Mon.Feb 17, 2020

Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.

Leapfrogging

Strategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created.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.

Work For Your Customer Not Your Company

Game-Changer

Many years ago I received one of the best compliments ever from a client: “the best thing you do is you work for us, not your business. You treat our business as if it were your own.” ” Back then I was in college, and I was building my IT consulting business.

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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.

3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas

BrainZooming

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

Collectivecamp

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

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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

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.

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

ideas4allinnovation

The Case for Internal Innovation

CREATORS

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

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

Xinova

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.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.