September, 2020

Why We Need To Ask Stupid Questions

Digital Tonto

We often overlook the value of simple questions, because we think intelligence has something to do with ability to recite rote facts. Yet intellect is not about knowing all the answers, but in asking. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

We Need Entrepreneurial Leaders Now More Than Ever

Entrepreneur - Innovation

There's never been a moment in which people were more open to rethinking old ways of doing things. Entrepreneur Mindset

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Don't Get Disrupted! How to Protect Yourself From Your Competition

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Everyone wants to be a disruptor. but not enough people are protecting themselves from disruption. Innovation

Podcast S4E78: Dorie Clark – the importance of reinventing yourself

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with the world’s #1 Communications Coach and Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World, Dorie Clark.

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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!

Energy technology needs more rapid innovation cycles

Paul Hobcraft

I have been consuming the latest flagship report, released today, 10th September 2020, by the IEA called “ Energy Technology Perspectives 2020.

The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

Would you like fries with that? You were probably asked this question at some point or another while ordering a hamburger—and for good reason, too. After all, what goes better with a mouthwatering burger than some golden-crispy french fries? It’s a match made in heaven.

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America’s Innovation Ecosystem Needs To Innovate Itself

Digital Tonto

Most of all, we need to come to terms with the fact that the answers to the challenges of the future will not be found in the past. The truth is that we need to continually innovate how we innovate. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

The Future Shapers

It is time to recognise that top down strategy development is outdated in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times we live in. An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies are needed.

Podcast S4E77: Karin Hurt & David Dye – how to help people express their creative courage

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Karin Hurt and David Dye from Let’s Grow Leaders. We speak about what it takes to build a culture where both leaders and everyone can feel engaged with innovation and bring forward their best ideas.

Assess Your Promotability Index

Destination Innovation

Which of these is the best approach to working with your manager? Avoid them and just get on with the job. Do exactly what they say. Try to become very good friends. Understand their needs and help them succeed. Which social media site is most important for business? Tik Tok. LinkedIn. Facebook. Instagram. Which person shows the most management potential? Someone who coaches fellow-workers. Someone who always gets the job done. Someone who fits the corporate culture.

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.

How the Next Wave of Innovators Can Rebuild the Economy After a Crisis

InnovationManagement

Innovation takes many forms, and it will likely come from unexpected places in the next normal. Here are 3 ways business leaders can drive innovation regardless of what happens in the world.

Innovation Driven by Culture at Sunshine Coast Credit Union

IdeaScale

The culture of an organization directly contributes to its innovation success. The most innovative companies recognize the importance of continuous change and growth to remain on top. Research shows 2/3 of these organizations make it one of their top three management priorities.

5 Myths That Kill Transformation And Change

Digital Tonto

Many traditional notions about change management are not only wrong, they can actually kill a transformational effort even before it really starts. Transformation is always a journey, never a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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Exponential innovation, with Tristan Kromer, founder of Kromatic

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Tristan is an incredible innovation speaker: so if he comes nearby, don’t miss him! Here he shares his views about his company Kromatic, and about exponential innovation. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Change Innovation Management kromatic Lean startup new business tristan kromer

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.

Podcast S4E76: Tamara Ghandour – unlocking your competitive advantage with innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode fo the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Tamara Ghandour, founder of Launch Street, author of INNOVATION IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS and developer of the IQE assessment.

Bet On Brains, Not Experience

Game-Changer

Working for a traditional company means that you follow a set of rules, the company is configured so things happen in a determined way on a daily basis. There are set processes, therefore surprises are chided and anything that disrupts routines is avoided.

Digital Tools and the Future of Remote Work

InnovationManagement

Until about four months ago, remote work was somewhat of a rarity, and, at very least, something most people were unfamiliar with. One of the few COVID-19 silver linings, however, was that many companies were forced to have their employees work remotely due to stay-at-home orders.

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How Can You Make Sure Your Organizational Changes Stick?

IdeaScale

Planning and executing innovative change in any organization takes time. Once your goal is reached, you need a way of keeping it on track for the duration. Organizational leaders understand the challenges presented by a cultural transformation.

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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.

We Need To Rethink Technology For The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

If we continue to increase GDP, but our air and water are more polluted, our children less educated and less healthy and we face heightened levels of anxiety and depression, then what have we really. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The only two things that matter to get clients to adopt sustainable products

Board of Innovation

As part of our series on the Circular Economy, we will look at the two most important factors to drive consumer change. Hint: the price has nothing to do with it.). The post The only two things that matter to get clients to adopt sustainable products appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Podcast S4E79: Gaia Grant – the profile of highly effective innovators

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Dr Gaia Grant, a researcher into innovation and founder of Tirian Consulting. We speak about the need for contextual ambidexterity and the profile of highly effective innovators.

Join our FutureWorkforce Online Community

100%Open

What will work be like by 2030? Will the MOD and UK defence have to adapt and change in order to recruit young people in the future? What is the nature of the relationship between UK society at large and the UK Defence sector?

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.

Customer-Centric Innovation? Sure, But With Which Customers?

InnovationManagement

Today, putting customers at the heart of innovation is a no-brainer for most business managers. However, should the innovation process involve all customers or only specific segments?

Bootcast Podcast With Ideascale CEO Rob Hoehn – Innovating for the Federal Government

IdeaScale

Governments will face profound challenges over the next few months and years as they address the pandemic, the economy, and demands for social progress. Innovation strategy and management are going to be fundamental to nimble thought, coordinated action, and constituent satisfaction.

Control Your New Normal with a Focus on Significance

Daniel Burrus

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, I have been busier than ever, talking with C-suite executives from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups and mom-and-pop shops, all with the same question: What do we do now?

VTEX named a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce

Exago

VTEX, the fastest-growing e-commerce platform in the world, has been named a “visionary” in Gartner’s August 2020 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce. Gartner’s annual report is a must-read for B2B and B2C vendors looking to adopt digital commerce platforms. Having entered the quadrant in 2017 as a “niche” player, VTEX has now been promoted to the “visionary” rank. The post VTEX named a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce appeared first on Exago.

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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.

Accelerating Everyday Inventions

Idea to Value

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Meet 12 Young Founders Who Are Disrupting the Way Business Is Done

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Their innovative ideas are changing their industries - and making serious money. Young Millionaires

When Discovering Customer Needs, How Do You Get Beyond Survey Bias?

InnovationManagement

When Yamaha conducts research to drive product development, they've found opportunities in previously unexplored areas of incremental change. Learn more in this podcast interview. The post When Discovering Customer Needs, How Do You Get Beyond Survey Bias? appeared first on InnovationManagement.

5 Ways for Avoiding Digital Pollution When Creating New Products

IdeaScale

Technology is an integral part of product development. Though it provides many benefits, there are also drawbacks. One potential problem is the presence of unwanted consequences. When this digital pollution becomes a problem, how can you address it? What is digital pollution?

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.”