Start Here

If you’re like most of my readers, you’re an innovator. You are striving to get better, and reach your potential when it comes to creating ideas that become innovations with impact. You want to leave a lasting impact with the innovations you create. This ‘Start Here' page was created to help you get started.

Phil McKinney at the Newseum

But something keeps getting in the way: Everyplace you turn, there seems to be one hurdle after another that gets in the way of you launching that innovation.

Does This Sound Like You?

Be honest:

  • Do you feel like the innovation antibodies are attacking ever idea you come up with?
  • Do you fear that your innovation skills are not keeping up?
  • Do you worry that your great idea will never see the light of day?

If so, you’re not alone. All of us have felt this way.

I Know How You Feel

I know what it feels like to be in over your head—to have your innovation success outpace your ability to manage it.

As the former Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard, and now as a successful CEO at an industry R&D and innovation lab, I have faced the reality that the innovation game can be daunting, intimidating and never ending. The answer isn’t simply to go faster. The answer it to do the right things smarter.

Phil McKinney giving a talk

My Goal in Sharing The Blog and Podcast

Through my blog and podcast, my mission is to give you the confidence you need to succeed in the innovation game. From practical tools to accomplish you innovation goals, to strategies for personal and career growth in the innovation game, to an intentional path to greater influence and contribution in your chosen field.

If you’re new to my site (and you likely wouldn’t be on this page if you weren’t), here are some of my most popular posts in each category.

Innovation Culture

Laws Of Innovation

FIRE Framework For Innovation

My Archive

You can also check my blog’s and the podcast archives for a list of every post I have created or use the search function to find other posts that might be of interest.

My Products and Services

While the content on my blog and in my podcast are all free, I do offer a number of commercial products and services. Be sure to check out my Store and my Work with Me sections.

Phil McKinney as a mentor

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Yes, you can win at the innovation game. All it takes is the intention and a mentor to guide you. If you’ll provide the first, I’ll provide the second. Let’s get started.