Mon.Oct 14, 2019

Should Lean Tools Be Used for Every Improvement?


Small #kaizen at a #Lean #SixSigma conference — tape markings on stage to show speakers where to stay for the purposes of lighting and video. This was added during the first break. This small improvement didn’t require a belt, root cause analysis, or a project champion.


Abandon the Myth That Everything Happens For a Reason and Try This Instead

Innovation Excellence

Failure and loss are inevitable, but trying to rationalize them can be the last thing you need to do. Yes, I know, you want to recoil at the the headline of this column. Stick with me. The last thing I’m advocating is that life is without purpose. But, it can certainly be random and, like.

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Being Innovative Doesn’t Matter. Scaling The Right Ideas Is What Matters


From the department of podcasts that you should listen to is a gem from Farnam Street’s Knowledge Project, an interview with Good To Great author Jim Collins. Among the many things mentioned on the interview is this thought right here: "It's not being innovative that matters, it's the ability to scale the right innovations." " — Shane Parrish (@ShaneAParrish) October 9, 2019. New ideas by themselves are not innovations.

Culture does not eat strategy for breakfast

The Future Shapers

Managers are responsible for day-to-day strategic success. They work with people on a daily basis to deliver according to the C-Suite’s vision. Traditional management approaches are making way for something better.

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!

How to Overcome the Impact of Trauma

Tullio Siragusa

How to Overcome the Impact of Trauma. Everyone at one point in their life, experiences trauma. There is no escaping trauma; sadly, it’s like a phase of life we all have to pass through. As humans living in a world where trauma is seen as some defect or something dark and ugly to be kept hidden, it’s best we build the proper individual awareness of this psychological wound and strive to ensure that we get control of it, so that it doesn’t eventually get the better of us.

Need To Innovate: Be Unreasonable


Let me ask you something: do you think that Steve Jobs was a reasonable man? Do you believe that when people came to him with their ideas, he listened to them and implemented everything that they presented him with?

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Certification in Design Thinking

With the trending nature of design thinking, there are many options now for design thinking certification, especially from universities, consulting firms, or expert practitioners.

Money isn't the only, or even the top, form of recognition


I spoke with a Director of HR yesterday who was struggling to ride the wave of an enormous exit of talent. As they dug into their engagement and exit surveys, employee recognition rose to the top as a key driver of engagement. Employee Engagement

F#%& Leaders – Culture does not eat strategy for breakfast

The Future Shapers

Managers are responsible for day-to-day strategic success. They work with people on a daily basis to deliver according to the C-Suite’s vision. Traditional management approaches are making way for something better. In this thought piece Tom McCaffery questions conventional wisdom and provides invaluable insight into a topic many of us think we understand. Culture does not eat strategy for breakfast, it’ s far more serious than that.

Some examples of co-creation that bring brand and consumer together


The use of ad-blocking technologies, online advertising performance (33% of ads generate no purchase intent at all, according to Nielsen ), or the hyper-saturation of messages in social media, to cite only a few examples, are leading brands to think of new models to reach their consumers.

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.

The Wrong Diagnosis means the Wrong Remedy

Innovation Excellence

We tend to revere our clinicians as towering experts in their fields. So how often do you think doctors misdiagnose? How often might your doctor tell you that you have some illness or condition, but it’s not right?

Flipping The Script On First Employment Impressions

The Human Factor

contributed post –. We talk a lot about first impressions and employment. It’s no secret that the majority of employers make up their minds within the first 15 minutes , with many deciding in as little as a minute.

Be our guest in Austin for Aurea Integration DevCon 2020,  Jan. 22-23rd


We love Austin. It’s our hometown, a high-tech hub, and the live music capital of the world. Customers that visit us here usually enjoy it as much as we do — which is why we’re so excited to host Aurea Integration DevCon 2020 here this January 22 – 23 rd.

4 Reasons Customers Struggle To Get In Touch

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Your customers don’t just want a clear relationship with your brand; they also need it. Being able to reach your business establishes trust in your brand.

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.

Protecting Your Business With CCTV Maintenance

The Human Factor

contributed post –. CCTV maintenance is greatly overlooked and disregarded. A lot of businesses have their CCTV system implemented and then they merely forget about it. This is highly ill advised. After all, CCTV is just like any other gadget or mechanical device.