December 2018

    #NewYears2019 Innovation Excellence Ranks the Top 10 Innovative COO’s on Social Media


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    December 31, 2018 - Success in the world of work today is, as always, tied to the indelible link between talent, brand and innovation. What has changed and continues to evolve is the opportunity for savvy leaders to optimize their passion and their work on social...

    Improvement Kata - A Workout for Kaizen


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    December 31, 2018 - In fitness, there’s nothing complicated about a push-up. But when executed properly, it’s an outstanding exercise that strengths your arms, chest, and core muscles. Adjustments can be made to increase or decrease the level of difficulty,...

    Writing Advice for Conference Proposals


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    December 31, 2018 - I'm a shepherd for the XP2019 and Agile2019 conferences. I read the proposals, offer feedback, and then shepherd the papers through to completion once we accept the proposals. I love reading experiences. I'm a total sucker for them. Why? Because...

    The Trouble with Corporate Clichés


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    December 31, 2018 - By Pascal Dennis (bio)"Think outside the box""Ducks in a row""Low-hanging fruit""Let's take this off-line"Why do these and other corporate clichés make us cringe so?Well, they're often used by lazy people to express stale, tired thinking. If...

    The Secret Sauce of Leadership Creativity


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    December 31, 2018 - A survey conducted in 2010 by IBM Global Business Services revealed that a surprising 60% of global CEOs rated Creativity as the most important leadership quality needed in the coming years. Creativity beat out both integrity and global thinking in...

    We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century


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    December 31, 2018 - One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book Mapping Innovation is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business models. It is likely to be the most important shift...

    Lean Roundup #115 – December, 2018


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    December 31, 2018 - A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of December, 2018.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. THE AGILE WAY TO USE KANBAN IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – Shanie Weissman discusses the use...

    Manage your Innovation Pipeline exactly like your Sales Pipeline


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    December 30, 2018 - Managing the Sales pipeline is a well-developed executive skill in any company selling large ticket items to business customers.  Each sales person has to gather data and input their reports and forecasts.  Some of the key actions in...

    iRobot CEO’s Inadvertent Glimpse Of A Frightening Future Sent Their Stock Soaring


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    December 30, 2018 - Our behaviors are becoming part of a vast digital ecosystem in which the most valuable product is YOU! Dog Against Machine iRobot was one of the earliest plays in the connected home market. Having developed robots for defense and space applications...

    Three Phases of Embedding Innovation


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    December 29, 2018 - Failure is real and should be feared. Ironically, fear of failure is the most potent saboteur. This is a fact proven time and time again in the world of innovation. Many expensive and time-consuming efforts to build innovation capability and...

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