Thu.Jul 18, 2019

How to Establish Innovation Metrics


The right innovation metrics and indicators are often difficult to find and apply. Not many CEOs would be able to show innovation dashboards with 3-5 simple KPIs. The post How to Establish Innovation Metrics appeared first on Innovation Management.

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Smart and connected devices change everything

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my last post I wrote about a big transition in innovation that will occur in the near future - when the tipping point is reached and most innovation is focused on smart, connected devices as opposed to dumb products.

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Get In A Lot More Tries


Innovation is messy and hard. It’s not for everyone. Mistakes will be made, and you will have to try more stuff to find a way forward. A couple of years ago I was part of a team that developed a static ground effect vehicle.

What’s the Connection between Digital Maturity and Innovation?


Making the best use of digital technology supports innovation tremendously. We use digital technology every day to manage aspects of our lives that aren’t digital, such as ordering prescription refills, booking a ride, or even ordering fast food so it will be ready when we arrive.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

12 ways people trick algorithms for personal? gain

Board of Innovation

How users outsmart Amazon, Spotify, Uber, and Facebook’s algorithms to increase profits and boost exposure. That’s right! The machines aren’t winning yet. The post 12 ways people trick algorithms for personal? gain appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise

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Soft Skills Development: 7 Essentials for Leadership Success


“Soft skills” is a term that might not inspire much confidence. Perhaps the term itself needs a rebrand. However, what we know for sure is that soft-skills development can help you become a more-effective manager and enhance the performance of your direct reports. What are soft skills?

For Innovative Ideas try a Cluster of Strangers

Innovation Excellence

I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries. We ran the following exercise. Each person started with a blank sheet of paper on which they answered the following questions about their organization. What are your main products or services?

12 ways people trick algorithms for personal? gain

Board of Innovation

How users outsmart Amazon, Spotify, Uber, and Facebook’s algorithms to increase profits and boost exposure. That’s right! The machines aren’t winning yet. The post 12 ways people trick algorithms for personal? gain appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise

Outsourcing Is Essential To Your Business

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. It should probably come as no surprise at all that running any kind of business means coming up against a whole lot of different challenges.

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.

How We Help Each Other Grow


Management expert Ken Blanchard says “feedback is the breakfast of champions.” Unfortunately, feedback isn’t always continuously delivered to individuals, and it’s not always tangibly felt by team members around them.

Three Tips to Help Your Global Business Work Effectively Across Time Zones

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. One of the top logistical challenges business leaders face when expanding globally is managing a team across time zones. Know that feeling when the sun never sets on your business headquarters but you can only be in one place at once?

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#1,534 – Neuralink Update

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Elon Musk is best known for Space X, Tesla, smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast, and sending outlandish tweets. But there’s another secretive project that this real life Tony Stark is involved in that could be even more transformative than everything else he’s doing combined: Neuralink.

Creating A Responsible And Respected Construction Business In Today’s Industry

The Human Factor

Contributed post – As you probably know, reputation is everything in the world of business. You can’t get ahead in the construction industry without having a well-respected name in the marketplace. There are so many companies in the construction sector.

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.

The Power of Telling Hard Truths

Michael Roberto

Source: Flickr As I prepare for teaching some new material during the fall semester, I came across this terrific article by Jena McGregor last year in the Washington Post. It's titled, "A lesson from GE: The power of telling hard truths - and the peril of avoiding them."

How to Navigate the Transformation Continuum | Webinar Recap


We have been very fortunate to have an impressive lineup of guest presenters for our webinar series on continuous improvement. Roger Chen from Indiana University Health did not disappoint when he joined us to discuss how to navigate the transformation continuum. Roger has over 30 years of experience in various improvement and leadership roles. He spent time at General Electric where he reached the level of a Six Sigma master black belt.



Idea Champions

Most people say that listening is an important skill to have and that it is in woeful short supply today. Idea Champions is in the process of creating a new workshop on listening, but before doing so, we want to make sure we understand WHY people value listening.


Get Presentation Ready with XMind: ZEN


Speaking of presentation, we might first come up with fancy animations, well-designed slides, even like motion pictures. You can search for tons of presentation templates on the Internet, but the presentation really matters about styling? Fancy animation? Instead, it’s more than that. Presentation is about communications and built based on storytelling. According to Darya Manukhina’s mind map made by XMind. To begin with, let’s start from briefing a story. Brainstorming.

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!