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Building bridges vs Finished Bridges

Idea to Value

Bridges work to get people from one side of something to another. But they only work if they are 100% finished. A bridge which is 99% finished doesn’t help you get anywhere. There is still a gap which needs to be overcome before it provides any value.

The Humility Principle

Digital Tonto

We rarely fully understand the consequences of the actions we take. We live in a world not of linear cause and effect, but complex ecosystems in which even our best laid plans touch of a complex web. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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33 Hidden Countries

Destination Innovation

Can you find 33 hidden countries in the text below? Don’t look back in anger,” many a wise man has said, including William Shakespeare who wrote “Much Ado about Nothing.”. The captain asked the sargent in an email if he could plug and advertise the notice in the formal information pack. He wore a jumper under his coat and a cap which protected him when the ice landed on his head. Did you happen to go to London recently?” I enquired. “I

Two documents that tell you all you need to know about innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

If you believe everything you hear, or read, within your corporation about innovation, you may end up a bit disappointed. As we've seen over the last two decades, talking about innovation is easy, but implementing it and realizing the benefits are a bit more difficult.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Walking The Innovation Talk

Game-Changer

An organization’s culture is the driving force behind innovation. You can have the best minds on your team, but nothing will happen if the environment doesn’t let them bring out their full potential.

Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset.

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Are you catching the right wave?

IdeaSpies

As a leading executive today you would have ridden many waves to be where you are. In recent months, I have had the opportunity. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Attribute based Innovation Classification

Inspiring Next

Ripi Singh Most common innovation classification is process, product, service, or business model. However, You can choose how you wish to classify innovation, as long as it is novel and adds value.

How Do You Measure Leadership Impact?

Game-Changer

Leadership impacts everything. Everyone will focus on the most obvious outcome, which is company performance. But it also includes future performance, which depends on developing individuals so that they too can lead. One thing I learned early on is you suck if everything depends on you.

Research shows that having a phone on your desk makes you more stupid

Idea to Value

A lot of people joke about how having a smartphone is making us all less intelligent. And new research provides evidence that this is true.

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

IdeaScale Podcast – NSW Health Pathology

IdeaScale

In the best of times, New South Wales (NSW) Health Pathology, a statewide clinical service, has a complex mission. Formed in 2014, the department supports the critically ill, protects public health, analyzes health data, and supports the state across a suite of functions, including crime-solving.

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10 Productivity Tips for Working from Home

CMOE

COVID-19 has drastically affected our daily lives. Many people have lost their jobs, and the health of the global economy has plummeted. We need to be able to work to pay our bills, to send our kids to school, and to buy food, medicine, and other necessities.

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4 Fantastic Agile Sprint Retrospective Templates

InnovationTraining.org

These top agile and scrum sprint retrospective templates can be used during remote meetings with your team. Need retrospective ideas?

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The Six Big Losses in Automotive Manufacturing

Kainexus

In automotive manufacturing, there are several things you can take for granted; unfortunately, some are unwelcome. The Six Big Losses are an uninvited guest in automotive manufacturing plants everywhere.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Tall Poppy syndrome vs Tall Weed syndrome

Idea to Value

Have you ever heard of Tall Poppy Syndrome? It essentially says that the flower which stands out above all the rest will be the first to be cut down. Basically, it says that people should be humble and not try to make themselves appear better than others.

Bed, Bath & Beyond Announces $1 Billion Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Leading home goods retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond is upping the innovation game by launching an omnichannel transformation to drive sales. As part of a new three-year strategy, the $1 billion to $1.5 billion investment is designed to drive growth and increase cash flow.

Junior Innovation Manager

whataventure

Werde Teil des Teams! Junior Innovation Manager (m/w/d). JETZT BEWERBEN. Bozen. Start. Ab sofort. Erfahrung. 1 Jahr. Sprachniveau. B2 Deutschniveau. Über uns. WhatAVenture hat es sich zum Ziel gemacht, Unternehmen dabei zu unterstützen, ihre Geschäftsideen iterativ und nahe am Kunden zu entwickeln.

Innovation and Customer Relationships: 4 Keys to Keeping Your Ratings High

Daniel Burrus

Between fact-checkers and Yelpers, the Information Age is laden with a visual archive of how customers and clients perceive products, services, or even your organizational culture.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

5 cultural shifts fashion brands have to pioneer

Board of Innovation

Pick 1 of these Fashion trends to accelerate past the basics in 2021. The post 5 cultural shifts fashion brands have to pioneer appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Consumer products Business design

Solar power prices have dropped by over 89% in the last 10 years

Idea to Value

By now it is common knowledge that solar energy has been becoming more and more affordable as the technology develops and economies of scale blossom. But a recent report shows just how astronomical the drop in cost has been.

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The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

Viima

One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Innovation Innovation Management

What Do Innovation Maturity Assessments Have in Common?

InnovationManagement

Building a repeatable model for innovation is a journey, not a trophy. An innovation department builds services and competencies across multiple disciplines – from research to communications and culture.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

How to turn Innovation theatre into innovation outcomes

Strategyzer

We are often asked by senior leaders and innovation managers “how do I know if the innovation programs we have are successful?”. In other words: how do we know if these programs will produce long-term growth for our company?

Why Fashion Brands Don’t Understand Biomimicry

Board of Innovation

(and three shifts they’re missing). The post Why Fashion Brands Don’t Understand Biomimicry appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Consumer products Business design

The law of diffusion of innovation

Idea to Value

Any company planning on bringing a new innovative solution to market must accept the fact that not every customer will be willing to buy it immediately. There will always be certain target customers who are more resistant to trying out new ideas than others.

Episode 027: Creative Ways to Improve How People See You: Adding Prestige to Who You Are

Innovation in Practice

Today, I’m going to share with you some concepts and insights from my newly released book, Adding Prestige to Your Portfolio: How to Use the Creative Luxury Process to Develop Products Everyone Wants.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Two essential characteristics of successful teams

IdeaSpies

Google has spent years and millions of dollars examining the characteristics that make groups successful. The starting point is. Feed generated with FetchRSS

#2,074 – Smart Nails

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Some wearable devices have caught on (FitBit, Apple Watch) while others have lagged behind or been completely written off (Google Glass). For a smart technology to work it has to be socially acceptable and fashionable in addition to smart.

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3 Ways to Align with Ethical Values and Accelerate Your Brand

Board of Innovation

Hand-curated takeaways to prove your worth in ethical consumption, utility, and sustainability. The post 3 Ways to Align with Ethical Values and Accelerate Your Brand appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Consumer products Innovation strategy

Manufacturing Floor Ideas for Each Element of 5S

Kainexus

5S is a Lean manufacturing technique that addresses the organization of workspaces and processes for a safer and more efficient manufacturing facility.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”