Mon.Apr 06, 2020

Podcast S3E54: Rita McGrath – Seeing inflection points of innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Professor Rita McGrath, one of the world’s most respected experts on the intersection between strategy and innovation.

How Scalable is Your Human-Centered Innovation Strategy?

Innovation Excellence

This blog post was written in concert with my colleague and Senior Director, Business Development, Gongos, Inc. Crystle Uyeda. The adage “if you build it, they will come” is an outdated relic in the world of business.

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What broke through for you in March? That’s your new important.


Right now, it feels like a thousand miles between my writing notebook (where I jot down lots of ideas) and this website (where those ideas have to turn into something). In other words, I’m filled with ideas, yet I’m struggling to get them published for you. Sorry about that. It was March.

Innovation after crisis: is your innovation organization resilient?

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is about creating the future you wish to see. The future will probably not be limited to getting back to normal after crisis. Some activities may be de-prioritized, and innovation endeavor put on hold: previous directions will be questioned. Building tomorrow’s world starts today!

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Empowering and enabling the employee journeys of the future

The Future Shapers

The rise of automation and its impact on the employee journey is becoming a more and more important topic of discussion.

Welcome to the world of thinking Inside the Box…er … House!

Innovation Excellence

Creativity loves constraints and there has never been a time when we have all been forced to think not outside - but inside the box. 4 principles to keep in mind. Innovation constraints and creativity linside-the-box systematic inventive thinking

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Why We Fail To Plan For The Future

Innovation Excellence

I was recently reading Michiu Kaku’s wonderful book, The Future of Humanity, about colonizing space and was amazed how detailed some of the plans are. Plans for a Mars colony, for example, are already fairly advanced.

How One Corporate Innovator Assembled a Volunteer Team to Print Face Shields

Innovation Leader

Shashi Jain’s day job is Intel. But he’s working almost another full-time shift as an organizer of the Portland 3D Printing Lab, which has been producing face shields for healthcare workers

Using limits to become limitless

Innovation Excellence

[I wrote this pre-COVID-19 but it seems more pertinent than ever…] I had coffee with a wonderful young artist-entrepreneur at Melbourne’s NGV [before things shut down] who told me that his creativity is best “without constraints.”

On-Demand Webinar: The Intersection of Sustainability & Open Innovation


How is open innovation shepherding sustainability in some of the leading organizations worldwide? That was the primary question put to the panelists in the webinar, The Intersection of Sustainability & Open Innovation , which is now available on demand.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Ten Questions to ask During a Recession

Innovation Excellence

If your organisation is facing a difficult time during the current downturn then here are some questions to ask at your next executive meeting. Are we doing all that is necessary in order to survive? I guess that is the question that you are already sharply focussed on. So we will not go into all.

How to Keep a Remote Workforce Engaged in Improvement


Before I start this post on how to keep a workforce that has suddenly moved to a remote model due to the coronavirus engaged and motivated, I want to begin by acknowledging those workers who can't do their job from home.

To innovate or not to innovate. An age-old conundrum in the new pandemic normal.

Innovation Excellence

When Katie Kostek and her team first put together our company’s virtual retirement education program in 2018 it was one of the first of its kind; in 2019, it became one of the more sought out education programs in the roster.

The Inward Journey Towards Success

Tullio Siragusa

The Inward Journey Towards Success. Most people define success by some tangible effort and its consequential output based on favorable result. We think that our efforts concerning our outside environment leads us to success. It can be true for a few, but for most people success can only be achieved through an inward journey. This inward journey includes some solid efforts towards self-awareness, with the courage to act while practicing patience with yourself.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Beyond The Coronavirus: Better Human to Human Interaction


As everything has been put on hold to focus on the crisis of the moment, I think we need to take a moment to think about life after this moment. Maybe we can use this as an opportunity to innovate and drive towards a new, better model of human interaction.

Virtual Water Cooler: Unique Potential Of Informal Communication


Millennials, a significant share of our workforce, are costing enterprises up to $30 billion in turnover annually. However, this turnover rate halves for those operating in a high-trust culture.

Why High Trust Companies Win — and How to Cultivate Trust


Only 15 per cent of employees worldwide are engaged by their jobs — that is, only 15 per cent are emotionally invested in delivering on their organisation’s mission

Change management strategy: Phase one

Idea Drop

When we’re juggling so many things on a daily basis, there are times when it seems easier to put off change and innovation, especially when implementing new ideas isn’t going to deliver immediate results.

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.

Your intranet, the heartbeat for all communications and culture


As companies move to work from home, the intranet is playing an even bigger role as a critical communication tool. Employee Feedback Employee Experience

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#1,621 – Emotional Optimization

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

When the latest iteration of the Madden video game rankings came out a few months ago a thought occurred to me: if football players could be ranked based on their attributes and skills then what about what everyone else? What about celebrities? And what about regular people like you and me?

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LEAD Innovation Selects Qmarkets’ Platform to Help Global Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges


Qmarkets’ software has been chosen by LEAD Innovation Management GmbH to support a groundbreaking initiative – designed to leverage the collective wisdom of global businesses against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. LEAD Innovation Management – an acclaimed Austrian firm specializing in corporate innovation – has transformed their extensive LEAD user network into a digital crowdsourcing platform using Qmarkets’ software.

GOOD NEWS! Idea Champions Waiving All Fees for Free the Genie

Idea Champions

Those of us here at Idea Champions don't know anyone who hasn't been affected by the Coronavirus calamity. Many of our clients are in trouble. Friends are out of work. Families are stressed. And yes, people we know are sick.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

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.