Bob Eckert, CEO of New & Improved, joins us on the 7th episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast to discuss innovation and the importance C-level leaders have on establishing an innovative workplace and workforce. More than 2 decades of experience working with some of the most highly recognizable companies in corporate America inform Bob’s work and the work he and his colleagues do at New & Improved.
Bob has been cited as an innovation thought leader by Fast Company, and he is the author of, most recently, More Lightning, Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams, which he co-wrote with our guest from podcast episode #3, Jonathan Vehar. Bob and his Partners have contributed to or established innovation and leadership development programs for 20% of the Fortune 100.
We kick off the conversation discussing an Executive Report that New & Improved recently published titled “Demystifying Innovation Culture Efforts,” which is available for download on the New & Improved site. The report gives 12 different areas that an organization must pay close attention to – including accountability, focus, strategy, governance, environment, and measurement – if they want to ensure the success of their internal innovation efforts.
Among the topics we cover on this episode of the podcast are:
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