Wed.Jan 15, 2020

Six Questions Every Leader Must Answer – If They Want to Lead Change


If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. The post Six Questions Every Leader Must Answer – If They Want to Lead Change appeared first on Innovation Management. Leadership Best Practices Change Management leadership questions

Innovation Building Block 2 - important, unsolved problem or opportunity

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm going back to basics for a handful of blog posts - back to what I call the innovation building blocks. In the first blog I wrote about the importance of defining an innovation bias in your culture.

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Top 10 Must-Read Classics on Innovation Techniques


Learn what works in innovation from these ten books. Part of building a great innovation strategy is to learn about the history of innovation. Here are ten books every innovator should crack as they build a new innovation approach.

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Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

The worrying thing is within any dynamics within the system they are dominated by the slow components, and the rapid components simply have to follow along. Look at how larger organizations operate.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Power of Negative Entrepreneurial Thinking

Innovation Excellence

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the entrepreneurial cheerleaders and hoopla. The message is that if you only have perseverance and grit, you can be successful. If you can just walk across some coals, the brass ring is almost in hand.

Three Insights Into Operational Excellence


The Shingo Institute is a program in the John M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. It is named after Dr. Shigeo Shingo, a Japanese industrial engineer, and Toyota advisor.

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The Difficulty of Being in the Present Moment and Strategies to Overcome it

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Earlier today, I came across a blog post on The School of Life blog about the difficulty of being in the present. You can read the entire post here.

13 Product Management KPI Examples To Get You Started

Cascade Strategy

In product management teams, much like in other teams in an organization, KPIs are used to create clear targets, guide decisions, celebrate success, and identify risks and issues.

Competitive Advantage is Temporary — What Can You Do About It?

Business Innovation Design

The age of a stable and predictable business environment is gone. The norm is disruption and dynamic competition. In this new business environment, there is a need to realize that having a competitive advantage is no longer just about the product you provide but about the experience as a whole. In our post on ‘The Mechanics of Experience Design we noted how having a great customer experience will gain customer loyalty and trust, which will help grow your business.

What is a SWOT Analysis Workshop?


What is a SWOT Analysis Workshop

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Two Questions to Grow Your Business

Mike Shipulski

Two important questions to help you grow your business: Is the problem worth solving? When do you want to learn it’s not worth solving? No one in your company can tell you if the problem is worth solving, not even the CEO. Only the customer can tell you if the problem is worth solving.

Preparing for a Meeting: You Do Better When You Anticipate Conflict

Michael Roberto

source: pexels This week, I read an interesting interview with several scholars from the Kellogg School of Management. In the interview, Professor Cynthia Wang describes an interesting study that she conducted with Denise Loyd, Katherine Phillips, and Robert Lount, Jr.

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How to lead external innovation in R&D: Thinking outside the box with Sameer Talsania, PhD


Opening the box of innovation: R&D leadership with Sameer Talsania, PhD Sameer Talsania, PhD, knows all about “the box.” ” He has spent much of his career in R&D leading innovation teams tasked with thinking outside the figurative box of innovation to innovate products and processes—and often actual boxes themselves. That’s what happens when you’re at […].

#1,598 – Serendipity

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Lately I’ve been reading a book ( The Formula ) about algorithms and all the ways they’ve changed our lives. One of the biggest case studies in the book focuses on online dating.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Top 5 Pros and Cons of a Master’s Degree

The Human Factor

Contributed post – source. When you’ve just undertaken an undergraduate degree, you might be wondering – should I do a postgraduate degree?

8 Careers That Make the Biggest Difference in the World

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. There are many considerations that you’ll weigh up when you’re choosing a career, the most common of which are the amount of money that you can earn and what you enjoy doing.