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This free OGSM (Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures) model template helps teams grow

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The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups.

Use the S-Curve Mapping Tool to Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business

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For nearly three decades, I have worked with business leaders to help them drive innovation within their businesses by creating products and services that improve customers’ lives.

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Use the Saturate and Group Tool to Ramp Up Your Design Thinking

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Over the last 25 years, I have led hundreds of design thinking sessions for international organizations and startups including brands like Red Bull.

Use the Rapid Prototyping Tool to Develop Ideas More Quickly and Efficiently

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The conference room was abuzz with energy, teams of individuals were crowded around 6 circular tables, all of them were rapidly filling out post-it notes and sketching ideas on pieces of white paper.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

How the Value Prop Canvas Tool Can Speed Up Innovation

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As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and organizations to help guide innovation initiatives and business strategies.

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Use this White Space Innovation Tool to Supercharge Your Innovation Efforts

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Over the last two decades, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most innovative business leaders to help develop innovative solutions and services for companies big and small.

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How to Use the Innovation Matrix Template to Create New Products or Services for Your Business

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Depending on your industry, size and company structure, driving innovation within your business can be a huge undertaking. Some companies are founded with innovation in mind, while others may have struggled to innovate from the very beginning.

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The Value Prop Canvas Tool Will Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business

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As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and organizations to help guide innovation initiatives and business strategies.

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Where do You Stand on the Road to Innovation? Use the Innovation Matrix to Help Drive Your Next Innovation Initiative

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A little self-awareness goes a long way. For most organizations struggling to innovate for their customers and in their markets, chances are there is a lack of genuine self-understanding and assessment around what’s getting in the way and why.

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Innovation Funnel Management System: The Secret Tool to Drive Innovative Product Development in Your Business

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There were over 200 different concepts for new products and services written on multi-colored post-its and stuck on every conceivable surface across the conference room in my client’s office. The innovation session had been going on for most of 2 days, yet the participants didn’t look tired.

What is Digital Transformation?

With the changing trends in the business world, it is more and more necessary to embrace digital transformation in business. Find out how to succeed in this ever-changing environment.

How to Use the Jobs to be Done Tool to Better Understand Your Target Audience and Drive Innovation in Your Business

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How do you develop innovative products and services which truly resonate with your customers?

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How to use the 70-20-10 Rule to drive innovation within your business

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How does your team allocate time to driving innovation within your business? . The 70-20-10 Rule is a strategy for determining how to allocate time and resources in order to make a successful innovation.

[FREE] Business Case Template: Create a Business Case to Turn Your Idea Into a Funded Project

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Creating a solid business case is integral to the success of any new opportunity. The right business case can mean the difference between funding your idea and floundering to make it a reality.

Using Concept Screening to Create New Products and Services for Your Business

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Concept screening is one of the best ways to quickly filter through information and ideas to pick the best one for a particular situation . .

How a Customer Empathy Map Can Help You Develop Better Products & Services

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What is a Customer Empathy Map, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? . It always surprises me that business leaders think they know what’s best for their customers without asking them.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

How Amazon Execs use a 4-Step Innovation Process Template to Create Breakthrough Products

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Amazon’s unique approach to innovation helps teams “work backwards” to create breakthroughs. The best business strategies focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations.

The Business Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed: A Customer Problem Statement

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Do you know what matters most to your customers? If you aren’t living and breathing the problems your customers face every day, you will likely be unable to empathize with their needs, and providing meaningful innovation to address them.

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How Amazon Execs use a 4-Step Innovation Process Template to Create Breakthrough Products

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Amazon’s unique approach to innovation helps teams “work backwards” to create breakthroughs. The best business strategies focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations.

6 Ways to Create Innovation Culture with Virtual Tools

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Culture is a key success factor for every team and organization. Shape it to get more innovation, even from your remote workforce. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Box, Slack, and Salesforce all say that employees can keep working remotely well into next year or even forever.

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Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

6 Ways to Create Innovation Culture with Virtual Tools

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Culture is a key success factor for every team and organization. Shape it to get more innovation, even from your remote workforce. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Box, Slack, and Salesforce all say that employees can keep working remotely well into next year or even forever.

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5 Steps to Run a Successful Virtual Brainstorm Session

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Brainstorming is an art and science. Here’s how to help your virtual team generate and prioritize the best ideas. Over the past 25 years, I have run hundreds of brainstorming workshops for high-performing teams. My sessions are often part of larger strategy and innovation initiatives. But all sessions are focused on the same thing: generate, prioritize, and develop great ideas to create a big impact.

This KPI Template Will Drive Business Success

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Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects.

This KPI Template Will Drive Business Success

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Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

This Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Template Drives Growth

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Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects.

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

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The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. Right around the corner are threats or opportunities, depending on how you respond.

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The Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures (OGSM) Template

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The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups.

Having a company vision is great, but if you set objectives and key result metrics with this OKR template you will fare much better.

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Sometimes big visions can be powerful motivators to drive people, but clear objectives and metrics deliver results. I’ve worked with some of the world’s most innovative startups and big companies for over 25 years.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

How to Manage Remote Distributed Teams – Best Practice Strategies and Tools

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You Just Found Yourself Leading a Remote Team. What Next? Business is moving virtual fast. Here are best practices for how to lead a productive remote or distributed team. When I ran the strategy consulting group at HP almost 20 years ago, my team worked remotely.

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Is Creativity & Innovation Learned or Hard Wired?

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One of the longest standing questions in the field of innovation lies in the debate surrounding whether or not “creativity” is an innate trait or whether it’s something that can be learned. The answer has big implications.

Why No-Code and Low-Code Software Is the Industry Disrupter You Should Pay Attention To

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No-code and low-code software may create a massive opportunity. A massive transformation faces the software industry, similar to the disruption we’ve seen hit other industries like health care and manufacturing.

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

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Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020.

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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.

How to Manage Remote Distributed Teams – Best Practice Strategies and Tools

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You Just Found Yourself Leading a Remote Team. What Next? Business is moving virtual fast. Here are best practices for how to lead a productive remote or distributed team. When I ran the strategy consulting group at HP almost 20 years ago, my team worked remotely. We were on the forefront of virtual work, mostly because we had no choice as a truly global company. We experimented with some of the first online collaboration tools.

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How Big Companies and Startups Use “Co-Creation” to Innovate

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The latest research says “co-creation” is an untapped opportunity for innovation. Here’s how to do it. When I ran the internal strategy consulting group at HP, we constantly asked ourselves, “how can we get our $40 billion global behemoth operating more like a startup?” ” That’s because like most big companies, we struggled with risk-taking and moving fast. Startups have different issues. Many upstarts struggle for funding. Everything is scrappy.

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

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Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. The future is finally here. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. But 2020 promises to be especially extra turbulent.

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Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust

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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).

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.