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.

System 158

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

Legacy ECM: 4 Key Reasons to Modernize

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

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.