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Sometimes, flat hierarchies can hurt innovation in Start-ups

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It is common to hear Start-ups talk about the desire to keep hierarchies “flat” This means they do not want multiple layers of management, bureaucracy and red tape getting in the way of people actually doing their most innovative work.

Todd Henry: Developing a Daily Creative practice – Idea to Value Podcast S7E163

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast , we speak again with author Todd Henry about his new book Daily Creative. By the time this podcast launches, the book has already been #1 on Amazon, so congratulations Todd.

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Potemkin villages and faking innovation

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Sometimes, innovation teams will attempt to show fake success in order to hide their real struggles. Have you ever heard of a Potemkin village?

Dunbar’s number

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How many people can you meet in your lifetime, and could you potentially keep in touch with? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? After all, there are people on Facebook with thousands of friends, or millions of instagram followers.

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The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

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 affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

The surprising link between curiosity and Dopamine

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For years, I have been wondering about how curiosity evolved. It may be a silly question. After all, curiosity brings all sorts of benefits, especially when it comes to making us more creative.

How your mental filter may be making you less creative

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When it comes to getting creative work done, sometimes your brain needs to shut out external information in order to focus. This is especially true for information which your brain previously noticed but deemed unimportant, and so begins to ignore.

Podcast S7E156: Andy Binns – How corporations can beat startups at innovation

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast , we speak with Andy Binns, Co-Founder of Change Logic and author of Corporate Explorer: How corporations can beat startups at the innovation game.

What impact does a Hybrid working model have on performance?

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Since the pandemic began, many companies had to allow their people to work remotely for the first time.

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Gemba Walks: The way to see what is actually happening in your business

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Do you know what is happening in your business? Not what is supposed to happen, but what is actually happening on the factory floor? For many managers and leaders, it may have been a while since they actually experienced what it is like where the action happens.

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Getting more curious: Research shows that curiosity can be enhanced

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Curiosity has long been linked to being more creative. Along with being open to new experiences , being curious makes it more likely that you discover new and interesting knowledge which can then be combined in a creative way.

Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

In Group Bias: Why we prefer people who are similar to ourselves

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More diverse teams have been shown to come up with better ideas than more homogeneous teams. They are also more likely to succeed at continuing to be creative in the long run. So then why is it that so many companies are full of similar-looking people?

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The simple (and advanced) tools i use to run an online business on auto-pilot

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One of the most common questions I am asked is what tools I use to manage my successful online business. Considering I am constantly giving advice on the ways that companies can improve their innovativeness, and people can come up with new business models and business ideas based on their creativity.

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When creativity feels rewarding: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

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The most successful creative people are the ones who put in the time and effort. They have the grit to work and practice for years, in order to build up the skills to produce highly creative work. However, investing this amount of time and effort over many years requires the motivation to keep going.

Groupthink

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Have you ever been in a group discussion, where it seems like a decision was made that nobody actually thought was ideal? You might have just witnessed a psychological bias known as groupthink.

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Podcast S7E162: Angus Fletcher – Improving creativity through narrative and movement

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast , we speak with Prof Angus Fletcher from Ohio State University.

Supply Chain Strategy (And 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 strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

The Rosy Retrospective: Why we think the “good old times” were better

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Nostalgia can be a powerful force preventing innovation in companies. After all, people often would rather keep the status quo than run the risk of changing something while being unsure that the change will make things better.

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Innovation Ecosystems: The future of Open Innovation

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For the past decade or so, one of the most popular ideas in innovation has been around Open Innovation. This is the practice of innovating and co-creation in collaboration with people outside of your company.

Turner Oak: The tree that was nearly killed, only to come back stronger

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In London’s Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, there is a tree which has inspired the world. It is an ancient, huge oak tree. Planted in 1798 and standing more than 16 meters tall, it has long been one of the most important and well known trees in the gardens.

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What is Divergent thinking vs Convergent thinking

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When reading about creativity and creativity techniques like brainstorming , you will almost always hear about two important forms of thinking: Divergent Thinking and Convergent Thinking. But what do these two terms mean, and how do they work together to form a creative idea?

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.

Unclog your filter

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My vacuum cleaner sucked, badly. By which I mean, it hardly sucked at all anymore. Years ago when I bought it, it was amazingly strong and picked up everything. Now it could hardly pick up crumbs. Over the years, performance just dropped over time.

Podcast S7E157: Paul Ruppert – How the 1990s telecomms industry drove innovation

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast , we speak with Paul Ruppert. Paul is a veteran of the Telecommunications industry, and his companies have helped bring breakthrough technologies like worldwide mobile calling and SMS to the masses.

Why we value our own ideas so highly: The IKEA effect

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There is a tendency for people to love their own ideas. Not necessarily because the ideas themselves are better than others, but instead because of the work which people put into developing them.

Artists create art

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So you want to be an artist. It might seem like a simple question, yet can uncover a surprising truth if you dig deep enough. Because for many people, actually creating art is not as important as being seen as being an artist.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

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 at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Podcast S7E161: Tiffani Bova – Employee Experience leading to Customer Experience

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In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Salesforce’s Innovation and Growth Evangelist Tiffani Bova. Tiffani is recognised as one of the top management thinkers in the world by Thinkers 50, is the author of Growth IQ and is a well-known speaker on the topic of Growth.

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Spontaneous movements may kickstart your creativity

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There is evidence to show that walking is a great way to encourage creative thought. Now, hot off the presses, we might soon learn that any type of random body movement might have the same effect.

Are you born creative? Is creativity genetic? The nature vs nurture debate

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Are some people born creative? Or to say it another way, are some people born not creative? I hear this myth all the time.

First-Mover or Fast-Follower: Which is the right innovation strategy for you?

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The early bird catches the worm … ? What makes more sense: To be the first player in a brand new market, able to be the first (or only) company which customers buy from? To wait until other companies have proven there is a market for a new offering, and then quickly develop and scale your own?

Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

How much luck do you need to be creative?

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What makes successful people succeed? A number of factors they come up with if you ask them may include: Hard work. Grit and being willing to keep going through challenging times. Having the resources to develop what you are thinking of. Focusing on quality, delighting the customer, being the best.

Waiting for inspiration

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“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”. ? Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

When does it make sense to automate?

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Innovation teams often see a problem and think that the most effective thing to do is to create a solution for it. Often, this involves developing a solution that automates a task that previously had to be done manually by someone, or at least makes the activity significantly more efficient.

The value of Questioning

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Sometimes, before you start generating ideas, it makes sense to slow down and ask some more questions. It is normal to want to solve problems, and come up with solutions and ideas from the beginning. But how do we know that we are solving the right problem?

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.

Disruption is not a strategy

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If you ask a number of startups what they are hoping to achieve, undoubtedly you will encounter one that is going to “Disrupt” their industry. Disruption is what Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and the iPhone did to their industries. Disruption is cool. Disruption is sexy.

Highly creative brains may have more “random” connections

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I have long talked about how the human brain aims to be as efficient as possible. One of the ways it achieves this is by linking together networks that often work together and strengthening the connections between those neurons , as well as making those networks faster at working together.

What is the relationship between talent, creativity, skill and performance?

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Often, when someone says they are not creative , what they are really saying is that they do not believe they have the same level of skills or talents as people they look up to as creative. Even if the people they look up to have spent an entire lifetime developing those talents.

The more people are in your company, the more administrative effort it takes

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If you were at a party, and wanted to shake hands with everyone, how many handshakes would it take? Simple: it would be the total number of people at the party, minus one (yourself). That grows with the total number of people involved.

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.