Mon.Nov 18, 2019

Innovation Follows Culture Follows Structure

Innovation Excellence

Once in a while you run into ideas which are refreshingly thought-provoking, while at the same time seeming to be resonating with your own view. This holds for the key statements in “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries”, a worthwile new book by theoretical physicist and.

How to Ask for Help and Get It

Tullio Siragusa

How to Ask for Help and Get It. Asking for help is an important aspect of personal growth. Everyone faces challenges at some point in their life. One of the purposes for developing human connections, and relationships is to help and support each other through our collective life journey. To strive for total independence is to strive for isolation.


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Here’s What Most People Get Wrong About Minimum Viable Products

Innovation Excellence

Ever since Eric Reis published his bestselling book, The Lean Startup, the idea of a minimum viable product (MVP) has captured the imagination of entrepreneurs and product developers everywhere. The idea of testing products faster and cheaper has an intuitive logic that simply can’t be denied. Yet what is often missed is that a minimum. Innovation


Learning from failure – experimenting with start-up thinking in charities

The Future Shapers

The charity sector is being disrupted and radically different approaches to creating new funding streams were needed. A bold, new approach made sense but in the end, it failed. Talking about experimenting with start-up thinking in charities and the lessons learnt in the process, Hannah Keartland shares some top insights on developing new funding approaches that are probably equally relevant to any organisation.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

This Is Not The Digital Transformation You Are Looking For…


Other than a hot term in search engines, digital transformation is typically defined as applying new technologies to solve your business issues, primarily improving current processes. The reality is that digital transformation is much more than merely implementing technology – it is looking at the effects of technology on not only your sector but on… The post This Is Not The Digital Transformation You Are Looking For… appeared first on hellofuture. digital transformation

Fundamental Skills Every Project Manager Must Master


The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a global nonprofit professional organization for project management. They wrote the book on project management. Literally. It's called the Project Management Book of Knowledge , and it has become the standard by which PMP (Project Management Professional) certification through PMI is obtained. Leadership Improvement Culture PPM

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VUCA Workshop Training Resource

What is a VUCA world? What does VUCA stand for and mean? Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. Are you seeking more about this topic or participating in a VUCA workshop training? Follow along with this guide. VUCA is an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. This term originated from leadership scholars Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, and was popularized by the US military following the Cold War.

Persist Like a Zen Mushroom Hunter

Gregg Fraley

Lessons a Forager Can Lend Business. Relax, Stay Hopeful, Keep Looking. I’m a mushroom hunter. I wander the woods foraging, especially in the fall season. Southwest Michigan has a lot of edible varieties but there is one particular delicacy I love. It’s called a Hen-of-the-Woods. It’s a unique shape, something like a cauliflower, and about that size or larger. Very safe — not one of those “eat once” mushrooms.



Why Collaborating with your Competitors Can Be the Key to Innovation ** This is a continuation of the blogpost about different innovation governance models. You can read part one HERE ** Do you remember who invented the liquid crystal display (LCD) back in 2003 that disrupted a whole industry and thereby brought the era of traditional tube televisions to an end? Even though you may not think of a particular person, you certainly have names of tech giants popping up in your head, right?

Innovation diversity at face value


Fresh perspectives solve stale problems The best ideas come from unexpected places. Multiple studies and reports have detailed how a diversity of expertise and ideas is of particular value to innovation for R&D, where problems often remain unsolved because the same types of experts have used the same types of technical approaches for years on […]. The post Innovation diversity at face value appeared first on Xinova.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Top 5 Innovative Trends in Event Management


Whether you operate as a small-scale startup and visit conferences and seminars personally or are looking for ways to innovate within your own event management process, implementing new and interesting trends into the pipeline can prove highly beneficial. The post Top 5 Innovative Trends in Event Management appeared first on Innovation Management.

Am I OK?


In a new article for Harvard Business Review , author Mike Robbins describes the distinction between RECOGNITION and APPRECIATION. "In In simple terms, recognition is about what people do," writes Robbins. Appreciation is about who they are.". Employee Recognition Employee Culture

4 Early Decisions All Entrepreneurs Must Make

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. Entrepreneurs have a tough set of choices to make at all times. But at no point is this truer than when you are at the very start of your business. After all, that is a time when many of the initial and major decisions will need to be made – decisions which will generally affect the business forever after. The more sensibly you approach these questions, therefore, the more that you are going to set up your business for a successful future.

The Different Areas Your Business Must Focus On

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. When growing your business, it’s tempting to try to focus on as many things as possible. However, this is not always beneficial for you or your company. With so many things to think about , it’s easy to become wholly overwhelmed with what is before you, and this can hinder your growth and productivity before you get started.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!