Mon.Jun 10, 2024

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How to Get Your Team to Actually Speak Up

Harvard Business Review

There is a common leadership misconception that merely encouraging team members to voice their opinions will foster an environment of openness. But people won’t speak up unless they feel safe doing so. As a leader, this means you have to address the underlying reasons for employee reticence, including the individual and systemic barriers to speaking up.

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Conversation Mapping

IdeaScale

This post is about a meeting method variously referred to as conversation mapping, dialogue mapping, or argument mapping and a software tool that supports it. Conversation mapping is the outgrowth of Issue-Based Information Systems (IBIS), an idea first proposed in 1970 by Horst Rittel, an urban planner and designer.

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How “Carewashing” Alienates Employees

Harvard Business Review

Too many organizations with unsustainable “work hard, play hard” cultures believe that checking the well-being box by offering mindfulness training or yoga classes qualifies them as having a positive and safe culture when, in fact, they’re merely “carewashing.” Like the more familiar term greenwashing, carewashing is derived from whitewashing: covering up or putting a misleading spin on a failure to meet some commitment, stated claim, or standard.

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You asked, We Answered: Questions on Innovation

IdeaScale

Drop in on the Q&A portion of a recent innovation conference, sponsored by my colleagues at Visagio. I gave the keynote speech about Seeing Around Corners and the criticality of innovation. Here is an excerpt from the Q&A. Image via Pxhere What are the risks and benefits of completely changing a business model?

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Leaders Need to Reframe the Return-to-Office Conversation

Harvard Business Review

There is no easy solution for companies trying to craft policies that balance in-office and flexible working, as there are undeniable benefits to both approaches. But much of the recent messaging from company leaders demanding that employees return to the office has felt tone-deaf at best and dictatorial at worst. To be successful, companies need to engage in dialogue with employees and be explicit and honest about which outcomes are most critical.

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Innovation the Amazon Way

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 2014, Stephenie Landry was finishing up her one-year stint as Technical Advisor to Jeff Wilke, who oversees Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, which is a mentor program that allows high potential executives to shadow a senior leader and learn first-hand. Her next assignment would define her career.

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PIVOTAL Endorsements

Stephen Shapiro

PIVOTAL launches in less than a week. But the reviews of the pre-release version are fantastic! “Shapiro has written a grounded book for dizzying times. His simple yet profound framework combines stability and agility to offer a wise alternative to perpetual pivoting that can help you build an iconic, enduring business.” — DANIEL H. PINK, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , The Power of Regret , and To Sell Is Human “Innovation has become the default—but what happens when innovation

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Generative AI for Security: Harnessing Amazon Bedrock for Customer Impact - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM AWS & TRELLIX

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from AWS & Trellix.

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From Seed to Flower: Growing a Strong Network Through Direct Relationships

Yet2

Words by Carlos Pichardo Here’s a hard fact: in the competitive landscape of business, your network often determines success or failure. A good network can give you access to capital, solution providers, and other elements necessary for a booming business. Here’s another hard fact: building a winning network is difficult work. You have to be able to leverage different channels, recognize opportunities, and build lasting relationships.

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A Pivot is Not What You Think It Is

Stephen Shapiro

Imagine a brightly lit stage. The speaker comes out and says nothing for 30 seconds. He is holding a basketball, which he begins to bounce a few times. The sound resonates through the room, and the audience wonders what’s going to happen next. He then demonstrates a classic basketball move: the pivot. He proceeds to say: When executing a pivot, in basketball, just like in business, all eyes are on the foot moving in circles.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Companies Learning from Their Histories

Michael Roberto

Fortune's Phil Wahba has written an excellent article titled " From Tide Pods to Coach bags, how Fortune 500 companies use museums of their hits and misses to drive success." He documents how business leaders have developed company museums and assigned individuals to serve as corporate historians. Many firms derive great benefit from these efforts to preserve and highlight important facets of their histories.

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Why are innovation ecosystems important?

Paul Hobcraft

Recently, I presented my framework to the GIMI think tank GIMI was initiated by a worldwide group of chief innovation officers, innovation executives, academics and consultants in 2009. The framework I offered is built upon interconnected ecosystems. Connecting innovation, business, dynamics, and enterprise is crucial for creativity, growth, adaptability and growth.