December, 2022

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The need for Transformational Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The need for transformational innovation. Transformational innovation is increasingly needed to cope with the change needed in many organizations to find a new or repositioned value proposition. Transformational innovation is one of the hardest, if not the hardest, to achieve.

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Top 5: How to plan your 2023 innovation activities and events for maximum success

Idea to Value

Hi there, With 2022 almost behind us, a lot of companies and teams are planning their next steps for 2023. This is especially true for venture and innovation teams, who let’s face it, many of whom had a very tough 2022.

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Will you shape innovation, or will it shape you?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous quote about tools we use, which says that we first shape our tools, and then they shape us. Meaning, I think, that we are natural creators, meant to solve problems, to create new things.

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Stop Expecting People To Act Rationally! Here’s Why:

Digital Tonto

In an earlier age, organizations were far more hierarchical. Power rested at the top. Information flowed up, orders went down, work got done and people got paid. Incentives seemed to work. You could pay more and get more.

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Roadmap Personas: The Best Way to Set Expectations for Teams, Clients, and Leadership

Speaker: Johanna Rothman - Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman as she discusses developing persona-specific roadmaps and the reasons why sometimes less is more.

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The Fine Line Between Innovating and Overextending

IdeaScale

While grinding it out is required at times, it’s not sustainable. At some point, product and service quality will decline. This is often due to the ripple effects of overextending, which include burnout and poor decision-making.

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What is the Opposite of Vertical?

Destination Innovation

The Story of Barnes Wallis and the Bouncing Bomb. A key principle of lateral thinking is to consider the opposite. If everyone is heading west think about going east. If the fashion is fast then consider slow. If the crowd is selling then contemplate buying.

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What Blinkers Are You Wearing Today?

Flying Fish Lab

Every brand proudly says they’re different, but our consumers and customers most likely see and experience a sea of sameness. If we take the time to remove our blinkers and look at the playing field from the Outside In, we may see it too. link] Category Conventions.

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Were we all upside down in 2022?

Paul Hobcraft

Image adapted from Imaginary Forces for this post. What an utterly strange year, 2022 has been. we have been confronted, reflective and seemingly having to “kick start” our lives again after the challenges of living through the impacts of a global pandemic.

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Having an argument with Artificial Intelligence

Idea to Value

You may have seen news of people talking about the new artificial intelligence chatbot from OpenAI, called ChatGPT. Put simply, this is a way you can ask questions to OpenAI’s huge artificial intelligence in a natural, chat-like manner.

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Leveraging Middle Managers to Drive Innovation

IdeaScale

If you are looking to take your ideation to the next level, it’s time to strategically empower your middle management team.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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Things that didn’t exist in 2001

Destination Innovation

Things that didn’t exist in 2001. iPhone. Facebook. YouTube. Instagram. Twitter. TikTok. Android. Bitcoin. Tesla. Gmail. Netflix streaming. Amazon Prime. Podcasts. Kickstarter. WhatsApp. Google Maps. Snapchat. LinkedIn. Pinterest. Chrome. Spotify. Airbnb. Slack. Reddit.

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Digital Transformation at a Retailer Near You

Business and Tech

Digital signage-based experiences are vital to future-proofing retail in ways that allay concerns post-pandemic, lean in to Gen Z, and make life a whole lot more convenient. Beth Warren SVP Marketing and Retail Strategy, Creative Realities, Board Member, Digital Signage Federation.

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The 2022 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

“Don’t believe everything you think” has become something of a mantra of mine. It’s a simple idea, but desperately hard to accomplish.

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Innovation: the accelerator for the changes in our energy transitions

Paul Hobcraft

No energy transition will be achieved without invention and innovation, yet we are currently failing badly to fund research, development and deployment.

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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

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

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Next year, keep your eyes and mind open

Idea to Value

I was walking through the forest with my sleeping son, day dreaming, when something stopped me. I was not sure what the feeling was, but it felt out of place and surprising. I looked back, and noticed someone had left a random piece of carrot on a branch.

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Leveraging Reverse Innovation to Take Your Organization Global

IdeaScale

Outshining the competition and generating disruptive ideation are worthy objectives, but they shouldn’t be your only objectives. If you plan to take your products global or expand your global reach, reverse innovation must be a priority.

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Cool Lateral Ideas

Destination Innovation

There are myriad of lateral ideas in action to solve everyday problems. We now take them for granted but when they were first proposed they may have been seen as risky, silly or impractical. Here is a random selection of some of my favourites exprssed in the form of a problem and a lateral solution.

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Controlling What You Can: Owning Your Personal and Professional Growth

CMOE

Many things can feel outside of our control or reach. For instance, a person can ask for a raise or promotion, but whether they receive the advancement is not a decision they directly get to make and is ultimately beyond their control.

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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.

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Top Posts of 2022

Digital Tonto

At the beginning of this year, I wrote that the theme for 2022 would be Surviving Change and I think that’s been borne out. We’ve had so many shocks to the system that all of the happy talk about disruption has become not only juvenile and naive, but downright irresponsible.

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An innovation framework that offers a formula for sustainable advantage

Paul Hobcraft

A formula to build a framework for sustainable innovation. Here is my solution that I think is worth working through first to absorb it and its combination. Then apply it to your innovation-building activity as a framework for innovation.

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Can meditation help or hurt your creativity?

Idea to Value

In today’s world, there are so many things which are constantly distracting us. And we know that being distracted can be detrimental to our creativity.

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Innovative Ways to Optimize Employee Retention in 2023

IdeaScale

The Great Resignation is still going strong. In 2021, 47.8 million Americans resigned from their jobs. As of August 2022, the pace had not slowed. With the economic downturn, resignation rates slowed in September, October, and November of 2022. However, a new trend has emerged—quiet quitting.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Five Key Considerations for Managing Lay-offs

Destination Innovation

Hard times can strike any business or any organisation, even ones which have been well managed and successful. Sometimes you have to reduce costs and headcount in order to survive. This gives leaders a big challenge. You have recruited and developed a successful team. Now you have to chop it back.

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Innovation Portfolio Gymnastics

Jeffrey Phillips

There's been a significant number of posts on LinkedIn and other social media about innovation lately, especially focused on the type of innovation that companies perform.

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Keep your eye on these 10 key drivers during 2023 doing your Scenario Planing

Innovation 360 Group

The first time I worked with scenario planning was in the post-cold war in the early 90s, when in the western world we collectively still remembered international tensions, the threat of war, and economic recession.

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Idea Crowdsourcing at MARTA: Encouraging Innovation in the Public Sector

Qmarkets

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority ( MARTA ) is one of the largest transit agencies in the United States with around 4,500 employees.

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A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: 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 design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

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Happy Holidays from Nick Skillicorn and Improvides

Idea to Value

Hi everyone, With the end of the year and Christmas nearly here, I just wanted to say a big thank you being being part of my community. I am so happy you are here and look forward to providing even more value to you and your teams in 2023.

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Challenge conventions for success

Flying Fish Lab

Convention tells us this is about Sumo: Japanese full-contact wrestling with centuries-worth of history, traditions and rituals. But if this is Sumo, and the objective is to win, then the little guy will have very little chance of success.

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Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) Frequently Asked Questions

InnovationTraining.org

Our AI tool identified these questions as some of the top questions that people ask about Jobs to be Done theory (JTBD). We also used the help of artificial intelligence to answer each question. Jobs to be Done Frequently Asked Questions (JTBD FAQ).

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Navigating Business Transformation in a Hyper-Digital Era

Faisal Hoque

The plain truth is that reinvention is involved, frequently exhausting and undeniably challenging.

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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.