Wed.Jul 29, 2020

This KPI Template Will Drive Business Success


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.

Why Innovation Management Is Key for the Future of Employee Experience



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Developing High Performance Leadership


Organizational knowledge cannot merely be described as the sum of individual knowledge, but as a systematic combination based on social interactions shared among organizational members. The post Developing High Performance Leadership appeared first on InnovationManagement.

5 Ways Risk-Averse Thinking Can Lead to Successful Innovation


Risk is often considered a crucial aspect of innovation, but it is not necessarily what drives success. Research shows an aversion to risk can spark creativity. In his book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant discusses how those who are not risk-takers can drive progress.

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!

Collaboration in Times of Need

Daniel Burrus

Ford Motor Company is known for gems such as the GT500, burly trucks like the F-250 Super Duty, and daily drivers such as the Ford Escape with its storage capacity and car-like gas mileage.

Road to Digital Transformation

The Future Shapers

Most businesses have entered the era of digital transformation with different views and pre-requisites. What does the concept of digital transformation actually mean and how does it specifically affect the business?

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Living in the New Reality: The Reinvention Ultimatum

Innovation Leader

Fiona Grandi of KPMG LLP shares a simple framework to reinvent your business strategy across five primary pillars: employees, customers, financial model, supply chain and ecosystem, and unknown-unknowns

Creative Solutions to Complex Problems

Rmukesh Gupta

Interesting and creative solutions for complex problems usually come from combining interesting insights, information and challenges. I did write about this in the past here , here , here , here and here. Now, here is another example of a creative solution to complex problem.

#1,836 – Notable Quotable, Part 3

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A random collection of some of the best COVID-19 and 2020 related memes, tweets, soundbites and jokes currently making the rounds on the inter-webs over the last week. Because sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry: Just another week in 2020… Misc


Creative Solutions to Complex Problems

Rmukesh Gupta

Interesting and creative solutions for complex problems usually come from combining interesting insights, information and challenges. I did write about this in the past here , here , here , here and here. Now, here is another example of a creative solution to complex problem.

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.

Enterprise Teamwork: What It Is and How It Works


Understanding the Team Environment. Like any dynamic system, a team operates within a broader and bigger system: the “environment.” Teams are an organic component of this system and play a role within it. Highly effective teams are able to support the environment and this system supports the team.

Purpose-driven Innovation: Achieving Balance in a Profit-driven World

The Inovo Group

This is an excerpt from one chapter in a book being published if fall 2020 by the Global Innovation Institute (GinI ). The working title of the book is ‘The Other Side of Growth: Questions We Should Be Asking About Innovation’.

Working Together, Separately: How We Do It


Originally published in MediaPost. By Dan Magdich, Jeff Shill. Tell us if this ol’ COVID kick in the teeth sounds familiar? Add about seven video chats to your daily onslaught of emails, panicked texts and skull-drubbing conference calls. Welcome to the abnormally new normal. COVID’s impact has affected almost everything — with one exception. Since we’ve been working remotely together all along, our 2020 partner dynamic is old hat.

ON TRUST: Do I Have Your Best Interests at Heart?

Idea Champions

Here's a two-minute video on trust -- Jim Knight addressing a key component of this most important topic: "Do I have the best interests of the other person at heart? " In other words, are we being truly benevolent and caring towards "the other?" People can pick up on this vibe in a nano-second.

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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.

Know-it-all vs. Learn-it-all Leaders

Michael Roberto

Listen to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speak about "know-it-all" vs. "learn-it-all" leaders and organizations. Great way of applying growth mindset to organizational leadership and transformation. He discusses this topic during the first portion of the video interview. growth mindset leadership

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BRAVING: A Deeper Dive Into What Real Trust Is All About

Idea Champions

Here's a very lucid 10-minute video from Brene Brown on trust. Braving" is her acronym for what she considers to be the key elements of trust: Boundaries, Reliability, Accountability, Vault (confidentiality), Integrity, Non-Judgment, and Generosity of intent (i.e assuming the best in others).

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