Innovation?  Co-Innovation is two parties with unique expertise that come together in a 50/50 funding of resources.  The key component being they have complimentary interests. Think of it as a Venn diagram.  The goal of Co-Innovation is to find where the Venn diagrams overlap.  Co-Innovation means: Two parties with patented expertise. A […]

Co-Innovation

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: the Innovation that gave NASA and the World the View

The success of the Apollo 11 mission, the first moon landing, inspires our innovative passions and pursuits.  With the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, I’ve been looking back at all of those that impacted and supported an incredible journey.  In this episode of Killer Innovations, I had the pleasure of interviewing […]

apollo 11

Innovation Strength: Acquiring Innovation/ Avoiding the Biggest Risks to Innovation

What is the strength of innovation in your organization?  In this week’s Killer Innovations, we explore avenues to building innovation strength.  Innovation from Mergers and Acquisitions can be a fast track to innovation.  What are the pros and cons to this innovation path? We also look at the five biggest risks to innovation.  Your company’s […]

Innovation Strength

Ideas + Innovation Culture = Innovation Success

Innovation is all about translating ideas into real products, real services and real solutions.   Ideas without execution are a hobby.  Is your organization in the business of innovation?   This week’s show boils it down to a simple equation.  Ideas + Innovation Culture = Innovation Success.  The process starts with ideas and the management of them.  […]

Innovation Success

Five Ways to Generate New Ideas

When it comes to the process of generating ideas, the default answer is to host a brainstorming session.  Are there other ways to generate new ideas that are not dependent on traditional brainstorming?  Today on Killer Innovations, I am going to share with you five that I use. Mind Mapping and Wishing  Mind mapping is […]

Generate New Ideas

Individual Ideation Versus Team Ideation

This week on Killer Innovations, I will discuss how to use both individual ideation and team ideation to generate disruptive ideas that will create high impact innovations.   Individual Ideation When kicking off individual ideation, you need to ensure that the mechanics are in place.   Make sure everyone has a stack of yellow sticky notes and […]

Individual Ideation