Chance or Choice

Author: Greg McLaughlin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466581875
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Twenty-first century advances in technology, transportation, and business models have enabled companies of all sizes to enter markets once thought to be the exclusive domain of giant enterprises. In this environment, innovation has emerged as the competitive differentiator that will propel companies to become global leaders. Supplying practical guidance for integrating innovation throughout the organization, Chance or Choice: Unlocking Innovation Success introduces the authors’ proprietary ENOVALE methodology. ENOVALE is a blueprint that provides leaders and managers of any organization with a strategic framework to initiate and maintain innovation and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. What makes this book different is that it originates from decades of experience, cutting-edge research, and empirical evidence. The results come from the authors’ work on Project Impact, an ongoing multiyear global study to measure attitudes, opinions, and disposition of different cultures towards innovation. Expanding on the current definition of innovation, the book: Spells out a detailed "how-to" approach for those responsible for innovation leadership Outlines practical solutions and time-tested strategies Emphasizes the role of the individual as the ultimate innovator Presents concepts that are applicable across a range of industries, including the services industry Rather than relegating innovation to the R&D and engineering functions, the book extends the ENOVALE framework into all functions of your organization. It also details a project strategy useful for any type of innovation to help you lead your teams in leveraging the innovative capabilities valued by your customers and users. Throughout the book, the authors outline the tools and concepts you will need to move your organization from simply surviving to thriving in today’s brutally competitive global environment.

ENOVALE

Author: Greg McLaughlin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466592087
Format: PDF, ePub
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Without sustained innovation, most organizations will simply fade away. Explaining how to achieve sustained innovation success in today’s increasingly competitive global environment, ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success provides a validated strategy for implementing innovation projects following the ENOVALETM methodology: envision the need, nominate, objectify, validate, align and adapt, link, and execute. The authors’ first book, Chance or Choice: Unlocking Innovation Success, introduced a proven management process, using the ENOVALE methodology, for identifying innovation opportunities through validated outcomes. This book takes the outcome and provides a method—from project initiation to completion. Goes beyond the typical innovation book to outline specific solutions and strategies Includes templates, flow charts, tools, and strategies for each "means" of innovation Provides business examples of the philosophy, strategic elements, and success criteria that readers can easily relate to The text begins by explaining what strategy means in terms of innovation and how it can be transformative for products, processes, and services. After an overview of innovation, the book discusses a series of strategies for each of the three means of innovation. These strategies outline a systematic process you can use to initiate and conduct your own innovation projects. The book includes numerous business examples that illustrate the authors’ philosophy, strategic elements, and success criteria. After reading this book you will gain a solid understanding of five time-proven implementation strategies that can be applied to any type of innovation project.

Unlocking Sustained Innovation Success in Healthcare

Author: Gregory C. McLaughlin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482239817
Format: PDF
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Outlining the critical need to apply innovation to reduce costs and improve efficiency in the healthcare industry, Unlocking Sustained Innovation Success in Healthcare explains why innovation management is a must for all healthcare organizations. It describes how innovation, when implemented as a strategy, can yield sustainable success. This book is the first in a series that examines how ENOVALETM innovation process management operates for a specific market group. The ENOVALE process integrates practical innovation management techniques and scholarly research. Supplying insights garnered through research conducted at the Project Impact Institute, the authors present their own innovation process management technology that enables innovation to flow upward from individuals within your organization. They also detail a strategy for ensuring effective innovation process management and project success. The book demonstrates how the ENOVALE process is used and how it can provide for innovation success in the healthcare sector. Numerous examples of various healthcare businesses and practices illustrate the key principles and practices of the ENOVALE process. The book includes a chapter on leadership in the healthcare sector that demonstrates how to apply the methodologies discussed to achieve sustained success. It also includes a chapter on innovation and the individual that explains how companies, organizations, and non-profits can benefit from the ENOVALE approach. Describing how high-performing organizations can create a strategy and build a culture of innovation and learning, the book includes extensive citations of authors in the field who add value and justification for the practices covered in the text. After reading the book, you will gain an understanding of how to foster and apply the power of innovation to reduce costs, while increasing the quality of care provided in your healthcare organization.

Innovation Project Management Handbook

Author: Dr.Gregory C. McLaughlin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498788270
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Innovation Project Management Handbook provides organizational leaders and decision-makers with a cadre of agile, disciplined, and transformational tools and processes for improving innovation opportunity outcomes and achieving sustained innovation project success. The authors introduce new tools and processes developed over their decades of work in the field of innovation that assist organizations in aligning innovation opportunity decisions with their core competencies, business objectives, and strategic vision. In concert with accepted tools already in use today, you are provided a detailed description of each tool and process in an "easy to follow" format with actual application scenarios and exercises. The handbook begins with an innovation primer and introductory discussion on how the authors evolved the original ENOVALETM model into the N2OVATETM methodology. An overview of how to select a project for each type of innovation opportunity is provided, followed by an in-depth, step-by-step discussion on how to implement each innovation process type. Based on innovative outcomes, the authors identify seven unique processes, each having its own unique circumstances. This allows you to tailor the processes and associated tool-sets to the needs of your organization and situation. After selecting one of the seven processes that fit your desired innovation outcome, you simply follow the detailed process maps provided in the applicable chapter to achieve a desired outcome. In doing so, you will learn how to use, adapt, and improve the tools and techniques offered in the handbook to achieve a positive innovation outcome and add value to your organization, customers, stakeholders, and shareholders.

Dubai The Epicenter of Modern Innovation

Author: William R. Kennedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315350815
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International and global in nature, this book provides a roadmap for the successful implementation of innovation for companies and businesses currently working in the Middle East, the UAE, and more specifically, Dubai. The discussion focuses on implementing sustained innovation success within several industry segments, while identifying past, current, and future innovation-related successes that are leading to Dubai's rise as the epicenter of innovation in the Middle East and most notably, the world. The authors have secured key interviews at the highest levels of government including Sheikh Mohammed and multiple UAE ministry officials.

The Necessity of Strangers

Author: Alan Gregerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118534557
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A counterintuitive approach to fostering greater innovation, collaboration, and engagement Most of us assume our success relies on a network of friends and close contacts. But innovative thinking requires a steady stream of fresh ideas and new possibilities, which strangers are more likely to introduce. Our survival instincts naturally cause us to look upon strangers with suspicion and distrust, but in The Necessity of Strangers, Alan Gregerman offers the provocative idea that engaging with strangers is an opportunity, not a threat, and that engaging with the right strangers is essential to unlocking our real potential. The Necessity of Strangers reveals how strangers challenge us to think differently about ourselves and the problems we face. Shows how strangers can help us innovate better, get the most out of each other, and achieve genuine collaboration Presents principles for developing a "stranger-centric" mindset to develop new markets and stronger customer relationships, leverage the full potential of partnerships, and become more effective leaders Includes practical guidance and a toolkit for being more open, creating new ideas that matter, finding the right strangers in all walks of life, and tapping the real brilliance in yourself To stay competitive, you and your business need access to more new ideas, insights, and perspectives than ever before. The Necessity of Strangers offers an essential guide to discovering the most exciting opportunities you haven't met yet.

The Two Millimeter Shift

Author: Lisa Christiansen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615975252
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The Concept of the Two Millimeter Shift is to be your workbook filled with information to help you succeed and beat the odds. Warren Buffett, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and Bill Gates, All Endorse Network Marketing If the "Greats" of the Business World Endorse Network Marketing as the Business Vehicle of Choice, the question is no longer what kind of business but rather which Network Marketing Company to choose? Network Marketing is a proven business plan for the average person to achieve financial and time freedom regardless of race, education, age, sex, or religion. It is the great equalizer in the world of business. Anyone, anywhere, at anytime, can begin to build and secure their future simply by making the choice to begin their own home-based network marketing business. Once you've made that decision the next decision can either be the hardest or the easiest decision...which network marketing business to choose? network marketing There are five key things to look at when reviewing any business. They are: 1. Trends 2. Science/Products 3. Company 4. Compensation 5. Timing It is of utmost importance to pick a company that offers products/technologies no other company offers, with incredible support and education along with a cohesive and powerful team and a compensation plan that rewards you for your work, not just now but far into the future.

The War Correspondent

Author: Greg McLaughlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781783717583
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A critical analysis of war reporting, aimed at aspiring journalists. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Great by Choice

Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062121006
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

Creating Great Choices

Author: Jennifer Riel
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633692973
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Move Beyond Trade-Off Thinking When it comes to our hardest choices, it can seem as though making trade-offs is inevitable. But what about those crucial times when accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough? What do we do when the choices in front of us don't get us what we need? In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and superior answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by world-renowned strategic thinker Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and his longtime thinking partner Jennifer Riel vividly illustrate how integrative thinking works, and how to do it. The book includes fresh stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving, as well as practical tools and exercises to help readers engage with the ideas. And it lays out the authors' four-step methodology for creating great choices, which can be applied in virtually any context. The result is a replicable, thoughtful approach to finding a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade‐offs. Insightful and instructive, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice.