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LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts

LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
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Sometimes, innovation is not the answer. While more and more senior leaders are demanding that innovation is the cure-all for declining budgets and an ever-competitive market, sometimes innovation can take an organization too far off of the path of success. The best leaders know when to change, and when to hang on to core business practices over the long term.

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Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands.
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"Think about any organization that devolved from exceptional to good, good to mediocre, or good to gone and you’ll find they all share one thing in common – they started playing defense when they should have been playing offense."

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The Many Paths to Collaborative Innovation | Innovation Management

The Many Paths to Collaborative Innovation | Innovation Management | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it

The Lean Startup.Lean Thinking. Design Thinking. Agile. Skunk Works®.Outcome-Driven Innovation. Customer Co-Creation. Future Search. The World Café.Hunting for Hunting Grounds.

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Choosing your preferred method of collaborative innovation is like "choosing a religion." Here's an overview of the leading methodologies and a bit of guidance about choosing the one that's right for you and your team.

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AF uses innovative tactics to tackle sexual assault

AF uses innovative tactics to tackle sexual assault | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
As part of an innovative initiative to reduce sexual assault across the Minot Air Force Base has partnered with the Gracie Academy to certify 100 men and women of the U.S. Air Force in the Gracie Women Empowered program, April 15 to 19.
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The Air Force is moving beyond PowerPoint lectures to solve their problems with sexual assault. By answering the innovator's classic "how might we" question with practical tools for would-be victims, airmen now have the know-how to protect themselves and prevent future assaults.

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'40 Women To Watch Over 40' List Rewards Innovation And Disruption

'40 Women To Watch Over 40' List Rewards Innovation And Disruption | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
It’s never too late to lean in. A list released Monday of 40 Women to Watch Over 40 recognizes both the wisdom that comes with age and the potential for later achievements.
Catie Hargrove's insight:

Here's the hot new list of the top female leaders over the age of 40. The good news? They're being celebrated for their innovation and disruption in their field/line of business/etc. The best news? There's a powerful generation of strong female leaders to serve as role models for women and young professionals.

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Catie Hargrove's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:53 PM

Here's the hot new list of the top female leaders over the age of 40. The good news? They're being celebrated for their innovation and disruption in their field/line of business/etc. The best news? There's a powerful generation of strong female leaders to serve as role models for women and young professionals.

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Harvard’s Ash Center announces ‘Top 25 Innovations in Government’

Harvard’s Ash Center announces ‘Top 25 Innovations in Government’ | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation released its Top 25 Innovations in Government list.
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It's a misnomer that innovation can't happen within a government burocracy. I'll admit, it's hard. However, teams from NASA, HHS, DOT, EPA and HUD  help round out the top 25 list. GSA isrecognized for its work with challenge.gov, the online crowdsourcing technology used to solve government challenges for a prize.

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5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies

5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
Where do innovative ideas come from, how do they rise to get noticed, and then how are they brought to market faster than anyone else?
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I Knew I Had a Great Idea When...

I Knew I Had a Great Idea When... | Innovation Unleashed | Scoop.it
How do you know when you're finally on your way to building a successful business? Seven entrepreneurs share their stories.
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Is it an innovation, a creative idea, or an inkling? Should you follow your gut, or just let your idea die on the vine? Here's some advice from successful entrepreneurs who demonstrate that tenacity, resolve and tenacity are the keys to unlocking your innovative spirit.

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