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The Neuroscience of Leadership

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A few months ago I introduced you to the work of Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, a research neuropsychiatrist at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, in a column called The Neuroscience of Change, Or How to Reset Your Brain. The challenge in business, especially if you’re a business owner or leader responsible for change, is helping others make that change, helping people “reset” their minds.

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Worried About Idea Theft? Don't Be.

Worried About Idea Theft? Don't Be. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I occasionally run into people in the crowdsourcing world who are very protective of their ideas. They worry someone may steal them if they discuss them with others. Interestingly, the people who have this concern are the ones who have never launched a startup. People who have been there and done that are not worried about someone stealing their ideas; they are worried about more important things.

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Bridging the gap between ideas and products

Bridging the gap between ideas and products | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It's time to assess where things stand from an innovation perspective. Clearly it won't be news to alert you to the fact that the vast majority of CEOs report that innovation is very important for the success of their businesses. Increasing competition, from a wide range of countries and geographies, increasing customer expectations, rapidly shifting business models, new entrants and a host of other governmental, financial and demographic shifts mean that innovation is no longer a "nice to have" but a must-have for ongoing success.

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5 Steps to Increase Innovation Skill Sets

5 Steps to Increase Innovation Skill Sets | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“This company needs to be more innovative!” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? But what happens next? Because a true change in how innovative a company is must also reflect a change in the skills of employees that are related to innovation. Which, of course, begs the question: Is innovation a skill set that all employees can acquire? Can employees that are not innovative learn how to be? And, if so, what are these skills? How are improvements in them measured?

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Understand the Urban Innovation Economy

Understand the Urban Innovation Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
With the launch of the Innovation Cities™ Index 2011, 2thinknow have released an updated Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report 2011 October edition. This ships end of November (updated) following the Index.
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Seven Keys to Building Strategic Relationships

Seven Keys to Building Strategic Relationships | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There are a number of components we must keep in mind when it comes building and nurturing our strategic relationships. The following seven areas will help you build these key relationships: Relationships are assets.
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Entrepreneurship Lesson : Do something which you are not comfortable with!

Entrepreneurship Lesson : Do something which you are not comfortable with! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As an entrepreneur I have realized that every moment you will have to choose between the easy and the difficult task. For e.g.

Easy : Call up a friend/ family and talk and talk and talk about how you have a great idea.

Difficult : Walk to a customer, introduce your idea, convince him that your product is a game changer and how he should totally start paying you $$$. You know what you get, right?

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3 Ways Reality TV is Exactly Like Disruptive Innovation

3 Ways Reality TV is Exactly Like Disruptive Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It seems America’s appetite for reality TV hasn’t yet curbed and possibly even continues to accelerate. Want proof? You know that show where people buy delinquent storage units “blind”, then rifle through them looking for valuable collectibles, antiques and other goods? Which one? you say, yeah, that’s my point; there are multiple series that fit that bill including Storage Wars, Auction Hunters and in a tangential way, Pawn Stars.

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Innovation in practice: 9 Gifts That Will Fit Inside Your Wallet

Innovation in practice: 9 Gifts That Will Fit Inside Your Wallet | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This time of year everyone is looking for gifts that are light on the wallet but we’ve got gifts ideas for you that might be a bit heavy on the wallet- because they all actually fit inside your wallet. Great for people who travel light, stocking stuffers, and to keep an emergency gift handy in case you need to reciprocate in a flash. Be sure to check out the rest of our holiday gift guides for more ideas.

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Who is Awarding The Disruption Badge?

Who is Awarding The Disruption Badge? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

There are some big names getting involved with “badges”. Modern ideas about badges arise from incentive used by the gaming community to indicate achievement. Historically, however, badges are older than money itself. Recently, badges are gaining attention in the area of education as a means of indicating achievement.

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Be An Innovation Samurai!

Be An Innovation Samurai! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you expect to innovate in 2012, you will need to be more like a Samurai and less like a Slacker. Towards that end, here are the seven classic virtues of a Samurai. Food for thought... and action!

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Top 10 Consumer Electronics innovation gadgets

Top 10 Consumer Electronics innovation gadgets | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Consumer Electronics Association will present its choices of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award honorees at the upcoming 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The awards comprise outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product categories.

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Cognitive Computing: When Computers Become Brains

Cognitive Computing: When Computers Become Brains | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The gnomes at IBM’s research labs were not content to make merely a genius computer that could beat any human at the game of jeopardy, they had to go and create a new kind of machine intelligence that mimics the actual human brain.
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Alternative Farming and How It Affects Us as a Whole

Alternative Farming and How It Affects Us as a Whole | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Alternative farming or agriculture has to do with cultivation techniques that are eco-friendly and responsible towards the environment.
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Learning To Thrive While Your Competitors Flounder

Learning To Thrive While Your Competitors Flounder | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I'm sitting outside of a cafe in Greenwich, Conn., enjoying some free time and unseasonably warm weather, before boarding a 14-hour flight to Beijing. In this era of uncertainty, with the fear of Chinese and Indian economies eclipsing the U.S., of Europe doing too little too late, what we need is some perspective. We need to lift our gaze from in front of our feet and look up, and think about the long term.

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Due Diligence on your Idea Management Software Decision

Due Diligence on your Idea Management Software Decision | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you’re about to spend your 2011 on a decision to buy an idea management system, here’s some last minute due diligence questions to ask your software vendor (and yourself) before putting yourself out there with a risk. Enterprise software decisions are always a risk. The good news is that a successful decision can bolster a career.

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How to Accelerate Open Innovation Initiatives with Disruptive Technology

How to Accelerate Open Innovation Initiatives with Disruptive Technology | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Global companies focused on open innovation can accelerate corporate innovation strategies by partnering with a select set of early stage, disruptive technology providers.
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What is Influence, Really?

One of my colleagues is doing research on social network use, and she asked me to help get people to take her survey. It takes about 8 minutes to fill it in.
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Motivational Leadership and Its Place in Organizational Culture

Motivational Leadership and Its Place in Organizational Culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We recently explored the role of motivators and leadership and the role of the leader in facilitating the development of staff motivation. Self-motivation has been defined as “the ability to empower oneself to reach one’s goals”. Some people may consider that it is a self-help strategy and not a leadership strategy, but leaders who encourage and facilitate self-motivation as an important component of organizational culture, will potentially see an immediate increase in productivity, business expansion, and staff retention rates.

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Seven Top Leaders on Making Tough Calls and Serving for the Greater Good

Seven Top Leaders on Making Tough Calls and Serving for the Greater Good | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

On December 5, at historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., a diverse group of seven leaders notable in their respective fields, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ahmed Zewali, took to the stage to discuss their views of the qualities that make a leader. All seven received the 2011 Top American Leaders Award from the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Washington Post Live, honoring those who motivate people to "work collaboratively to accomplish great things."

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How to Be Creative While Following Rules

How to Be Creative While Following Rules | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A number of years ago an “executive coach” (and I use the phrase extremely skeptically in his case) gave me a DISC profile to determine my personality style so we could plan our strategy for working together. He came back with his analysis of the results to inform me I wasn’t strategic, didn’t get how to be creative, and was only concerned with following the rules.

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5 Principles of Innovation

5 Principles of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Are innovators born or made? Surely, those who spawn ideas that change the world are special – different then the rest of us.

Take one look at an Einstein, a Henry Ford or a Steve Jobs and it seems that they were bequeathed with something unique. They have a flair and a surety about themselves that borders on the sublime.

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La France casse sa tirelire pour ses chercheurs

La France casse sa tirelire pour ses chercheurs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

L'effort français de R&D n'a pas été compromis par la crise conjoncturelle et les difficultés de l'Etat résultant de la crise. »

Le bilan annuel de Futuris sur la recherche française qui vient de paraître est plein de bonnes nouvelles. La plus importante se situe sans aucun doute du côté des finances.

 

En 2011, pour la 3 e année consécutive, la dépense publique de recherche et développement de l'Hexagone est en hausse. L'an passé, le total des crédits engagés par l'Etat a atteint le montant respectable de 28 milliards d'euros.

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The 4 most influential innovators in med tech

The 4 most influential innovators in med tech | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Life science current events this week include the most influential innovators in med tech, top tech transfer programs in the U.S., and angel investors in Ohio.
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The Four Types Of Creativity

The Four Types Of Creativity | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Have you heard someone say, “Oh, John – he’s so creative! I wish I was creative like that.” It makes it sound as if creativity is a natural skill or talent, like the ability to sing or paint. Other times people say “I’m going to a seminar to learn how to be more creative.” That makes it sound as if creativity is a skill that anyone can learn. So, which is it? Well, kind of both and kind of neither.

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