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    How to Start ‘Riffing’ – 9 Pointers for Co-creation

    August 26, 2015 | By:

    Riffing is an exciting way to co-create and an essential aspect of creative leadership. In this article about co-creation we explore the main mental blockers and enablers to riffing, and nine surprising practical pointers to tap into this power.

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    Creative Leadership Means Being Present

    August 20, 2015 | By:

    We need leaders that are able to change the future. Creative leaders. The paradox with these leaders is that those that seem to be best at shaping the future are all firmly rooted in the now. These leaders really know how to connect to what is happening in the present, and can feel and use how it affects them on a deeper personal level. They are not just reacting on impulses; they are giving true answers to themselves and to the people around them, continuously. This ability goes by many names, call it being in the here and now, call it Mindfulness, Connected or Aligned. We prefer to simply call it Presence.

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    Visioning Requires Patience

    August 12, 2015 | By:

    Not knowing when you are going to get that breakthrough idea is what makes creativity equally magical and frustrating. Bringing yourself closer to creating something innovative and useful requires the cooperation between two contrasting states: controlled and uncontrolled thinking.

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    Visioning – 7 Essential Characteristics

    August 5, 2015 | By:

    The process of visioning may seem both daunting and mysterious. Indeed, it is in no way a straightforward method and there are always rocky rapids to navigate. An understanding of the make-up of this journey will create better results for this process to be a success.

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    International IMP³rove Award 2015: The Contest for the Global Championship in Innovation Management has Just Opened!

    August 4, 2015 | By:

    To mark the occasion of the contest opening for the International IMP³rove Award 2015 – the global championship in innovation management – IMP³rove Academy has interviewed Levent Alatli, General Manager of Koza Yönetim, the award winner of 2014.

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    Intuition and Deliberation for Better Decision-Making

    July 30, 2015 | By:

    We live in an age of change and uncertainty. For businesses, this means that only the most versatile survive —innovate or die. Simply adapting to the digital age is not enough: company survival requires explorative business strategies, to find new opportunities to improve and renew products and services. To attain explorative success you need a combination of both deliberate thinking and intuitive thinking. This article explores how you can balance the two.

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    Sensing is Exploring Uncharted Territory

    July 28, 2015 | By:

    Where do you start when you want something new? Whether the aim is just an improvement, a small incremental change or something more unique, disruptive and breakthrough, the start will probably determine where you end up. Do you start jotting down ideas? Do you grab a whiteboard and Post-Its, get a few people in the room, and start brainstorming?

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    Sound Judgment and Strategic Partnerships

    July 24, 2015 | By:

    Business alliances remain a tricky thing. On the one hand, alliances allow companies to tap into new markets and growth platforms. At the same time, forming alliances is risky, as it demands trust building and deep knowledge sharing with external parties. This article provides a pathway for successfully managing business alliance formation.

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    Risks in Innovation Leadership Talent

    July 22, 2015 | By:

    You don’t need to look far to see risk in innovation leadership. Yet many entrepreneurs lack a sufficient understanding of how to judge and deal with risks. In this article we introduce a model for classifying risks in innovation leadership. In turn, we discuss how some of these risks can be reduced or averted, and in some cases even embraced and reframed to mean something positive.

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    Dynamic Focus Can Shorten the Distance to Failure

    July 17, 2015 | By:

    In a world where we don’t know what tomorrow will look like, safety comes from being able to continuously experiment. The winners get to failure faster, more frequently, using fewer resources, and learning from it quicker than others. So if you operate in a fast-changing changing world, then it is time to retrain your instincts. It’s too risky not to.

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    Are You Focusing on the Right Pilot?

    July 15, 2015 | By:

    Piloting in business innovation means testing an idea effectively. This is not a straightforward process and requires addressing the right questions: What idea should we test? Which aspect of it? How should we go about testing? How should we measure the results? What do we allow these results to mean and what do we do afterwards?

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    Disruptive Technologies for a Better Tomorrow

    July 10, 2015 | By:

    The fate of technology is not an undecipherable enigma that only engineers at Google, Amazon, or Samsung can solve. We can make better decisions in the present by developing a smarter understanding of the laws that govern technological evolution, of how it behaves over time, and what lies over the horizon. If we start thinking about these issues today, we can turn our discomfort into action.

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    The Paradoxes of Creative Leadership

    July 8, 2015 | By:

    Creative leadership is rich with paradoxes. Creative leaders are driven by their internal passion and purpose, yet they also have an externally oriented, explorative mindset. Creative leaders lead from the front by envisioning a better future, pointing the way and setting an aspiration, yet they achieve this by orchestrating a creative team, often leading from behind to bring out the best in others.

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    The Golden Opportunity of Paradigm Shifts

    July 3, 2015 | By:

    We have identified the six major paradigm shifts that are disrupting how we see the world and do business. Recognizing these shifts will help innovation leadership discover opportunities in a wide variety of fields and develop game-changing business models.

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    IdeaScale Launches Partnership with InnovationManagement.se

    July 1, 2015 | By:

    San Francisco, CA July 1, 2015 – IdeaScale, the California-based innovation management solution, today announced an exclusive partnership with Innovationmanagement.se (IM), the world’s leading platform for cutting-edge innovation management content, best practices and online training programs. This announcement is part of IdeaScale’s and IM´s continued global expansion.

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