January 2018

How to Accelerate Innovation through Intrapreneurship [Video] 8 minutes

Recently, I participated in this speaker showcase in RTP, NC.  I am a member of a professional speaking peer-to-peer mastermind group called PRISM that aims to support and accelerate the success of fellow professional speakers. Showcase Challenge: Professional speakers like myself were challenged to do one of their keynote speeches in just 8 minutes. I took one of my popular speeches derived from my recent bestselling book, The Innovation Revolution, Discover the Genius Hiding Plain Sight and created this 8-minute showcase [...]

March 2017

Leadovator Showcase and Book Release Shared Experience RECAP

"Best book launch event ever," was the most frequent comment shared from attendees on March 14, 2017, at the SOLD OUT Leadovator Showcase and bestselling book -  The Innovation Revolution - release and signing event in Raleigh, NC. This event was NOT a book-signing as usual. Instead, it was a shared experience to demonstrate the power of unleashing #hiddengenius to change the world.  That's exactly what we did. I could have hogged the stoplight...it was my party after all, but that would have [...]

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December 2015

Combat the Top 5 Silent Killers of Innovation With This Holiday Gift

Looking for the Best Corporate Gift Ever? Well here is it is: Enabling Innovation. You can deliver this gift that keeps on giving with two Easy Steps: Recognize the Top 5 Silent Innovation Killers Take action against the Top 5 Silent Innovation Killers Step 1: Recognize the Top 5 Silent Killers of Employee-Driven Innovation (All are guilty of these from managers to peers to executives) Infamous Eye Roll  You have been in the company meeting when a manager presents a problem for the team to help solve. Colleagues [...]

November 2015

4 Keys to Igniting Employee-driven Innovation

Innovation is the key to growth and profits. But, it doesn’t happen in isolation, in a lab or in the executive suite. It comes from the people who interact with your customers and fend off your competition every day. In other words, your employees. This is why the employee engagement epidemic is so dire, not only for company growth, but survival. 87% of employees worldwide are disengaged or indifferent at work, reports Gallup, one of the leading organizations that measure employee [...]

October 2015

Introducing Innovation-as-a-Skill

Can innovation be cultivated in an employee? We believe it can and innovation-as-a-skill makes it possible. Let’s define what we mean by this concept. First, a skill is the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results often within a given amount of time, energy or both.[1] Second, innovation is a new idea, a more effective device or process. It can be viewed as the application of better solutions.[2] When you break it down to its simplest [...]

July 2015

Why Internal Innovation Projects Fail

Harvard research shows that 70-90% of efforts to foster internal innovation and intrapreneurship FAIL in large companies. It's a staggering statistic when you consider that CEOs of major companies rank innovation as a top 5 strategic priority. The answer to all this failure stems from a very human problem, NOT a technological one. QUESTION: Why internal innovation fails in large companies? ANSWER: Time and Resources Not earth-shattering, but true. It’s the allocation of those finite resources that matter. Often innovation or these types [...]