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Fight, Flight or Innovate?

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Our guest blog was written by Natalie Turner, author of Yes, You can Innovate! and inventor of the 6I's® of Innovation. In her article, Natalie describes the options most common during this pandemic: fight, flight or innovate.

Jolt #1 - Embrace innovation as a verb, not a noun

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Welcome to our 3-Minute Conscious Innovator™ process! Are you ready for a new, insight-provoking “Jolt” … something designed to “rearrange your molecules” as it elicitsyour unique, innovative potential in life and work? Jolts wake us up.

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Jolt #1 - Lessons Learned

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People from around the world have shared their insights and perspectives about how Jolt #1 has been “learning them.” We’ve organized and highlighted some of their wisdom below. But first, we invite you to jump in and see how this Jolt might just rearrange some of your own molecules!

Strengthen 5 Dimensions of Your Culture for Innovation, Recovery and Resurgence

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We all feel it and know it: life and work as we’ve known it is over. We can never fully go back to “how things were.” The rules of the game have changed, and will continue to evolve. .

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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!

The 3-Minute Conscious Innovator

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25 “Jolts” to Stimulate Your Mindset, Process, and Culture for Human Centered Innovation . We're on a mission to inspire and guide every person to be a "conscious innovator," and YOU’RE INVITED to join our free process!

Innovate your way through tough times

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With all the health and economic turmoil, it’s natural to experience heightened concern and fear. Fear that can slow down our personal and collective recovery. Fear that can halt our creativity and productivity in its tracks. Yes, it’s quite uncertain what lies ahead.

Innovation is still being innovated - Part 2 of 2

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The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated. And rightly so. It’s a never-ending journey, with notable milestones along the way.

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Innovation is still being innovated - Part 1 of 2

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The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated. And rightly so. It’s a never-ending journey, with notable milestones along the way.

Innovation is still being innovated

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The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated. And rightly so. It’s a never-ending journey, with notable milestones along the way.

“Entrepreneur” and “Innovator”: Same or Different?

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Words matter. Their meaning has an impact on how we live and work. For example. . Do the words “creativity” and “innovation” mean the same thing, or something different? Do “entrepreneur” and “innovator” mean the same thing, or something different?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Expand and Upgrade Your Design Thinking with Human Centered Innovation

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“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Amplify Your Design Thinking

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“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Turbo-Charge Your Design Thinking

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“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Strive for more than just "teamwork" - Part 2 of 2

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Part 2 of 2: Which comes first: Team alignment or attunement?

Strive for more than just "teamwork" - Part 1 of 2:

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Part 1 of 2: Attuning for extraordinary teamwork. There was an extraordinary team expedition-competition called the Eco-Challenge , sponsored by the Discovery Channel on TV. One year it was held in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

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.

Human Centered Innovation: Its time has come

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Perhaps the most significant epic journey of modern times is not found in literature, but in the real-time voyage of man into space — mankind walking on the moon and seeing “spaceship earth” floating against the black backdrop of the universe, and bringing that extraordinary shift of perspective back to the planet.

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Human Centered Innovation: The time has come

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Perhaps the most significant epic journey of modern times is not found in literature, but in the real-time voyage of man into space — mankind walking on the moon and seeing “spaceship earth” floating against the black backdrop of the universe, and bringing that extraordinary shift of perspective back to the planet.

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Innovative teamwork is like a string of quartz pearls

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After living and working in India for 16 years, we enjoy insightful stories that draw from the Indian culture. This story came to us in a newsletter and we couldn't help but share it since it touched upon the deeper dimensions of innovative teamwork!

Part 2: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

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Part 2 of 2: Which comes first: Team alignment or attunement?

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.

Can project managers be innovative?

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This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. Given my long-standing background with both project management and innovation, I was delighted to be on a panel that explored how project managers, their teams, and their company cultures could be more innovative.

Voyage Dallas Magazine - Featuring Debra and William Miller

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Voyage Dallas is an online magazine that shares inspiring stories about people and businesses in the Dallas area. We're delighted that they chose to feature an article about the co-founders of Values Centered Innovation, Debra and William Miller. Click here to enjoy!

Part 1: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

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Part 1 of 2: Attuning for extraordinary teamwork. There was an extraordinary team expedition-competition called the Eco-Challenge , sponsored by the Discovery Channel on TV. One year it was held in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

Let's increase our Gross National Character!

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Several years ago, we met an MBA student named Kapil Jawa who was completing his studies in India. He shared with us a most fascinating masters thesis he had researched about a values-based approach to measuring economic development.

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.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charge how you innovate

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“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charging how you innovate

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“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

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Part 3 of 3: Talent Development as an enabling force for innovation campaigns. Innovation campaigns are great for near-term impact and results. They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation.

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Part 2: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

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Part 2 of 3: Professional knowledge and motivation: essential, but not sufficient. IT-based platforms for enabling innovation have variously been called idea management, crowdsourcing, or innovation management systems.

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.”

Part 1: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

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Part 1 of 3: Innovation is the core driver to meet critical business needs. In a 2007 McKinsey Quarterly article on “Leadership and Innovation,” the authors made it quite clear that “Innovation is a core driver of growth, performance and valuation.”

Are you leading with style?

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Rob Lauber, Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corporation, has a competence he may not be conscious of – an “unconscious competence,” a phrase coined by Noel Burch, a learning expert at Gordon Training International in the 1970s.

Part 3: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

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Part 3 of 3: Integrating HR and CEO priorities in a coherent framework. Previously, we examined how HR has a pivot-point opportunity to transform how it meets the most critical CEO priorities.

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Part 2: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

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Part 2 of 3: A laser-like focal point for transforming HR’s value to the business. As we’ve already seen, HR has a pivot-point opportunity to transform its contribution to meeting overall business needs. To make this happen two sets of priorities are on track to converge….

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

Part 1: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

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Part 1 of 3: HR’s pivot-point opportunity to sharpen its focus. Chief Executive Officers, Innovation Officers, Human Resource Officers, and other senior leaders all know the increasing urgency of integrating HR strategies with business priorities and needs.

Human Values are the hard stuff of innovation

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Bob Dylan recently won the Noble Prize for Literature, and one of his iconic songs opens and closes with these lyrics: Come gather 'round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown …You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'.

Fostering innovation at L&T Technology Services

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Innovation is no longer an option for organizations today. In fact, an innovative mind-set has become the deciding factor between greatness and mediocrity, success and failure of corporations today.

Accelerating the practice of innovation

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William had an opportunity to be interviewed by Gregg Stebben with Forbes Books for the Conscious Capitalism Conference being held in Phoenix this week. Enjoy the full interview where they explore how VCI is accelerating the practice of innovation through the lens of "Human Centered Innovation.". .

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.