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Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

The worrying thing is within any dynamics within the system they are dominated by the slow components, and the rapid components simply have to follow along. Look at how larger organizations operate.

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Six Questions Leaders of Change Must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. Why do we need to change?

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Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact

HYPE Innovation

There is a lot of talk nowadays about purpose, value, and worth at both the individual and organizational levels. Take this recent headline from The Economist: “What Companies Are For.” It’s a profoundly philosophical topic – and one that every company should carefully dissect. Sustainability

What Amazon’s Entrance Tells Us About The New Era Of Quantum Computing

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital and digital strategies are unlikely to succeed in a post-digital world that will likely includes not only quantum technologies, but neuromorphic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

What Is Quantum Innovation?

IdeaScale

Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

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Mindset Is Everything

Game-Changer

I have a deep rooted passion for learning, and one thing I’ve thought about since I was a kid is that I’ll still be sharp minded and productive way into my senior years; that’s a life goal of mine.

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Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Leapfrogging

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. I’ve recently written about the disruptive change and innovation upending markets like product packaging, travel and hospitality, management consulting, construction, healthcare, and manufacturing. No matter the trends, technologies or transformations, every industry faces similar challenges : What business models must we create for the future? How do we differentiate our offerings?

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

Top 10 Must-Read Classics on Innovation Techniques

IdeaScale

Learn what works in innovation from these ten books. Part of building a great innovation strategy is to learn about the history of innovation. Here are ten books every innovator should crack as they build a new innovation approach.

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Step-by-Step Learning vs Creative Learning

Game-Changer

Are you the type of person who seeks recipes and follows them to the T? Most people are. This is one of the things I dislike about the innovation space, where there’s a whole industry devoted to spreading innovation methodologies. The reason they exist?

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Employee Engagement Ideas to Try in the New Year

Kainexus

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is upon us already. The turn of the year is a time when business leaders and managers tend to reflect on the past twelve months and think about what could be even better in the months to come.

Innovation or ERP: which path will digital transformation follow?

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been thinking a lot about the concept of "digital transformation" recently. You can't help but encounter it on Twitter or LinkedIn, in business publications and in discussions with customers and prospects. Everyone wants to know about digital transformation. Admittedly, teaching a class on digital transformation keeps it forefront in my mind.

A Comeback-Inducing, Inspirational Challenge

BrainZooming

At least I waited a couple of days to mention the Kansas City Chiefs and their unprecedented comeback win against the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. After falling behind 24-0, the Chiefs scored 41 points in a row, ultimately winning by a score of 51-31.

Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

IdeaScale

When you should outsource is a tough question to answer. The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level?

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Healthcare trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Reading Time: 10 minutes We discuss the trends that will overhaul the healthcare industry in 2020. While data sharing, 5G, supply chain & logistics, and AI will be big, consumer behavior will make all the difference.

7 Psychological Facts That Help Understand Customers Better

InnovationManagement

Psychology is not only about human emotions. Understanding their behavior, nature, and finding out the behavioral patterns is the ultimate goal of psychological studies. And the best practices of psychology can drive sales for business too.

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Only Thing Predictable About Innovation is its Unpredictability

Innovation Excellence

A culture that demands predictable results cannot innovate. No one will have the courage to do work with the requisite level of uncertainty and all the projects will build on what worked last time. The only predictable result – the recipe will be wildly successful right up until the wheels fall off.

Three Insights Into Operational Excellence

Kainexus

The Shingo Institute is a program in the John M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. It is named after Dr. Shigeo Shingo, a Japanese industrial engineer, and Toyota advisor.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Tullio Siragusa

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty. Most celebrated columnist and cartoonist Frank Tyger says, “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Autonomy brings both to the workplace. Autonomy at work is about bestowing employees with discretion and independence to schedule their work and to regulate how it is to be done on their own terms. Autonomy is not anarchy. It requires accountability, rewards, and governance. It’s just not driven top down. It’s self-administered.”.

Is it possible to maintain company culture through a merger?

Tembosocial

If you've ever been through a merger you know that it's lip service to say that the integration will be a "merger of equals.". Employee Culture Employee Experience

Quantum Computing, Zen Philosophy and Space-Time

InnovationManagement

The up-and-coming field of quantum computing, currently in a prototype phase, will probably be an innovation with exponential and wide-ranging impacts in the power and speed of information technology.

Why Innovators Ought to Focus on Product Deconstruction

Innovation Excellence

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about innovation and how we may have emphasized one component at the expense of another. Here I’m talking about something that should appear obvious – the focus of innovation in building new things.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Making Risk Management Less Risky with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization Model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization’s success and performance against others.

Ask Us Anything Webcast, with General Mills & Citi Ventures

Innovation Leader

Beth Devin of Citi Ventures and Kirsten Aune of General Mills joined us to answer innovation questions submitted by our members

Data Science: what it is and how to start using it

mjvinnovation

It is also about generating value for businesses by using their data creatively. This description makes it seem like something very abstract, which can only be carried out, using the latest cutting-edge research institutes. But it is definitely not.

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Directorates Pay a High Price for Ignorance

InnovationManagement

Of the many risks that directors should be aware of, innovation is the most complex. A corporation that invests in innovation risks failure.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Innovation Excellence

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business.

What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

This is an InnovationTraining.org guest article by What Matters At Work author, Harry Webne-Behrman. I’ve worked with many individuals and work teams over the years, and I’m often impressed by the dedication and commitment people bring to delivering quality service in the face of obstacles.

Gaining a Competitive Edge Through eLearning by Costa

CMOE

As eLearning becomes more popular as an alternative to traditional instructor-led training, organizations have a plethora of off-the-shelf courses to choose from. Such courses offer a cost-effective and easy way for organizations to venture into the realm of eLearning.

Living Through Budget Cuts: Mission, Communication & Metrics

Innovation Leader

“In recessions…groups get shut down completely,” says health care innovation expert Naomi Fried. Fried discusses defending the mission when times are tight

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.