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Free Webinar Recording: Six Sigma and Innovation Mash-up
Posted 9/8/2016 by New & Improved, LLC

Quality alone isn't enough. Innovation alone isn't enough. We need both.

This webinar explored the value creation opportunities in a mash-up of Six Sigma and Creative Problem Solving frameworks.

 

Getting Real: How to assure "innovation" is fad-free and sustained
Posted 8/5/2016 by New & Improved, LLC
Serious conversations about creating sustained innovation culture have been on the rise over the last 15 years, building on creative thinking research from the last 65 years. 

Mistakes are being made on the road to this aspiration. Repeatedly. But unnecessarily.
What really drives innovation?
Posted 6/27/2016 by New & Improved, LLC

Driving innovation can be confusing so we've boiled it down to the three key perspectives you need to know. Understand these three and you can drive innovation at work, home and in your community.

 

Forward Thinking Leadership: Hearts & Minds
Posted 5/19/2016 by New & Improved, LLC
 
It's been known for a while now that command and control leadership is no longer effective. Many leaders and organizational cultures are still struggling with this transition.
It's been known for a while now that command and control leadership is no longer effective. Many leaders and organizational cultures are still struggling with this transition.
It's been known for a while now that command and control leadership is in most cases ineffective. Many leaders and organizational cultures are still struggling with this transition to a more mature understanding of what makes work happen well. There's a new breed of leaders that have figured out what it takes. 
It's been known for a while now that command and control leadership is no longer effective. Many leaders and organizational cultures are still struggling with this transition. 
The Blurred Lines of Innovation Strategy
Posted 5/4/2016 by New & Improved, LLC
Successful innovation companies understand that they cannot exclusively focus on new product development. They know that there's a complex network of strategic action areas they need to tend to.
Swat at what's bugging you
Posted 3/15/2016 by New & Improved, LLC
Paper towels that rip, slow internet connection in hotels, people talking loudly on cell phones in trains, a boss with unreasonable expectations - there are plenty of things that bug us. But, for every person, place, or thing that bugs us there's an opportunity to innovate, to make it better. Learn how to use Bug List to turn negatives into positives.
Do we REALLY desire innovation?
Posted 3/10/2016 by New & Improved, LLC

 

 

We are often told that innovation takes "thinking outside the box." But every day we face boundaries in our organizations, our communities and ourselves. Yet, it is possible to innovate by "thinking INSIDE the box." Learn how boxes can be beneficial.

Creating an Innovation Culture in the Family
Posted 3/1/2016 by New & Improved, LLC
A personal story from Bob Eckert about how his 9 year old son, Luke, helped him see his gator brain. An evaluation tool, POINt, helped to explore possibilities.
2.0 Wasted Meetings: The Need for Skilled Faciliation
Posted 2/28/2016 by dmorgan
Rules for Living
Posted 2/25/2016 by New & Improved, LLC
The emotional intelligence inherent in knowing these rules is a fundamental building block for innovation leadership.
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