Mon.Sep 20, 2021

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Sixteen Sci-Fi Predictions Which Came True

Destination Innovation

We tend to think that it is difficult to predict the future because it is. Who forecast 9/11 or Covid? Where are the flying cars, paperless offices and 2 day working weeks that we were promised? However, in the light of failed predictions and non-predictions it is easy to overlook the fact that many people did accurately forecast developments in science, technology and society.

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Why Executives Need Coaches

Tullio Siragusa

Why Executives Need Coaches. Executives are like athletes. They are under constant pressure to perform daily. Like with athletes, coaching is the most effective approach to ensure that leaders perform at their best. Workplace coaching is a rising field with a growing corpus of research to back it up. . What is workplace coaching? . How does it work?


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9 Ways to Get Ideas Brewing with Instant Coffee


Getting your best ideas brewing can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right tools for the job. No matter what type of work you do, you likely do a fair amount of brainstorming, planning, and “noodling” in your daily work. We created Instant Coffee to help facilitate better idea generation — whether you’re a C-level executive thinking through your company’s next big move, or an individual contributor trying to collaboratively solve a problem with your team.

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Going with the Flow

Innovation Excellence

How Great Ideas Sometimes Come From Following the Natural Flow of Things Image: James Homans on Unpslash GUEST POST from John Bessant Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas which change the world.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Innovation Theater Explained – What Is It and Why Is It So Bad


Now more than ever, large companies have realized that in order to thrive in the long term they need to take their innovation efforts to the next level. However, it’s not always obvious how to do that. It has become a common practice to resort to innovation activities that seem to have worked for other companies. But not all companies were built the same and such practices don’t necessarily address the real barriers for innovation in yours.

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Brunner’s Founder is Honored with Outstanding CEO and Top Executives Award


If an agency is not truly entrepreneurial, inventive, and nimble, it’s difficult to thrive in an industry that is often considered one of the most volatile. More than 30 years after its inception, Brunner remains one of the top 100 independent advertising agencies in the country and a key reason for that success is Michael Brunner, Founder. With his continued foresight and progressive thinking, it’s no surprise he was selected as a winner of Pittsburgh Business Times ’ 2021 Outstanding CEO and T

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How Does Coaching Improve Performance? (Top 5 Benefits)


If you’ve read our article on coaching, you understand coaching has two focus areas—performance and development. Here, we will discuss how coaching improves performance and how you can leverage it to drive your team forward. What Is Coaching for Performance? Coaching for performance is a coaching method in which leaders close gaps in their team members’ performance.