Thu.Feb 13, 2020

Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust


Trust is the currency of business success. Here’s how to build it into your corporate culture. Leading organizational change to create a corporate culture that delivers continuous innovation is one of today’s most strategic business imperatives. But how do you do that? We’ve seen what happens to companies when customers lose trust in their brands – just think Target (data breach), Chipotle (E. coli outbreak), and Facebook (selling user data).

There's gold in the data - but have we learned the lessons?

Jeffrey Phillips

For some reason I can't get the song Clementine out of my head. Perhaps it's because of the line - dwelt a miner, a 49er. that keeps that song playing in my mind. We are in a significant transition.

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Are you building NPD concepts with consumers in a way that sets them up for success?

Innovation Excellence

The use of co-creation to build product concepts is a relatively rare and innovative practice. If you are embracing it you are a truly innovative innovator, a trail blazer following close behind pioneers of innovation best practice like PepsiCo, P&G and Danone.

How to Manage Strategic Risk for Organizational Success

Cascade Strategy

This is our introduction to strategic risk for 2020. We're aiming to cover as many of the key topics as possible, around strategic risk and how you can manage it in your organization. We'll cover things like: What is strategic risk? How to identify strategic risk.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Failing Fast (and Other Things Kids Should Learn)


As disruptive technology takes over, kids need to learn how to adapt and be empowered by skills that will prepare them for the future

Coaching: It’s much more than communication skills.


What is Coaching? People often think of coaching as a set of communication or cognitive skills. While it’s true that coaching does require the ability to communicate and interact with others successfully, I would argue that coaching is something you do with your whole self.

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Solutions without Consultants

Stephen Shapiro

I come from a consulting background having spent 15 years with Accenture. The work we did (and they still do) is incredibly valuable. But not all companies can afford Accenture or McKinsey.

Things Every Office Has To Deal With At Some Point

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Office managers know that there are a large number of common issues within offices. Generally, these are professional issues, such as needing to call [link] for IT support. But there are also things that office managers generally have in common when it comes to issues.

The latest digital innovations in Construction

Idea to Value

I’m currently on the train, coming back from the DigitalBAU expo in Cologne, where I had the pleasure of representing Z-LAB to new clients.

The Risks Of Scaling Your IT

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. As the business grows and changes, it’s only natural that modern tech evolves to fill what gaps are needed. New hardware, software, networks, and the like will increase your tech scope. During that process, however, there are risks that you have to deal with.

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.

Politics, Economics and Climate need to come together.

Paul Hobcraft

In the last few months, I have got increasingly nervous about where we are NOT going on climate change. I have never before published one article on each of my three posting sites. This post I just had to.

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Managing Your Money as Best Possible

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. source. Managing money can be difficult. We all need money to survive and almost anything in life costs something.

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IdeaScale and The Idea Guy Team Up to Create Best-in-Class Training


Are you looking for training that will build systemic creativity within your organization? IdeaScale is partnering with The Idea Guy® to offer options that will expand our current offerings and significantly impact company performance by helping you develop an idea management strategy that works.

Ensuring Your Start Up Can Be An Amazing Success

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When you decide to break free from your 9-5 to pursue your very own start up, it’s important that you can take steps to ensure that your efforts are worthwhile and your business can succeed.

Legacy ECM: 4 Key Reasons to Modernize

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.

3 Ways To Run Your Small Business More Effectively

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When you run your own small business, you are always being pulled in several different directions. There are likely to be several balls in the air all at once and it is down to you to keep everything going.

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Successful Selling Tips For a First Time Sales Rep

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. No one is born a natural salesperson. A good rep makes it look super easy, but actually, an excellent sales performance means that they are likely to have spent plenty of time honing their skills and continually working on them to help better their prospects.

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