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

4 Ways to Deal with FOBO (Fear of a Better Option)

Making hard decisions can bring the most seasoned leaders to their knees, no matter how calm they look on the outside.  The fear of a better option (FOBO) can paralyze decision-making. It is also the enemy of innovation.  In this show I talk about 4 ways to deal with FOBO. FOBO versus FOMO What is […]

4 ways to deal with FOBO

Don’t Let the Funnel Dry Up! Create an Innovation Challenge S14 Ep37

For innovation leaders, one of the hardest tasks is keeping the innovation funnel full.  Yet, this is key to sustaining an innovation effort. What’s worked for me is to create an innovation challenge.  Today’s show lays out a process for making an innovation challenge. Creating a challenge will keep the funnel stocked with high quality […]

Innovation Challenge

Setting Innovation Objectives S14 Ep27

In a recent show, I talked about setting innovation objectives.  Listeners wrote in asking for details on how to include innovation in the objective setting process.   So, in this week’s show I share the steps to setting innovation objectives. Done well, innovation objectives can result in exponential success for your organization. The purpose for setting […]

Setting Innovation Objectives

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If You're New To Killer Innovations

If you’re like most of my readers, you’re an innovator. You are striving to get better, and reach your potential when it comes to creating ideas that become innovations with impact. You want to leave a lasting impact with the innovations you create. This page is for those of you who are new to killer innovations.

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Phil McKinney at the Newseum

But something keeps getting in the way: Everyplace you turn, there seems to be one hurdle after another that gets in the way of you launching that innovation.

Does This Sound Like You?

Be honest:

  • Do you feel like the innovation antibodies are attacking ever idea you come up with?
  • Do you fear that your innovation skills are not keeping up?
  • Do you worry that your great idea will never see the light of day?

If so, you’re not alone. All of us have felt this way.

I Know How You Feel

I know what it feels like to be in over your head—to have your innovation success outpace your ability to manage it.

As the former Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard, and now as a successful CEO at an industry R&D and innovation lab, I have faced the reality that the innovation game can be daunting, intimidating and never ending. The answer isn’t simply to go faster. The answer it to do the right things smarter.

Phil McKinney giving a talk

My Goal in Sharing The Blog and Podcast

Through my blog and podcast, my mission is to give you the confidence you need to succeed in the innovation game. From practical tools to accomplish you innovation goals, to strategies for personal and career growth in the innovation game, to an intentional path to greater influence and contribution in your chosen field.

If you’re new to my site (and you likely wouldn’t be on this page if you weren’t), here are some of my most popular posts in each category.

Innovation Culture

Laws Of Innovation

FIRE Framework For Innovation

My Archive

You can also check my blog’s and the podcast archives for a list of every post I have created or use the search function to find other posts that might be of interest.

My Products and Services

While the content on my blog and in my podcast are all free, I do offer a number of commercial products and services. Be sure to check out my Store and my Work with Me sections.

Phil McKinney as a mentor

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Yes, you can win at the innovation game. All it takes is the intention and a mentor to guide you. If you’ll provide the first, I’ll provide the second. Let’s get started.


Looking Back at 15 Years of Killer Innovations

Season 16 Launch!

We are celebrating the 16th season of The Killer Innovations Show. This week, Bob O’Donnell, Silicon Valley veteran, the President, Founder, and Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research, joins us to discuss the history of Killer Innovations and some memorable moments throughout the history of the show. How It All Started Let’s talk about the backstory of […]

Killer Innovations

How to Create A Disruptive Ideation Workshop

Many people believe when it comes to innovation, you’ve either got it or you don’t.  But innovation is a skill that can be learned, practiced and perfected. One area of innovation is ideation.  Generating quality ideas is key to keeping the innovation funnel full.  How do you get started in innovation if your team doesn’t […]

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Brain Health for Innovation and Creativity S14 Ep31

Anyone who wants to be highly creative, be an innovator, and generate killer ideas needs above all else one thing.  You need your brain. That’s why it’s of primary importance that you take care of your brain health. Your brain, like any muscle can be exercised and strengthened.  In today’s show, we talk about how […]

Brain Health

Making The Innovation Pitch

Assuming that you have a great idea, the next most important step is to create the pitch so that others will join and support you. You cannot under estimate the importance of a well thought out and delivered innovation pitch. Segment 1: Making The Innovation Pitch Make sure the idea is ready How big is […]

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