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On the Brink

On the Brink

Thinking Innovation or Doing Innovation?

On May 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

/ Andrea Simon

, Innovation Games, On the Brink, busines model innovation

For years, I opened my CEO workshops by asking participants this question:

“Are you an innovative leader helping your company remain competitive in a fast-changing business environment?” Invariably, every hand would go up. But when I asked them to share some examples of successful innovations or product improvements they’d introduced, they were stumped.

Eventually, I realized that executives want to be perceived as innovators, but, in reality, they don’t understand how to be innovators. Consequently, their performance often falls far short of their management ideals. I don’t fault these leaders—–their hearts and intentions are in the right place—–but when it comes to making innovation happen, they typically flounder.

What’s the Problem? Let's Take a Look!

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Is "Status Quo" Bias Slowing Down Business Growth?

On Mar 30, 2016 10:00:21 AM

/ Andrea Simon

, Innovation Games, busines model innovation, business growth strategy

Imagine you inherit a family cabin in the mountains. You haven’t spent time there in years, and your family isn’t really interested in weekends at the cabin. Another family member offers to buy the cabin for $100,000.

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