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Innovation keeps your business competitive. Stagnant companies cannot last. The Business Innovation category is dedicated to providing insight into how you and your company can sustain innovation.

Putting People First: Redefining the Way CEOs Think About Profitability & Business

Putting People First: Redefining the Way CEOs Think About Profitability & Business

Vistage Executive Summits Present

A Special Interview with Dale Partridge

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Vistage Executive Summits Inspire Peernovation

Vistage Executive Summits Inspire Peernovation

Vistage is now about halfway through its 2014 Vistage Executive Summit schedule. The events have been a resounding success as business leaders from every Read More

Want to Innovate?  Get Mad!

Want to Innovate? Get Mad!

Before I get started, let’s put the word mad in context.  If you look at the dictionary definition of the word and its synonyms, you’ll Read More

Innovation and The Painted Picture

Innovation and The Painted Picture

Cameron Herold, former COO of 1-800-Got-Junk, is an author, speaker and coach who says if you want to drive innovation in your organization, it’s essential Read More

Innovation and the Fine Art of Small Talk!

Innovation and the Fine Art of Small Talk!

Who better to talk about the “Fine Art of Small Talk” than Debra Fine herself?  Speaking to a group of 500 CEOs, business owners, and Read More

5 Questions That Will Transform Your Brand

5 Questions That Will Transform Your Brand

At today’s Vistage Executive Summit in Seattle, Will Novy and Emily Brew co-presented to a crowd of 500 business owners, CEOs, and their key Read More

The Innovation Dilemma

The Innovation Dilemma

According to Yahoo! Finance columnist Rick Newman, “Seems everyone talks about innovation, but not everyone knows what it means.”  Today, at the Vistage Executive Read More

Brian Solis and the Kodak Moment

Brian Solis and the Kodak Moment

During the early ’90s, commercials which defined life as a series of “Kodak moments” sold the importance of capturing those oh so precious snapshots of Read More

A Pinch of Poison in Your Company Culture Can Be Deadly

A Pinch of Poison in Your Company Culture Can Be Deadly

What do high performing company cultures and successful television shows have in common? Just about everything – minus an Emmy and the drama… hopefully.

Both Read More

Forecasting Innovation: Observe and Measure for Future Success

Forecasting Innovation: Observe and Measure for Future Success

When creating and forecasting innovation, it is vital to set metric goals and track these metrics. One of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, Observe and Measure Read More

5 “Next” Practices for a Culture of Innovation

5 “Next” Practices for a Culture of Innovation

Have you heard? Innovation is the key to future success!

Right…as it’s stated in approximately 275,000,000 sources – safe to say it’s obvious.

What is Read More

You’re a Success! Now, How Do Leaders Avoid Being Complacent?

You’re a Success! Now, How Do Leaders Avoid Being Complacent?

If you’ve worked hard, paid your dues and met success, congratulations on having the discipline, tenacity and perseverance to overcome obstacles and forge ahead. But Read More

Innovation: Insights to Invoices

Innovation: Insights to Invoices

Yesterday, Sekou Andrews offered a wonderfully simple, yet brilliant definition of innovation as no else could – “Insights to Invoices!”  Using his signature poetic voice Read More

Tips to Solving the Business Mid-Life Crisis

Tips to Solving the Business Mid-Life Crisis

Classic Bob Dylan, “He not busy being born is busy dying.”  Companies are challenged every day to grow or die. The odds are against Read More

The Innovation Diet

The Innovation Diet

Marshall Goldsmith, author of dozens of books including What Got you Here, Won’t Get You There, once quipped that as popular as his Read More

Innovation, Innocence and Wisdom

Innovation, Innocence and Wisdom

This past week, we held the first in a series of 20 events that will crisscross the country in 2014 called the Vistage Executive Summits: Read More

Accountability Supports Sustainable Innovation

Accountability Supports Sustainable Innovation

Without risk there can be no innovation, but what happens when success is finally achieved?  In order to have sustainable innovation,  it must be driven Read More

Operations and Sustainability: 5 Tips to Improve Both

Operations and Sustainability: 5 Tips to Improve Both

Sustainability principles can be embedded into every function in a company to provide value.  This posting examines how sustainability can drive more value from company Read More

Reframing Your Innovation Strategy in 2014

Reframing Your Innovation Strategy in 2014

Innovation “strategy” is no longer king. In today’s business world, uncertainty is virtually inescapable. It goes without saying that without risk, there can Read More

How Consumers Drive Business Innovation

How Consumers Drive Business Innovation

In this podcast, Dr. Richard Curtin, economist and influential researcher at the University of Michigan, defines innovation as Read More

Be Specific to Lead Your Team to Grow Business

Be Specific to Lead Your Team to Grow Business

I love it when everyday life provides a great business lesson. Recently my wife and I learned that our son has Celiac disease. Of all Read More

Do You Put the “No” in Innovation?

Do You Put the “No” in Innovation?

This is a healthy question all leaders should ask themselves from time to time.  Most leaders I know love to think of themselves as innovators.  Steve Read More

Want to Innovate?  Step Outside Your Industry Matrix

Want to Innovate? Step Outside Your Industry Matrix

As part of my exploration into the topic of innovation, I came across some notes I had written about a TED talk from 2008 by Read More

Innovation Begins by Asking the Right Questions

Innovation Begins by Asking the Right Questions

When a product falls flat in the marketplace or a new process misses the mark, it’s highly likely that the solution wasn’t necessarily bad.  It’s Read More

How to Go Mobile with Your Own Business App

How to Go Mobile with Your Own Business App

Everything is going mobile these days, including businesses. A report by AppDirect found that companies are increasingly creating mobile apps as a way to reach Read More