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    How to Foster an Organizational Culture that Encourages Innovation

    June 29, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Innovation Psychology

    Innovative and forward-thinking companies are successful because they have new, exciting, and useful products or services before others and consumers take notice of companies regularly producing the next big thing. These companies are more effective and they can grow more rapidly because their company culture encourages innovation among their employees. A company of “intrapreneurs” can quickly become a successful and noteworthy company.

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    5 Innovation Truths: as Told through Top Gun Movie Clips

    March 30, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    During one of the recent (and frequent) screenings of Top Gun in our house, I was thinking about innovation. I had just finish a popular post for our company’s blog about the habits of the most innovative engineers and I began to draw parallels between Maverick’s journey and innovation.

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    The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

    March 3, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    In this podcast, Joshua Spodek discusses his journey from PhD student of astrophysics to launching and failing in the business world, and finally becoming a sought-after leadership coach and professor at NYU. He also touches on practical tools and exercises used to build the leadership muscles, and explores the importance of experiential learning or project-based learning for building leadership and personal skills.

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    The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team

    February 16, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    To amplify your company’s presence and scale your influence, innovation teams need to harness informal networks and not simply rely on formal structures to create a thriving innovation eco-system. Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization.

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    Live and Work in the Netherlands as a Start-Up Entrepreneur

    December 12, 2016 | By: | In: News

    A city of commerce and entrepreneurism, Amsterdam has long been a melting pot and meeting point for people to come together and ferment world-changing ideas. Recent changes to Dutch law allow innovative entrepreneurs to receive start-up visas in the Netherlands. All they need to qualify is an innovative business idea and an experienced facilitator/mentor.

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    Mad Scientists and Creativity Labs

    August 30, 2016 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Managing solitary and collaborative innovation: All innovation is based on creative ideas which are generated and developed by passionate people working alone and with others. Both solitary and collaborative work are important to the effective development of innovation in organizations. The key for leaders is to effectively promote both.

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    The Leadership Mindset: Disciplined Collaboration, Followership and Purpose

    August 25, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    What makes a successful leader? Is there a secret formula for outstanding leadership above and beyond natural charisma? This is one of the golden questions that every HR manager and business owner wants to know. In fact, countless books and articles have been written on the subject. Emmanuel Gobillot is a leading author and speaker on the fundamentals of effective leadership and in this interview with Mark Bidwell he shares key insights about cultivating the leader’s mindset.

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    Killing Companies with Lisa Bodell

    August 19, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Don’t let the title scare you off, that’s right, ‘killing your company’ is about making space for positive change and it’s not as hard or painful as it may sound. Just ask Lisa Bodell. She is a forward-thinker who developed processes to clean out the unnecessary bits from work places. It’s like feng shui for your business processes. In this engaging interview with Mark Bidwell—an executive intrapreneur turned entrepreneur—Lisa shares why identifying problems, getting rid of things and simply stop doing things to begin with creates bandwidth for an organization to grow and successfully change with the times.

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    Intrapreneurship: Beyond Innovation Theater

    July 20, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews, Organization & Culture

    Despite their rising popularity, many companies are finding it difficult to yield sustainable results from their innovation and intrapreneurship programs. What does it take to go beyond the one-time initiative (or in rare some cases, the one-hit wonder)? We sat down with four speakers for the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference in London, as a taster to what will be discussed during the day.

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    Innovate as a Team? Work on Your Psychological Safety!

    May 30, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture

    To be able to use the full potential of innovation, psychological safety within teams and organisations is essential. Psychological safety is the shared belief that it is safe within the team for interpersonal risk taking. There is a direct relation between a psychological safe climate and performance of the team. (Edmondson 1999)

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    Making Work Fun to Improve Culture and Engagement

    February 22, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    For HR and business managers, it can be challenging to create a productive workplace where employees are motivated to be engaged. It may be time to make work fun again with a variety of practices and tools that are implemented. To transform the environment of your workplace and create a positive environment. Here are a few simple changes that can benefit the business.

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    Breakthrough Methods for Visioning

    February 3, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    Creativity as a concept remains hard to pin down. Many view the ability to find creative solutions as the pinnacle of creative leadership. Artists, designers, visionaries and thought leaders are all admired for the power of their ideas, i.e. for their creativity. Creativity is a well-researched topic, covered in many popular science and business economics books. Yet we continue to struggle with the mystique created around the topic, and the intimidating notion that this is a territory reserved for the so-called “Creatives”.

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    Getting Innovation to Scale – Waves (part 3 of 3)

    January 20, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    Through scaling, smart movers can quickly build substantial market shares – or define entirely new markets. To help innovation leaders understand scaling we have divided it into three main areas: Emergence, Networks, and Waves. This article is on Waves, the third and last in a series of three.

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    Getting Innovation to Scale – Networks (part 2 of 3)

    January 13, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    Through scaling, smart movers can quickly build substantial market shares – or define entirely new markets. To help understand scaling we have divided it into three main areas: Emergence, Networks, and Waves. This article is on Networks, the second in a series of three.

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    Driving Breakthrough Change – Dynamic Scaling in Four Steps

    November 25, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    How did a small organization kick-start a process that doubled the amount of nature in the Netherlands? Siegfried Woldhek used this four-step scaling strategy at the World Wildlife Fund to create a now-legendary example of highly creative strategies that shifted the application of resources on a massive scale.

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