November, 2021

What is Divergent thinking vs Convergent thinking

Idea to Value

When reading about creativity and creativity techniques like brainstorming , you will almost always hear about two important forms of thinking: Divergent Thinking and Convergent Thinking. But what do these two terms mean, and how do they work together to form a creative idea?

Brainstorming on a White Board: Prompts and Techniques

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the foundation of any innovation exercise and the foundation for most ideation sessions.

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Boost Creativity by Thinking in Pictures

Destination Innovation

Image by Levelord on Pixabay. Please try these little thinking exercises: a) Recite a line from a poem – any line, any poem. b) Sing along in your head to a tune you heard recently. c) Calculate 60% of (4 + 7 +9). d) Remember a scene from a film and give it a different ending.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

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

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Change Consultants Recommend You Do These 3 Things. Don’t.

Digital Tonto

There is an inherent flaw in human nature that has endowed us with a burning desire to convince skeptics. So it shouldn’t be surprising that change consultants focus on persuasion. Nothing validates. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Creative Contrarian: 20 Strategies Boost Your Creativity

Game-Changer

Creativity, the more you use it the more you get it. It’s an indispensable skill, one that all of us have but stop using as we get older. There is a popular myth and only certain people are curious, for example artists, but it’s not true; everyone is creative in their own way.

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Innovation is a process that relies heavily on creativity and individual thinking, and these are things that don’t come easily. In order to get your creative juices flowing it can be important to engage in creative thinking exercises and practice ways you can improve your innovation process.

Use the S-Curve Mapping Tool to Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business

Leapfrogging

For nearly three decades, I have worked with business leaders to help them drive innovation within their businesses by creating products and services that improve customers’ lives.

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Technology, inspiration and connected innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021 The recognizing of digital threads are connected to the new drivers. I have been virtually attending the Siemens SPS Event this week taking technology, inspiration and connected innovation to a new level.

We Can’t Afford To Just Move Fast And Break Things Anymore

Digital Tonto

Moving fast and breaking things only seems like a good idea in a stable world. When you operate in a safe environment, it’s okay to take a little risk and see what happens. Clearly, we no longer live. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What is Digital Transformation?

With the changing trends in the business world, it is more and more necessary to embrace digital transformation in business. Find out how to succeed in this ever-changing environment.

Creative Contrarian: 20 Strategies To Boost Your Creativity

Game-Changer

Creativity, the more you use it the more you get it. It’s an indispensable skill, one that all of us have but stop using as we get older. There is a popular myth and only certain people are curious, for example artists, but it’s not true; everyone is creative in their own way.

Podcast S6E138: Stefanie Johnson – Inclusifying your company

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dr Stefanie K Johnson from University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

How Do Your Incorporate Integrity In Your Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

Overview : Integrity in business is ensuring your actions conform with your statements. In order to maintain integrity as part of your innovation process, you should look closely at the spoken and unspoken promises made by your innovation strategy and act on them to the fullest extent possible.

Use the Saturate and Group Tool to Ramp Up Your Design Thinking

Leapfrogging

Over the last 25 years, I have led hundreds of design thinking sessions for international organizations and startups including brands like Red Bull.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

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

We Need New Skills For A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The industrial revolution drove a shift from animal power to machine power and from physical skills to cognitive skills. What we’re seeing now is a similar shift from cognitive skills to social. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to be an Agile Leader?

Rmukesh Gupta

In a rather long blog post, Henna Inam shares her perspective on why board members of organisations need to be agile and also shares a framework from her book Wired for Disruption, which can be used to develop our agility muscles.

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Podcast S6E139: Jeff Shannon – Hard work is not enough

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with master facilitator Jeff Shannon, author of the bestselling Hard work is not enough. We speak about what it takes to get recognition for your leadership and capabilities.

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Top Strategies to Prioritize Features for Innovation Teams

IdeaScale

Innovation management is a tough job. Innovation team members have to deal with the needs of users, finances, and marketing all at once. And now they have to figure out which features should be prioritized for their innovation roadmap, too?

Use the Rapid Prototyping Tool to Develop Ideas More Quickly and Efficiently

Leapfrogging

The conference room was abuzz with energy, teams of individuals were crowded around 6 circular tables, all of them were rapidly filling out post-it notes and sketching ideas on pieces of white paper.

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Building a lasting innovation capability

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked a number of times, by companies large and small, how to create an innovation capacity that lasts. This is a really interesting and important question, with a distinction.

How Cultural Competence Makes You More A Effective Leader, Manager and Operator

Digital Tonto

We tend to think of empathy as an act of generosity, but it’s far more than that. Learning how to internalize diverse viewpoints is a skill we should learn not only because it helps make others more. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Create Better Business Outcomes With Results-Only Innovation

InnovationManagement

Results-only innovation is an exploration of what is viable and pragmatic. This can help produce additional value for businesses and end users. The post Create Better Business Outcomes With Results-Only Innovation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

3D printed space rockets [Innovation highlight]

Idea to Value

I have talked about the value of 3D printing frequently before, such as in the context of printing unique shapes and even entire homes. But I recently saw this video about 3D printed rockets may yet be the most impressive use case I have come across.

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How Government Innovation Promises to Help Communities Fight Wildfires

IdeaScale

Overview: Wildfires are becoming increasingly expensive and dangerous across the Western United States.

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Digital Disruption is Now a Business Standard. Will you Fight it or Embrace it?

Daniel Burrus

Thanks to the Three Digital Accelerators I identified in the early ’80s, which include computing power/processing power, storage, and bandwidth, we as a global society are at a time of extreme connectivity.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The great GE innovation experiment

Jeffrey Phillips

GE, once a large conglomerate, has announced that it will divide itself into three companies , a healthcare company, an energy company and an aviation company.

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Failure is a Vehicle for Learning

Game-Changer

Have you failed? I have, many times. And I proudly say it because it’s part of my journey. I would feel mediocre if I didn’t have the setbacks I’ve had.

Top Five Challenges When Pitching a New Idea

InnovationManagement

Hardly an innovation event passes without mentioning how Kodak passed on the digital camera or how Blockbuster decided not to invest in streaming entertainment. But with the rapid rate of disruption, how do you ensure that great ideas can penetrate established organizations?

Respect my authority: Allow your people to do their best work

Idea to Value

What is your role as a manager? Is it to get the most out of your team? If that is the case, shouldn’t you offer as much assistance as possible, and help your team do their work to make sure it is not full of errors which would be found later on? Definitely not.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.