January, 2020

How to Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies.

Five Foundations for a Culture of Innovation

Destination Innovation

If you are trying to transform an organisation which is sluggish and risk averse into one which is innovative and entrepreneurial then you have taken on a massive task. One approach is to use the Prosci ADKAR Change Management methodology as advocated by Jeffrey Hiatt and Tim Creasey.

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Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Idea to Value

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

The “average customer” does not exist, so stop designing products for fake personas

Idea to Value

What can Startups and Corporates learn from an obscure 1950 research study on the bodies of 4,063 Air Force personnel? A lot of companies say they put their customers at the heart of everything they do. These are the people who they design their products and services for.

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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!

Peeling away the layers of your innovation reality

Paul Hobcraft

So do we have a clear understanding of where we are in our current innovation capabilities? We have to establish a way to map our ‘terrain of innovation reality’ in not just how we are performing but what lost opportunities have slipped through.

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Innovation building blocks

Jeffrey Phillips

I like music - but that does not exactly make me a good musician. Over the years I've taken lessons on the piano, tenor saxophone, bagpipes and most recently the acoustic guitar. One thing I've learned is that every competent teacher of any instrument wants you to learn and practice your scales.

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How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire

InnovationManagement

You won't find your office's creativity vampire hiding in the dark supply closet or hanging from the ceiling for a snooze. The post How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire appeared first on Innovation Management. Organization & Culture creativity vampire

Increasing ROI Increases ROI

Kainexus

I know what you're thinking. First, What does ROI mean? And second, why and how does increasing ROI create more ROI

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Boosting Innovation by Starting at Step Two

BrainZooming

Innovative ideas and implementation can start without you (or your organization) taking the first step. You can tinker your way into boosting innovation by starting at step two and building on work that others created.

Governing innovation extensively doubles revenue growth

Exago

A recent report by Accenture has found that fewer than one in eight companies govern innovation extensively. More importantly, those that do have achieved twice the revenue growth of those that don’t.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

How often do you feel the tensions surrounding innovation? A tough part of managing within larger organizations is in reducing the layers and competing forces, the underlying tensions that innovation (uncertainty) brings out? Hierarchy so often dominates or dictates the speed of what we do.

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What Amazon’s Entrance Tells Us About The New Era Of Quantum Computing

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital and digital strategies are unlikely to succeed in a post-digital world that will likely includes not only quantum technologies, but neuromorphic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Three Creative Thinking Challenges

Destination Innovation

Are you creative? I want to show you that you are can be more creative than you might think. Please take a moment to view these three Creativity Challenges on Youtube. Creative Challenge #1. Creative Challenge #2. Creative Challenge #3.

Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact

HYPE Innovation

There is a lot of talk nowadays about purpose, value, and worth at both the individual and organizational levels. Take this recent headline from The Economist: “What Companies Are For.” It’s a profoundly philosophical topic – and one that every company should carefully dissect. Sustainability

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.

Are Innovation and Empathy in the Cards?

Braden Kelley

As part of the leadership team for a new human-centered problem-solving offering for select Oracle customers, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to integrate into our flexible problem-solving process to help clients innovate, grow or transform.

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To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience

Exago

Innovation is an ongoing process. As such, the sixth and final element for managers to consider to innovate successfully in 2020 is flexibility for change and resilience for survival. The post To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience appeared first on Exago.

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Cracking the complexity code

Paul Hobcraft

There was a good article within the McKinsey Quarterly published way back in 2007 entitled “Cracking the complexity code,” written by three authors Suzanne Heywood, Jessica Spungin, and David Turnbull. It still has a lot of relevancy in my mind today.

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Why We Fail To Plan For The Future

Digital Tonto

We seem to be living in a new era of superstition, where mere belief is enough to inspire action. So projects which easily capture the imagination, such as colonizing Mars, are able to garner fairly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Six Questions Leaders of Change Must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you want to lead a transformation in the business, then you have to sell the idea over and over again to people throughout the organisation. In particular, the leader has to answer these questions which are present in people’s minds even if they are unspoken. Why do we need to change?

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Mindset Is Everything

Game-Changer

I have a deep rooted passion for learning, and one thing I’ve thought about since I was a kid is that I’ll still be sharp minded and productive way into my senior years; that’s a life goal of mine.

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Innovation Building Block 2 - important, unsolved problem or opportunity

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm going back to basics for a handful of blog posts - back to what I call the innovation building blocks. In the first blog I wrote about the importance of defining an innovation bias in your culture.

What Is Quantum Innovation?

IdeaScale

Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

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.

Recognizing different innovating capabilities to develop and grow

Paul Hobcraft

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities.

Why Fears About China Are, Mostly, Overblown

Digital Tonto

Many predict that China will dominate the 21st century in much the same way that America dominated the 20th. Yet I’m not so sure. First, American dominance was due to an unusual confluence of forces. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Art of Asking Good Questions with The Language Compass

Strategyzer Innovation

A big problem that we often see out in the field is that we humans have a tendency to make a lot of assumptions. Organizational Culture Thought Leadership Tools Books

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These 3 Cognitive Biases Can Kill Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Probably the biggest myth about innovation is that it’s about ideas. It’s not. It’s about solving problems. The truth is that nobody cares about what ideas you have, they care about the problems you can solve for them. So don’t worry about coming up with a brilliant idea.

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.”

Demographics is your destiny

Jeffrey Phillips

In a short break from my recurring posts on innovation building blocks (see articles on innovation bias , f inding important unsolved problems and discovery and exploration ) I was motivated to write today about demographics and destiny.

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Does Your Company Struggle with Innovation Anxiety?

IdeaScale

Innovation anxiety can keep your team from doing its best. Whenever demands made on a person, team, or organization aren’t properly matched with the resources needed to address them, stress is the result. Understaffed departments suffer from sloppier work and lower morale.

Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

The worrying thing is within any dynamics within the system they are dominated by the slow components, and the rapid components simply have to follow along. Look at how larger organizations operate.

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2020: A Decade To Rediscover Our Humanity

Digital Tonto

We are present at the creation of a new technological era in the midst of a pivotal political moment. The choices we make over the next decade will have repercussions that will reverberate throughout. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.