December, 2019

How to create an innovation strategy that translates to the operational team level

Board of Innovation

Say no to innovation theatre! Create an actionable innovation strategy in 5 days that translates down to the operational team level and drives results. The post How to create an innovation strategy that translates to the operational team level appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

Innovation Excellence

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. You can’t compete with the successful business teams that pay the bills because paying the bills is too important. No one in their right mind should get in the way of paying them. And if you do put yourself.

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Innovation FOMO and FOMAD

Jeffrey Phillips

Today, memes enter and leave the lexicon so quickly that I almost hesitate to use newly coined words or phrases, in fear that they may have already become passe. So you can imagine my trepidation in using FOMO - the "fear of missing out" - when writing about innovation.

Do you know your innovation fitness?

Paul Hobcraft

We seem to be facing a more Darwinian World. I’d suggest that today innovation is caught up in the survival race, where the bolder ones are more innovation fit and pulling further ahead.

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!

How to Achieve Repeatable Innovation: A Chat with Spotless

IdeaScale

Innovation is about teamwork at Spotless. Would you ever think that you’d have a grounds person pitching an executive director asking for money?” asks Bridie Scott, Innovation Manager at Spotless.

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Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

It is often assumed that people don’t like change, when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It’s why we take vacations and crave travel, because we want and need change.

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Centralized vs. Embedded Innovation: Which is Right for Your Organization?

Innovation Leader

Jennifer Kirby, a former Managing Director on the innovation team at Hyatt Hotels, lays out the advantages of centralizing innovation versus embedding it within teams

Leadership Techniques for Overcoming Resistance to Change

Kainexus

People like to joke that the only things that never change are death and taxes, but that's just not true. If it were, you would never hear things like, "That's just the way we've always done it," and, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

An Innovation Market Can Find Your Next Winner

Destination Innovation

Image by Martin Winkler on Pixabay. You have some very promising ideas but limited resources. How do you choose which of your great ideas should get the money and people needed to bring it to market? Try using the wisdom of crowds.

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.

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.

Health Check: How’s Your Innovation Lifecycle?

IdeaScale

Successful ideas must go through the innovation life cycle. Resting is for retirement. As long as you’re in business, you need to be on top of your game, and innovation is a big part of getting to the front of the pack (and staying there).

Innovation - fast and slow, for the right reasons

Jeffrey Phillips

For quite some time we've been hearing about how important it is to do things quickly, with many new adjectives placed in front of the word "innovation".

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How Is Digital Innovation Changing Marketing?

InnovationManagement

In 2013, Adobe conducted a comprehensive research study and found that 76% of marketers believe that marketing changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50. Digital technologies were changing rapidly, impacting how marketers build their strategies and market to their audiences.

Innovation and AI – A Killer Combination?

Destination Innovation

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory

Exago

Successful innovation is only possible if the best ideas can reach you. A strong ideation factory, based on a culture of innovation, is the fourth element of successful innovation in 2020. The post Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory appeared first on Exago.

How Artificial Intelligence Spurs Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

Transitioning Your Strategic Plan

Cascade Strategy

Strategies go through phases - whether it's because you have a long-term set of goals that you can't attack in one go, or just because things change and you have to change with them.

Why being ambidextrous is not enough - looking ahead to 2020

Jeffrey Phillips

It's about that time of year where we begin to look back, to think about what we've accomplished and what lies ahead.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Achieving a more dynamic innovating environment

Paul Hobcraft

There is a growing need for having some dynamic tensions within the organization’s innovation system; this helps generate better conditions for innovators to thrive.

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Three Short Video Tips to Improve your Memory

Destination Innovation

Supercharge your memory with my online course. Here are three video clips from my five day memory challenge which introduced the course. How to remember names. Memory pegging – how to remember a list. Memory pegging part 2. Enroll on the full course for more great memory tips and techniques.

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The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation

Exago

Only by thinking ahead of the curve can companies succeed in 2020. And that involves being open to digital transformation, the fifth element in our guide to succeeding in innovation in the year ahead. The post The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation digital transformation innovation-priority technology

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

IdeaScale

During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. Every company says they want to be “innovative” and some of them use “crowdsourcing” to do so.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone else in the world. Prof Firestien has a new book coming out called Create in a Flash: A Leader’s Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation.

Innovation Maturity Matrix – A Model to Successful Innovation Transformation

Innovation Excellence

With 80% of executives considering their businesses to be at risk for being disrupted in the near future, they are under tremendous pressure to transform their organizations towards becoming more innovative.

The 5 Best Books On Critical Thinking

Game-Changer

I believe there is an incredible deficit in critical thinking. Those of us who actively think critically are seen as negative from people who just want to be told exactly what they want to hear and never have their thoughts and beliefs challenged.

How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity

Destination Innovation

Tips on how to introduce random stimuli into your idea generation processes. Includes some very handy internet sites. This is a video lecture from my new online course Boost Your Personal Creativity. The post How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity appeared first on Destination Innovation.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

The 2019 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

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What’s the Real Difference between Creativity and Innovation?

IdeaScale

A great idea is a good thing, but is it creative or innovative? Creativity and innovation are often seen as interchangeable. However, while there is overlap between them, they’re different. It’s important to understand and apply that difference in your innovation strategy.

S3E47: Prof. Keith Sawyer – The Creative Classroom and improving learning outcomes

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Keith Sawyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof Sawyer is an expert researcher on creativity, and we talk about what it takes for children to learn most effectively, how teachers and schools need to adapt to new ways of teaching, and how this can teach us about becoming more creative.

Time Travel Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Is it really possible to travel back in time? What about traveling into the future, have we finally figured out how to do that?

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.