Defining a successful innovation is a tough. Most attempts at defining what a successful innovation is emanate from innovation experts whether they are: innovation consultants for innovation decision-makers working in large companies financial analysts consumer groups that review and rate innovation product My attempt at defining a successful innovation is different.
Selling innovation consulting means being able to understand how clients think. And considering that people think in different ways, understanding how clients think means understanding how different thought patterns operate. Last week, I talked idea association, deduction and induction thinking. This week, I’ll touch upon intuitive thinking, action and feeling thinking.
Compensating CEOs based on their ability to lead corporate innovation poses a broader of how we measure financial performance.
Louis Gallois, the innovation Commissioner to the French Prime Minister, recently showed that the margins of industrial companies in France have decreased from 30% 21% in the last 10 years.
Several days ago, I sat down with Stéphane Coumau, a longtime friend and a former managing director of a Fortune 500 consumer’s goods companies. Among the many subjects we touched upon was the challenge of managing innovation. Innovation is hard to realize because…
The innovation listener needs to listen to the facts and needs to be sensitive to feelings. But, understanding how client make a decisions also means being sensitive to how his client thinks. That’s critical to know how to sell innovation consulting.
Several days ago, I asked an innovation group on LinkedIn to identify what are the most pressing innovation challenges, facing Chief Innovation Officers. Here are some of the answers followed by my comments.
Making the innovation consulting sale not only means getting the facts right. At a deeper level, closing the sales requires to capture implicit buying signals. That’s critical to know how to sell innovation consulting.
Here are, in my view, the top innovation issues that are keeping innovation VPs awake at night.
Selling innovation consulting means listening. But, as corporate meetings can be very dense and long, what should the innovation consultant listen to in greater detail?