Mon.Sep 28, 2020

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Ten Best Practices to Empower Virtual Learning

Innovation Leader

With the rise of Zoom fatigue, enabling online workshops and training can be challenging. Nancy Tennant, formerly of Whirlpool Corp., shares 10 lessons for facilitating virtual innovation teams.

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How Leaders can Break Free of the Fear of Criticism

Tullio Siragusa

How Leaders can Break Free of the Fear of Criticism. If someone tries to offer you feedback, how open are you to accept it? How do you think you will react? Do you immediately get defensive, anticipating critical feedback, thinking up of justifications? Don’t worry if this happens to you. Most of us do not welcome criticism. We do like to form opinions and offer them freely to those around us, however, when it comes to receiving feedback, we are mostly uncomfortable.


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#1,963 – Trojan Horse Cancer Treatment

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

In the near future it may be possible to kill cancer cells without using any cancer drugs. Instead, a nanoparticle will get cells to destroy themselves after first acting as a Trojan horse. A process that won’t harm healthy neighboring cells at all. Science Alert explains: “One of the latest methods pioneered by scientists to treat cancer uses a Trojan horse sneak attack to prompt cancer cells to self-destruct – all without using any drugs.

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How to Create and Run an Innovation Pilot Program

Innovation in Practice

Individuals and organizations need to learn at a rate faster than the rate of change. And innovation pilot programs help you do that. . But how do you get your team and company on board with it? How to Run an Innovative Pilot Program. 1. Get it approved. . You’re going to need a budget so your managers are naturally going to want to understand more about what it is that you’re spending money on. . 2.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Stop Relying on Heroes to Get the Job Done

Michael Roberto

Source: Pixabay Sara Brown has written a good piece for the MIT Sloan Management Review. The title of the article is " 4 ways to design employee experience in the remote work era. " Brown draws on an interview with research scientist Kristine Dery. In the article, Brown & Dery argue that organizations have to reduce their reliance on heroic behavior on the part of employees to get to the job done.

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#1,964 – Microsoft Flight Simulator

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Some people miss flying so much that they’re resorted to signing up for “ flights to nowhere “ And while I can certainly understand the sentiment, after months of being cooped up in quarantine, I have to take exception with this practice on account of the fact that we really should be flying less these days to help out against Climate Change.

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Twitter’s “Blame Processes, Not People” Moment


With the blistering speed of this summer’s news cycle, we can’t blame you if you’ve already forgotten about the single largest security incident in Twitter’s history that took place on July 15 but was a doozy. It was also a teachable moment for Twitter and every other organization that involves people and technology. What Happened? Early in the day on July 15, 2020, Twitter’s automated detection systems flagged some suspicious activity.

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