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How Creative Are You?

Destination Innovation

This Quiz will test your Creative Potential. Which type of class would you prefer to take? Tennis. Painting. Cookery. On a visit to a new city would you rather. Wander the streets. Go to the shops. Visit an art gallery or museum. Sit in a cafe and watch the world go by. Which of these jobs would suit you best? Taxi Driver. Kindergarten teacher. Car Sales. Police officer. When was the last time you took up an entirely new hobby or activity? Within the last six months. Within the last year.

Inform Your Product Development with Innovation Roadmaps

IdeaScale

To get where you want to go, know where you need to go to get there. Product roadmaps are powerful tools to get the team organized and to get a new product launched. However, they can also be used for the conceptualization of the product itself.

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6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software

Exago

If you have been given the green light for an innovation management software that will arm you with the right tools for your innovation initiative, these 6 points will help you choose the optimum fit for your organisation.

As digital transformation unfolds, it pays to be a generalist

Jeffrey Phillips

I remember the hubbub surrounding Dan Pink's book A Whole New Mind , in which he stated that the future (this was back in the early 2000s) would belong to right brained people, because machines would ultimately automate anything that could be easily documented and that followed a standard process.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.

Leapfrogging

Strategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created. Instead, create a one-page strategy map. Having run the internal strategy consulting group at HP , and then consulting to both startups and big companies like Disney, Visa, Colgate, Medtronic and others, I’ve created hundreds of strategic plans. Business strategy used to be a clear and methodical process. No more. Today’s discontinuous technologies and disruptive change have reinvented the rules of strategic planning.

As Our Technology Becomes Infinitely More Powerful, We Are Entering A New Ethical Universe

Digital Tonto

We need a more public dialogue about the technologies we are building to achieve some kind of consensus of what the risks are and what we as a society are willing to accept. If not, the consequences, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Four Questions to Choose Innovation Projects

Innovation Excellence

It’s a challenge to prioritize and choose innovation projects. There are open questions on the technology, the product/service, the customer, the price and sales volume. Other than that, things are pretty well defined. But with all that, you’ve still go to choose.

There's gold in the data - but have we learned the lessons?

Jeffrey Phillips

For some reason I can't get the song Clementine out of my head. Perhaps it's because of the line - dwelt a miner, a 49er. that keeps that song playing in my mind. We are in a significant transition.

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Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust

Leapfrogging

Trust is the currency of business success. Here’s how to build it into your corporate culture. Leading organizational change to create a corporate culture that delivers continuous innovation is one of today’s most strategic business imperatives. But how do you do that? We’ve seen what happens to companies when customers lose trust in their brands – just think Target (data breach), Chipotle (E. coli outbreak), and Facebook (selling user data).

What Role Does Competition Play in Innovation?

IdeaScale

Is your team working together, or splitting apart? Competition is innate in what humans do. Everybody wants to be the best at something, whether it’s their hobby, their job, or their industry. However, left unchecked, competition can become a toxic fight to win, rather than succeed.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas

BrainZooming

Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory, a spate of videos appeared online analyzing the team’s comeback from nearly certain defeat in the game’s final minutes. One reveals an important lesson as you develop employee engagement strategies.

How to pick a coworking space in an innovation district

Innovation Excellence

Coworking is the way people work these days. Coworking now takes up 27million sq feet of office space across the US, and 19 more growth statistics that prove coworking is the new normal. There are currently 14,411 coworking spaces in the world today. The number of coworking members will rise to 3.8

How to Fall in Love with the Problem as an Observer

The Future Shapers

The archetype of the Observer conjures up imagery of a smart, quiet, reserved employee seated in the corner of a room and speaking only when spoken to. But this doesn’t have to be how an Observer shows up.

How storytelling documents the unwritten rules of your culture

Tembosocial

A wise friend once told me that there were three sides to every story - yours, mine and the truth. Employee Feedback Employee Experience

Legacy ECM: 4 Key Reasons to Modernize

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

The Anatomy and Upside of Boredom

Rmukesh Gupta

Every now and then I come across in my reading list something that lies at the intersection of being interesting, useful and practical. The below post is one such example. This originally appeared on Aeon, written by Neel Burton and edited by Nigel Warburton.

What's Your Strategy Personality?

Cascade Strategy

One of our most important values here at Cascade is integrity. And for us, that often extends organically to transparency. We try to weave our culture of transparency into everything we do internally, but also externally.

A Sad Fact: Leaders Who Lie Can Still Be Trusted by Their Followers

Innovation Excellence

Being truthful and being trustworthy aren’t the same, which poses a problem for both society and the practice of leadership itself In today’s world, it’s hard to know who to listen to and what to believe. Who’s the best Presidential candidate? Is Brexit good or bad?

What are the new marketing roles?

mjvinnovation

No matter what segment of the market your company operates in, marketing is experiencing a revolution right now. But not all organizations are aware of it yet. In this article, we will shed some light on the new roles of Marketing.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

4 Strategies to Improve Cross Functional Collaboration

Kainexus

Many business leaders see c ross functional collaboration as the key to innovation and optimal business performance.

How General Mills Uses ‘Breakup Letters’ to Better Understand Consumers

Innovation Leader

Jodi Benson shares how General Mills puts consumer needs first, and how a 150+ year old company is evolving the way it innovates to better meet those needs

IT project portfolio management: test yourself on best practices!

One2Team

According to a study conducted by the Panorama Consulting Group, 74% of IT projects exceed their planned budget.

True Transformation Isn’t Top-Down Or Bottom-Up, But Side-To-Side

Innovation Excellence

In a disruptive era, the only viable strategy is to adapt and that is especially true today. With change seeming to accelerate with each passing year, every organization must transform itself. Those who are unable to change often find that they are unable to compete and soon disappear altogether.

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

How to Manage Strategic Risk for Organizational Success

Cascade Strategy

This is our introduction to strategic risk for 2020. We're aiming to cover as many of the key topics as possible, around strategic risk and how you can manage it in your organization. We'll cover things like: What is strategic risk? How to identify strategic risk.

Cold Calling is NOT Dead — 5 Reasons to Pick Up The Phone

Collectivecamp

Cold calling is dead.Or at least that’s what I was lead to believe — until recently

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How to Create a Culture of Experimentation

Innovation Leader

Relying on intuition often leads teams down the wrong path. Stefan Thomke, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains how to rely on experiments instead

A Practitioners View of “The Why, How and What of Breakthrough Innovation”

Rmukesh Gupta

Needs Based Innovation I came across this video of Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellow, Kate Rosenbluth and her story of how she founded Cala Health. I think the approach that she has taken to building her startup is probably the approach that I recommend in most cases.

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

What Is an Innovation Manager – And How Do You Become a Great One?

Innovation Excellence

In the last few months, I’ve had a few readers ask me how they could become an innovation manager, as well as how they could succeed in that role. So, I thought I’d give my take on what an innovation manager actually does, how to become one, and how to be good at the job.

Innovative Ideas When You Need Them

BrainZooming

Want a new, easy-to-access source of innovative ideas? I mean, who doesn’t, right ? Stuck at the airport during an ice storm, I was talking with a sales executive for a well-known insurance brand. His company’s big kickoff sales meeting was scheduled for the following week.

Stop Itemizing Everything: Move Beyond Competition

Daniel Burrus

This Friday: Don’t Miss Daniel’s Live Webinar, “What’s Causing The Retail Apocalypse?”. Friday, February 14th at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Click to Register. Human beings are competitive in all circumstances, and it has only intensified in today’s predominantly technologically advanced world.

Balanced Masculine and Feminine Energies Enable Better Leaders

Tullio Siragusa

Balanced Masculine and Feminine Energies Enable Better Leaders. There is no doubt that masculinity is generally considered to be associated with strength and toughness, but that is not what masculinity is about. Fire energy is actually a more feminine quality. I am not talking about men vs. women here, rather I am referring to the attributes that both men and women can embody as fully integrated human beings.

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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.