Mon.Dec 05, 2022

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How Leaders Avoid Hero Syndrome

Michael Roberto

This week Kellogg Insight features a conversation with Colonel Fred Maddox , an assistant professor at the U.S. Army War College and Chief of Staff of the Army senior fellow at the Kellogg School. Maddox discusses how leaders should react when the execution of a very important project falters badly. He suggests that many leaders enjoy being the heroes, swooping into the situation and trying to solve the problem personally.

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Tackle the monkey first

Idea to Value

When faced with a significantly challenging innovation project, is it worth doing the easy tasks first to get some quick wins on the board, or should you tackle the hardest part of the project? I have been listening to some podcasts with Annie Duke recently, who has a great new book out about when it is the right time to quit. One of the metaphors she uses is trying to teach a monkey to juggle flaming torches while standing on a pedestal.

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Five Key Considerations for Managing Lay-offs

Destination Innovation

Hard times can strike any business or any organisation, even ones which have been well managed and successful. Sometimes you have to reduce costs and headcount in order to survive. This gives leaders a big challenge. You have recruited and developed a successful team. Now you have to chop it back. What should you do? Here are some key considerations and tips.

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Innovation Portfolio Gymnastics

Jeffrey Phillips

There's been a significant number of posts on LinkedIn and other social media about innovation lately, especially focused on the type of innovation that companies perform. The traditional way of thinking about this, which is really just a loose rule of thumb, is to suggest that companies SHOULD plan for 70% of their innovation efforts (and hopefully, results) to be focused on incremental innovation, and 20% on transformative innovation and 10% on disruptive innovation.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Bringing Caste into the DEI Conversation

Harvard Business Review

As companies increase their global footprint, they must also expand their definition of DEI.

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Using AI to learn what is important to learn about Design Thinking (ChatGPT Open AI)

I’ve been having fun with the Open AI chatbot ChatGPT. So far over a million people have tried this and have been surprised with some of the “conversations” they have been having with the AI. This tool is made by OpenAI. ChatGPT allows you to chat with the AI and get ideas or knowledge in a more natural way of communication. This tool is capable of understanding natural human language and generating “thoughtful” more human responses after you provide it a question o

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We Must Prepare for Future Crises Like We Prepare for War

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned that “if anything kills ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.” He went on to point out that we have invested enormous amounts of […].

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Revolutionizing Sales with Generative AI: Unleashing the Power of Sales Enablement

Tullio Siragusa

Revolutionizing Sales with Generative AI: Unleashing the Power of Sales Enablement. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making waves in the business world for some time now, but one area where it is particularly useful is in sales. Generative AI, specifically, is a type of AI that can generate new and unique content, making it a powerful tool for sales professionals.

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Innovation Hero Worship: FTX, Theranos, and the Media

Phil McKinney

It is hard to miss the headlines where some innovator has raised significant money, been on the cover of major publications, lauded for their success by leading journalists, and celebrated as a genius. All to have it come crumbling down because everyone got pulled into the hype, and no one bothered to think critically about […].

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Season 8 Highlights — and a Host Reunion!

Harvard Business Review

Former co-hosts Sarah, Nicole, and Emily join the Amys to talk through insights from this season.

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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 & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis 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 o

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In a Downturn, Focus on Existing Customers — Not Potential Ones

Harvard Business Review

It costs five times more to win a new customer than to retain a current one.