Wed.Jun 09, 2021

Are we losing the Energy Transition Battle? Innovation to the rescue?

Paul Hobcraft

The growing fears are that we are falling behind the need to meet the Energy Transition required goals to the World has agreed to by 2050, set to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. The climate is about to get really difficult to predict.

The Creative Cliff Illusion

Idea to Value

When do you have your best ideas: Right at the beginning of creative work, or later on when you are exhausted? Interesting new research sheds a light on how you might be wrong about your own creative process. Brian J. Lucas and Loran F.

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Are we losing the Energy Transition Battle? Innovation to the rescue?

Paul Hobcraft

The growing fears are that we are falling behind the need to meet the Energy Transition required goals to the World has agreed to by 2050, set to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. The climate is about to get really difficult to predict.

Five Crowdsourced Ideas that Came From Unlikely Places

IdeaScale

Overview: The value of crowdsourcing is that you can find ideas in the most unusual of places. These five, in particular, might surprise you and offer guidance for your crowdsourcing strategy. The Solar-Powered Wheelchair.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Are we losing the Energy Transition Battle? Innovation to the rescue?

Paul Hobcraft

The growing fears are that we are falling behind the need to meet the Energy Transition required goals to the World has agreed to by 2050, set to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. The climate is about to get really difficult to predict.

Staffing for growth and innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm often asked how many people should be employed in innovation work in larger organizations. As if there is a magic number! For those of you who remember the Hitch hiker's guide to the Galaxy , the actual number is 42. Of course, with that and a towel, you can accomplish almost anything.

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Leadership Isn’t About You, It’s About Unleashing Other People

Game-Changer

One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs have is going from driving the business forward themselves to driving it forward through others. A former client of mine, from when I was in college, recently reached out to me. He wanted to chat because he wanted to catch up. The conversation quickly shifted to the topic of leadership and how his biggest challenges in building his businesses has been letting other people lead. When growing a business, delegation is necessary.

Qmarkets and HeroX Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Open Innovation Solution

Qmarkets

Partnership enables Qmarkets customers to access HeroX’s 2M+ globally connected problem solvers and allows HeroX challenge sponsors to leverage the back-end idea incubation features of the Qmarkets platform.

Top 5 Companies That Have Capitalized on the Work from Home Boom

Cascade Strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic forced employees all across the globe to move from office buildings filled with coworkers to makeshift home workspaces populated with children, pets, and their partners. Environmental Scanning

Why innovate energy?

The Future Shapers

We believe there is a real gap in the need to build a robust innovation capability, capacity and competency to help accelerate the Energy Transition journey. There is often a need to bridge the awareness gap. Knowledge is gained when it is shared and exchanged and this is what you need to consider.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

The Unexpected ROI of Open Innovation Portals

Yet2

yet2 recently sat down with senior Open Innovation leaders at Unilever, Mondel?z, z, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive to discuss how these organizations leverage Open Innovation Portals as part of an overall innovation strategy.

Bitcoin is Just the Beginning: The Valuable Potential of Blockchain Technology

Daniel Burrus

While many have solely thought of Bitcoin when the term “cryptocurrency” is referenced, today it is the system they are built on that is disrupting many entities in the financial industry and beyond. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency are programmed on a system called blockchain.

Why Success Can Lead to Innovation Blindness

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The problem isn't your team or your processes. Innovation

Is Your Business Tech-Savvy Enough to Succeed?

The Human Factor

image source. Modern business is inseparable from technology. Even the most traditional ‘offline’ industries need staff with digital skills, while traditionally ‘online’ industries need to be more on the ball than ever when it comes to technology.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Qmarkets and HeroX Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Open Innovation Solution

Qmarkets

Partnership enables Qmarkets customers to access HeroX’s 2M+ globally connected problem solvers and allows HeroX challenge sponsors to leverage the back-end idea incubation features of the Qmarkets platform.

Helping An Employee Return To Work After Illness Or Injury

The Human Factor

If one of your employees is injured or falls ill, it’s important that you support them in any way that you can. That means being flexible with them and giving them the time that they need to recover. .

Happiness and Our Openness to New Experiences

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikimedia Harvard Professor Arthur Brooks has a great column in The Atlantic this week. The essay is titled, "Don't Approach Life Like a Picky Eater."

4 Ways To Improve the Look of Your Business Premises

The Human Factor

The appearance of your business premises is vital to the overall performance of your business. The property must look stylish and welcoming if you wish to attract more clients. Your business premises must also reflect your business operations with integrity and professionalism.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Case Studies on Leadership & Strategy

Michael Roberto

For those working on syllabi for the fall, here is a list of some of the case studies I've published over the past ten years. I'm glad to answer questions about any of this material.

Turning Your Business Around After Covid-19

The Human Factor

Image Credit. It’s no secret that Covid-19 has shaken up life for many businesses. Such an unprecedented event was always going to have an impact, and many countries are going to be recovering for a long time before they can consider themselves truly open again.

6 Business Future-Proofing Lessons We Have Learned The Hard Way

The Human Factor

pixabay. The past several months have given us all a life lesson. Prepare for the unexpected. Every business owner was hit by complete surprise, by the pandemic. The world shut down, nobody knew how severe the impact would be on businesses needing to rapidly change how they operate.