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The Most Strategic Leaders Excel in 4 Disciplines

Harvard Business Review

Strategic fitness is a leader’s ability to learn from and adapt to their environment to set direction and create a competitive advantage. A study of 77 C-suite executives over four years found that strategically fit leaders excel in four disciplines : 1) Strategic fitness, or setting clear direction and calibrating when necessary; 2) Leadership fitness, or refining their style to meet the moment; 3) Organizational fitness, or investing in thinking about the future state of the business; and 4) C

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The Surprising Downside of Collaboration in Problem-Solving

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton You are a natural-born problem solver. From the moment you were born, you’ve solved problems. Hungry? Start crying. Learning to walk? Stand up, take a step, fall over, repeat. Want to grow your business? Fall in love with a problem, then solve it more delightfully than anyone else.

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When Your New Boss Is a Micromanager

Harvard Business Review

Building a relationship with a new boss can feel daunting, and it can be especially difficult if you feel like you’re being micromanaged. In this article, the writer talks with two experts about what to do in this demotivating situation. The first step is to figure out what’s behind your boss’s micromanaging tendencies. Maybe they’re genuinely trying to help, but their methods and cadence don’t match your work style or expectations.

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Are you ready to elevate your Business Partner Ecosystem with us?

Ecosystems4Innovating

The time to evaluate Business Partner Ecosystems Many business organizations have already attracted and worked with various ecosystem partners to solve immediate and longer-term issues. Those who work within Partner Ecosystems recognize the value and benefits of overcoming many immediate operational issues. When you view Partner Ecosystems as far more strategic to your business, you require another completely different level of collaborative work to solve challenges and complex issues that can b

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Research: Customer Referrals Are Contagious

Harvard Business Review

New research reveals the surprising power of “referral contagion,” where referred customers not only buy more but also refer 30-57% more new customers than others. This phenomenon, observed across industries, is driven by social factors like the perception of referring as appropriate and the tendency to befriend similar people. A simple experiment, reminding referred customers of their referral origin, increased successful referrals by 21%, highlighting the potential for leveraging referral psyc

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Finding the best ideas and innovation management tools | Sopheon

Sopheon

Stay with me — I promise this will make sense. Finding the right innovation management software can resemble purchasing a racing bike. Some people are swept up in the excitement of diving into racing and look for a bike with an “I want it now” mindset. But anyone who’s ever bought such a bike knows that there are limitless variables to consider: your level of biking experience, your body type, the terrain you’ll be riding on, etc.

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Innovators Alliance Launches Manufacturing Sector Specific Chapter

Innovators Alliance

With close to half of the IA membership working in the manufacturing industry, it was only a matter of time before we brought members from the sector together in a more formal way. Now, with our first meeting under our belt, we are pleased to share that we have officially launched the IA Manufacturing Sector Group with manufacturing expert and serial entrepreneur Paul Hogendoorn leading the group as Chair.

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Why Managers Play Favorites – and How They Can Change

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with IMD Business School’s Ginka Toegel on creating more positive team dynamics.

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The Crucial Role of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

CMOE

In today’s dynamic workplace, the ability to navigate complex emotions and relationships is becoming increasingly important for leaders. Emotional Intelligence (EI) stands out as a crucial skill set that can make or break leadership success. Let’s explore why EI is essential in leadership development and how it can impact organizational performance.

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5 Ways to Put Brand Values at the Heart of Your B2B Marketing

Brunner

When your company buys goods or services from other brands, what’s the top influence on your decision? Features and benefits? Price and value proposition? Reviews and testimonials? Or maybe it’s the brand’s identify and reputation? Research shows a brand’s values increasingly drive purchase decisions, especially as millennials and GenZers move up the ranks as business buyers: 77% of millennial and GenZ B2B buyers said brand is a significant factor in their purchase decisions, compared to 55% of

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Keys to Creativity

Gregg Fraley

Why is Creativity So Desired? 75% of people wish to maximize their creative abilities and believe they are not living up to their creative potential. People have different reasons for seeking more creativity. Here’s my list: They desire the results achieved by implementing creative ideas. They desire the feeling that occurs when creativity is flowing within them.