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Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Constructing an innovation conversation framework is never easy, we all come at it in different ways and when it comes to those strategic conversations, we feel a sense of panic and growing tension as our messages begin to fray at the edges and slip more into tactical, the more we talk.

Why Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics

IdeaScale

Today’s business climate is uncertain. Disruption, exponential growth, and the technology landscape contribute to the need for constant innovation. Company leaders can no longer formulate a business model and rely on the five-year plan. Instead, organizations need change to thrive and grow.

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Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Don’t let great ideas escape with the new Exago Smart app

Exago

Marking quite a challenging year for businesses worldwide, we at Exago are thrilled to launch the new Exago Smart enterprise innovation app to mobilise people to find solutions together.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Happy 11th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Thanks for all of the support over the past 11 years. Here are some of my favorite posts over the last year or so. Related posts: Happy 2nd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 8th Birthday Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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You Can’t Wish Or Hope Your Way To A Different Perspective; You Have To Act Your Way

Game-Changer

Whether people and organizations like it or not, the current pandemic is accelerating the digitalization of the enterprise at all levels. Still, many organizations are late to the party, and some aren’t acting at all. I recently had a chat, via video of course, with the Head of HR of a meat processing and packing company.

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The Innovator’s Mindset: Collaboration as Competitive Advantage

IdeaScale

Innovation can make or break the success of a company. During the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are thinking outside the box to find new ways of reaching and retaining customers. When creating an innovation strategy, consider internally and externally prioritizing collaboration.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Kaizen Thinkers

Kainexus

The practice of Kaizen is not about a particular way of performing business operations or even a specific approach to process improvement. Instead, it is a way of thinking about business operations that can transform how you look at problems and open up new doors to innovation.

B2B vs B2C: A very different circular business model challenge

Board of Innovation

The success in adopting a circular business model (CBM) varies greatly from one business to another, as it depends on the stakeholders and customers-alike buying in, every step of the way.

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Great Leaders Don’t Delegate Innovation And Creativity; They Lead It

Game-Changer

You can’t talk about things you want done when you’re not setting the example. In every group and / or business that I’ve lead, I’ve always set the example; I don’t know any other way to do it. So earlier in my career it was a bit mindboggling to me when I encountered other organizations where the leader was not setting the example. They asked and expected their employees to behave in a certain way, but they didn’t walk the talk themselves.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Towards meta intelligence

The Future Shapers

The world as we know it is changing rapidly. There is no getting back to the old. In this thought piece Ron Immink unpacks the lessons from a book called “The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives”.

What I’ve Learned In My First Month at IdeaScale

IdeaScale

I joined IdeaScale in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic had thrown the whole world into lockdown mode. Schools and daycares were closed down, office workers became strictly homebound, airports were empty, and hospitals were overcrowded while simultaneously becoming incubators for the virus.

How to Enable Organizational Success without Micromanagement

Tullio Siragusa

How to Enable Organizational Success without Micromanagement. An effective leader can achieve goals through influence instead of forced compliance. Amazing lessons in leadership can be learned by stepping up to lead in a volunteer organization. When you are leading a team in a volunteer situation you have no leverage. No one is getting paid to be there, and in most cases you had nothing to do with who is there.

Failing Is Learning; Fail Fast to Learn Faster

Daniel Burrus

It was Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb and other mainstays of the modern world, who said, “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that don’t work.”. This concept is lost on many in the information age, unfortunately.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

What Is An Innovation Sprint And Why You Might Need One?

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Sprints are a really hot topic right now and for good reason. Some of the biggest companies in the world are using them to build the products we know and love.

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The 9 Mistakes Venture Boards Make

The Future Shapers

More and more companies apply venture capital tactics when investing in internal innovation projects. But there are some common mistakes they make. Mistakes that can lead to poor decisions and ultimately more innovation theatre.

Nearshore, Offshore, and Onshore: what is the difference between types of IT outsourcing?

mjvinnovation

It’s not the first time this happens. It certainly won’t be the last. We are between what is no longer and what is not yet. The model we used up until now is not capable of solving today’s challenges. But the new ecosystem is not yet ready.

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Digital Leaders at Kaiser and J&J on Staffing, Acceleration

Innovation Leader

Innovators from Kaiser Permanente and Johnson & Johnson discussed how the healthcare industry pivoted to respond to the pandemic

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

#1,846 – Vagus Nerve Stimulator

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The other day my friend sent me an article about a mask that translates languages. Unfortunately, I had already written about this particular idea but there is a related idea that I can write about: a way to stimulate the inner ear nerve to help us learn foreign languages faster!

The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

Innovation Excellence

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries.

Take control using scenarios – The next step

Innovation 360 Group

If you mainly work in the Northern Hemisphere (and soon in the southern), you are now likely planning to get back to business. It will not be the same, and the temporary tricks employed during the spring will not be sufficient!

A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

Innovation is a skill. It’s not a gift. It’s not something you’re born with. But you can actually learn to be creative like you could learn any other skill – whether it be in business or in your personal life or some other skill that you want to learn like a new sport.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

CxOs & Innovation

Innovation Leader

n April 2020, we began planning this research initiative, CxOs and Innovation. It will consist of two mini-reports, interviews with corporate leaders, and thought leadership essays by our sponsor, KPMG LLP.

Do I have the tools I need to feel productive at work?

Tembosocial

You need the answer to this question, especially since the physical space an employee occupies has a major impact on their productivity and positivity at work.

Atelier Louis Zero: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

Innovation Excellence

Atelier Louis Zero is not a digital agency, it’s a strategic design workshop. To better understand this branding, I have asked Melissa Eisenberg , business engineer at Louis Zero, a few questions.

Build vs. Buy: Should You Buy Software or Develop It Internally?

Kainexus

For many years, leaders have questioned whether it is better to make or buy software solutions for the many business problems they face. Pros and cons are weighed to figure out what is going to be most cost-effective and efficient for the business.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

The Introduction to Invisible Solutions

Stephen Shapiro

Today I share with you the introduction to my latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Frame and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. But instead of sharing a boring PDF, here is the videobook version – broken into three parts.

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Manulife/John Hancock on How COVID Accelerated Digitization

Innovation Leader

Amit Bhatia, Head of Manulife/John Hancock Innovation Labs, shares details about his team’s digitization, his current projects, and more

GETKICKBOX: putting employees in the innovation seat

Rapid Innovation in digital time

GETKICKBOX co-founder & CEO, David Hengartner, who brought the Kickbox methodology to Swisscom five years ago, and hasn’t looked back since, in order to let intrapreneurship sparkle!

#1,847 – Speechify

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

My fascination with audio apps continues with a look at a new AI infused app that turns any text into speech so that anything you want to read can now quickly and easily become an audiobook. As Apartment Therapy puts it: “Do you prefer to listen to books rather than read them?

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.