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You do not need to be completely original in order to be creative

Idea to Value

Does something need to be completely original in order to be creative ? How can you prove if something is original or not? After all, if something which I produce is not original, is it not just a waste of time putting in time and effort creating it? This is a challenge which can petrify many people, and prevent them from trying to produce anything creative.

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What It Really Takes to Become an Executive Coach

Harvard Business Review

Being an executive coach can be rewarding. But, many people misunderstand what coaching actually is, underestimate the process to become a credentialed coach, and don’t anticipate the ongoing effort required to generate and develop business to make a living doing this work. How many clients should you have? What other income streams should you consider?

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Curiosity Improves the Customer Experience

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken “Curiosity killed the cat.” According to Wikipedia, this saying first appeared in a 1598 play, Every Man in His Humour, by English playwright Ben Johnson. The following year, Shakespeare used a similar quote in Much Ado About Nothing.

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What Salespeople Get Wrong About Using GenAI

Harvard Business Review

Discussion of generative AI has maintained a fever pitch since OpenAI released ChatGPT-3.5 in late 2022. Many leaders’ instinct is to provide direction and codification when trying to drive adoption of new tools. This is particularly true in sales, a function rooted in processes, playbooks, scripts, and templates. However, driving adoption of generative AI as a new way of working — leading sellers toward creative use of generative AI, and helping them to use it as a coaching and learning aid — r

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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From Waste to Value: Value Stream Management and AI in Action


In today’s fast-paced world of business and technology, efficiency in software delivery is not just important; it’s crucial. The idea of cutting waste, a principle from manufacturing, is relevant more than ever in software development and knowledge work as a means to increase efficiency. In this article, we’ll uncover six key sources of waste that may be slowing down your organization.

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Mastering the art of collaboration in product management


Product people speak different languages, translating from one discipline to another and navigating complex priorities and perspectives. From getting buy-in from stakeholders to aligning your entire product team around a shared product goal, vision and purpose, your ability to successfully lead product development relies on skillfully communicating with cross-functional teams.

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Building students’ networks is imperative. Here’s how to make it a routine part of education.

Christensen Institute

In July 2023, our team published “ People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which we leveraged our social capital playbook to provide direct support to a group of three intermediary organizations—Education Strategy Group, Generation Schools N

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