December, 2020

Experiment, Experiment, Experiment

Destination Innovation

Here is a question for leaders and managers. Would you like your people to try out their ideas for better ways to meet the needs of customers or better ways to run the business?

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No thinking time left- help

Paul Hobcraft

Today most executives seem to be time-starved. They are constantly reacting to daily events, to fix focusing and fixing short-term performance. This applies to the top executive down to the most junior.

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The 4 Key Attributes Of Transformational Leaders

Digital Tonto

Change isn’t what it used to be. While history shows that revolutionary change is possible, today's transformational efforts seem to be rudderless, getting mired down and eventually fading away. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Podcast S4E92: Adrian Mills – Bringing creativity into consulting

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adrian Mills, Partner for Creative, Brand & Advertising at Deloitte Digital in Australia. We speak about why a consultancy would bring in advertising people, and his experience in building creative capabilities within a large company.

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!

Exago commits to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Exago

As we celebrate Human Rights Day 2020, we at Exago officially join public and private organizations worldwide acting to promote the UN 2030 Agenda and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. The post Exago commits to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago

The Pandemic Pivot: The Need for Product, Service and Business Model Innovation

InnovationManagement

The pandemic and economic depression the world faces is a dark period for all businesses, but there are also opportunities. The companies that see the opportunities, and pivot to exploit them, will succeed, while those that fail to innovate will fade away.

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Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

Siemens Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog Results. Last week, Siemens had a really valuable virtual event called their “ Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog “ Those that missed it you can watch previous sessions on-demand at any time via “Recordings”.

The 2020 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

It’s interesting how often books seem to reflect the zeitgeist, or at least our perception of it. As I prepared this year’s list, I began looking through earlier versions and was struck by how each. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Podcast S4E90: Greg Orme – The Human Edge

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Greg Orme. Greg’s book The Human Edge was voted as the business book of the year.

Exago wins 2020 BIB MVP Awards Innovation in Action category

Exago

These awards recognize the Most Valuable Posts shared by Business Innovation Brief as judged by readers, award committee, the machine intelligence and social media.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Why Project Teams Frequently Fail at Brainstorming

IdeaScale

Introduction: How often have we heard executives and project managers say, “We need to come up with some new ideas” or “We need to find some elegant solutions to this project problem”?

Tony Hsieh – The Remarkable Cultural Innovator at Zappos

Destination Innovation

Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) was born in 1973 in Illinois. His parents were immigrants from Taiwan who met at graduate school. Hsieh studied computer science at Harvard University where he was a member of a prize-winning programming contest team.

Why Christopher Columbus was a master innovator

Jeffrey Phillips

We all know the old rhyme - "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue". Further, we know the story - or at least some of it. We know that Columbus was mocked for wanting to sail west to arrive in India.

Top Posts Of 2020

Digital Tonto

2020 was a year to be endured more than to be lived. The Covid-19 pandemic arrived as a curiosity, then a panic, extended into tragedy of genuine loss and, hopefully, is emerging as a set of concrete. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Boston Dynamics’ robots have learned how to dance :)

Idea to Value

Boston Dynamics has taught its Robots how to dance. While the following viral video may look like CGI, it is in fact real. Boston Dynamics, the company based in Waltham, Massachusetts , makes some of the most advanced bipedal and mobile robots in the world.

Testing Business Ideas: 4 most common tests to get you started

Strategyzer

Great innovation teams are able to gain momentum and build up stronger evidence over time with a series of experiments. In this blog post, we share one four-step example of how to execute and analyze multiple experiments in order to increase the strength of your evidence.

How Can You Align Product Development with Business Strategy?

IdeaScale

When developing new products, organization leaders must ensure their efforts align with the overall business strategy. This is essential for success because it relates the new product to the company mission. According to product development research, one in seven product ideas will be successful.

Your Organization Grows When Its People Grow

Game-Changer

The goal of every leaders is to leave people better than you found them. Unfortunately this is an anomaly in many organizations since the modus operandi is the opposite: not develop employees for fear they’ll take your job or leave.

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.

How Machine Learning is Changing Business Communication

InnovationManagement

Machine learning is not a sci-fi concept anymore. Over the past few years, it has improved business operations in multiple ways. One of the areas that benefit from ML technologies the most is business communications. So, how does machine learning impact your internal and external communications?

"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

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Podcast S4E89: Brant Cooper – The 5E Model of Innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Brant Cooper, Founder of Moves the Needle. We wrote the first book on the Lean Startup method, The Lean Entrepreneur, and we speak about Lean Innovation and dealing with Uncertainty.

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4 Innovative Business Pivots In The Age Of The Pandemic

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year on a multitude of fronts and, like many of us, businesses all over the world have struggled to stay afloat.

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.

COVID-19 and the Need for Innovation Management in IT

IdeaScale

COVID-19 is responsible for one of the biggest technology investment surges in history. People are working, attending classes, and purchasing products all from home. Innovation management helps organizations handle these new investments.

5 Behaviors That Drive Innovation Success

Game-Changer

It has been a while since I last read a book specifically about innovation because it’s quite repetitive. Innovation is about doing a few things consistently ; driven by a very specific skillset found in people.

6 Giant Companies That Nearly Flopped

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple, Google, Tesla, and more were not obvious winners at first. Here's what nearly took them down. Innovation

What Makes Amazon’s Approach to Innovation Unique

Innovation Leader

Lots of leaders talk like Jeff Bezos. But few organizations know how to create a culture with the right enablers to behave like Amazon. Here’s some background to get you started

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 S4E91: Dave Birss – How to bring creativity into remote working

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dave Birss. Dave is a musician, educator, author and facilitator with a focus on improving creativity. We speak about how to keep up creativity in the times of remote working, and how to think laterally to live consciously again.

Critical Insights from McKinsey’s “Closing the Capability Gap” 2020 Report

InnovationTraining.org

COVID-19 has changed much about how we live and work. During this post-pandemic age, companies have been forced to shift their attention to virtual working and learning environments.

Are Too Many Zoom Meetings Stifling Your Creativity?

IdeaScale

2020 has been a year of change management around how we work, particularly with videoconferencing.

This One Skill Will Make You Better At Leading And Encouraging Innovation

Game-Changer

All innovators share common traits and skills that when put into action enables them to detect problems, come up with better ideas, recruit people and collaborate, sharpen their ideas and execute on them.

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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.”