Mon.Nov 28, 2022

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Balancing your innovation portfolio: Does the 70-20-10 rule still apply?

Idea to Value

How much of your innovation budget and innovation efforts should focus on improving your existing business, and how much should seek to explore and transform your business for the future? This is one of the fundamental strategic questions which every business leader needs to consider. One of the best ways to assess what proportions your company should allocate to different types of innovation projects is by looking at your current and desired innovation portfolio.

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The Meaning of Hoshin Kanri: What, Why, and How


We are fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time chatting with customers and other organizations that are interested in continuous improvement about how they approach the need for constant positive change. Many techniques that are used in the Lean and Six Sigma management approaches come up during these conversations, but one which seems to be less understood than many others is Hoshin Kanri.

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Leading Your Way Through Crisis

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 novel, The Sun Also Rises, in which a character is asked how he went bankrupt. “Two ways,” he answers. “Gradually, then suddenly.” The quote has since become emblematic of how a crisis takes shape. First with small signs you hardly notice and then […].

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Design Thinking for Startup Sales Success: A Step-by-Step Guide

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking for Startup Sales Success: A Step-by-Step Guide. One of the biggest challenges for startups when it comes to sales is finding and acquiring customers. This can be difficult for startups because they often have limited resources and a small customer base. Additionally, startups may struggle to establish credibility and trust with potential customers, who may be more likely to do business with established companies.

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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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Episode 11 – Breathing Life into Organisations on Innovation Life Support

IM Insights

About the Episode. Elijah Eilert is talking to Susie Braam about what keeps innovators within large organisations going and what makes it really hard for them. Susie shares what good leadership behaviour looks like, the problems with short-term thinking and how to carve out the necessary space for a strategic approach to innovation. Topics and Insights . (01:00) Introducing Susie Braam.

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Not in this Text; disappointment at CoP 27


CoP 27- “Not in the text” is most telling. The UK’s lead climate negotiator, the minister Alok Sharma, delivered a very telling speech at Cop27 revealing what some countries had tried to push through to an agreement. Sharma was the president of the Glasgow Cop in 2021, and he was clearly frustrated with the events of the last two weeks in Egypt. and especially the final text outcome adopted at the Cop 27 meeting.

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Storytelling for Transformation Workshop

We use design thinking to design and facilitate storytelling workshops. Our focus is helping people to take on a challenge to reflect on their life and work to create and design their own stories, and then prototype and test their stories out on their fellow workshop participants. That is how the learning and development happens in this leadership workshop.

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Research: How a Fight at Home Impacts Your Workday

Harvard Business Review

It can be draining — but it can also make us more likely to help our colleagues.

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Zoom Whiteboard Templates for Design Thinking and Innovation Teams

The best templates to use with their whiteboard tool. Zoom is a robust virtual meeting and collaboration software tool that offers many unique and handy features all in one place, including their newer Whiteboard. A Zoom Whiteboard can be used in any Zoom Room and allows everyone to work together from any device, both on-site and remove, at the same time.

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How Do I Overcome My Disillusionment with the Executive Team?

Harvard Business Review

A leader learns how to respond when senior executives don’t model the company’s values.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Managers, Are You Prepared to Answer Questions About Pay Equity?

Harvard Business Review

By 2023, 20% of U.S. workers will live in states with pay transparency laws.

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How Companies Can Navigate Today’s Geopolitical Risks

Harvard Business Review

The rules of international business have changed.

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