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Balancing your innovation portfolio: Does the 70-20-10 rule still apply?

Idea to Value

How much of your innovation budget and innovation efforts should focus on improving your existing business, and how much should seek to explore and transform your business for the future? This is one of the fundamental strategic questions which every business leader needs to consider.

Leading Your Way Through Crisis

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 novel, The Sun Also Rises, in which a character is asked how he went bankrupt. “Two ways,” he answers. “Gradually, then suddenly.”


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What makes the Innovation Ecosystem different?

Paul Hobcraft

In the past few months, I have been writing consistently on the need to change our innovating process, thinking and designs into Innovation Ecosystem ones. Source:

We Can’t Define The Change We Want To Pursue Until We Define Who We Want To Be

Digital Tonto

Today, we stand on the precipice of a new paradigm. We’ve suffered through a global financial crisis, a pandemic and the most deadly conflict in Europe since World War II. The shifts in technology, resources, migration and demography are already underway.

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Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

E-Bikes Are the New Green Mobility Solution

Business and Tech

Sara Wainer, who manages business priorities and communications for the USA market at Specialized Bicycle Components, discusses the importance of zero-emissions vehicles and the future of e-bike transportation. Sara Wainer Executive Assistant (USA), Specialized Bicycle Components.

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8 Misconceptions about Minimum Viable Products


One thing consistently successful innovation programs do, is test their concept during the development process. Whether physical or intangible, it’s rare that a final product is precisely what you initially envisioned. During the development process, your product is likely to evolve.

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The linkages of innovating purpose

Paul Hobcraft

The linkages of innovation purpose. Whenever I get into conversations about innovating, we always hit difficulties on the question, “how can I build this well and be sustainble?”

What You See Is How You’ll Act

Digital Tonto

Take a moment to think about what the world must have looked like to J.P. Morgan a century ago, in 1922. The disruptive technologies of the day, electricity and internal combustion, were already almost 40 years old, but had little measurable economic impact.

Overcoming The Challenges Of Reinvention

Faisal Hoque

Commitment, timeframe matters when remaking your organization. Blogs Blogs I Articles Creativity | Innovation Leadership | Management Digital Faisal Hoque innovation Leadership & Management Management Transformation

When Not to Innovate


While many of your products and services will need to evolve, not every wheel needs to be reinvented. Or, not at the present moment. In your effort to maintain your competitive edge, you and your team are sure to be brainstorming what’s next.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

If you want someone to make a decision, give them fewer choices

Idea to Value

We often think that giving people more choices is better than having fewer choices. After all, wouldn’t we all want to have the option of getting something perfectly suited to our desires, than having to settle for what is available on the shelf?

8 Principles For Embedding Leadership Development In Your Culture


Training and staff development are never ending tasks that require time, dedication, and investment, but they pay big dividends. Over the last three years I’ve focused more and more on developing others.

3 Important Things That Monkeys Can Teach Us About Business And Life

Digital Tonto

Hardy, widely considered a genius, wrote that “For any serious purpose, intelligence is a very minor gift.” What he meant was that even in purely intellectual pursuits, such as his field of number theory, there are things that are far more important.

The True Nature of Digital Transformation

Faisal Hoque

Reinvention involves much more than technology. Blogs Blogs I Articles Creativity | Innovation Leadership | Management

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

How to Build and Maintain a Strong Company Culture


Company culture is more than just a mission, vision, and value statement. It's a set of shared values, beliefs, and expectations that serve as guiding principles for everyone in an organization. Culture is the glue that holds the company together and keeps it strong.

Nine pregnant women cannot deliver a baby in one month

Idea to Value

Some things just take time. Traditionally, one of the best ways to speed up the delivery of a project is to allocate more resources to it.

FigJam Templates for Innovation and Design Thinking

We share some of the best templates for their whiteboard tool. In terms of a robust digital whiteboard tool, FigJam by Figma is one of the best.

Are You Giving Your Customers Friction or Function?

Innovation Excellence

Former VP Of Amazon Preaches a Frictionless Experience GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Customers hate friction. They want easy, no hassle, low/no effort experiences. In short, they want convenience.

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Artificial Intelligence In The Public Sector

Faisal Hoque

AI affords the opportunity to transform planning, problem solving and public services. Blogs Blogs I Articles Creativity | Innovation Transformation change Digital Transforation Faisal Hoque Future of Work Leaders Leadership & Management LIFT LIFTBOOK Mindfulness TransfoormationalLeadership

The Meaning of Hoshin Kanri: What, Why, and How


We are fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time chatting with customers and other organizations that are interested in continuous improvement about how they approach the need for constant positive change.


The Best-Kept Secret to Cultivating Creativity and Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

If you've ever felt limited in your creativity, then asking yourself these questions will help you unlock it. Growing a Business

Leading Innovation Through Crises with Dr. Stephen Tang


We’re continuing our series of interviews with leading innovation experts. This time we’re interviewing Dr. Stephen Tang on leading through crises and embracing innovation in the process of doing so.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Types of Innovation


Innovation is an important part of staying competitive in any market, and most businesses would say it’s a high priority for their organization. When thought about abstractly, however, it’s hard to imagine how innovation can impact current and future opportunities.

The Indispensable Role of Middle Management in Lean


Many organizations that seek to implement the Lean business methodology find that their structure is too rigid and bureaucratic to effectively support or sustain Lean principles.


Pondering Launching a Startup in 2023?


Then join us for our free 4-part Foundations Winter 2022 cohort, where we'll break down the process for evaluating new startup ideas and show you a step-by-step process for putting your idea on solid footing.  

4 Reasons Why Looking 'Different' Helped Me Become a Stronger Leader

Entrepreneur - Innovation

People who feel like they don't "fit in" often struggle in social situations. Yet, this plight can also be the single best developer of leadership skills any ambitious, hard-working entrepreneur could hope for. Leadership

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

Emotional Connections Drive Customer Loyalty

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken There are many reasons a customer might come back to a business again and again that have nothing to do with loyalty. A repeat customer can come about because of a convenient location, a lower price, a bigger selection and more. But those don’t create loyalty.

How Might We Statements: Asking the Right Questions


Whenever I start a new project, I have my mind set immediately on the results, to the what I want to achieve. The beginning seems to be the hardest part for me. After discussing this with a few colleagues and friends, I realized that I am not the only one to dread the start.

How (and Why) to Implement Effective Gemba Walks


Most leaders who adopt the continuous improvement management style focus mainly on performance indicators that can be measured for good reasons.

A Day in the Life of Analytics Engineer, Kaley Coddens

Planview Blog

At Planview, we truly believe anything is possible when people work together on the things that matter most. When we break down silos and collaborate across all levels, functions, and borders, we see our people succeed. When our people succeed, so does our business.

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How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.