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To Drive Innovation Don’t Just Invite Ideas — Be Open To Change

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Every organization, of any size, has a culture. Whether it was defined at the start or it wasn’t; it has one.

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Innovation Has No Experts

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Innovation is the opposite of what people think it is ; it’s messy and there’s nothing glamorous about it. Anyone who’s been in the trenches will tell you that they don’t really know what’s going to happen.

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The Most Powerful Skill You Can Develop Is To Get Inside The Minds of Other People

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Professor X , from the X-Men is not considered the most powerful mutant. But to me, he is because he has the most powerful superpower of all: the ability to read people’s minds.

Startup Unidos: Innovation Beyond Borders

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Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephanie Bermudez , founder and CEO of Startup Unidos. She is a game-changer, and I believe you will learn a lot from our conversation. Startup Unidos sees challenges at the border as opportunities to address social and environmental justice.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

The Most Powerful Leadership Move For Developing Other Leaders

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What is the main challenge new, inexperienced leaders have? As new Managers, most everyone has a hard time adjusting to the new job because as a Manager, you don’t make the cake anymore; you supervise the making of the cake.

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Generating Ideas

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All organizations need to generate ideas to drive their business forward. They generate ideas in a brainstorm. Brainstorming, when done well can catalyze dormant ideas. But it can result in wasted time and resources when done wrong.

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Here’s Why Be Yourself Is The Worst Advice of All Time

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“Be yourself”, is universal advice. You hear it in movies, songs, video games, and day to day life. Parents, friends, coaches, teachers, girl and boyfriends, co-workers; they’ve all told us.

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Here Are Some Cool and Innovative 3D Printing Business Ideas for 2021

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Source: pick3dprinter. 3D printing has become the buzzword recently, it is a key technology that will drive the Next Economy. It isn’t a new innovation and its development dates back to the 1980s. However, with increased accessibility and the latest innovations, 3D printers have become irreplaceable.

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Is The Customer Always Right? No!

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If you’ve ever worked in customer service (everyone should!) you’ve heard your boss say that making the customer happy is key to delivering great service. Though customer service is a key activity for all businesses, customer service is not a job people jump with excitement to do.

How To Lead When You’re An Inexperienced Leader

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In my eyes, the biggest mistake inexperienced leaders make is acting as if they know everything already. I’ve seen this, and have experienced people in my organization acting this way, and it’s not fun for them and everyone else.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

The Importance of a Diverse C-Suite

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Diversity has always been essential to the culture and success of any organization. Not only does it promote difference and authenticity amongst its employees, but it allows for greater collaboration between unique minds, experiences, and values.

Design Thinking Is Not A Safe Way To Be Creative

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“If you think design thinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to “safely” be creative, think again.” ” Absolutely! This is a quote from my friend Sunil Malhotra. It’s a topic we’ve talked about extensively , and one that still gets talked about it.

Are Podcasts Useful For Learning?

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I’m a learner. There are many sources of learning, podcasts are one of them. I listen to quite a few on a weekly basis and have learned, and keep learning, from listening to podcasts.

How To Work With People Who Don’t Care As Much As You Do

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Are you annoyed by co-workers who are not as passionate as you are about your job? Who, by your standards, don’t care as much as you do about their jobs? Oh yes! Those of use who are passionate about what we do have a different energy and vibe; it overflows from us.

Being Wrong Is Not A Bad Thing, It’s A Good Thing

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Last week I wrote about how to take the sting out of failure. Today, I want to share with you snipet of a speech on success and how failure drives it. It all starts with mistakes, we’re taught in school (this needs to change) that giving wrong answers and making mistakes is bad.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Why Is Great Customer Service Rare?

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What makes a business stick positively in the mind of its customers? It’s many things, but I’d argue that service is a big sticking point. Providing a great customer service will never be bad business , and boy do most businesses have a lot to improve in this area.

The Secret To Taking The Sting Out Of Failure

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Failure sucks. Nobody likes to fail. But failure is a necessary ingredient for success. Failure humbles you when you believe you’re the best thing since sliced bread. Failure, when approached well, can be your best friend. How so?

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The Biggest Mistake Leaders Make When They Avoid Difficult Conversations

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No one enjoys having difficult conversations, but as a leader you’ll have to have them. No way around it. As parents, siblings, friends, co-workers; we need to embrace having those difficult conversations instead of avoiding them. Personally, I’m a no B.S.

4 Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Decisions

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This is a guest post by Francisco Ramirez, CEO of The ACE Group; a customs broker, warehouse operator and ecommerce fulfillment provider that helps merchants reduce their fulfillment costs. This post was originally published on their blog. Quick, think about the best decision you made this year.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Leading for growth: Unleash The Potential In Those You Lead

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As a leader, how confident are you that employees feel supported and motivated around you? This is an important question for you to reflect on because it is telling in how effective you are at leading. If you believe employees are fired up when they’re around you, then cheers to you.

5 Ideas That Are Stopping Companies From Going Fully Remote

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Is the future of work remote? It’s more of a hybrid between remote and in person. Though the pandemic is far from over, companies are starting to go back to office and bringing their employees with them.

This is What Happens When You Fail To Develop Employees

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How do organizations grow from a startup to an established business? Company growth doesn’t happen in a straight line, but if there was a required first step you could write down something like this: founders delegate and develop leadership team to support company growth.

There’s Value In Everybody

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You know what’s cool? Being a better human. How many of us wake up everyday aiming to make somebody’s life better? Ernie Johnson, co-host of Inside the NBA on TNT, was invited to speak to the University of Alabamo Football team about exactly this question.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Survey Finds Out What Remote Workers Do When Working From Home

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Taking a phone call, watching Netflix, cooking food, and caring for children are only some of the distractions remote workers deal with daily. And with the uncertainty of when they will be able to return to the office, many will continue juggling between different duties while working remotely.

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Trust: The Foundation of Leadership

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How do you determine who you choose to follow? What plays into your decision? Sure, likeability is one thing. But the main thing is trust. Trust is the starting point for leading others; trust and leadership go hand in hand.

10 Principles For Driving Culture Change

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Leadership is influence. Though that influence is constant, there comes a moment where every organization must disrupt itself to change the times or change with the times.

The Type of Leadership Required For Transformation

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Oftentimes the biggest obstacle to change is the leader her / himself. Yes, you are a blocker because you may not be up to the challenge to shift course for your company. For many, this is a hard pill to swallow because their ego will take a hit.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

3 Blockers to Empowerment

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When I was an employee, I was never a part of a culture where people were empowered to act on ideas without asking for permission.

Tim Grover: The Language of Winning

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Everyone knows who Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are. But, do you know who was their trainer throughout their careers? Their trainer was Tim Grover. Tim knows a lot about winning from having spent so much time with the best of the best athletes.

10 Question Checklist To Help Guide Teams Through The Innovation Journey

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In a the past I have been gifted books about innovation to read and review; I’ve read plenty and have published my reviews here. On my own, I rarely purchase a book about innovation, or business, because it’s highly repetitive.

Intelligent Failure: The Type of Failure That Drives Innovation

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When you celebrate failure, you encourage innovation. Does your organization celebrate failure? If your answer is yes, I’d like to know what that looks like and how that’s going for you. If your answer is no, read on.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

7 Traits of Great Collaborators

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Results don’t happen on their own, and you can’t do everything yourself. You have to collaborate; with insiders and outsiders. And mastering this unique skill in a world of work that is becoming more remote is essential.

Influencer: 6 Sources of Influence

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Think about a time when you had to introduce a new process, concept, or project to a friend, a manager, or an entire team. How did it go? What were the challenges? To carry out the change management process in an organization, you often have to effectively influence others.

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The Most Effective Way To Take Advice

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How do you consider what advice to take? Just because you like and / or respect someone? At this point most everyone will take Elon Musk’s advice just because he’s Elon Musk; but you shouldn’t. The same goes for when you have a mentor or are seeking advice from various people.

Learn the Best and Easiest Way to Mine Cryptocurrency

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The Helium Network technology is an incredible technology building the People’s Network of IoT and now, 5G. You can also make up to $10,000 a month passively. Read on!

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!