Mon.Dec 18, 2023

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How to Get the Honest Input You Need from Your Employees

Harvard Business Review

Leaders often struggle to get complete, unfiltered information from the people around them. This wealth of unspoken information represents a great untapped resource for today’s leaders, and yet most remain at a loss for how to reliably access it. Common tactics for overcoming this problem, such as taking another’s perspective or reading their body language, simply aren’t sufficient.

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We Change the World with Ecosystems Not Inventions

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Imagine yourself as the CEO of a Dow component company in 1919. You are fully aware of the technological forces that would shape much of the 20th century, electricity and internal combustion. You may have even be an early adopter of these technologies. Still, everything seems like business as usual.

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How Banks Can Stay Resilient As AI Becomes More Disruptive

Harvard Business Review

Historically, disruption is extremely rare. Only 23 of the 568 companies included in the Fortune 500 since 1997 were under 15 years old when they entered. But right now, there are three forces converging that might transform finance and other industries. The first is the explosive growth of AI. The second is a massive migration of tech talent from big finance to big tech.

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Nominations Open – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2023

Innovation Excellence

Human-Centered Change and Innovation loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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The Outsized Benefits of “Minimalist” Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Minimalist leaders let employees shine, put the good of the company above their own egos, and ultimately build stronger and more-innovative businesses.

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Transforming Your Business with Bottom-Up Management: The Design Thinking Way

Tullio Siragusa

Transforming Your Business with Bottom-Up Management: The Design Thinking Way In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business, a significant shift is occurring from traditional top-down management to a more inclusive and innovative strategy: bottom-up management. At the heart of this shift is Design Thinking, a method that empowers organizations to address complex problems with creative and human-centric solutions.

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Dealing with the raw emotions of the Cop28 event

Innovating4Energy

That CoP28 was an event that catches many of the basic emotions we are going through for managing the Energy transition to rapidly move towards a safer, sustainable climate and balance with nature. I was reflecting on the different parts and sought a way to describe these “emotions” as my reflection of the CoP28 event and all it means to me. The Energy Transition: Navigating a Turbulent Sea The energy transition is a complex and challenging journey, akin to navigating a turbulent sea.

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AI Generation of Audio and Video

Stephen Shapiro

I’m playing around with Pictory, an AI software that generates voices from text, and then selects videos that match the text. The first version of the video was generated with no edits. I used the defaults for everything. It literally took less than one minute to create it. I uploaded a text summary of my PIVOTAL book and this is what it generated without any intervention.

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Create your own Christmas and Holiday Peace

Mills-Scofield

Copyright by my amazing friend, © Liza Donnelly I wish you much joy this post-Chanukah, Christmas, Holiday and New Year season. We are richly blessed. May you and yours find fellowship and renewal. And may you bring peace to those around you, today and throughout 2024.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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AI Inbreeding

Stephen Shapiro

AI is creating massive amounts of content quickly. And a lot of this ends up getting posted on the internet. This got me thinking about the future of Large Language Models (LLMs). At some point, a large percentage of content on the internet will be AI-generated. And if the LLMs continue to be trained using that content, a form of inbreeding will occur.

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10 Things We’ve Learned From Deploying 400+ Enterprise Innovation Programs

PlanBox Innovation

Introduction Innovation isn’t just a buzzword in the business world; it’s the lifeblood of growth and sustainability. At Planbox, our extensive journey through the deployment of over 400 enterprise innovation programs has offered us a front-row seat to the transformative power of innovation. This post delves into key learnings that have reshaped how businesses approach innovation, setting the stage for continual growth and adaptability.