Mon.Nov 25, 2019

Innovation Intelligence – 4 Thinking Tools for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

This continues on from an Innovation Excellence blog I wrote last month about how personality types can influence innovation capability.

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4 Ways Data Can Drive Workplace Innovation 

InnovationManagement

The amount of data in our world is exploding, which means data sets can be a little tricky to analyze. However, for those able to harness this beast, big data can prove a gold-mine for innovation in the workplace.

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How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

Idea to Value

Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation.

Can a designer sustainably transform the world?

Board of Innovation

Watch senior innovation consultant Kevin Shahbazi's talk on circular business design at TU Delft's Symposium: Impact (or skim his key points). The post Can a designer sustainably transform the world? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

The Future of Ecommerce

Game-Changer

Arjun Ohri who is CEO of ShopMessage, a marketing automation platform built on Facebook Messenger that enables stores to engage their customers in new conversational ways. Tell me about yourself and business sms service. How does shopping through a chatbot enhance the experience?

What’s in the CEO’s Innovation Playbook?

Innovation Excellence

Recently I received an advance copy of “The CEO’s Innovation Playbook” – the latest white paper from Mastercard and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. For the effort they interviewed a dozen CEO’s highly innovative companies including Citigroup, Lyft and Coca Cola. The paper spends most of its real estate on captured quotes straight from the. Innovation Research Harvard Business Review Mastercard Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire white papers

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Three Tactics to Spur Innovation Inside Highly-Regulated Companies

Innovation Leader

If you’re on the inside of a traditional, regulated industry and want to shake the status quo, here are three things you need to start doing, according to the former Head of Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer. Includes a downloadable set of tips

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How to Develop Grit and Why It’s More Important than Talent

Tullio Siragusa

How to Develop Grit and Why It’s More Important than Talent. Grit is passion and perseverance tied to achieving meaningful goals. It is the ability to persist against all odds about something you are passionate about and to persevere when you face obstacles. Grit is not about intense emotions or infatuation; it is the kind of passion tied to achieving purposeful goals.”. Grit gives you the willingness to face challenges, in spite of fear.

The Hardest Lesson I’ve Learned: Pick Your Battles

Game-Changer

There is a lesson all entrepreneurs have to learn and that’s how to pick your battles. This is one thing that I took a lot of time in learning. When I was just starting out in college I took on all challenges that came my way. I just didn’t know how to say no because I wanted to fix everything. But as I grew and had successes and failures along the way, I’ve learned to pick my battles.

Pretotyping to Build The Right It from Alberto Savoia at Stanford

InnovationTraining.org

Alberto Savoia and I presented at a conference a couple of years ago in Napa Valley. I remember being very interested in the “pretoyping” concept that he shared in his talk.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

How to Develop Grit and Why It’s More Important than Talent

Tullio Siragusa

How to Develop Grit and Why It’s More Important than Talent. Grit is passion and perseverance tied to achieving meaningful goals. It is the ability to persist against all odds about something you are passionate about and to persevere when you face obstacles. Grit is not about intense emotions or infatuation; it is the kind of passion tied to achieving purposeful goals.”. Grit gives you the willingness to face challenges, in spite of fear.

Open Innovation Search For Respiratory Protection

IdeaConnection

A self-sealing, reusable respirator that aims to work better than conventional flu and pollution masks

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has always fascinated me is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my good ideas there.

Did Microsoft Hack Employee Productivity with a 4 Day Work Week?

Kainexus

By now, you’ve probably heard of Microsoft’s experiment with a four day work week in Japan.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!