Tue.Apr 23, 2019

The 3 Crucial Pieces of Effective Innovation


The date on my calendar was approaching and my fear was growing…. Weeks earlier I had told my mentor and friend, Bill Eckstrom , about the project I was working on to help professionals flip anxiety from a negative emotion into a positive ally in helping them perform at their best.

Designing creative workspaces to spark creativity at work

The Future Shapers

The last few decades have allowed us to realize that creativity, as an innate human ability to solve problems and generate ideas, is the fuel for innovation. Contemporary business challenges are complex and pressing, and there is demand for a creative approach to solving them.

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How much is in your organization’s Innovation Reinvestment Account (IRA)?

Innovation Excellence

One of the best ways to reduce your tax burden and save for the future is to maximize contributions to your Individual Retirment Account (IRA) early and often, create the proper asset mix and periodically doing an asset allocation rebalance at the right time. Similarly, the future of most companies, organizations and universities depends on. Innovation Innovation investment Investment

Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?


Ideas are more than brainstorming. It’s easier to begin a project than to take it to fulfillment and easier to rest on your laurels than to keep pushing. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas.

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."

Use Your Next Leadership Retreat to Manage the Future

Innovation Excellence

Each year, thousands of organizational leaders head to the hills for an annual ritual: the strategic offsite leadership retreat. The purpose of such meetings, of course, is to get away from it all and strategize. To leave behind the quarterly pressures, and think big about the future.

When Daily Huddles Go Astray


When I decided to write this post, I thought it would be interesting to see what others have written about the practice of daily huddle meetings. There are a lot of ideas out there about what should happen during a huddle.

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Innovators vs. the Rulebook. Who Wins?

Innovation Leader

How do you get innovation wins in a highly regulated industry? Mohan Nair of Cambia Health, Steve Faktor of the McFuture Podcast, and Ludwig Melik of Planbox share

Help Us Prototype our Newest Course: Testing by Strategyzer

Strategyzer Innovation

Testing by Strategyzer, our newest online course, will walk you through the process of reducing risk and uncertainty around any new business idea.

#1,484 – Space Week: Photonic Levitation, Lasers, and the Future of Space Travel

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The vastness of space combined with the limitations of physics means it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be able to travel to our stellar neighbors anytime soon or within the time-frame of a normal human lifespan.

Why Do Your Employees Lack Focus?

The Human Factor

Contribute post –. It’s no secret that the success of your business hinges largely on your employees. If they’re not working effectively, you don’t have a functioning business. That’s why keeping everybody motivated is one of the most important aspects of your job as a business leader.

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.

#1,486 – Black Hole Image

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As we continue to worry about Climate Change, fret about the fate of our favorite characters on Game of Thrones, and shake our heads at the last thing that President Trump tweeted, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that one of humanity’s greatest achievements recently occurred: taking a picture of a black hole for the very first time. An astronomical accomplishment. As Science News puts it, “black holes are notoriously hard to see. Their gravity is so extreme that nothing, not even light, can escape across the boundary at a black hole’s edge, known as the event horizon. But some black holes, especially supermassive ones dwelling in galaxies’ centers, stand out by voraciously accreting bright disks of gas and other material. The EHT image reveals the shadow of M87’s black hole on its accretion disk. Appearing as a fuzzy, asymmetrical ring, it unveils for the first time a dark abyss of one of the universe’s most mysterious objects.”. And yet some people were complaining that the image was too blurry! What?! We’re talking about an image of a black hole! One of the most infinitesimal objects in the known universe. And one that’s more than 50 million light years away to boot! A feat that we only pulled off by literally turning the entire planet into a giant telescope! To be able to see anything at all is a miracle unto itself. And yet people complain about the image quality! Sheesh! We shouldn’t allow the haters to dampen our enthusiasm for this accomplishment though. For this is one of the greatest scientific achievements of all-time and just the latest in a long line of recent physics related breakthroughs from the discovery of the Higgs Boson to the detection of gravitational waves. At our current rate it’s likely only a matter of time before we’ve figured out what Dark Matter is and shined a “light” on all the other mysteries of the Universe. Making this an extremely exciting time to be alive. Even if we don’t realize it with everything else that’s going on around us. For the first time ever a black hole was imaged. Space

Progressing Your Pieces Of The Business: What Do You Do If Your Employees Aren’t Developing As Much As You Want?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. image source. The weight of expectation is something that we can all feel crushed by from time to time. From the perspective of any employee, there can be a pressure to always be performing constantly, but what about your opinion?

#1,485 – China’s Artificial Ambitions

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

China is planning on creating both an Artificial Sun and an Artificial Moon in order to generate limitless clean energy and brighten up the nighttime sky.

How to Revitalize Your Community: 6 Proven Strategies - WEBINAR


Even the strongest community can go flat over time - but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Key Tips for Driving Interactive Intranet Adoption


New Jive customers often ask about best practices for rolling out their interactive intranet. From watching what works and doesn't work across all our customers over the years, we've distilled key lessons into six tips, which we explored in this recent blog post: [link]. Appoint a community manager 2. Prepare for the most popular use cases 3. Empower company influencers and advocates 4. Have executives lead by example 5. Incentivize participation 6.

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