Wed.Jul 17, 2019

How to Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Critical thinking involves going beyond cursory reasoning as sufficient proof that something is as it seems. It is one of the most important skills anyone can have, whatever their profession and whatever their position in the corporate hierarchy.

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4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Digital Tonto

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Master The Art Of Being A Good Boss

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you have recently launched your own start up and you find yourself taking on an employer role rather than an employee role, it’s important that you are able to morph into this role as effectively as possible.

The 10 (+1) ingredients for building a collaborative innovation culture

Exago

According to CEOs, innovation culture is the pillar of business innovation, but it isn't always an easy feat. We share the 10 (+1) ingredients to build a collaborative innovation culture in your organisation.

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!

Innovation for Energy — What's Next?

Rocketspace

Last year, the UK government wrote an article about the future of energy, where they stated “The energy system of the future won’t look like today. The scale of change over the next 10 to 20 years will be considerable, and, we don’t know exactly what this change will look like.”. corporate innovation strategy corporate innovation services blog future of energy oil and gas energy innovation

The Simple Phrase That Will Help In Almost Every Negotiation

Innovation Excellence

Negotiating is always about creating a conversation that moves all parties forward. Here’s one of the best ways to do that. Thug Life I had a high school wrestling coach who loved to throw hypothetical scenarios at us during practice. They had nothing to do with wrestling.

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5 Pillars of an Effective Employee Engagement Strategy

Kainexus

When we sit down with a prospective client, we find it is very important to understand the challenges the organization is facing and their long-term goals before we start talking about our solution. One of the themes that come up, again and again, is employee engagement , or lack thereof.

4 Tangible Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

Cascade Strategy

Just about every organization in the world recognizes the benefits of high employee engagement. It's the secret-sauce that can help drive improvements to almost every aspect of your operation.

Idea Management 101: The Ultimate Guide To Driving Innovation

Idea Drop

How suppliers can set themselves apart from the competition with innovations

Lead Innovation

Suppliers usually receive very strict specifications from their customers as to what they have to deliver and what innovations they have to develop. At the same time, they are under enormous competitive and quality pressure.

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.

Fear As A Motivator Simply Doesn’t Work

Game-Changer

I recently witnessed a manager use fear as motivator with someone who’d rather not have a lot of responsibility on his hands. Frankly, this is the wrong person to challenge. But the bigger problem is this manager, and every other higher up in this company, uses fear to motivate people all the time! “This is all yours, if it fails it’s on you.” ” Some of us have been told some version of this sentence by a boss, and most don’t take good.

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What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial?

The Inovo Group

This paper presents the origins, motivations and basic principles of Effectuation , a ‘ logic of thinking, discovered through scientific research, used by expert entrepreneurs to build successful ventures.’.

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#1,533 – Glass Based AI

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Just because all life on Earth is carbon based that doesn’t mean that all life has to be that way. Perhaps we will find sulfur based life forms or life forms made from substances that we can’t even imagine as we explore more and more of the Universe.

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The best is last

The Inovo Group

The technological/diffusion S-curve has been researched and written about many times (and in a lot more depth – see this , this and this for more definitive treatments of this topic), but the author here provides an entertaining and quick summary of the concept with several interesting, historical examples.

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.

When the Public’s Trust in Technology Fails

Xinova

The IRI conference attracts Leaders in Innovation from all over the globe to talk about everything R&D. While these companies span a wide variety of industries, many innovators were seeking solutions to similar problems.

General Electric’s multi-billion dollar mistake

The Inovo Group

This is a great case study on the lack of future insight, but it’s only half complete.

The Difficulty of Commercializing New Concepts

Mike Shipulski

If you have the data that says the market for the new concept is big enough, you waited too long. If you require the data that verifies the market is big enough before pursuing new concepts, you’ll never pursue them.

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What It Takes To Conduct A Strong And Prosperous Group

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. A project cannot be a success without motivated individuals all pulling their weight and producing excellent results in doing so. A person may be quite lucky on their own and have a lot go there way, but traditionally, success is a team effort.

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.

Voice is Not Enough

Michael Roberto

Source: pixabay If leaders want to build employee buy-in and commitment, they need to do much more than provide opportunities for people to express their opinions. Voice is not enough to achieve buy-in and build trust.

5 Signs You May Need To Hire A Marketing Agency

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. When it comes to running a business one of the most difficult things to do is know when it is time to ask for help.

Mornings Matter: Getting The Most Out of Your Employees Before Lunch Time

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Stop me if you’ve heard this one. People are at their most productive first thing in the morning. In fact, studies show that the brain is more ready to apply logic, problem solving skills, short term memory and recall between 8am and 2pm.

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