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6 Characteristics You Must Cultivate To Unlearn

Game-Changer

Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward; this is the essence of innovation.

Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Braden Kelley

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

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Twenty Great Sales & Marketing Questions to Ask About Your Product

Destination Innovation

If you are launching a new product or service or if you want to review sales and marketing tactics for an existing product or service then here are twenty probing questions to ask. They are intended to challenge conventional assumptions and to take you back to the basics of sales and marketing.

You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why

Hype

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. Building your innovation value proposition is critical to your innovation success. The Innovation Manager

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Innovating what we innovate

RTI Innovation Advisors

It finally came to me last week. For over a decade I've been working with corporations, trying to help them accelerate their ability to generate new, interesting ideas to market as viable products and services. In some instances we've been successful, and in other instances there were interesting failures. I've recognized for a while that some major challenges exist.

CEO to CEO: Tips for Corporate Innovation Success

Rocketspace

Are you a CEO of a corporation that is looking to innovate to remain relevant in today’s market? Here are some tips on how to successfully achieve innovation in your corporation from RocketSpace’s CEO, Duncan Logan, who sits in the middle of corporate innovation every day.

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The Power of the Ignorant Leader

The Future Shapers

Strive to be a Stupid Leader. Stupid – Adjective – Lacking Knowledge or awareness. In this 4th Industrial Revolution characterized by the massive disruptions and opportunities that Globalisation, Emerging Technologies, and a Generational Diverse Workforce bring, it is understandable that many leaders feel under immense pressure to be the most knowledgeable person in the room. I wonder if this is the leader’s best strategy at this time.

The Retail Business Is Dead. Long Live The Retail Business!

Digital Tonto

Value never disappears, it just shifts from one place to another Related posts: Retail Isn’t Dead, But It Does Need To Adapt. The Future of Retail. How To Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Retail. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Retail

The 70-20-10 Rule for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want?

A Strategic Imperative for Anticipatory Leaders Is Cognitive Performance

Daniel Burrus

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Four Innovation Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon

IdeaScale

Amazon is everywhere, and innovation is why. Amazon has been one of the key innovative drivers of the twenty-first century.

Motivating Innovative Behavior

Innovation in Practice

Innovators are at their best when they feel a sense of purpose. As a marketing leader you play a key role in that dynamic. Innovators have to feel good about the products and services they put into the marketplace. They need to feel appreciated for the work they do and the risks they take.

This Little Known Program At The Department Of Energy Is Helping To Create A New Future In Manufacturing

Digital Tonto

The key is combining ideas from the private sector with cutting edge science from government labs Related posts: Politicians Want To Shut Down The Department Of Energy. Here’s Why That’s. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Manufacturing

Who Should Own Innovation In Your Company?

Innovation Excellence

Do You Have the Right People Running Innovation? See what the latest research says about who should “own innovation” in the corporation Who is responsible for innovation within your organization?

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Borderlander – A New Kind of Social Innovator

Game-Changer

A key trait of every innovator is cultivating a diverse network of people that she / he can tap into for insights and perspective. The internet has opened up a rich and diverse network to me, but I also get to meet people from all walks of life by living in the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border.

Why Should You Conduct a Supervisor Evaluation Survey?

IdeaScale

Evaluation and feedback are important factors that contribute towards an employee’s overall growth in an organization. Every employee intends to work harder with each passing day and deliver the best possible results.

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From idea, to RedDot Design Award. In 6 months

Board of Innovation

All innovations actually need to start somewhere. You might have many good ideas. But being innovative is about taking the next step and actually realizing those ideas. What if you will get a check with money to start your project this afternoon? What are you going to do next?

What is the Most Important Function for a Company?

Viima

What's the most important function for a company? That's a question that's debated about in pretty much every company. More often than not, everyone thinks it’s their own department.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

5 Trends Driving Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The leaders of a 25,000-person U.S. government organization had a serious problem. They were stuck with outdated hardware and software, sometimes dating back to the eighties.

Key Trends in Transportation Innovation

InnovationManagement

When people think of the transportation industry, they are often thinking of auto manufacturers, but it includes a wealth of other companies and products: from shipping and logistics firms, to travel transportation, non-motorized transport (like bicycles) and more. Strategy 3D printing gig economy lyft autonomous vehicles sustainability transportation

Finding Software Solutions To Your Company’s Problems

The Human Factor

Image source. Contributed post – When computers were first starting to become mainstream business tools, they weren’t too much more than glorified calculators.

Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

Adventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process. In order for innovation to be a viable undertaking for any company, the outcomes of the innovation need to be maximized, while the risk involved needs to be contained as much as possible. Continue reading. The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

What Is Open Innovation 2.0 and Why Does It Matter?

Viima

Open innovation is a model based on the thought that companies can really benefit from the free bi-directional flow of ideas and innovations from both within and outside the company. Innovation Open Innovation

Five Ways to Tell if Someone is Untrustworthy

Innovation Excellence

“Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it’s time to find a new partner to do business with.” ” I’m going to ask you to trust me on this.

Using Lean Innovation to Transform the Way the City of Hayward Solves Problems

Moves the Needle

Social Impact Case Study: City of Hayward Need to drive deeper impact at your nonprofit? Download this case study to show to your colleagues, board of directors, or boss. Download case Study Now.

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Maintaining Personal Security and Privacy as You Become Increasingly Successful

The Human Factor

Image source. Contributed post – When you first start out as a small business owner, others will typically be unaware of your presence in the marketplace and you will generally find yourself minding your own business.

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Spigit Product Release Employe Engagement

Spigit

A recent Gallup study found that employee disengagement costs businesses $7 trillion a year. Yes…7 trillion! Meanwhile, research shows that investments made by organizations to increase employee engagement have barely had an impact over the last 15 years. $7

We moved our office to a French castle for 2 weeks. Did it work?

Board of Innovation

How it all started… January 2018, I walked into the office at 8 AM still recovering from an early-morning bike ride. After grabbing some breakfast, I joined my colleagues for our monthly breakfast meeting. After a quick strategy update from our co-founder Philippe, my colleague Arne got up to give us a “Summer Office Update”. . Continue reading. The post We moved our office to a French castle for 2 weeks. Did it work? appeared first on Board of Innovation. Events Jobs Recruiting Team

Should You Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Innovation Excellence

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

Innovation Thesis

The Future Shapers

President Kennedy’s address to the joint session of the US Congress on May 25th 1961 can be viewed as the start of the space race: “… I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth …” – John F. Kennedy. But his words could have very well been NASA’s innovation thesis.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?