October, 2022

Scientific Management, Taylorism and how employees are prevented from innovating

Idea to Value

The Harvard Business Review’s Podcast “ HBR Ideacast ” has recently started a series on four business ideas which changed the world. I already told you about their excellent episode on Disruptive Innovation.

Why do we need to change our thinking about innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

The Innovation Ecosystem Cascading Effect. I have been arguing in recent posts about the need to change the way we approach innovation. We need to think about designs around innovation ecosystems.

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7 Traits of High-Performing and Innovative Teams


While being able to do it all is often touted as a badge of honor, high-performing teams are the “secret sauce” behind brands including Apple, Disney, Amazon, and Google.

Innovative Start-Ups Founded by Women

Destination Innovation

Nadine Hachach-Haram. We need more women entrepreneurs. A report by the Kaufmann Foundation found that only 3% of technology start-ups are led by women. Most of the high-profile role models for start-ups are men – Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs are household names.

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Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

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

Quiet Quitting Isn’t the Problem. Your Business Strategy May Be.


When it comes to “quiet quitting,” the bigger issue may be a lack of purpose and meaning in your company and culture. The term “quiet quitting” recently exploded on social media and in business circles.

Why Unlearning Is At Least As Important As Learning

Digital Tonto

When I first went overseas to Poland in 1997, I thought I knew how the media business worked. I had some experience selling national radio time in New York and thought I could teach the Poles who, after 50 years of communism, hadn’t had much opportunity to learn how a modern ad market functioned.

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5 Misconceptions about AI that are Slowing Your Business Down

Stephen Shapiro

Today’s post is from a brilliant friend of mine, Paul Golding. I first met him over a decade ago when he was a technology wizard for 02, a large UK mobile provider. Since then, he has continued to stay on the leading edge of a variety of technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Scaling New Heights – Building Resilience

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Teresa Spangler “I just love it when people say I can’t do it, there’s nothing that makes me feel better, because all my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.” -Ted Ted Turner Resilience is what allows us to scale new heights.

What is Reverse Innovation, and Is It For You?


When you think of innovation, you probably think of high-income countries that have both the technology and the financial means to make innovation happen.

The pandemic has changed our personalities

Idea to Value

If you have felt like being locked inside during the last 2+ years of the pandemic has made you less creative, you might just be right.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

This One Simple Scientific Principle Explains Why You Shouldn’t Waste Too Much Time Trying To Convince People

Digital Tonto

We like to think we can shape the ideas of others. It can sometimes seem like a puzzle. How can we conjure up the right combination of value proposition, analysis, emotive argument and social proof, to persuade our target?

Barriers to innovation, the cause and effect.

Paul Hobcraft

Seeing the barriers, the causes and effects. I am on a personal mission to convince innovation software providers, corporations and innovators to change how they undertake innovation. In some recent posts, I argued that we need to adopt a broader innovation ecosystem thinking and design.

The External Innovation Partners You Need Most


Partnering with third-party subject-matter experts delivers a variety of benefits. The type of partners that will benefit your organization will vary greatly depending on factors such as your industry, tenure, objectives, and budget.

People-Centric Technology Empowers Communities

Tullio Siragusa

People-Centric Technology Empowers Communities. Software in modern times has not only enabled better functions for businesses but also become a great equalizer for communities.

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.

You Have The Power To Shape The Future


Most successful people begin with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so. This is a quote by David Brooks from the article The two beliefs of successful people. I believe it. Most people, even well educated ones, don’t.

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

Idea to Value

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” ” A few weeks ago, I came across a fantastic quote on creativity in an interview Todd Henry ‘s podcast and Joey Cofone.

3 Ancient Wisdoms We Needed To Leave Behind To Create The Modern World

Digital Tonto

If you were a person of sophistication and education in the 19th century, your world view was based on certain axiomatic truths, such as parallel lines never cross, logical propositions are either true or false and "bad airs" made people sick.

Overcoming the most common open innovation challenges


Implementing open innovation in your business is not an easy task. It might be straightforward, but it is not easy. Open Innovation

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.

Is Micromanagement Why Your Innovation Program is Failing?


“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do." ? Steve Jobs. Micromanagement can have devastating consequences for both employees and organizations.

Data Innovation in Manufacturing Requires Integration

Tullio Siragusa

Data Innovation in Manufacturing Requires Integration. Manufacturing industries deal in creating or producing goods with various machines, technological tools, labor, and equipment.

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How Do You Lead When You’re Not in Charge?


We’ve all started from the bottom. Some people want leadership positions because of the benefits of a higher salary, authority and power. But, there are many competent people in leadership positions who are not leaders; they’re bosses.

The ladder of “No”

Idea to Value

As companies grow, it is inevitable that more hierarchies will be created. This is because after a certain size, it is essentially impossible to keep track of the relationships between everyone and what everyone is working on. Contrary to popular belief, hierarchy is not always a negative.

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.

3 Strategies To Overcome Resistance To Change

Digital Tonto

One of the biggest misconceptions about change is that it is an exercise in persuasion. Yet anyone who has ever been married or had kids knows how hard it can be to convince even a single person of something they don’t want to be convinced about.

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Who are open innovation managers and what do they do?


Typically, innovation managers are researchers, strategists, evangelists, or pioneers who venture on to become change agents, leaders, organizational designers, coaches, and ultimately fill the seats of process owners, decision makers, and project managers. Open Innovation

Utilizing Coaches for Leadership Development and Innovation


One of the many things that Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Barak Obama have in common is that they all utilize coaches. The higher you rise in your career, the less likely you have people who challenge you to level up. Even if you or your organization have reached the pinnacle of [.].

8 Leadership Styles for Your Team and Business Results


When less than half of all team members consider their organization’s leadership practices to be highly effective, leaders at every level of every organization must examine their current leadership behaviors and create a flexible approach to leadership that will have the right impact on today’s teams and team members.

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.

Why Job Rotation is Good for Your Team


According to studies, job development is an essential factor for at least 87% of Millennials. And considering Millennials make up a large segment of the workforce, job development should be something every business focuses on.

People underestimate how much they might enjoy just “thinking”

Idea to Value

How would you feel if someone told you that you needed to sit silently in a chair and not use your phone for 30 minutes? To just sit there and “ think “? I expect that like many people, you would probably think that you would be bored out of your mind. Being bored has numerous benefits.

Strategy Without Purpose Will Always Fail

Digital Tonto

We usually think of strategy as a rational, analytic activity, with teams of MBA’s poring over spreadsheets or generals standing before maps. Yet if we fail to take into account human agency and dignity, we’re missing the boat. Strategy without purpose is doomed to fail in the end, however clever the calculations, because eventually the real world will intrude. In the real world, strategy is not a game of chess, in which we move inert pieces around a board.

How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity at Your Business


You’ve probably heard the term ‘Quiet Quitting ‘ being thrown around by the media recently. It refers to employees who do the bare minimum required of them and nothing more.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

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, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.