innovation

Creating a Culture of Innovation

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By David Quinlan

A personal journey into the world of innovation and what it might mean for your business.

Few things can be scarier than challenging ourselves and our preconceived notions. Yet, fewer things can be more rewarding.

This is my behind the scenes, unscripted back story of how I challenged myself and staff. We tore down our preconceived notions and learned what it means to be innovative and how even a 107-year-old organization like BBB can make it happen.

What Leaders Should Know About Innovation

By Ron Price

These days you hear and read a lot about innovation. It’s the common buzzword and there are constantly new articles and blogs written about it, but most of it is simply a rehashing of what has been written in the past. There’s very little new thought going into innovation, which is ironic if you think about it. 

The 6 Essential Innovation Personalities

By Dr. Evans Baiya, innovationenterprise.com, March 2018

Innovation is fundamental to grow and sustain an organization. Yet when it comes to innovation, leaders often make the mistake of involving the wrong team members in the process, which ultimately stalls or kills the initiative.

10 Things Effective Leaders Do to Encourage Innovation

By Dr. Evans Baiya, success.com, December 2017

When I work with companies on innovation projects, whether it’s industry-changing new products and services or smaller-scale ideas to streamline internal processes, I often see leaders and their teams struggling to freely ideate and really dive into the brainstorm process. When they do finally get there, it’s a big aha moment, but it takes a while.

Is Your Idea Good Enough?

By Dr. Evans Baiya, Innovation Enterprise, September 2017

The Innovator's Advantage: A Conversation About the Creative Heart of Innovation

In this video, "The Innovator's Advantage" authors Ron Price and Dr. Evans Baiya, and Executive Coach Courtney Feider talk about the link between Innovation and Creativity. They give tips to stop creative prohibition and discuss the beginnings of "The Innovator's Advantage".

3 Reasons Innovation Fails

By Ron Price, td.org, June 2017

Innovation is a tough dart to land for many companies. Most organizations see the value of innovation, whether it be internal innovation that revamps processes and systems, or external innovation that creates a new product or service. They might even succeed in rallying teams around the idea of innovation and getting people excited about the possibilities, only to fall short before hitting the bullseye.

Why Understanding People is the Key to Innovation

The Innovator's Advantage (Part 2)

We are joined today by Ron Price and Dr. Evans Baiya, co-authors of The Innovator's Advantage: Revealing the Hidden Connection Between People and Process. They dive into why they wrote the book, why you must have the right people in each stage of innovation in order to succeed, and why everyone is an innovator. They also introduce us to the three Ps of innovation: purpose, process and people. theinnovatorsadvantage.com 

Authors Reveal Secret to Successful Innovation

Most innovations fail for one reason: people. Understanding people is the most critical, yet often overlooked, element of successful innovation. Most companies focus instead on the process, and this is where they fall short. 

Many books have been written on the topic of innovation, but few (if any) have addressed how to successfully engage people throughout the process. 

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