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Bottom-up innovation is fueled by many ideas initiated by employees, as opposed to top-down innovation, which is fueled by a strong vision - often by the company’s founder. Bottom-up innovation leaders are entrepreneurial, supported by management’s emphasis on creativity and a can-do culture, and often share these eight attributes.
Datum: 28.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
Embracing an intrapreneurial mindset, which intentionally disrupts things from the inside out and often from the bottom up, is a radical concept for companies that thrive on stability and predictability. However, if an enterprise is committed to developing its innovation capability through intrapreneurship, three groups of people must be mobilized to make it happen: leadership, stakeholders, and innovation support.
Datum: 27.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
The $750 Online Brainstorm Training from Mitchell Ditkoff More about the training What our clients say
Datum: 26.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
20 awesome quotes on beginning Awesome illustration: Gaping Void Idea Champions
Datum: 25.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
OK, ladies and gentlemen of the innosphere, this is your lucky day. I'm not sure if it was the cappuccino or the Mexican sun,but I am compelled to give away three lifetime subscriptions to our very cool (and under-marketed) online creative thinking tool -- Free the Genie. Here's how it works: 1. Send an email to, with "Free the Genie" in the subject line. 2. We'll write your name on a 3x5 index card, fold it, and put it in a hat. 3. On March 5th, blindfolded, we'll pull out three cards. The winners! 4. If it's YOU, we'll send you a link to your lifetime...
Datum: 24.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
In today’s episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, Kevin Cashman discusses with Mark the rationale and research behind "The Pause Principle," which aligns strongly with the notion of “creating space” explored by previous guests like David Allen, Lisa Bodell and Heiko Fischer, among others; about Kevin’s new interest in the concept of “story mastery”; and finally some fresh insights into the qualities of a great versus a good leader.
Datum: 24.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
Lack of diversity among employees hurts a company’s ability to innovate and remain competitive. Diversity - both inherent and acquired - naturally drives innovation through team members’ different abilities to spot gaps, solutions, and opportunities; to avoid groupthink; and to reach clients and customers who were inaccessible before.
Datum: 23.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
"13" is traditionally considered an unlucky number. Today? Not so. We have just learned that Idea Champions' blog, The Heart of Innovation -- the one you are now reading -- was designated as the 13th best innovation blog on the planet by Feedspot, a leading, browser-based RSS reader. Thank you, Feedspot. We appreciate your kind acknowledgment. Click here to see the top 50 innovation blog winners and a simple way to subscribe to any of them.
Datum: 22.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
Toy inventor Brendan Boyle talks about key concepts for making brainstorming sessions more effective, like including those adept at the technique and bringing together divergent and convergent thinkers. Boyle, a partner at IDEO who teaches the course “From Play to Innovation” at Stanford’s design school, speaks with creativity expert Tina Seelig, faculty co-director at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
Datum: 22.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
Being in the experimentation business, Idea Champions is thrilled to invite you and your organization into our next "let's see what happens" experiment. Here goes: In ten days, we are going to raffle off our one-day Brainstorm Facilitation training, at a 65% discount, So instead of paying the usual $6,000 fee, each of our three winners will pay only $2,000 (plus expenses). Max number of participants? 12. Crazy? Yes. Financially savvy of us? No. But we want to see what happens. Entering is simple. All you need to do is send an email to and write the words "...
Datum: 21.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem. Whether that’s instilling the innovation mojo in a large corporation or simply helping teams become more innovative, the ways to do this seem to be more of an art than a science. However, during the last ten years there has been a strong push to turn this art form into more of a science.
Datum: 21.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
A guest post by Idea Champions' newest leadership development consultant, Dr. Barry Gruenberg. When those in senior leadership positions avoid conflict among themselves, the unresolved conflict ripples throughout the organization and paralyzes action at every level. Key issues go unresolved and the tension at the top pervades the organization. Followers of each of the powerful protagonists must constantly demonstrate their loyalty to their sponsors in their words and deeds; they must scrutinize all that they do to ensure that they are not seen as violating the party line. Lower level...
Datum: 20.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources. The benefits of successful sustainability and successful innovation are similar, as well: a competitive advantage, improved profit margins, and better brand sentiment from employees and customers.
Datum: 20.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
If you, oh life long innovator, are looking for someone to do your self-portrait or the portrait of a loved one (including your pet), The Heart of Innovation would like to recommend one of our favorite artists, Evelyne Pouget. All she needs is a good photo and your preference for the medium -- oils or oil pastels. Her website
Datum: 18.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
Currently leading Human Performance for Red Bull, Andy works with hundreds of international athletes and business leaders to develop and implement elite performance models. In today’s podcast, Andy and Mark sit down to discuss the intricacies of human potential and how certain qualities of elite performers resonate across sectors, industries and arenas; how companies can evolve to enable more talented employees to excel and his project Human 2.0 which looks at how new technologies especially in the arena of Artificial Intelligence encourage us to explore our own potential at a much higher...
Datum: 17.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
Recent advances in technology put Internet-of-things (IoT)-innovation on top of the management agenda across industries. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015). The Service Science Factory and Noventum collaborated on this article to present a state-of-the art view on the Internet of Things and how to implement this vision within organizations.
Datum: 16.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
To amplify your company's presence and scale your influence, innovation teams need to harness informal networks and not simply rely on formal structures to create a thriving innovation eco-system. Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization.
Datum: 16.02.2017 | Blog: InnovationManagement
This just in! Brainstorming in most organizations sucks. Or, if "sucks" is the wrong word, how about "severely under-delivers"? The good folks of Idea Champions (that's us) have found a way to put an end to this madness. Yes, we have. And yes, we can. Click here for a taste of where we're coming from -- 13 brief videos of us laying it all on the line. Think brainstorming is a waste of time? Click here.
Datum: 16.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
More Einstein quotes Unlock the imagination of your workforce Idea Champions Thanks to Jesse Ditkoff for the design
Datum: 15.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
Idea Champions is thrilled to welcome a fantastic, new member of our team, Brian Paul Allison. Brian plays two inter-related roles in what some past and present clients refer to as our "boutique consulting and training company": Sales Director and Creative Thinking Facilitator. We like to think of Brian as a "polymath" -- a person of great learning in several fields of study. With a background in the human potential movement, Brian refined his many change agent skills as a holistic health coach and fitness professional, for 18 years, at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires. Brian is also the...
Datum: 15.02.2017 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
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