“Without leadership, there is no innovation."

–from the book BREAKING AWAY by Jane Stevenson & Bilal Kaafarani



More Global Executives Unsatisfied with Their Company’s Level of Innovation, According to Korn/Ferry Executive Quiz LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2011 – "A majority of global executives are less than satisfied with the level of innovation in their companies, according to a Korn/Ferry Executive Quiz released today. The Executive Quiz, commissioned by The Korn/Ferry Institute, surveyed executives from 50 countries about their attitudes towards innovation within their companies. 

ONLY 15% ARE "VERY SATISFIED" WITH LEVEL OF INNOVATION – The survey revealed that 54 percent of executives are less than satisfied with the level of innovation in their company, with 19 percent saying they are “very dissatisfied.”  Only 15 percent say they are “very satisfied” with the level of innovation in their company. Sixty-two percent of executives believe the CEO is most responsible for their company’s level of innovation. Further, an overwhelming 98 percent of executives believe innovation is important for top line growth, with 2 percent saying it is “somewhat important.”..... (READ MORE)


3M’s Open Innovation – Fred J. Palensky, chief technology officer at one of the world’s most innovative companies, explains how to foster the ongoing cross-pollination of ideas. – "As part of Booz & Company’s annual study of the innovation strategies of the world’s highest-spending companies on R&D, the firm conducted a survey that asked senior innovation executives to vote for the world’s most innovative company. (See “The Global Innovation 1000: How the Top Innovators Keep Winning,” by Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff, s+b, Winter 2010.)   

INNOVATION LEADERS NAMED ARE APPLE, GOOGLE & 3M –The third most frequently cited innovation leader was 3M, right behind Apple and Google. That came as no surprise, given 3M’s track record of developing smart, successful new products. 3M’s ability to keep churning out new innovations is very much dependent on the company’s long-standing commitment to open innovation, both internal and external.".... (READ MORE)


Harvard Business Review - Access a variety of articles on innovation 


S&P/Bloomberg Businessweek Global Innovation Index 

Track the performance of 25 of the world's most innovative public companies.

The 50 Most Innovative Companies

"For the first time since Bloomberg BusinessWeek began its annual Most Innovative Companies ranking in 2005, the majority of corporations in the Top 25 are based outside the U.S. The reason: the new global leaders coming out of Asia.".... (READ MORE)


Innovate or Die – View this episode from CNBC television program The Business of Innovation with Maria Bartiromo. "Innovation is no longer an elective, but is now part of the core curriculum for success. See how the best companies are using their hunger for change to conquer the challenges of innovation."

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