Stefan Lindegaard

Stefan Lindegaard is a Copenhagen-based author, speaker and strategic advisor. His focus on corporate transformation and innovation management based on leadership, the work force and organizational structures has propelled him into being a trusted source of inspiration to many large corporations, government organizations and smaller companies. He believes business today requires an open and global perspective and he has given talks and worked with companies in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In his role as a strategic advisor and coach, Stefan Lindegaard provides external perspectives and practical advice for executives and corporate transformation and innovation teams. He is a widely respected writer and he has written several books including The Open Innovation Revolution published globally. You can follow his work on LinkedIn Pulse.

All articles by Stefan Lindegaard:

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    The Frustrated Innovation Team: What Should They Do?

    Feb 03, 2017 | In: Organization & Culture

    Many executives talk a lot about innovation, but they don’t really know how to make it happen. A corporate innovation team asks themselves: How do we “educate” our executives on innovation management and develop stronger corporate innovation capabilities together?

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    Picking the Right Stakeholders for Open Innovation

    Jan 19, 2017 | In: Strategies

    What external stakeholder groups can you tap into to build value for your innovation initiatives? Are your relationships with these external stakeholder groups solid or do you need to do additional work to build good, mutually beneficial working relationships? Are there potential stakeholder groups that you have not yet tapped at all? If so, what is your plan for reaching out to organizations within these pools so that you can further expand your innovation ecosystem? Are your channels for communicating with your external stakeholders strong or do they need further work?

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    A Quick Guide to External Collaboration

    Jan 06, 2017 | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Working with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

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    Three Types of Networkers and the Roadblocks for Corporate Networking

    Nov 09, 2016 | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    As you determine how to build a networking culture within your organization, it’s important to understand how networking actually works. One of the most knowledgeable people on organizational networking and—how this supports innovation—is Rob Cross, a professor in the management department of University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

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    Why Top Executives Do Not Get Innovation – and What to Do About It

    Oct 27, 2016 | In: Enabling Factors

    Many leaders of corporate innovation efforts struggle to get the support they need from executives higher up in the organization. Top executives can be skilled at talking the talk about innovation, especially in public venues, but frequently fail to walk the walk when it comes to making key choices that determine whether an innovation project will happen or die on the vine.

  • defeating-the-corporate-antibodies

    Defeating the Corporate Antibodies

    Oct 13, 2016 | In: Enabling Factors, Organization & Culture

    Change is frightening to many elements inside the typical organization. Change threatens people’s power, their status, their egos, and, in some situations, even their jobs. Change can make someone’s expertise obsolete and thereby make them obsolete as well. Because people are afraid of change, innovation efforts often cause the eruption of corporate antibodies that fight to kill innovation and maintain the status quo.

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    Innovation Management in Emerging Markets

    Oct 06, 2016 | In: Enabling Factors

    When it comes to innovation management, I see a growing number of companies in emerging countries like Turkey, Mexico and Brazil doing a better job than their counterparts in developed (primarily Western) countries. There are many reasons for this and here you get some of my observations.

  • metrics-and-measurements-for-open-innovation-and-ecosystems

    Metrics and Measurements for Open Innovation and Ecosystems

    Sep 29, 2016 | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Given the difficulties in developing and working with metrics and measures for open innovation and ecosystems, I have pulled together some inspiration and insights from several articles.

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    A Roadmap for Building Corporate Innovation Capabilities

    Sep 22, 2016 | In: Enabling Factors, Strategies

    What should a roadmap that helps you develop corporate innovation capabilities look like? How do you bring new thoughts and approaches together with current and past initiatives (both successes and failures) and turn this into a single framework? How do you keep pushing and developing your organization to become more flexible and agile without losing out on the current overall efforts and expected results?

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    The Next Level of Open Innovation: Is Your Organization Ready?

    Sep 13, 2016 | In: Organization & Culture

    Getting started with open innovation and developing the right foundation for open innovation has been a key challenge at many companies in the last three to five years. Now, internal as well as external forces are moving these companies towards the next level of open innovation in which we go beyond just products and technology and start to explore how a more open and collaborative mindset can be applied to all more business units and functions. Think procurement and engineering as examples.

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    Five Ways to Re-Ignite Innovation and Get Things Humming Again

    Jan 18, 2011 | In: Enabling Factors

    A journalist recently asked me this question: What are the five things the CEO of a once-innovative company must do to “innovate innovation” (or innovate the innovation process) and get the creativity process humming again?

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    10 Open Innovation Questions for SME’s

    Jan 11, 2011 | In: Blogs

    As a follow-up to my slightly provocative blog post, Why Open Innovation is Not for Small Companies, I have begun looking further into the interesting topic on how small companies can innovate with others.

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    Five Ways To Get Smarter On Open Innovation

    Jan 04, 2011 | In: Blogs

    I believe the best way to get smarter and acquire new knowledge on innovation is through articles and blog posts rather than reading books. It is just my experience that it works better both in terms of value and time spent.

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    5 Mistakes on Building Open Innovation Relationships

    Dec 14, 2010 | In: Blogs

    What are the common mistakes or missteps that organizations should avoid as they try to build trust with their constituencies? It would be great to have a discussion on this so I look forward to your input based on my discussion starter below.

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    Why Open Innovation is Not for Small Companies

    Nov 30, 2010 | In: Blogs

    It is difficult to find good cases on how smaller companies have engaged with open innovation. It is also difficult to give strong advice on how such companies should engage with open innovation.

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