Wed.Dec 11, 2019

Becoming an Anticipatory Leader™: The Missing Competency

Daniel Burrus

We are all good at reacting and responding – a knee-jerk reaction, so to speak. Even organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile while executing a strategy at a high level.

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Health Check: How’s Your Innovation Lifecycle?


Successful ideas must go through the innovation life cycle. Resting is for retirement. As long as you’re in business, you need to be on top of your game, and innovation is a big part of getting to the front of the pack (and staying there).

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7 challenges innovation managers face in 2020

Board of Innovation

Discover the challenges faced by many of the innovation managers we spoke to at Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019, and find tips for overcoming them. The post 7 challenges innovation managers face in 2020 appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Business design

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Why being ambidextrous is not enough - looking ahead to 2020

Jeffrey Phillips

It's about that time of year where we begin to look back, to think about what we've accomplished and what lies ahead.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

IMD Business School: A Short Video Series on the Business Model Canvas


We've recently teamed up with IMD Business School, ranked as the #1 business school in the world by the Financial Times for the last 7 years, to create and launch something truly unique together in 2020. Tools

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Quick Wins: Data and Case Studies on Delivering Results Fast

Innovation Leader

What role should quick wins play in your innovation or R&D portfolio? That’s the question we set out to answer with a survey and a set of qualitative interviews in our most recent research report

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Digital Transformation: A Metrics Perspective

The Future Shapers

The conceptual reality that digital transformation is a journey, not a destination still needs to instil itself in the framework of change for many organisations. Nevertheless, without the correct measurable metrics, digital transformation is only a conceptual motion.

Winning the Explore and Exploit Game

Innovation Excellence

So we come to the ultimate post on explore and exploit, at least for now. In past posts we’ve looked at the origin of explore and exploit, the emergence of true innovation explorers like Edison, Bell and a host of others.

Top GovTech Startups


As much as local governments should embody the innovative spirit of a Startup, taking this approach is challenging without hiring such a firm or agency to–at the very least–point them in the right direction

Quick Wins: Data and Case Studies on Delivering Results Fast

Innovation Leader

What role should quick wins play in your innovation or R&D portfolio? That’s the question we set out to answer with a survey and a set of qualitative interviews in our most recent research report

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Culture Lags Strategy


I recently had James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, on my podcast (below) to talk all about — surprise surprise — habit building

How to choose a co-innovation partner


How to choose a co-innovation partner It’s a relationship, not a transaction.

Use Surrogate Goals To Maintain Your Team’s Motivation


When we embark upon a long, audacious journey, such as building an entrepreneurial venture, our over-arching goal might be several years into the future


4 Ways To Source Weaknesses In Your Small Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. It might be that your business is the gold standard for others to follow, of course. However, even if you do get a lot of things right, there are probably improvements that need to be made within some of your usual business processes. But where do you start?

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

5 Steps To Help You Hire the Perfect Candidate

The Human Factor

contributed post – source. After crawling through hundreds of resumes, you’ve finally managed to whittle the long list down to a shortlist of candidates , one of which, you hope, will be your next hire.

Is Your Marketing Playing Third Wheel To Your Consumers And You?

The Human Factor

contributed post –. It doesn’t seem long ago that marketing was a full-force effort towards creating sales. Back in the days of television and billboards, there was no need for subtlety. In fact, a good ad used to be one that got to the point. Now, though, the marketing infrastructure has changed.