Wed.Nov 21, 2018

Innovate Like a Pirate: How Thinking Like a Buccaneer Can Yield a Treasure Trove of Value

Qmarkets

There’s a reason why “the pirate” has proven to be an enduring romantic figure for centuries now. It’s hard not to regard the swashbuckling, rebellious, go-where-the-wind-takes-you approach to life without some sense of envy, particularly if you’re stuck in an office.

Solving the 'Who are My Stakeholders' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers’ Guide

HYPE Innovation

I was recently asked a very down-to-earth question: “Where do you find answers to practical issues in innovation management?” To this, I’d normally reply forums, journals, HBR , Springwise , and Scenario Magazine. They’re all sources I recommend on a regular basis.

Can You Benefit from an Employee Onboarding Survey?

IdeaScale

The employee onboarding survey is a detailed survey that is used by an organization for the employees who have joined the organization recently. This survey typically measures the level of satisfaction of the newly recruited employees, to evaluate their overall recruitment experience.

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Innovation Dies When Fear Rules

Game-Changer

Whenever I get asked by executives about how their companies can innovate they expect me to respond with a prescriptive 3 to 5 point checklist of things that will solve all of their problems. Instead, I respond with a question: what are you doing to impede it?

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.

China the Leaders of Innovation in 2018

Innovation Excellence

China has become amongst the top 20 innovative economies for the first time, whilst the US has dropped 2 places according to the Global Innovation Index of 2018. What’s going on? The Rankings China rose from 22nd to 17th place whilst the US rankings dropped from 4th to 6th place.

How Trust Can Be A Competitive Advantage

Digital Tonto

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To See the Future, Think Both/And

Daniel Burrus

Whenever a new game-changing technology is introduced, our instinct is to assume that the current technology we are using will quickly become obsolete and will vanish from our use. History has shown that the hottest new breakthrough technologies do not necessarily replace older ones.

Innovation Insights from the Founder of Sony

InnovationManagement

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1921. His father owned a business brewing sake. It had been in the family for 14 generations and it was expected that Akio, the oldest son, would step into the business but the boy was more interested in electronics than in brewing. Organization & Culture innovation Morita Sony

How to Avoid Innovation Blockers and Activate Amplifiers

Innovation 360 Group

There is a sweet spot in the market where your organization, and only your organization, can outperform the competition thanks to your unique combination of capabilities.

Successful Collaboration and Partnerships with Outside Teams

Innovation Leader

Bob Klein from Digital Scientists explains how to partner with outside teams, including four types of partnerships: startup collaborations, staff augmentations, teams for hire, and collaborative teams

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.

How an Engagement Community Supports Internal Teams During Times of Change

Chaordix

Platitude alert: The only constant is change. Engagement Community

Dressing The Part As A Business Owner

The Human Factor

Image source. Contributed post –. If you own a business , then you may be used to running things your way, and having a rather asserting presence as you’re a leader, and you have to be that way in order to get things done and have people take you seriously.

Optimizing Resources among Competing Projects

Sopheon

When optimizing resources within a portfolio, it's imperative to answer important questions and analyze scenarios before making the mistake of allocating resources without knowing the complete picture of the current portfolio. The post Optimizing Resources among Competing Projects appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Portfolio portfolio management portfolio optimization portfolio resource optimization

The Pirate Approach to Innovation Leadership: How Thinking Like a Buccaneer Can Create Value for Your Enterprise

Qmarkets

There’s a reason why “the pirate” has proven to be an enduring romantic figure for centuries now. It’s hard not to regard the swashbuckling, rebellious, go-where-the-wind-takes-you approach to life without some sense of envy, particularly if you’re stuck in an office.

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!

The only thing predictable about innovation is its unpredictability.

Mike Shipulski

A culture that demands predictable results cannot innovate. No one will have the courage to do work with the requisite level of uncertainty and all the projects will build on what worked last time.

The Pirate Approach to Innovation Leadership: How Thinking Like a Buccaneer Can Create Value for Your Enterprise

Qmarkets

There’s a reason why “the pirate” has proven to be an enduring romantic figure for centuries now. It’s hard not to regard the swashbuckling, rebellious, go-where-the-wind-takes-you approach to life without some sense of envy, particularly if you’re stuck in an office.

We can’t succeed in the future without letting go of the past

HunchBuzz

The future is full of exciting and disruptive possibilities. Generally speaking, traditional leaders are aware of the myriad of drivers that pose risks to their existing business model and opportunities to change. However, many of them are predisposed to using the tools and models that have made them successful in the past and have subconsciously committed to these tools as indispensable for the journey forward. I use the Three Horizon model to create context for future framing.

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20 Awesome Quotes on Beginning

Idea Champions

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting." - Buddha.

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What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

We can’t succeed in the future without letting go of the past

HunchBuzz

The future is full of exciting and disruptive possibilities. Generally speaking, traditional leaders are aware of the myriad of drivers that pose risks to their existing business model and opportunities to change. However, many of them are predisposed to using the tools and models that have made them successful in the past and have subconsciously committed to these tools as indispensable for the journey forward. I use the Three Horizon model to create context for future framing.

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What Porcelain Dogs Can Teach Us About Brainstorming

Idea Champions

Idea Champions. Brainstorm Champions

Thanksgiving: Expressing Gratitude Enhances our Well-Being

Michael Roberto

Source: Grisson Air Reserve Base For past Thanksgiving holidays, I've blogged about some interesting research regarding the benefits of expressing gratitude. For instance, last year, I wrote about experimental research conducted by Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough that demonstrated the benefits associated with counting our blessings. This year, I'd like to share the findings from another important study about gratitude.

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