Mon.Dec 09, 2019

Great Ideas are NOT Accidental!

Innovation Excellence

In 2010, I had an idea for a new product for the company I worked for. I had put together a business plan and presented it to the company’s CEO. A week later I presented it to the board of directors. My presentation was very well received, and the directors described the product as very.

How to Enhance Innovation with Learning and Development Training

Innovation in Practice

by Max Maccarone. Innovation is an inescapable fact of being in business in today’s market. Advancements and developments in technology mean that nearly every industry has been impacted by a variety of innovations within their specific field.

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How to Build Your Culture of Human-Centered Innovation

Inceodia

True Leadership entails building empathy for those you are entrusted to help. I see headlines every day about failed innovation efforts. 88% of Fortune 500 firms that were alive in 1955 are gone or diminished, having missed their chance to innovate. Only 8 out of 100 startups survive past 10 years.

Podcast S3E48: Adam Malofsky – Innovating with your customers’ customer

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adam Malofsky, the MD of Elemence. We speak about the need to understand your customers’ customer, and the theory of Adaptive Innovation. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – How Adam’s father’s innovation journey helped Loctite succeed. 00:03:00 – The best way to innovate is by finding the needs of your customers’ customer.

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!

The Courage To Speak Up

Innovation Excellence

If you see things differently than others, congratulations. You’re thinking for yourself. If you find yourself pressured into thinking like everyone else, that’s a sign your opinion threatens. It’s too powerful to be dismissed out-of-hand, and that’s why they want to shut you up.

How to Improve Relationships at Work

Tullio Siragusa

How to Improve Relationships at Work. Today every company expects meaningful work from the workforce. That meaningful work encompasses working with a strong team in addition to having your dream job and realization as a valued member of the company. It’s important to develop strong relationships with team members, project managers, senior management, vendors, clients, customers, direct reports and administrators.

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Focused Momentum

Raise your hand if you were alive on November 22, 1963. I recently posed this question to a conference room of 30 senior executives and board members.

Visiting the boiling point of innovation in Russia

Board of Innovation

The story of our first trip to Moscow for a project with GenerationS, a pioneer of cross-industry innovation acceleration in Russia. The post Visiting the boiling point of innovation in Russia appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Happy Holidays From Innovators Alliance

Innovators Alliance

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.”. Carl Sagan. May your imagination bring joy and inspiration to you and yours over the holiday season – and bring possibility to your world in 2020! Holiday Hours.

Innovative Ways for Your Employees to “Always Be Learning”

InnovationManagement

One of the most significant investments any business can make is in its staff. This goes beyond the simple fact of paying for salaries and benefits, however — in order to be a truly valuable element of a company, employees must be genuinely nurtured. The post Innovative Ways for Your Employees to “Always Be Learning” appeared first on Innovation Management.

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.

How to Improve Relationships at Work

Tullio Siragusa

How to Improve Relationships at Work. Today every company expects meaningful work from the workforce. That meaningful work encompasses working with a strong team in addition to having your dream job and realization as a valued member of the company. It’s important to develop strong relationships with team members, project managers, senior management, vendors, clients, customers, direct reports and administrators.

Leading Virtual Teams

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikimedia Many of us perform a great deal of work virtually these days. While many technologies have enabled effective virtual work, significant challenges remain when it comes to leading teams whose members are not co-located.

You Need To Take Responsibility For Your Own Evolution

Game-Changer

One of the biggest challenges we have to tackle in the Next Economy is upskilling people. Heck, we’ve been living in a digital Economy for some time now and most people still use their computer or mobile phone to send emojis, animated gifs and memes to each other.