About Nick Skillicorn

Creativity & Innovation expert: I help individuals and companies build their creativity and innovation capabilities, so you can develop the next breakthrough idea which customers love. Chief Editor of and Founder / CEO of Improvides Innovation Consulting. Coach / Speaker / Author / TEDx Speaker / Voted as one of the most influential innovation bloggers.
22 02, 2023

Anchoring: The bias which affects our ability to estimate & negotiate

By |2023-02-22T21:37:16+01:00February 22nd, 2023|Curiosity|1 Comment

When you are about to negotiate, is it better to go first, or is it better to wait for the other person to show their hand and you then are able to adjust with more information? Well, according to the research, whoever provides the first piece of information has a major advantage, as the final [...]

9 02, 2023

Scott Kirsner & Alex Slawsby – Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2023: Podcast E164

By |2023-02-09T22:11:19+01:00February 9th, 2023|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Innovation Leader management team of Scott Kirsner (previously on the podcast here) and Alex Slawsby about the breaking new InnoLead report "Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2023". We cover the most important data on innovation teams, including the changes in appetite for different types of [...]

6 02, 2023

Leaders will invest less in transformational innovation due to fears over the economy

By |2023-02-06T12:49:18+01:00February 6th, 2023|Innovation|0 Comments

One of the biggest questions I am getting from businesses at the moment is what the potential impact of a recession or the slowdown of the economy might have on their innovation efforts. And according to a new report by Innovation Leader and KPMG USA called "Benchmarking Innovation Impact, from InnoLead." (available for download from [...]

30 01, 2023

A.I. can now use text prompts to design new proteins which don’t exist in nature

By |2023-01-30T22:55:20+01:00January 30th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

There is so much hype around Artificial Intelligence tools and what they are able to create in the fields of creativity. One of the most recent examples which is taking the world by storm is by using text prompts, either to create new text or even to create new images. But I just came across [...]

24 01, 2023

Stereotype Threat: Why people perform worse at some tasks based on their identity

By |2023-01-25T10:31:24+01:00January 24th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Have you ever heard that women are bad drivers? Or that Asian students are good at math? Or that people who work in accounting are not creative? Well, there is a powerful psychological phenomenon which means that if someone is part of a group where there is a stereotype that they will underperform or be [...]

23 01, 2023

What is the purpose of a manager nowadays?

By |2023-01-23T22:47:17+01:00January 23rd, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

A few months ago, I saw a piece of research which has stuck with me. Research by Microsoft was looking into how Hybrid Work was working, and found out the following shocking statistic: 87% of employees feel like they are just as productive working remotely as they are in the office But 88% of managers [...]

16 01, 2023

Happiness is linked to higher creativity

By |2023-01-16T20:49:02+01:00January 16th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

Many people have the stereotype of a creative person as someone who is broody, weird and possibly a little depressed. But according to research, the opposite might actually be true. Numerous studies have looked at what sort of mood results in people producing their most creative output. And the results are overwhelmingly clear: Being happy [...]

12 01, 2023

“As long as my failing project keeps going, I won’t be a failure”

By |2023-01-12T17:20:09+01:00January 12th, 2023|Innovation|0 Comments

Is it better to have grit, or know when to quit? A few weeks ago I was listen to an excellent episode of the Innovation Show podcast, with guest Annie Duke. It was about her new book "Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away", and there was one topic they spoke about which [...]

10 01, 2023

Laughter can make people more creative

By |2023-01-16T20:49:54+01:00January 10th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine. But it turns out that if you want to be more creative and come up with highly original ideas, then laughter might also help you. In two sets of research studies, participants were either shown humorous film clips or were allowed to listen to humorous [...]

4 01, 2023

Why creativity is the future of your teams

By |2023-01-05T08:57:47+01:00January 4th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

The world is changing faster than ever. Established companies are being overtaken by more innovative upstarts, entire industries which previously dominated the economy are being disrupted. And looking at the future of work, artificial intelligence has already begun replacing low-skilled jobs. So what is the single most important skill for your teams in order to [...]