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Innovation Engine: Driving Execution for Breakthrough Results

Book Description

How to implement an innovation engine in any organization

Innovation is often sought and is in high demand today. At the same time it is often misunderstood and lacks committed sponsorship. Today, most teams at the top need an innovation capability in a manner that works in tandem with their performance/operations management. Packed with actionable ideas, references, links, and resources, Innovation Engine meets that need.

  • Reveals how to develop strategy, road maps, and processes for innovation execution

  • Provides high level implementation guidance on executing innovation, something companies are struggling with globally

  • Explores how today's companies can create a long-term sustainable corporate culture by also using an innovation engine

  • Explains how to use innovation to keep employees engaged and motivated

  • Written for executives, business leaders, CFOs, and CIOs

Showing readers how to create a business case for innovation and a supporting innovation linked to business vision and goals, Innovation Engine clearly reveals how to reduce time-to-market, while expanding the "idea landscape" and building a pipeline of corporate innovators.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. The New Duality: Performance Engine and Innovation Engine
    2. Foresight
    3. Getting Started
    4. Barriers and Risks
    5. The Game of Innovation
    6. Innovation Scorecard
    7. Driving Innovation
    8. Notes
  9. Part I: Link Innovation to Business Strategy
    1. Chapter 1: Develop a Clear Innovation Intent
      1. The Vision
      2. The Seismic Shift
      3. Mechanical Engine versus Innovation Engine
      4. Strategic Alignment for Innovation
      5. Why Innovation?
      6. Innovation Execution: Embedding Innovation
      7. Conclusion
      8. Notes
    2. Chapter 2: Assess Innovation Readiness
      1. Reasons Why Executives Want Innovation
      2. Innovation Readiness
      3. Factors of the Innovation System and Culture
      4. Leading Innovation 
      5. Notes
    3. Chapter 3: Creating an Innovation Strategy
      1. Innovation Strategy
      2. Innovation Management
      3. Defining Innovation
      4. Defining Innovation Objectives and an Innovation Goal
      5. Notes
  10. Part II: Develop an Innovation Playbook
    1. Chapter 4: Creating a Roadmap
      1. Innovation Playbook
      2. Notes
    2. Chapter 5: Building Momentum
      1. Momentum
      2. Momentum Framework
      3. Conclusion
      4. Note
  11. Part III: Playing the Game
    1. Chapter 6: Structuring for Innovation
      1. Components of Organizational Structure
      2. Types of Organizational Structures
      3. Planning Your Innovation Structure
      4. Four Major Types of Innovation Structures
      5. Core Innovation Team Structure
      6. Conclusion
      7. Note
    2. Chapter 7: Innovation Management Process
      1. Finding and Generating Ideas
      2. Managing the Innovation Funnel
      3. Implementing or Commercializing Ideas
      4. Innovation Scorecard
      5. Conclusion
      6. Notes
    3. Chapter 8: Building Intrapreneurs
      1. Intrapreneurship and Intrapreneurs
      2. Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs
      3. Conclusion
      4. Notes
    4. Chapter 9: Sourcing Radical Ideas
      1. The Path: How Ideas Travel
      2. Case Study: Energy Market
      3. Five Power Skills to Source Uncontested Ideas
      4. Conclusion
      5. Notes
    5. Chapter 10: The One Secret about Innovation
      1. Story of Silicon Valley
      2. The One Thing
      3. Playful Independence
      4. Final Thoughts
      5. Notes
  12. About the Author
  13. Index