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Innovation Happens Inside The Box

Posted on August 9th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

We looked last time about how powerful it can be to work within constraints. Choosing helpful constraints actually helps us to be innovative and get things done, rather than slowing us down and getting in the way (which is the common perception). Continue reading “Innovation Happens Inside The Box” »

Four Leadership Roles that Foster Innovation

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In my 35+ years of experience leading R&D organizations and ventures, I have witnessed many different leadership roles that help foster innovation.  I’ll discuss four –  the Entrepreneur, the Project leader, the Growth Business Leader, and the Functional Leader.

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Innovating Growth

Posted on June 9th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Nearly every company has long-term strategies aimed at growth.  Of the countless ways to grow a business, innovation is among the most important growth “tools” available to chemical companies.  Continue reading “Innovating Growth” »

Decision Boards in the Innovation Process

Posted on January 29th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

It’s easy to get enthusiastic about a good portfolio management – or even a stage process but, far too often, we forget the importance of a well-functioning Decision Board. Continue reading “Decision Boards in the Innovation Process” »

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