My colleague Ken Perlman recently spoke at a conference about helping leaders spark innovative ideas that can accelerate implementation and deliver results. Here he shares his observations, key for anyone responsible for delivering more than incremental improvements in their organization.

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Back End of Innovation 2013 Conference. This conference focuses entirely on execution — developing those great ideas into real products and services. This is critical as companies are getting better and better at generating new ideas (discussed at the Front End of Innovation conference). Now the processes and capabilities to turn those ideas into reality have become both a constraint and a competitive differentiator — a differentiator in a marketplace where innovation is fueling investment, growth, and valuations.

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