Thu.Jun 13, 2019

Making Marketing Innovation a Growth Lever for Your Business

Innovation Excellence

Many businesses fail to realize that they are not in a single business, but are actually in two. First, they’re in the business of working on products and services that will help solve their clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals today. But that’s only half of the picture.

Less snake oil, more thought leadership please!

The Future Shapers

What do business leaders want? is perhaps too broad, or too simple, a question. It goes without saying that you want to build business success, deliver a high-value strategy, provide outstanding customer outcomes, deliver great returns for shareholders and build a great place to work.

How Businesses Use Crowdsourcing to Disrupt and Avoid Disruption


Innovation Insights Seekers

An Innovative Complaint – United Breaks Guitars

Destination Innovation

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

Is it just me, or does this also happen to you? Summer after summer it's the same. Usually, at the beginning of the season, I start to think, "okay, which book should I take on vacation?" fully aware that, in the end, I'll return home having not opened it once).

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How Ratan Tata avoided a ‘Kodak Moment’

Innovation Excellence

Imagine the scene. It’s the early hours of the morning. A young engineer lies awake, unable to sleep because of the excitement. After what seems like an hour of trying to find a comfy position to nod off, he checks the clock. Just fifteen minutes have elapsed since the last time he looked!

Tiered Daily Huddles at Cleveland Clinic


I'm eagerly awaiting the start of a presentation by Cinnamon Dixon , the Director of Continuous Improvement at Cleveland Clinic , about their visual management process.

Questions or Full Stops

Carla Johnson - Innovation

June 13, 2019 There’s an ever-widening gap between what’s natural to us as children and what’s taught into us through the educational system and corporate culture.

yet2’s Thoughts on The Japan Society of Boston’s Business Forum


Earlier in June I attended a Business Forum sponsored by the Japan Society of Boston titled: The Changing Landscape: Mergers, Acquisitions, and the Future of US/Japan Trade.

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.

Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you want to improve your employee morale, then this is very easy to do. The below tips should help you to get started without any difficulty at all. Communicate.

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Change Caused By Innovation

Phil McKinney

As a result of some digital spring cleaning I was doing, I found and was listening to old shows from 2005 – the first year of my podcast. Honestly, given what I know now, I wish could have re-written and re-recorded them.

Useful Upgrades That Will Improve Your Employees’ Work Ethic

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. As a business owner there will always be something on your agenda that needs to be fixed with urgency. When you look at your employees’ work ethic you aren’t sure whether they are lacking skills or motivation, but you are ready to make a change and improve it.

#1,512 – Black Mirror Week: Translatotron, Deep Fakes, and the Future of Trust

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

President Trump is a pathological liar who denies saying most of what he said. Facts he doesn’t like get distorted. Truths get twisted. Anything he doesn’t agree with gets labeled as fake news. One minute we’re going back to the Moon. The next week it’s Mars, of which the Moon is a part.

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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 to Evaluate Visual Project Management Tools


We’ve received a bunch of responses to our recent posts about visual project management. Many of our readers have shared their stories about how moving to visual management has helped them get more projects completed and to better understand the results of their improvement efforts.

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Machine to Machine (M2M): what it is and how it works


M2M technology was first adopted in industrial environments and later found applications in health, business, insurance and more. It is also the basis of the Internet of Things. In this article, we’ve decided to show you in detail what Machine to Machine is, how this phenomenon is transforming business, and how you can make use of it in your company. Check it out! Machine to Machine: What is M2M Communication.

Real-Time Lessons Learned from John Toussaint at the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit


I'm here at the 2019 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in a keynote with John Toussaint, MD, the Executive Chairman of the Board at Catalysis