Mon.May 17, 2021

Common Questions About the DMAIC Cycle for Improvement


The DMAIC cycle is often called Six Sigma’s roadmap to improvement. It is one of the core tools of the methodology, but organizations also use it as a standalone improvement technique.

3 best ways to build psychological safety in the workplace

Idea to Value

I believe that Psychological Safety is one of the most important capabilities a team can have to achieve high innovation performance. Check out the amazing podcast episode with the originator of the concept, Prof Amy Edmondson.


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TFS Investigations: Breaking the News. Nesta’s great innovation robbery

The Future Shapers

Investigative piece release by TFS. The funding of innovation activities and new business models are imperative in an ever-increasing complex world. Changing the game is not easy and money is scarce, yet innovation often requires substantial investment upfront.

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Leadership Style Isn't Offensive

Entrepreneur - Innovation

These approaches can help ensure you're leading towards success, strengthening your team and fostering innovation. Managing Employees

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

Building a Transformational Culture Through Cross-Functional Teams

Cascade Strategy

What would happen if you took away all the people from an organization? It wouldn’t cease to exist, but could it still function? Could it produce results

11 Timeless Peak Performance Reminders for Leaders

Rmukesh Gupta

This post is inspired by another post by one of the titans of the advertising industry – Kevin Roberts. You can read the original post here. Here are my peak performance reminders for leaders: Start your day with intent. Be humble.

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Learn From Others: Three Lessons You Can Apply From Startups To Your Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

It is essential to leave behind the "it has always been done like this" and nourish yourself with the experiences and learnings of the startup ecosystem. Startups

discovering that your customers always lie to your face


One of my favorite writers is Dan Ariely, who wrote Predictably Irrational and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty. The major theme of both of these books is that humans, in general, cannot really be trusted to be honest about anything really.

How to Use Brain Rewiring to Overcome Blockages

Tullio Siragusa

How to Use Brain Rewiring to Overcome Blockages. Experts have yet to discover the limits of the brain’s abilities. Some believe we may never fully grasp them all. But the data does support the existence of one of its most significant processes: brain-rewiring. It can help your brain relearn, by repairing old pathways or creating new ones.

Once Again, Apple Gives Us a Sense of What is to Come


Background to Apple’s latest change . Apple’s iPhone makes up 46.9% of all smartphone users. 1 So when Apple launches its latest phone operating system (IOS) , it has a significant impact. One aspect that makes Apple’s IOS 14.5 special is that it will inform users about device ID tracking and ask them if they want to allow it. . Apple’s announcement In June of 2020 helps us understand this change.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Makes sense, right? The question, however, is a tricky one, not unlike asking "How can I have a good marriage?" or "How can I become a better human being?"

What If We Become Radically Amazed?

Mills Scofield

Mid-April, Pemaquid, Me ~ budding begins. I’ve been wondering what habits, patterns, mindsets will remain post-COVID and which will just go away. There is one habit I’m trying to keep and I invite you to make it part of your ‘new norm’ too. It’s the habit of Radical Amazement.