February, 2020

Don’t Celebrate Failure, Celebrate Trying to Solve Hard Problems

Innovation Leader

Instead of celebrating failure, writes Brian Mullen, a former hospital innovation team member, teams should celebrate attempts to solve problems

As Our Technology Becomes Infinitely More Powerful, We Are Entering A New Ethical Universe

Digital Tonto

We need a more public dialogue about the technologies we are building to achieve some kind of consensus of what the risks are and what we as a society are willing to accept. If not, the consequences, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Inform Your Product Development with Innovation Roadmaps

IdeaScale

To get where you want to go, know where you need to go to get there. Product roadmaps are powerful tools to get the team organized and to get a new product launched. However, they can also be used for the conceptualization of the product itself.

7 Best Practices for Your Next Innovation Training Session

IdeaScale

Working together means more creativity. Teaching people to think creatively may feel like a freeform exercise, and it can be. But even the loosest session will benefit from adherence to some best practices. Here’s how to ensure any innovation workshop is both creative and productive.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

Innovators Alliance

Workplace stress is the primary cause of mental health concerns in Canada. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada , one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year, equating to 500,000 employees unable to work every week.

4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Innovation Excellence

In 2011, MIT economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee self-published an unassuming e-book titled Race Against The Machine. It quickly became a runaway hit. Before long, the two signed a contract with W.

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As digital transformation unfolds, it pays to be a generalist

Jeffrey Phillips

I remember the hubbub surrounding Dan Pink's book A Whole New Mind , in which he stated that the future (this was back in the early 2000s) would belong to right brained people, because machines would ultimately automate anything that could be easily documented and that followed a standard process.

How Will 5G Spur Innovation across Multiple Industries?

IdeaScale

The 5G revolution is here, giving you faster networks than ever before and more opportunities to set innovation trends. This next generation of wireless technology will be more than ten times faster than 4G and reduce latency in connections. What does this mean for you?

Four Types of Customer Experiences for Competitive Advantage

Leapfrogging

Want to improve your customers’ experience? Try these connected strategies. What’s the secret to a winning business model and long-term competitive advantage? It’s not just about technology, products and services. Your customer experienc e may just be the ultimate competitive advantage.

Learn How to Improve Personal Creativity and Spark Innovation with This Webinar

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to spark personal creativity within your organization? Want to impact innovation on your team and beyond? According to one PwC Innovation study , 61 percent of CEOs worldwide cite innovation as either a priority or main focus in business.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

These tips will enhance engagement in your company

Exago

Motivation is responsible for a 50% rise in a company’s productivity. Find out how to get there with these 6 tips towards greater employee engagement. The post These tips will enhance engagement in your company appeared first on Exago.

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Open Innovation Challenge Gives Student Rocketry Teams a Boost

IdeaConnection

More than 100 student teams send their rockets soaring into the skies above the desert of New Mexico

Why Networking Events Can Give Your Business The Edge

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you are always on the hunt for something new that can help you take your business to new levels, then you probably know how many possibilities there are when it comes to marketing.

What is Crowdsourcing, and How Can it Add Value to Your Enterprise?

Qmarkets

Since the 2004 publication of James Surowiecki’s highly influential book, The Wisdom of Crowds , the idea that large groups of people can be smarter than a few individuals, no matter how brilliant, has been gradually gaining prominence in academic circles, business communities, and public opinion.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

How Can You Force Yourself to Think Outside the Box?

Destination Innovation

There are many ways. Here are some suggestions: First recognise that we all live inside boxes which frame our view of the world. We all make assumptions. Stay curious and open-minded. Ask many questions about any situation and be receptive to different points of view.

What is a creative “Flow State”? And how can I achieve it?

Idea to Value

What makes it possible for high performance athletes, aritists, scientists and innovators to effortlessly produce great, creative work? In certain situations, it seems like these people enter a state where ideas and results just seem to flow naturally. You may have even experienced it yourself.

6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software

Exago

If you have been given the green light for an innovation management software that will arm you with the right tools for your innovation initiative, these 6 points will help you choose the optimum fit for your organisation.

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

Leapfrogging

Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. The future is finally here. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. But 2020 promises to be especially extra turbulent.

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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.

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking.

The Hard Thing About Hard Facts

Digital Tonto

As the physicist Richard Feynman put it, “We’ve learned from experience that the truth will out.The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” Truth. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

In digital, there are opportunities both fast and slow

Jeffrey Phillips

In my class today on digital transformation I was fortunate enough to have a great guest speaker, Ramesh Latan, who helped transform Bell+Howell into a digital company. Ramesh gave a great talk and the students received it really well.

How to Leverage AI to Upskill Employees

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Artificial intelligence is the answer to polishing math skills and plugging our workforce pipeline. Technology

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

What I Learned About Emotion AI Through My Startup

Game-Changer

Just over a year ago, at the end of 2018 we closed Netek; my emotion AI company. The reason? Just like every startup that’s funded, we ran out of money. I tried over many months to raise more money. We had the tech and the team.

Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust

Leapfrogging

Trust is the currency of business success. Here’s how to build it into your corporate culture. Leading organizational change to create a corporate culture that delivers continuous innovation is one of today’s most strategic business imperatives. But how do you do that? We’ve seen what happens to companies when customers lose trust in their brands – just think Target (data breach), Chipotle (E. coli outbreak), and Facebook (selling user data).

Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback

IdeaScale

Customers are integral to the product innovation process.?. Product innovation is all about new ideas from both your employees and your customers. Trying to develop a new product without input from your customers is akin to shooting arrows in the dark.

How To Create Change That Lasts

Digital Tonto

You can’t bet your future on a particular strategy, program or tactic, because the future will always surprise us. It is how you align people behind a strategy, through forging shared values and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

There's gold in the data - but have we learned the lessons?

Jeffrey Phillips

For some reason I can't get the song Clementine out of my head. Perhaps it's because of the line - dwelt a miner, a 49er. that keeps that song playing in my mind. We are in a significant transition.

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In Technology, Entrepreneurs Must Take the Biggest Shots to Make the Biggest Gains

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's how "moonshot thinking" can transform entrepreneurship - and three areas it could benefit the most. Technology

What You Can Learn From The NBA All Star Game About Driving Innovation

Game-Changer

The NBA All Star Game is the equivalent of the Super Bowl for those of us who are basketball nerds.

Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.

Leapfrogging

Strategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created. Instead, create a one-page strategy map. Having run the internal strategy consulting group at HP , and then consulting to both startups and big companies like Disney, Visa, Colgate, Medtronic and others, I’ve created hundreds of strategic plans. Business strategy used to be a clear and methodical process. No more. Today’s discontinuous technologies and disruptive change have reinvented the rules of strategic planning.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.