Keys to Successful Collaboration

Why collaborate? To get the best outcome possible When collaboration is needed When the way forward is not clear When you have limited experience with the subject matter or area of the business When you have little experience how to get the work done When you have little experience with the stakeholder audience Which one …

Investing in Innovation Is NOT About Ideas

My previous post introduced the Understand Statement: a tightly compact way to explain why your organization should do what you're proposing it should. However, in many companies, the support often times goes to the most dynamic presenter with what sounds like a very compelling idea. Here's why that's a poor approach. If you are a …

The Best Way to Move From Understand to Ideation

My previous post was about the A.R.T. of Understanding. ┬áIn this post, we'll explore an effective way to move from the Understand Stage of the innovation process to the Ideation Stage. THE UNDERSTAND STATEMENT This statement takes the insights gained in the Understand Stage and codifies it. It's simple in concept, but requires heads-down, mental …