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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

Innovation Leadership Re-invented

Innovation Leadership Re-invented

Innovation is constantly taking place around us, from the mundane and simple, to the abstract and grand. Last night I was watching a video for Read More

Sustainable Innovation Meets Disruptive Innovation

Sustainable Innovation Meets Disruptive Innovation

Why is success so hard to sustain?

In order to succeed, everybody should be involved and engaged in innovation.  Innovation should be broad; from innovations Read More

Resistant to Change: My Managers Don’t Want to Find a Blue Ocean?

Resistant to Change: My Managers Don’t Want to Find a Blue Ocean?

A former client called us recently about one of his divisions. It was “stuck,” he said in great frustration. As in so many cases after Read More

The 7 Principles of Thinking Like Leonardo DaVinci

The 7 Principles of Thinking Like Leonardo DaVinci

Michael J. Gelb, internationally renowned author, speaker, and consultant that helps individuals and organizations worldwide find innovative solutions Read More

Net Result, Net Reward: Engineering Sustainability

Net Result, Net Reward: Engineering Sustainability

  1. Do you track new product sales objectives?
  2. Is your NPD pipeline as robust as you’d like it to be?
  3. Do you reward people who contribute
  4. Read More

Sustainable Innovation Metrics

Sustainable Innovation Metrics

Of the 10 imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, Observe and Measure is one of the most vital. Innovation is ultimately about Return on Read More

Innovation From a “Gemba” Perspective

Innovation From a “Gemba” Perspective

When was the last time you approached your business as a customer?

Have you ever placed an order for your own product, and followed its Read More

How to Do a “Blue Ocean Strategy®?”: Step 1

How to Do a “Blue Ocean Strategy®?”: Step 1

After completing my three-day intensive certification as a practitioner of “Blue Ocean Strategy®,” it became clear that the one chapter really missing from the Read More

The Lost Interview

The Lost Interview

“What ruined Apple was not growth … what ruined apple was values… They got very greedy … Instead of following the original trajectory Read More

Randomness Awaits You

Randomness Awaits You

There is an adage among folks who work in innovation and creativity that the more ideas you have, the more likely you will have great Read More

If Ideas Are The Seeds Of Innovation…

If Ideas Are The Seeds Of Innovation…

Innovation is a product of human activity. Innovation keeps life interesting, yet it begins first, with ideation. The creation of a new thought or idea. Read More

Budge Husky CEO of Coldwell Banker on Using Innovation to Connect with Customers

Budge Husky CEO of Coldwell Banker on Using Innovation to Connect with Customers

Budge Huskey, CEO of Coldwell Banker, one of the country’s most prestigious real estate franchises, discusses how innovation has played a major role in Read More

Innovation: A Word You Love or a Way of Life?

Innovation: A Word You Love or a Way of Life?

At recent workshops I held on innovation, I was fascinated by the answer to my question: “Are you for innovation?” Everyone said “Yes!” But, when Read More

What’s Your “I Have a Dream” Speech?

What’s Your “I Have a Dream” Speech?

I remember hearing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Even though I was a young girl when I first heard his speech, Read More

2013 Innovation Resolution: Make Mistakes

2013 Innovation Resolution: Make Mistakes

At the beginning of every year, I pick one solid quote to live by for the year. This year, my quote comes from Neil Gaiman Read More

Can Games Help Your Company Innovate?

Can Games Help Your Company Innovate?

In my last blog I shared with you ways to Go Exploring to find a Blue Ocean Strategy®. I thought I would provide you Read More

Three Ways to Increase Innovation Through Stronger Social Connections

Three Ways to Increase Innovation Through Stronger Social Connections

Innovation has become somewhat of a buzzword recently.  A quick search for the term on Fast Company’s website returned an astounding 57,500 results.  My LinkedIn Read More

Is Your Business Locked in a Golden Cage?

Is Your Business Locked in a Golden Cage?

If Steve Jobs were still running Apple, would the map application released with the iPhone 5 have been so disappointing? This mishap contains a subtle Read More

What Drives Innovation and Who Owns It?

What Drives Innovation and Who Owns It?

Ownership is one of the key imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation. Most would agree that innovation is everyone’s responsibility, but employees can’t innovate Read More

Stay Inspired This Holiday Season – The 12 Days of Innovation

Stay Inspired This Holiday Season – The 12 Days of Innovation

Robert’s Rules of Innovation wishes you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season.

May you stay inspired in 2013!

Tis’ the Season for harrowing crowds, spiked Read More

The Best of CEO TV on Creating and Maintaining Innovation

In this latest episode of our Best of the CEO Show Series, we bring together the leaders of AT&T Mobility, Vistage International and Panasonic North Read More

Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process.

Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process.

After sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, it is hard not to think of all that we have to be thankful for. In the Read More

President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars N. America on Aligning Innovation with Your Brand

President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America, David Archibald shares his insights on the importance of aligning product innovation with the tone and look Read More

Innovation Balancing Act

Innovation Balancing Act

On June 15th of this year, Nik Wallenda became the first person ever to walk across the roaring Niagra Falls on a 2-inch wire.

After Read More