"Do it right"?

DO IT RIGHT & GET IT DONE

DO IT RIGHT & GET IT DONE is Organizing4Innovation’s tagline. It certainly is not meant to say that you have been doing it all wrong when pursuing novel opportunities and bringing these ideas to practice. There is no one right way to innovate. What we would like to convey, is that pursuing novel ideas is […]

Successfully executing your net-zero strategy

The 10% NOW Manifesto The 10% NOW manifesto is about successfully executing your organization’s net-zero strategy and living up to the expectations of your clients and talent. It is about taking action today, instead of making net-zero promises about the future. The basic principle is to invest 10% of your profits each year in sustainability-related […]

Make big bold plans happen

Big bold plans

Are you a leader with big bold plans for your organization or team, but are you not entirely sure how to make these plans come true? This blueprint lays out in clear steps how to break down your big bold plans into something concrete that you can get started with right away and, more importantly, […]

3 Biggest Mistakes and the 3 Secrets of Success

Recently, for the Lex Mundi T4 Challenge, I gave a presentation in which I shared the 3 biggest mistakes and the 3 secrets of success when bringing an idea to practice. These biggest mistakes and secrets of success are simple to summarize in a table. Unfortunately, I know from first-hand experience how oh-so-easy it is […]

SBDC webinar

SBDC webinar: Innovation During COVID19

To come strong out of the coronavirus crisis, businesses must keep their innovation activities going. However, that is easier said than done. On Wednesday April 15, I gave a webinar on Innovation During COVID19 for the Virginia SBDC that addressed how to innovate as a small company with limited resources in a time like this. The […]

Time commitment

Bringing an idea to practice requires you to make a time commitment, often in personal time. Successful innovators find ways to prioritize their innovation project, regardless of how busy they are. Whereas lack of time commitment is one of the most common reasons innovation projects fail. Blocking off time in your calendar to devote to […]

Stop talking, start doing

IBM once featured a campaign around “the innovation man”. Stop talking, start doing was the main theme of these advertisements. This slogan seems still very relevant. However, how do you start doing? And does that mean that you should stop talking?  Talking is important Stop talking is not really an option. You cannot launch […]

Employee Engagement

Two recent examples, Delta Airlines and Marlin Steel, demonstrate the power of employee engagement. These companies cares about their employees, and in return, their employees care about the company. The results speak for themselves. If employee engagement is this effective, why does not every firm apply this concept?