Mon.Feb 17, 2020

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Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.


Strategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created. Instead, create a one-page strategy map. Having run the internal strategy consulting group at HP , and then consulting to both startups and big companies like Disney, Visa, Colgate, Medtronic and others, I’ve created hundreds of strategic plans. Business strategy used to be a clear and methodical process. No more. Today’s discontinuous technologies and disruptive change have reinvented the rules of strategic planning.

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3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas


Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory, a spate of videos appeared online analyzing the team’s comeback from nearly certain defeat in the game’s final minutes. One reveals an important lesson as you develop employee engagement strategies.


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Four Questions to Choose Innovation Projects

Innovation Excellence

It’s a challenge to prioritize and choose innovation projects. There are open questions on the technology, the product/service, the customer, the price and sales volume. Other than that, things are pretty well defined. But with all that, you’ve still go to choose.

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How to Fall in Love with the Problem as an Observer

The Future Shapers

The archetype of the Observer conjures up imagery of a smart, quiet, reserved employee seated in the corner of a room and speaking only when spoken to. But this doesn’t have to be how an Observer shows up.

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Roadmap Personas: The Best Way to Set Expectations for Teams, Clients, and Leadership

Speaker: Johanna Rothman - Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman as she discusses developing persona-specific roadmaps and the reasons why sometimes less is more.

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True Transformation Isn’t Top-Down Or Bottom-Up, But Side-To-Side

Innovation Excellence

In a disruptive era, the only viable strategy is to adapt and that is especially true today. With change seeming to accelerate with each passing year, every organization must transform itself. Those who are unable to change often find that they are unable to compete and soon disappear altogether.

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What's Your Strategy Personality?

Cascade Strategy

One of our most important values here at Cascade is integrity. And for us, that often extends organically to transparency. We try to weave our culture of transparency into everything we do internally, but also externally.

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How storytelling documents the unwritten rules of your culture


A wise friend once told me that there were three sides to every story - yours, mine and the truth. Employee Feedback Employee Experience

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The Anatomy and Upside of Boredom

Rmukesh Gupta

Every now and then I come across in my reading list something that lies at the intersection of being interesting, useful and practical. The below post is one such example. This originally appeared on Aeon, written by Neel Burton and edited by Nigel Warburton.

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How to Create a Culture of Experimentation

Innovation Leader

Relying on intuition often leads teams down the wrong path. Stefan Thomke, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains how to rely on experiments instead

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What's Your Strategy Personality? (Updated with Stats!)

Cascade Strategy

One of our most important values here at Cascade is integrity. And for us, that often extends organically to transparency. We try to weave our culture of transparency into everything we do internally, but also externally.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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Cold Calling is NOT Dead — 5 Reasons to Pick Up The Phone


Cold calling is dead.Or at least that’s what I was lead to believe — until recently

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Balanced Masculine and Feminine Energies Enable Better Leaders

Tullio Siragusa

Balanced Masculine and Feminine Energies Enable Better Leaders. There is no doubt that masculinity is generally considered to be associated with strength and toughness, but that is not what masculinity is about. Fire energy is actually a more feminine quality. I am not talking about men vs. women here, rather I am referring to the attributes that both men and women can embody as fully integrated human beings.

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The Innovation Management matrix

Articles from GroundControl

To properly manage innovation, we need a new way to identify the different types of innovation. When looking at the innovation maturity within a company, the existence of different definitions for innovation is an important criterion.

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Technology, active listening and employee engagement, key points for Top Employers


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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

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The Case for Internal Innovation


Why do you need internal innovation if you can buy or partner with external (startup) technologies?

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Open Innovation and packaging design: R&D leadership with Sameer Talsania, PhD


Open innovation and packaging design: An R&D leadership profile of Sameer Talsania, PhD Sameer Talsania, PhD, perceives grocery store aisles a little differently than other people.