Strategy & Governance

  • Demonstrate Value by Looking for Gaps to Fill

  • Living Through Budget Cuts: Mission, Communication & Metrics

  • How Downturns Impact Innovation Teams

  • The First 5 Things to Do When You’re Given Responsibility for Corporate Innovation

  • My First Big Failure: 4 Pieces of Advice for Intrapreneurs

Innovation groups often get created by fiat, before they’ve developed a strategy. And many companies have existing R&D or product development organizations that would benefit from fresh thinking about their mission.

Whether you’re laying out strategy for the first time, or as part of an update process, our coverage allows you to learn from veterans of innovation and R&D roles. A good resource to start with is our Benchmarking Report, published in collaboration with KPMG, which includes data on the structure, focus, budgets, and size of innovation teams at large companies, as well as advice from executives in senior innovation and strategy roles.

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Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018

Innovating inside large organizations is not easy. So how do you deliver concrete, tangible impact — over the short-term, medium-term, and long-term? Innovation Leader and KPMG have collaborated to create the go-to resource on corporate innovation, based on detailed survey data and interviews with senior executives at Whirlpool, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Southern Company, General Motors, and more.

Audio & Video Resources

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Ask Us Anything Webcast, with General Mills & Citi Ventures

Beth Devin of Citi Ventures and Kirsten Aune of General Mills joined us to answer innovation questions submitted by our members.

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Failure: The Other F-Word

Innovators often repeat the mantra, “Fail fast, fail cheap.” But is that the right approach to projects that flop? 

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Inside the Mind of Alex Osterwalder

“What’s the latest from the mind of Alex Osterwalder?” We sat down with Osterwalder to discuss business model innovation and the themes in his upcoming book.

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Inside the Supply Chain

How can supply chain innovation deliver serious value? Guests from Retail Business Services, J&J, and MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics discuss.

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Getting Innovation Started

How can teams set innovation initiatives up for success? To get best practices, we sat down with guests from Marriott, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Innosight.

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Fast Times in Quick Service

What can we expect from the future of fast food? We sat down with Jessica Anselmi, Panera’s Director of Innovation and Category Growth, to find out…

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Innovation Essentials: The Nature Conservancy

”What can corporate innovators learn from the world of non-profits?” To find out, we break down one of our articles and read it aloud for you. Listen here…

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All Your Innovation Questions, Answered

We answer questions on corporate innovation submtted by listeners. Get advice on H3 innovation, going from good to great, and spreading innovation company-wide. 

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Does It Scale?

How do you successfully scale new ideas? To find out, we traveled to Shell TechWorks in Cambidge, Mass. Experts from ESPN and KPMG also shared their advice. 

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Insights from Winners of the 2019 Impact Awards

In this webcast, several winners of our 2019 Impact Awards share tips on how they’ve been making change happen inside their organizations. 

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Innovation as a Career Path & Breakthrough Capabilities

Large organizations have a history of stopping and starting when it comes to breakthrough innovation. Babson’s Gina O’Connor and Andrew Corbett tackle these pain points.

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Innovation Answered, Season Three

We’re back and better than ever. Listen to the trailer to see what’s in store, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts for new episodes starting next week on Tuesday. 

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Getting Leadership on Board with Corporate Innovation

Learn how to get executives on board with your innovation program in this webinar replay. Brant Cooper, CEO of Moves The Needle, demonstrates how to build strategic consensus.