April, 2022

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Investing in Your Employees

Business and Tech

As work evolves into hybrid and remote models, companies must also evolve their thinking on recruitment, retention, and growth. The way we work is changing. Employees overwhelmingly prefer hybrid models of work and enjoy more power in the job market than ever before.

How Better Access to Data is Improving Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Highlights. Government innovation is being increasingly centered around data access, such as big and open linked data (BOLD). The Federal Data Strategy (FDS) is helping government agencies break down silos and use similar methods of organizing data and building data-sharing infrastructure.

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Podcast S7E156: Andy Binns – How corporations can beat startups at innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast , we speak with Andy Binns, Co-Founder of Change Logic and author of Corporate Explorer: How corporations can beat startups at the innovation game.

How can we Combat the Peter Principle?

Destination Innovation

Laurence Peter (1919-1990). The Peter Principle was expounded in the 1969 book of this name by Canadian educator, Laurence J. Peter. It states that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their level of incompetence.

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

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 affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Leading Through Uncertainty

Digital Tonto

It is through managing complexity, not avoiding it, that we can most effectively impact the world. The truth is that uncertainty is only a problem if you try to control it. The framers of the US. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Use “Calculated Optimism”? for More Strategic Decisions

Leapfrogging

Harvard Research Suggests Pessimism Is Bad for Business. Replace pessimism with “calculated optimism” for better decision-making.

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Why Successful Innovation is a Marathon and Not a Sprint

IdeaScale

Highlights. Despite seeming to appear out of nowhere, most great innovations are the culmination of years or even decades of work from multiple entities. Innovation strategy should be built around the idea of industry-changing innovation taking years broken into smaller, more manageable goals.

Gemba Walks: The way to see what is actually happening in your business

Idea to Value

Do you know what is happening in your business? Not what is supposed to happen, but what is actually happening on the factory floor? For many managers and leaders, it may have been a while since they actually experienced what it is like where the action happens.

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A Lateral Puzzle that Will Have You Stumped

Destination Innovation

You are shown into a darkened room and seated in front of a table. You are told that there are 32 coins on the table, 12 are heads up and 20 are tails up. You cannot see anything in the dark. You can touch the coins but you cannot tell which show heads and which show tails.

Leveraging The Power Of Story

Digital Tonto

Stories have the power to unite us because their themes are universal. We can all relate to a hero, identify with their struggle and then revel in their triumph or, as is sometimes the case, learn a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

5 Innovation Lessons from the Backstory of OpenTable.com

Leapfrogging

In 1998, Chuck Templeton started a company called EasyEats.com. I went to high school with Chuck. We discussed the business plan which included providing recipes, food critic review, and much more. He eventually honed the scope and changed the name to OpenTable.

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Transforming What? Delivering Future Impact

Paul Hobcraft

Delivering Future Impact on Performance. As demand is more volatile today what becomes more important is the work to be done , not the work done. Surprisingly Adam Smith identified this important difference back in 1776.

Carbon Neutral Since 2020: Celebrating Earth Day and Our Commitment to Sustainability

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is more than software. We believe innovation means working together to create positive change in the world. And while our tech does this, we also put these values into practice in how we conduct business.

When creativity feels rewarding: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

Idea to Value

The most successful creative people are the ones who put in the time and effort. They have the grit to work and practice for years, in order to build up the skills to produce highly creative work. However, investing this amount of time and effort over many years requires the motivation to keep going.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

A Lateral Music Album

Destination Innovation

Vulfpeck. Vulfpeck is an American funk band based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was founded in 2011 by Jack Stratton. The band wanted to organize a tour for their small but loyal fan base. The problem was that they had no money to fund the costs of the tour.

We Need To Shift Our Mindsets To Compete In An Ecosystem-Driven World

Digital Tonto

Traditionally, strategy has been seen as a game of chess. Wise leaders survey the board of play, plan their moves carefully and execute flawlessly. That’s always been a fantasy, but it was close. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Use Leading and Lagging Indicators to Drive Your Business Forward

Leapfrogging

You get what you measure, so make sure you’re tracking the right things. I’ve seen a lot of organizations create strategies, programs, and projects focused on optimizing operations, streamlining processes, and driving innovation.

Sustainability will increasingly come through innovation ecosystem designs

Paul Hobcraft

Making Sustainability central to our future innovation capability building will be through the adoption of taking on a new open ecosystem approach.

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New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

How IdeaScale’s Innovation Scaling Feature Makes It Simple to Launch Crowdsourcing Campaigns and Solve Problems

IdeaScale

Highlights. Innovation strategy requires a plan for scaling innovation. Building scaling processes into your innovation platform, like those created by IdeaScale, makes it easier to move pilot projects and department-scale approaches to a broader scope.

Innovation Ecosystems: The future of Open Innovation

Idea to Value

For the past decade or so, one of the most popular ideas in innovation has been around Open Innovation. This is the practice of innovating and co-creation in collaboration with people outside of your company.

A quick and easy way to think outside the box

IdeaSpies

We think in boxes, not only as individuals but as a group or team.This box is made up of our past experiences, assumptions, belief (Feed generated with FetchRSS

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It’s Time To Rethink The Change Gospel

Digital Tonto

In a nutshell, we are talking about change more, but doing it less. That’s a problem. Managers who want to be seen as change leaders launch too many initiatives. Employees, for their part, get jaded. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

5 Principles For The Manager Creating Innovation Deal Flow

BMNT

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How to Create a Competitive Advantage Through Innovation

InnovationManagement

In the modern world of business, innovation is both an equalizer and a differentiator. It can give tiny startups an edge over global conglomerates and enable industry leaders to develop competitive advantages.

Why Successful Innovation is a Marathon and Not a Sprint

IdeaScale

Highlights Despite seeming to appear out of nowhere, most great innovations are the culmination of years or even decades of work from multiple entities. Innovation strategy should be built around the idea of industry-changing innovation taking years broken into smaller, more manageable goals.

Podcast S7E157: Paul Ruppert – How the 1990s telecomms industry drove innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast , we speak with Paul Ruppert. Paul is a veteran of the Telecommunications industry, and his companies have helped bring breakthrough technologies like worldwide mobile calling and SMS to the masses.

Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

Space Symposium Reigns in a New Era of Ideas, Strategic Alliances and Opportunity

IdeaSpies

The latest annual Space Symposium was the biggest ever for the global space community, bringing together spacefaring nations, priv (Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Innovation portfolio management: what it is & why you need it?

Board of Innovation

Structuring your portfolio overview will do more than organize your innovation pipeline - you’ll figure out which projects are actually driving innovation while being aligned with your goals (and which ones are not). The post Innovation portfolio management: what it is & why you need it?

12 Self-Directed Questions To Help Improve How You Think

Game-Changer

Did I ever tell you that I have various notebooks where I collect questions? It’s a practice that I picked up many years ago, doing so sharpens my thinking, helps me ask better questions and enables me to extract insights from conversations.

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Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization. Designed thinking can be leveraged to create better and more empathy-based organizations. . Empathy, along with self-awareness are the most important cornerstones of emotional intelligence, and foundational to design thinking. .

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.