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Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

It always catches you by surprise when one of the leading players within the innovation space makes a change. In this case, Innosight has been acquired by Huron , a fellow professional services firm, one that has the vast majority of their business in the United States. Back to Innosight. Innosight is one of those first port of calls for me. They break down their offering into three core parts- 1.

And the 2016 Exago Innovation gurus are…

Exago

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of Exago Innovation Gurus Awards’ first edition, launched in the context of our 9th anniversary. The post And the 2016 Exago Innovation gurus are… appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Clients' success stories Exago Exago Innovation Gurus

You Are What You Pay Attention To

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Fake news is killing people’s minds! This is what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said and he wants to do something about. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that fake news isn’t new. Facebook, whether they like it or not, is one culprit in helping spread fake news and other nonsense. Attention is currency. What it means for innovation.

5 Reasons Sustainability Drives Innovation

InnovationManagement

Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources. The benefits of successful sustainability and successful innovation are similar, as well: a competitive advantage, improved profit margins, and better brand sentiment from employees and customers.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Improving Workforce Engagement in Your Purpose-Driven Workplace

IdeaScale

It’s clear that consumers care about quality and price when purchasing products and services. However, did you know that company reputation and social responsibility, rank immediately after those two factors? And, when it comes to workforce engagement, exceptional employees care about work that has a positive impact on society. What is a Purpose-Driven Workplace? Improving W orkforce E ngagement.

How I Battle Distraction Sickness

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. According to a recent study, distraction as a result of the constant data deluge costs the U.S. economy $997 billion each year. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of wasted productivity that went down the drain. At this point, distraction sickness is a real thing; and it’s being monetized. We need to get it back, urgently! Simple, right?

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future

Betterific

Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History.  He is our design thinking guest blogger. Paul is an innovator in the education space, who is not afraid to change things up and find new ways to connect with students. Differentiation by Design. by Paul Kim. empathize. define. ideate. prototype.

The Eleven Change Roles

Innovation Excellence

Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail. To help make change less overwhelming, and instead more visual and more collaborative, I set out to create the Change Planning Toolkit™ for project managers, change managers, and leaders everywhere to.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Should I Tell That Joke at Work?

Michael Roberto

The Wall Street Journal has a nice summary of recent research on humor in the workplace written by scholars Alison Wood Brooks and T. Bradford Bitterly. The scholars point out some of the positive effects of humor in the workplace. For instance, they cite one study by Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock. Here is the summary of those findings: Research led by Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock at VU University Amsterdam studied how patterns of humor in conversation—such as a joke followed by another joke or a joke followed by laughter—predicted other types of communication, as well as team performance, more broadly.

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3 Steps to Build a Strong Team

Daniel Burrus

An old cliché has it that there is no “I” in team. Like Like many well-worn phrases, that one holds a certain amount of truth—and not just in the literal spelling. In effect, a strong team emphasizes the group, not just one individual. The thinking is, when the team advances as a whole, so, too, does everyone within it. That begs a question: How do you build a team that is characterized by strong, coordinated teamwork? It’s not as difficult as you might assume—particularly if you adopt an anticipatory mindset. SHARE. Break Down the Challenges. Difficulty making decisions. Poor communication.

Democracy in Action – Crowdsourcing at the RSA

Wazoku

“Fundamentally, economics is not about finding a right set of answers or mastering concepts that only econimists can understand. Economics is about human relationships, value and judgements – which can and should involve everyone.” Reema Patel, the RSA. The first in their series of three public Challenges has launched today, with a focus on how the economy can work for everyone. Author.

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Digital Tonto

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more. Related posts: How to Build an Innovative Culture. How To Build An Effective Culture. Building Creative Collaboration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Collaboration Innovation

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session will examine the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly.

3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible. However, if we look closely, there are three ways to come up with an idea that has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation: Imagination Insights Challenging current assumptions Lets.

PBTO52: Good Marketing Opens Minds and Good Sales Closes Deals – Krishnan Chatterjee

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show: . In this episode, we host Krishnan Chatterjee. He is a musician and a marketer. He heads marketing for SAP Indian sub-continent. He stumbled his way through IIM-A into the corporate jungle. Became the Head of Marketing for a large IT Company-a journey in which he used his voice in keynote speeches and such like. Why is he on the show: . What do we talk about: .

Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art

InnovationManagement

One of the greatest challenges facing innovation professionals is to find the right approach to a given innovation problem. Whether that’s instilling the innovation mojo in a large corporation or simply helping teams become more innovative, the ways to do this seem to be more of an art than a science.

How to Create an Amazing Life by Design ~ 5 Fundamentals

Mills-Scofield

From the floorboards of Jackson Pollock' s studio in the Hamptons, NY. The paint spatterings can be traced to specific pieces of his art. Two and a half years ago, I was invited to share my story, Life by Design , at Brown University's Creative Mind Lecture series. Since then, it's taken on a life of its own with my mentees who now use it as a noun. Very little you do in life is irrevocable.

Six Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful – Webinar and Book

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Must-Watch In-Store Retail Tech for Corporate Innovators

Rocketspace

The e-commerce sector has seen unprecedented growth, but here's what may be a surprising figure: Americans still do over 90 percent of their shopping in physical stores. With this in mind, some of the top e-commerce companies, like Amazon and Warby Parker, have recently launched brick-and-mortar stores. Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Innovation Models Retail

How Google Innovates

Innovation Excellence

Steve Jobs built—and then revived—Apple by fusing technology with design. IBM has remained a top player in its industry for roughly a century by investing in research that is often a decade ahead of its time. Facebook “moves fast and maintains a stable infrastructure” (but apparently doesn’t break things anymore). Each of these companies, in its own.

Lessons from My Attempt to Re-Claim My Weekends

Rmukesh Gupta

Lessons from My Attempts to Reclaim my weekends by Mukesh Gupta. Situation. One of the constant complains that my family has with me is that I am obsessive about my gadgets. Even when I am on a holiday or during the weekend, I obsessively go for the gadgets and if it is not checking my emails, it is to check my twitter feed or my Facebook feed or my LinkedIn or my blog stats or my podcast stats or WhatsApp groups or something else. But they complain that I keep reaching for my phone or my iPad for something or the other. I am sure this is a common phenomenon in most of our lives. Conclusion: .

How Employee Diversity Promotes Business Innovation

InnovationManagement

Lack of diversity among employees hurts a company’s ability to innovate and remain competitive. Diversity - both inherent and acquired - naturally drives innovation through team members’ different abilities to spot gaps, solutions, and opportunities; to avoid groupthink; and to reach clients and customers who were inaccessible before.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul will take us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This is a session you don’t want to miss.

Strategic Planning Activities – Preparing Mini-Plans for Uncertainty

BrainZooming

Every organization faces challenging, completely unexpected situations. It could be a surprise competitive move , an unanticipated external event, or a new type of internal crisis demanding attention. Some organizations stumble in these situations. Others deal with curves thrown their way seamlessly, functioning as if nothing out of the ordinary happened. What does a mini-plan include?

The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

We must continue to have faith and invest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Research and the Innovation of our Enterprises. They and the steady march of improvement are what will deliver a better future.

Empathy and Sympathy

Rmukesh Gupta

Empathy & Sympathy by Mukesh Gupta. One of the most difficult things for me when it comes to building strong bonds with people I constantly interact with, is the ability to empathise. always was capable of intellectually understanding what the other person was going through but always found it extremely difficult to feel what they were feeling. never quite understood why that was the case. After watching this video from Brene Brown , I think I now know why I always found it difficult. This is scary and painful. It is meant to be scary and painful. myself support James Victore as a patron.

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Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul will share his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Democratising Elite Performance Tools with Dr. Andy Walshe

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Currently leading Human Performance for Red Bull, Andy works with hundreds of international athletes and business leaders to develop and implement elite performance models. which looks at how new technologies especially in the arena of Artificial Intelligence encourage us to explore our own potential at a much higher level.

How to tell if innovation matters to your CEO

OVO Innovation

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled " Unleashing the power of Innovation " was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation. While interesting, there's not a lot "new" in the survey, and the authors give away the biggest challenge in the overview, by stating that: the problem is that while the eyes of the CEO are fixed on innovation, the body of the organisation may not be following. But let's focus on culture. What's changing? What's staying the same?

Daniel Kahneman on Entrepreneurship

Richard Hughes-Jones

If asked to name one book that has most changed my life, my answer is always Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It is the book that I reached for in the darkest depths of treatment for cancer, as I searched for rational answers to very complicated questions. It’s the book that kickstarted an […]. The post Daniel Kahneman on Entrepreneurship appeared first on Richard Hughes-Jones. Startups

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TED Talk: 3 Ways to Fix a Broken News Industry

Innovation Excellence

Lara Setrakian is building innovative news platforms that stand ready to engage and explain the complexity of our world. Business Models Entrepreneurship Innovation News Profiles of Innovators ABC News Bloomberg News Lara Setrakian middle east News Deeply startups TED

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