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    Small Businesses can Overcome Financial Woes Through Innovation

    November 1, 2018 | By: | In: Strategies

    Starting up a small business can be rough. Even if you possess near-infinite entrepreneurial spirit, chances are that you’ll run into some roadblocks along the way. Whether these obstacles are based in logistics of strategy and implementation of your business model, or even issues with the very products and services you offer, most of these problems can be solved with financial influx.

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    Priorities for Building an Innovation Culture

    October 8, 2018 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    The 97th Floor Mastermind Series recently interviewed IdeaScale about our company, our industry, our vision for the future and more, but we thought that one of their questions about what values we look out for when building a team are worth repeating here for those of you that are looking to build a culture of innovation at your company (whether it’s start-up sized like IdeaScale or not).

  • IMse - Using Failure to Spur Innovation

    Using Failure to Spur Innovation

    June 26, 2018 | By: | In: Strategies, Uncategorized

    It hurts to fail. The feeling of defeat can make even the hardest of workers feel worthless. It’s hard to face the reality that your work or dreams won’t live up to your expectations, and giving up might seem like the next step. However, failure teaches important lessons, and though it seems contradictory, it can often lead to success. Failure gives you the necessary experience you need to improve, but more importantly, it teaches you to get back up.

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    Why Your Business Transformations Fail

    June 6, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Ambitious and impractical business schemes can often lack the fundamental elements needed to make them a reality, leaving huge expense and casualties of the blame game in their wake. The business world is littered with the remnants of unrealised programs and unsuccessful plans for development, several of them so high profile as to have attracted national notoriety.

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    Considering International Expansion? Get Ready To Think Outside Your Comfort Zone

    May 16, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Strategies

    Globalization is great for business: it opens up new markets and allows businesses to bring in revenue and talent from all over the world. However, the first steps into international expansion can be fraught with growing pains, forcing companies to waste time and money on efforts that don’t gain any traction in foreign markets. To avoid this, company leaders have to get ready to embrace change and innovation outside their normal comfort zone. Here’s why it’s important to get comfortable with discomfort when you’re considering international expansion.

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    What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?

    March 20, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value.

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    Exploring the Power of Pause with Leadership Thought-Leader & Korn Ferry Senior Partner Kevin Cashman

    February 24, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    In today’s episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, Kevin Cashman discusses with Mark the rationale and research behind “The Pause Principle,” which aligns strongly with the notion of “creating space” explored by previous guests like David Allen, Lisa Bodell and Heiko Fischer, among others; about Kevin’s new interest in the concept of “story mastery”; and finally some fresh insights into the qualities of a great versus a good leader.

  • Making Innovation More Of A Science And Less Of An Art

    Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art

    February 21, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem. Whether that’s instilling the innovation mojo in a large corporation or simply helping teams become more innovative, the ways to do this seem to be more of an art than a science. However, during the last ten years there has been a strong push to turn this art form into more of a science.

  • democratising-elite-performance-tools-with-dr-andy-walshe

    Democratising Elite Performance Tools with Dr. Andy Walshe

    February 17, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Currently leading Human Performance for Red Bull, Andy works with hundreds of international athletes and business leaders to develop and implement elite performance models. In today’s podcast, Andy and Mark sit down to discuss the intricacies of human potential and how certain qualities of elite performers resonate across sectors, industries and arenas; how companies can evolve to enable more talented employees to excel and his project Human 2.0 which looks at how new technologies especially in the arena of Artificial Intelligence encourage us to explore our own potential at a much higher level.

  • supporting-innovation-with-autonomy-and-accountability

    Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

    January 30, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

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    The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure

    January 11, 2017 | By: | In: Videos

    “Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

  • why-it-takes-time-to-be-an-overnight-success

    Why it Takes Time to be an Overnight Success

    December 27, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    When it comes to transformation programs, internal alignment forms the foundation for strategic success. Naturally, aligning an organisation to its strategic priorities requires serious upfront investment in terms of time. But without this time, it’s a case of ‘fail to prepare – prepare to fail’.

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    Lab.Coop is the winner of the Management Innovator Award

    December 20, 2016 | By: | In: News

    This year’s Management Innovator Award was won by a team of experimenters for their unconventional approach to organizational governance. The Budapest-based Society of Management Innovators announced the results of the international competition on December 16th, 2016.

  • the-space-between-hesitation-and-commitment-with-michael-gervais

    The Space Between Hesitation and Commitment with Michael Gervais

    December 9, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Innovation Psychology, Podcast

    Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist who works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, he is a recognized speaker on optimal human performance, and he is the host of the Finding Mastery podcast. What can Michael teach us about success in the corporate world? Well, just a few of the important topics Mark and Michael discuss on this week’s episode are: Why is an understanding of the space between hesitation and commitment so fundamental to raising performance? What is micro-choking, and how can you dissolve pressure? A definition of failure that challenges us to step up.

  • the-surprising-habits-of-original-thinkers

    The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

    December 7, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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