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.

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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.

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!

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.

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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.

#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.

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.

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.

#1,485 – 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.

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?

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.

#1,486 – Black Hole Image

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As we continue to worry about Climate Change, fret about the fate of our favorite characters on Game of Thrones, and shake our heads at the last thing that President Trump tweeted, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that one of humanity’s greatest achievements recently occurred: taking a picture of a black hole for the very first time.

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.

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.

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