Tue.Apr 23, 2019

The 3 Crucial Pieces of Effective Innovation


The date on my calendar was approaching and my fear was growing…. Weeks earlier I had told my mentor and friend, Bill Eckstrom , about the project I was working on to help professionals flip anxiety from a negative emotion into a positive ally in helping them perform at their best.

Designing creative workspaces to spark creativity at work

The Future Shapers

The last few decades have allowed us to realize that creativity, as an innate human ability to solve problems and generate ideas, is the fuel for innovation. Contemporary business challenges are complex and pressing, and there is demand for a creative approach to solving them.

How much is in your organization’s Innovation Reinvestment Account (IRA)?

Innovation Excellence

One of the best ways to reduce your tax burden and save for the future is to maximize contributions to your Individual Retirment Account (IRA) early and often, create the proper asset mix and periodically doing an asset allocation rebalance at the right time. Similarly, the future of most companies, organizations and universities depends on. Innovation Innovation investment Investment

Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?


Ideas are more than brainstorming. It’s easier to begin a project than to take it to fulfillment and easier to rest on your laurels than to keep pushing. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Use Your Next Leadership Retreat to Manage the Future

Innovation Excellence

Each year, thousands of organizational leaders head to the hills for an annual ritual: the strategic offsite leadership retreat. The purpose of such meetings, of course, is to get away from it all and strategize. To leave behind the quarterly pressures, and think big about the future.

When Daily Huddles Go Astray


When I decided to write this post, I thought it would be interesting to see what others have written about the practice of daily huddle meetings. There are a lot of ideas out there about what should happen during a huddle.

More Trending

Innovators vs. the Rulebook. Who Wins?

Innovation Leader

How do you get innovation wins in a highly regulated industry? Mohan Nair of Cambia Health, Steve Faktor of the McFuture Podcast, and Ludwig Melik of Planbox share

Help Us Prototype our Newest Course: Testing by Strategyzer

Strategyzer Innovation

Testing by Strategyzer, our newest online course, will walk you through the process of reducing risk and uncertainty around any new business idea.

Why Do Your Employees Lack Focus?

The Human Factor

Contribute post –. It’s no secret that the success of your business hinges largely on your employees. If they’re not working effectively, you don’t have a functioning business. That’s why keeping everybody motivated is one of the most important aspects of your job as a business leader.

#1,484 – Space Week: Photonic Levitation, Lasers, and the Future of Space Travel

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The vastness of space combined with the limitations of physics means it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be able to travel to our stellar neighbors anytime soon or within the time-frame of a normal human lifespan.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Progressing Your Pieces Of The Business: What Do You Do If Your Employees Aren’t Developing As Much As You Want?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. image source. The weight of expectation is something that we can all feel crushed by from time to time. From the perspective of any employee, there can be a pressure to always be performing constantly, but what about your opinion?

#1,486 – Black Hole Image

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

How to Revitalize Your Community: 6 Proven Strategies - WEBINAR


Even the strongest community can go flat over time - but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.

#1,485 – China’s Artificial Ambitions

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

China is planning on creating both an Artificial Sun and an Artificial Moon in order to generate limitless clean energy and brighten up the nighttime sky.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Key Tips for Driving Interactive Intranet Adoption


New Jive customers often ask about best practices for rolling out their interactive intranet. From watching what works and doesn't work across all our customers over the years, we've distilled key lessons into six tips, which we explored in this recent blog post: [link]. Appoint a community manager 2. Prepare for the most popular use cases 3. Empower company influencers and advocates 4. Have executives lead by example 5. Incentivize participation 6.

Tips 36