April 22, 2014

Is there any professional effort that requires more courage than innovating? Innovation tomes frequently focus on the creative aspects of product and service development, but that is only half of the equation. Execution is required to make a creative idea into an actua...

April 17, 2014

Quick story: I had been working on a project to bring a new-to-the-world product to market for two years. Like the dozen or so others on the team, I frequently worked long hours. We worked as a tight unit, and got the product successfully to market on time, and on budg...

April 9, 2014

As demonstrated in Part 1 of this blog series, of the three forms of managerial control – market (financial), bureaucratic (command), and clan (social) – the mechanism that leads to the best innovation outcome is clan control. Now, as a manager of innovators, you may b...

April 5, 2014

How do you manage a team of innovators?

No that’s not the start of a joke. It’s a serious question. Do you take a command-and-control approach? Do you try to motivate innovation with financial incentives?

If only it were that easy.

Research from various fields adds up to...

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